Saturday, January 26, 2008





The Quran mentions five things that a Muslim must believe in order to be a Muslim. These five things have, as a result, become a creed of sorts within Islam. From the Quran we read:

It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the Angels and the scripture and the prophets...Surah 2:177 (Pickthall)


Among the Major signs, the most anticpated and central sign that Muslims are awaiting is the coming of a man known as, The Mahdi. In Arabic, al-Mahdi means - The guided one. He is also sometimes referred to by Shi'a Muslims as Sahib Al-Zaman or Al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar which translated means - The Lord of the Age and - The awaited one. The Maudi is the first of the major signs.


A man from the family of Muhammad.

The world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs.

(one of Muhammad's wives)
The Prophet said: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatimah.

A Universal Leader For all Muslins.

If you see him, go and give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because he is the Vice-regent (Khalifa) of Allah, the Mahdi.

He will pave the way for and establish the government of the family(or community) of Muhammad....Every believer will be obligated to support him.

The Ruler of the World.

The Mahdi will establish right and justice in the world and eliminate evil and corruption. He will fight against the enemies of the Muslims who would be victorious.

He will reappear on the appointed day, and then he will fight against the forces of evil, lead a world revolution and set up a new world order based on justice, righeousness and virtue...Ultimately the righteous will take the world administration in their hands and Islam will be victorious over all religions.

The Army of Black Flags.

Hadith indicate that black flags coming from the area of Khorasan will signify the appearance of the Mahdi is nigh. Khorasan is in todays Iran, andsome scholars have said that this hadith means when the black flags appear from central Asia. i.e. in the direction of Khosasan, then the appearance of the Mahdi is imminent.

The messager of Allah said: The black banners will come from the east and their hearts will be as firm as iron. Whoever hears of them should join them and give allegiance, even if it means crawling across snow.

The conquering of Israel.

Islamic tradition pictures the Mahdi as joining with the army of Muslim warriors carrying black flags. The Mahdi will then lead this army to Israel and re-conquer it for Islam. The Jews will be slaughtered until very few remain and Jerusalem will become the location of the Mahdi's rule over the earth.

The Miraculous provider who will be loved by all.

It is said that the Mahdi will have control over the wind and the rain and the crops. Under the Mahdi's rule, the world will live in prosperity.

The timing of the Mahdi's reign.

While there is more than one tradition regarding the nature and timing of the Mahdi's ascendancy to power, there is one particular hadith that places this event at the time of a final peace agreement between the Arabs and the Romans (Romans should be interpreted as referring to Christians, or more generally, The West). Although this peace agreement is made with the Romans, it is said to be mediated specifically through a Jew from the priestly lineage of Aaron. The peace agreement will be made for a period of seven years.

Al-Mahdi, The Rider on a White Horse.

It is clear that this man is the Mahdi who will ride the White horse and judge by the Quran (with justice) and with whom will be men with marks of prostration on their foreheads (Marks on their foreheads from bowing in prayer with their head to the ground five times daily.

Al-Mahdi the Miraculous Archeologist.

In one final very interesting series of traditions regarding the Mahdi we find that he is said to produce some previously undiscovered Bible scrolls and even the Ark of the Covenant.


1-The Mahdi is Islams Primary Messiah figure.
2-He will be a descendant of Muhammad. (Muhammad bin Abdullah)
3-He will be a very devout Muslim.
4-He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader.
5-He will emerge after a Period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth.
6-He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppression.
7-He will be the Caliph and Imam (Vice-regent and leader) of Muslims worldwide.
8-He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order (One World Government).
9-He will lead military action against all those who oppose him.
10-He will invade many countries.
11-He will make a seven-year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage.
12-He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the faithful Muslims in a final slaughter/battle against Jews.
13-He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem.
14-He will rule for seven years.
15-He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth.
16-He will appear riding on a white horse.
17-He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam.
18-He will also rediscover the Ark of the Covenant from the Sea of Galilee, which he will bring to Jerusalem.
19-He will have supernatural power from Allah over the wind and rain and crops.
20-He will possess and distribute enormous amounts of wealth.
21-He will be loved by all the people of the earth.


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