Introduction:

 

The Beast, his Mark and/or his name are some of the most talked about mysteries about the Anti-Christ and the Age of the Antichrist and his time in power before the "resurrection" or the return of the true Messiah of God. In this section, we will list those prophecies and traditions of those who warned us against this Beast and described him to us so that we may recognize and avoid falling for his deception. And I will then try to see if we can solve or unlock some of the mysteries behind this "Beast" so dreaded and feared by the people of old!

The word "beast" in Arabic is pronounced "Wahsh". Wahsh is an old school colloquial way of saying something is bad or evil.  It is one of the earliest forms of used to convey the meaning "turn away from (it)".  You can observe this word as commonly being used with kids who perhaps are attempting to eat something off the floor or do something they are not supposed to do to communicate to them that they shouldn't do that. In Egypt in particular the word is still very frequently in use when describing something bad, ugly, evil, mean etc.

I gave a you little etymology about the word to point out that when the prophecy speaks of a beast as it is stated in English, It doesn't necessarily mean an actual animal. It is true that the word "wahsh" is used to describes a beast in Arabic, but this word was used for the anything that you are supposed to stay away from. As you would imagine wild beast in the pasts were something to be feared in the past in ancient communities. If we consider that the gospel originated from a Semitic language then it is very likely that the original intent was to refer to something that is bad and evil for humanity rather than an actual animal beast.

However, perhaps what helped solidify this idea was the beast mentioned in the Islamic traditions or the "Dabba" in Arabic. the word Dabba is more specific for describing a mammal type animal as the word originates from the verb that denotes "stepping, take footsteps". So the Islamic traditions offer plenty of reasons to consider or expect an animal type thing (beast) that is being described.

Before we proceed in trying to solve this mystery let us first collect all the puzzle peaces before we started putting things together. The following two sections will list the Christian and Islamic Holy Texts and Traditions and summarize the findings in a list to serve as our clues.

What we know:

CHRISTIANITY

REVELATIONS 13:

The Beast from The Water

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy.

Revelation 13:1

  • A beast rose out of the sea,
    • Had 7 heads
    • Had 10 horns,
    • Had 10 crowns on its horns!
    • Had names of blasphemy upon its heads

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Revelation 13:2

  • Made of many animals,
    • A leopard's appearance
    • A bear's feet
    • A lion's mouth
  • His power came from the dragon
    • His power
    • His seat
    • His great authority

One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.

Revelation 13:3

  • One of the its seven heads
    • Seemed fatally wounded
    • The wound was healed
    • The whole world followed it.

 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?” The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.  It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

Revelation 13:4-6

  • The dragon was worshiped
    • Because he's the source of the beast's authority 
  • The beast was also worshiped
  • The beast was given a mouth
    • It uttered proud words
    • And blasphemies
    • And to exercise its authority
      • for forty-two months!
  • It opened its mouth
    • Blasphemed God
    • Slandered God's name
    • And God's dwelling places
    • And those who live in heaven

It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.  All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

Revelation 13:7-8

  • It will wage war against God's holy people,
    • And it will conquer them
  • Its authority was over everyone
    • Every tribe
    • Every people
    • Every language
    • Every nation
  • And they all worshiped the beast
    • Except for the names in a Lamb's Book of life
      • A slain lamb

Whoever has ears, let them hear.

 “If anyone is to go into captivity,
    into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword,
    with the sword they will be killed.”

This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.

Revelation 13:9-10

  • The people of God will suffer
    • It will require them to be Patient
    • It will require endurance from them
    • And it will require a lot of faith

The Beast from The Earth

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragonIt exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.

Revelation 13:11-12

  • Another beast rose from the earth,
    • had two horns,
  • It spoke like a dragon.
  • Took the authority from the first beast
    • And exercised it on its behalf
  • Made earth and its inhabitants
    • Worship the first beast
      • Whose fatal wound had been healed 

And it performed great signseven causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people.

Revelation 13:13

  • It performed great signs
    • Caused fire to come down to earth
      • In full view

 

 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.

Revelation 13:15-16

  • It was given power to perform
  • It performed on behalf of the first beast
  • It deceived all inhabitants
  • It ordered inhabitants to set up an image
    • In honor of the first beast
      • who was wounded yet lived
  • It was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast 
    • So the image could speak
  • It caused those who refused to worship the image to be killed 

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Revelation 13:16

  • He causeth everyone
    • small&great
    • rich&poor
    • free&bond
  • To receive his mark
    • On their right hand
    • On their forehead

 

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 13:17

  • Needed to transact or do business
    • The Beast's Mark
    • The Beast's Name
    • The Number of the Beast's Name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is]

Six hundred threescore [and] six.

Revelation 13:18

Requires wisdom: AN ENCRYPTED CLUE

The number of the beast = The number of a man

&

666

ISLAMIC

في المعتقدات الإسلامية، الدابة أو دابة الأرض هي من علامات الساعة الكبرى تخرج آخر الزمان قبل يوم القيامة، وهي مذكورة في القرآن

In Islamic Beliefs, the Dabba (Beast) is one of the Major Signs of the Great"Sa'a" (Judgement Day) that will be revealed during the Day of "Qayamat".

The "sa'a" - The arabic word for "Hour/Clock/Watch". In the Qur'an, it is interpreted as the time of the end of the world.

Day of Qayamat - Translated as "the day of the Rising", is also a frequent phrase in the Qur'an which is also interpreted as the day of judgement or resurrections or the afterlife, depending on who's interpretations you follow.

(I know the distinction between these two things isn't very clear but Muslims understand almost everything in the Quran that concerns the future as pertaining to the last day. Obviously they are way off, but I am sticking with their interpretations for now so that there is no objections on this matter at hand)

QUR'AN-THE ANT 82:

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Qur'an Chapter of The Ant

Verse 82

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الآية 82

ذكر الله في هذه الآية خروج الدابة ويكون ذلك عند فساد الناس وتركهم لأوامر ربهم وتبديلهم الدين الحق عند ذلك يقع عليهم القول أي يجب عليهم الوعيد لتماديهم في العصيان والفسوق والطغيان وإعراضهم عن آيات الله وتركهم تدبرها والنزول على حكمها وانتهائهم في المعاصي إلى ما لا ينجح معه فيهم موعظة ولا يصرفهم عن غيِّهم تذكرة فإذا صاروا كذلك أخرج الله لهم دابةً من الأرض تعقل وتنطق تكلمهم والدواب في العادة لا تعقل ولا تنطق ليعلم الناس أن ذلك آية من عند الله تعالى

(التذكرة [697] بتصرّف)

God mentions in this verse the revealing of the beast, and this takes place when the people become corrupt and abandon God's commands and exchange the religion of truth. At that point, what's been decreed will befall them as in the promise is rendered due because of their extended period of disobedience, transgressions, and oppression, and for turning a blind eye to God's signs and their refusal to contemplate the revelations and the wisdom behind them and they occupied themselves with the distractions of sins to the point no moral advice will be heard and no reminder of God will steer anyone away from their desires; thus should they ever become so, God will bring forth a beast from earth that can do logic and is able to communicate with them.  And usually beasts can't think logically or communicate, but this way the people will come to know that this is from God Al-mighty.

Al-Tazkira (The Reminder-687)

The Scholarly Consensus:

- It stamps (marks) people on their trunks!

- It communicates and/or marks(hurt) people

- I appears soon after the sun rises from the west

- It distinguishes between disbelievers and believers

- It is made of different animal parts or a group of animals

- It is not given birth like a normal mammal

- It appears suddenly

- It will have the staff of Moses and ring of Solomon

- Nobody knows where it will come out from

- It is biologically related to Prophet Saleh's Miracle Beast that was swallowed by a large stone

- It is a future incarnation of the Python that supervised/oversaw the construction of Kaaba

- It is connected to the Jassassa (Spy) of the prophecy concerning the Dajjal (Deceiver)-Antichrist 

- It is an extinct species connected to the dinosaurs

Related Narrated Traditions:

Al-Qurtubi's book Tadhkirah, the beast is described:

Ibn Jurayj reported that Ibn al-Zubayr described the beast and said, "Its head is like the head of a bull, its eyes are like the eyes of a pig, its ears are like the ears of an elephant, its horns are like the horns of a stag, its neck is like the neck of an ostrich, its chest is like the chest of a lion, its color is like the colour of a tiger, its haunches are like the haunches of a cat, its tail is like the tail of a ram, and its legs are like the legs of a camel. Between each pair of its joints is a distance of twelve cubits."

وقال المفسرون أيضا أن الدابة تخرج من المكان الذي ولدت فيه . تخرج من مكة من أعظم المساجد وقد ذكر هذا الطبراني في الأوسط عن حذيفة بن أسيد : فبينما هم إذا دبت الأرض. فبينما هم كذلك إذ تصدعت . وتصدعت كلمة بمعنى تخرج من الصدع أي الجدار المشقوق ولربما يُشير إلى حائط المستجار الذي انشق عند ولادة علي

Scholars have also said that the beast appears where it is born, and appears in Mecca in the Greatest Mosque. And Tabarani notes Huzaifa Ben Assid in "Al-Awsat" to have said: "In between them, the earth will be stepped (A beast will be stepping it, as in taking steps-the root word from which is derived the word for "beast" in Arabic). So when it so, {tasad3at}"

Tasada3at: 3rd person, feminine of the verve {sada3a} of the root word {sada3} which means a {crack in the wall}. This lead the interpreter to assume the meaning is the beast will appear by bursting out of a wall.

فعن ابن أبي حاتم أن أبا هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: إن الدابة فيها من كل لون، ما بين قرنيها فرسخ للراكب.

 

Abu Huraira was noted to have said: The beast in question contains every color and between her two horns, there is a seat for the rider.

قال ابن كثير: هذه الدابة تخرج في آخر الزمان عند فساد الناس، وتركهم أوامر الله، وتبديلهم الدين الحق، يخرج الله لهم دابة من الأرض، قيل: من مكة، وقيل: من غيرها... فتكلم الناس على ذلك.

 

Ibn Kathir has said: This beast is revealed at the end of time when people become corrupt and abandon God's commands and change the religion of truth. God will then reveal to them a beast from the earth. It's been said that it will come from Mecca, and it's been said to be from other places...and thus it will speak to the people concerning all of this.

وفي الخبر عن رسول الله (ص) أنه قال لعلي (عليه السلام): يا علي إذا كان آخر الزمان أخرجك الله في أحسن صورة ومعك ميسم تسم به أعدائك فقال الرجل لأبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) أن العامة يقولون هذه إنما تُكلِّمَهم فقال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام) كلَمَهم الله في نار جهنم إنما هو تكلمهم من الكلام. ويحدث ذلك في الرجعة

The Prophet once said: Oh 'ali, at the end of time, God will reveal you in the best picture and with you, is a staff to stamp your enemies with. A man exclaimed: the people say that is how the beast will speak to the people! Imam Hussain replied: That (the beast) is how God will talk people towards the fire, but his (Imam 'Ali's Staff) will talk using speech, this is to happen in the Age of the Return.

وفي رواية اخرى عن أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام): قال رجل لعمار بن ياسر: يا أبا اليقضان ان آية في كتاب الله افسدت قلبي وشككتني؟ قال: وأية آيه هي؟ قال قوله عزوجل:

(( واذا وقع القول عليهم اخرجنا لهم دابة من الارض تكلمهم ان الناس كانوا بآياتنا لا يوقنون ))

 قال عمار: والله ما أجلس ولا آكل ولا أشرب حتى اريكها فجاء عمار مع الرجل الى أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) وهو يأكل تمراً وزبداً، فقال (عليه السلام): يا أبا اليقضان هلم، فاقبل عمار وجلس يأكل معه فتعجب الرجل منه، فلما قام قال الرجل: سبحان الله انك حلفت ان لا تأكل ولا تشرب ولا تجلس حتى تريني الدابة، قال: اريتها ان كنت تعقل.

In another narration attributed to Imam Hussain. A man once told Ammar Ben Yassir: "Oh Abal Kidan, a verse in the Book of God corrupted my heart and planted doubt in me!" Abal Kidan asked: "And which verse is it?" Ammar replied: The Almighty's verse:

<And if the decree befalls them, we reveal to them a beast from the earth speaking to them, Indeed mankind had no certainty regarding our revelations>

For what kind of beast can this be!" Ammar said: "By God! I won't sit, eat, or drink until I have shown it to you". So Ammar went to the Commander of the Faithfuls (Imam 'Ali) accompanied by that man, and found him eating dates and butter. Imam 'Ali then said: "Come and join me oh Ammar", so Ammar sat and started to eat with him. So the man was surprised and when Ammar finished and got up he asked him disappointed:"Exalted is God! Didn't you swear that you won't drink or eat or sit until you show me the beast!?" Ammar replied: "It's been/would be shown to you if you used logic".

فقد ورد عن ابن عمير عن أبي بصير عن أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: انتهى رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) الى أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) وهو قائم في المسجد قد جمع رملاً ووضع رأسه عليه فحركه برجله ثم قال: قم يا دابة الارض، فقال رجل من أصحابه يا رسول الله أيسمي بعضنا بعضنا بهذا الاسم؟ فقال: لا والله ما هو إلا له خاصة وهو الدابة الذي ذكره الله في كتابه فقال عزوجل

(( واذا وقع القول عليهم اخرجنا لهم دابة من الارض تكلمهم ان الناس كانوا بآياتنا لا يوقنون ))

....Imam Hussein is noted to have said: One day, the prophet came to the Commander of the Faithful (Imam 'Ali) at the mosque, after he ('Ali) had gathered some sand to rest his head on [to take a nap], and he (prophet) started to move him with his foot [to wake him] then he said: "Rise oh beast of the earth" so a man of the companions asked The Prophet:"Oh Messenger of God! Is it proper to call each other with that name?" The Prophet replied:"No! By God it is specially/specifically only for him,  and he is the beast whom God mentioned in his book saying:

<And if the decree befalls them, we reveal to them a beast from the earth speaking to them, Indeed mankind had no certainty regarding our revelations> 

The Two Unsolved Links:

القول الثاني : أنها الجساسة المذكورة في حديث تميم الداري في قصة الدجال

Connected/Related to:

Tamim Aldarri's Jassassa

الأصل الأول : أنها من فصيلة ناقة صالح

Connected/Related to:

Prophet Saleh's Miracle

1st Monster

  1. Referred to as The Spy (Al-Jassassa)
  2. Described as having a lot of hair
  3. Difficult to distinguish its from its back

2nd Monster

  1. A great unfamiliar creation
  2. All the body parts were chained together
  3. Asked about Date trees
  4. Prophesied to overtake the world with the "Eye Lord of Days"

A Mammoth Connection

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Conclusion:

BRIEF SUMMARY OF ALL CLUES

Two main things can be concluded by a simple overview of the prophecies, the first of which is that there are 2 evil things (beasts), one from the ocean and one from the earth, which are connected somehow. And the second main clue is that Islam seem to be focused and more concerned about the second one and describes it as mammal type beast. Perhaps this is also a clue that the first beast may have come about before the advent of Islam?

For now I am going to divide and summarize the clues in two categories so we don't mix things up.

The Dragon

  1. It rises from water
  2. It has 7 heads
  3. It has 10 horns
  4. On its horns are 10 crowns
  5. On its heads are the names of "blasphemy"

The beast from the water

  1. May have appeared before the advent of Islam
  2. It rises from water
  3. It has 7 heads
  4. It has 10 horns
  5. On its horns are 10 crowns
  6. On its heads are the names of "blasphemy"
  7. The appearance of a leopard
  8. The feet of a bear
  9. Its mouth of a lion
  10. Received the dragon's power
  11. Received the dragon's seat and great authority
  12. It could speak
  13. The whole world followed it
  14. One of the heads seemed to have been fatally wounded and to have been healed
  15. The whole world followed the healed head
  16. It led people to worship the dragon
  17. People also worshiped the beast itself
  18. It received a mouth to uttered proud words and blasphemies
  19. It was given the authority for 42 months
  20. It's opened mouth blasphemed God and slandered his name, his dwelling place, and people living in heaven
  21. It received power to wage war on God's holy people and conquer them
  22. It received authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
  23. Whomever's name isn't in the slain lamb's book of life worshiped the beast
  24. Received an honorary image for its wounded head that was healed.
  25. It's image was given breath by the earth beast so it could speak
  26. Its image caused all who refused to worship the image to be killed

The beast from the earth

  1. Appears after the advent of Islam
  2. It rises from land
  3. It has two horns, like a lamb
  4. It speaks like the dragon
  5. Received the authority of the first beast
  6. It performed on behalf of the first beast
  7. It deceives all inhabitants
  8. It makes all inhabitants worship the first beast
  9. It is made of many different animals or animal parts
  10. It has many different colors
  11. It can think
  12. It can communicates with people
  13. It is not given a natural birth (like a real animal)
  14. It appears suddenly
  15. It is somehow related to the mammoth genus (Saleh's beast)
  16. It's difficult to distinguish its front from its back
  17. It is very hairy
  18. It serves the anti-christ
  19. It will be revealed when the people are corrupt
  20. It is revealed shortly after the Sun rises from the West
  21. It is associated with the Return (of Imam/Christ)
  22. It has a seat between her 2 horns for a rider
  23. It does not sit, eat or drink, nor does her rider
  24. It marks people on their trunks! to distinguish the disbelievers
  25. It comes out of a crack in the wall

The Image

  1. Ordered to honor the first beast
  2. It is given breath by the first beast
  3. It is made able to speak
  4. It causes all who refuse to worship it! to be killed
  5. It causes all to receive a mark

The Name

  1. The name of the Beast!
  2. One of the three requirements to do business

The Mark

  1. Received in their Right hand
  2. Received in their forehead
  3. Received by the big and small
  4. Received by the rich and poor
  5. Received by the free and bond
  6. It's required to be able to buy and sell
  7. It can be substituted by the name of the beast
  8. It can be substituted by the number of the beast's name

The Number

  1. Belongs to the Earthly Beast
  2. Countable but requires understanding
  3. It equals the number of a man
  4. It's six hundred three scores and six or 666 (616)

The Man

  1. It shares the number of the beast