Will the Antichrist Be Followed by Jews, Iranians, and Turkic Tribes?

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle


Is it true that the Antichrist will be followed by Jews, Iranians, and Turkic tribes?


Thank you very much for your question.

No true believer, whether no matter whether they are of Jewish, Iranian, Turkic descent, or any other race, will follow the Antichrist. No one is damned because of their heritage, and there are and have always been many Jewish Muslims, Iranian Muslims, and Turkic Muslims.

We all have free will, and will have to answer for what we do, and whom we follow.

Fuller answer

The Hadith

There are many hadiths to indicate that the Antichrist will be followed by non Muslim Jews. (Muslim and others) These hadiths do not mean that Jewish Muslims will follow him.

As for disbelievers of Iranian and Turkic descent there is a very weak hadith that indicates that Zoastrians (from Iran) and “these non-Arab pagans” will be of his main followers. (al Tarikh al Kabir, Bukhari; Tabarani; al Bidaya wa al Nihaya, Ibn Kathir)

Given that the Early Muslims had to contend with pagan Turkic tribes, there is a possibility that what is meant by “these non-Arab pagans” was the pagan Turkic tribes.

So it is possible to say that the hadith indicates that non-Muslims of Iranian and Turkic descent will follow the Antichrist. But as we said, the hadith is very weak.


The important thing is to work on oneself, not to discriminate based on race or lineage, and try to bring people together.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, ‘O people, indeed your Lord is one, and your forefather is one. No Arab is better than any non-Arab, no non-Arab is better than any Arab, no white person is not better than any black person, and no black person is not better than any white person, except if one fears Allah more than the other.’ (Ahmad)


It doesn’t matter whether one is ethnically Jewish, Iranian or Turkic, everyone will be judged based on their own actions, and whoever chooses to follow the Antichrist will have to answer to that.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.