Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
It is reported by Imam Muslim that during the time when the false Messiah (ad-Dajjal) appears, and as he approaches at the outskirts of the city of Medina, a believer would challenge him, whom the false Messiah will slice into two piece and rejoin. The Dajjal’s actions would make it appear that he caused him to die, and to be resurrected, to which this believer would proclaim the falsehood of the Dajjal who would try again to kill him (or make show of it), but would fail. According to the commentators and transmitters of this narration, the person who will challenge the Dajjal and humiliate him will be al-Khiḍr.
The Qutb Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (al-Qadiri) gives a unique account of al-Khiḍr. Al-Khiḍr was on a long search for God, until God, out of his mercy, sends the Archangel Gabriel to guide him. Gabriel appears to al-Khiḍr as a wise human sage, and al-Khiḍr accepts him as his teacher. Gabriel teaches al-Khiḍr much in the same way as al-Khiḍr later teaches Moses in the Qur’an, by carrying out seemingly unjust actions. Al-Khiḍr repeatedely breaks his oath not to speak out against Gabriel’s actions, and is still unaware that the human teacher is actually Gabriel. Gabriel then explains his actions, and reveals his true angelic form to al-Khiḍr. Al-Khiḍr recognises him as the Archangel Gabriel, and then Gabriel bestows a spiritual title upon al-Khiḍr, by calling him Hayat Nabi, the Eternal Life Prophet.