A small town in Palestine, where it is said Jesus will find ad-Dajjala ‘l-Masih, and will kill him. (Mishkat, book xxiii. ch. iv.). The ancient Lydda, nine miles from Joppa. (See Acts ix. 32, 88.) It is the modern Diospolis, which in Jerome’s time was an episcopal see. The remains of the ancient church are still seen. It is said to be the native town of St. George.
Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam