I always wondered when the dajjal comes how it is possible for him to mislead so many people. People are able to think for themselves but that won’t matter. I used to think something might be amiss at the time so it would be so easy for him to do that. It turned out it is not that hard to cause people to believe something or follow someone even when that person/group is not good. Welcome to the world of media in which public thought is formed. Honestly it is kind of crazy how it is possible to get people to completely insist something happened just because they heard it on the news or from a person on TV even if his/her credibility is in question. It doesn’t matter anymore if what is said makes sense or that no proof is given for it is taken for granted and reactions result from it. If it is possible now to lead people like that then it will not be hard when dajjal comes for it is said he would have more powerful tools than that of the media (Allah Knows Best).
People need to use their common sense, is it dead?! Think about what is being said and be cautious before an action is taken. It seems technological advancement and education has not changed human nature, mob mentality still exists. Yet, in the end even with all the deception the truth is always revealed.
لَقَدِ ابْتَغَوُاْ الْفِتْنَةَ مِن قَبْلُ وَقَلَّبُواْ لَكَ الأُمُورَ حَتَّى جَاء الْحَقُّ وَظَهَرَ أَمْرُ اللّهِ وَهُمْ كَارِهُونَ -9:48
9:48 (Y. Ali) Indeed they had plotted sedition before, and upset matters for thee, until,- the Truth arrived, and the Decree of Allah became manifest much to their disgust.