'Dajjal' finally arrives — on Pakistani Twitter

Published: December 5, 2019
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The trailer of Netflix’s ‘Messiah’ has put Pakistan’s Twitterati in a fix as #Dajjal became one of the top trends on the micro-blogging site.

The show follows a man who claims to be a messiah after putting a raft of miracles on display.

The protagonist, Mehdi Dehbi, is being investigated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who are baffled by his ‘miracles’ and are unwilling to buy into his claims.

The show is set to premiere on the international streaming website on January 1 next year.

Soon after the trailer’s release, many in Pakistan took to Twitter to discuss the series.

Some were of the view that it intended to prepare us for the end of times.

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A user named Imad Hassan said that only those with weak faith would take Dajjal as their messiah.

Abdullah, another user, urged Muslims not to fret over how the movie portrays Dajjal’s powers and instead focus on strengthening their faith.

Other users resorted to humour.

 

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