- Official Iranian radio has completed broadcasting a lengthy
series on the imminent appearance of a messianic figure who will defeat
Islam's enemies and impose Islamic Shiite rule over the entire world
even speculating on specific dates the so-called "Mahdi" will
- English-language transcripts of "The World Toward
Illumination" programs can be found on the website of IRIB, a public
broadcast arm of Tehran.
- "Be joyous my heart, miracles of the Messiah will
soon be here," reads a poem used to conclude the first broadcast.
"The scent of breaths of the One we know comes from near. Grieve not
of sorrow and melancholy, as assured I was last night that a Savior will
come, it's clear."
- After the coming of the 12th imam, or Mahdi, "liberal
democratic civilization" will be found only in "history museums,"
explained the program.
- "Contrary to the views of western theoreticians,
who usually depict an ambiguous and dark future for mankind, Muslim experts
believe human history, despite its many ups and downs, has a very auspicious
fate," explained the program. "Muslims believe hopes for the
realization of such a happy ending for the world are called 'Awaiting Redemption,'
and means waiting for man's problems to be solved by the Savior at the
end of time. This awaiting influences many, and inspired them with activity
and enthusiasm in confronting darkness and oppression for changing the
existing situation. "
- This messianic figure will be a direct descendant of
Muhammad, according to the broadcasts.
- "In short, when he reappears, peace, justice and
security will overcome oppression and deceit and one global government,
the most perfect ever, will be established," it said.
- The Mahdi will appear suddenly, according to the report,
in Mecca. Though no one can know the day, Shiites believe, the report actually
suggests possibilities in the Muslim calendar.
- The Mahdi will lead a cataclysmic battle against a descendant
of Muhammad's archenemy, Abu Sofyan, culminating in the cities of Kufa
and Najaf. His enemy, though, is destroyed later in Jerusalem.
- "Another beautiful moment of the Savior's appearance
is the coming down of Prophet Jesus (PBUH) from heaven," says the
report. "Hazrat Mahdi receives him courteously and asks him to lead
the prayers. But Jesus says you are more qualified for this than me. We
read in the book Tazkarat ol-Olia, 'the Mahdi will come with Jesus son
of Mary accompanying him.' This indicates that these two great men are
(sic) complement each other. Imam Mahdi will be the leader while Prophet
Jesus will act as his lieutenant in the struggle against oppression and
establishment of justice in the world. Jesus had himself given the tidings
of the coming of God's last messenger and will see Mohammad's ideals materialize
in the time of the Mahdi."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appearing at "The World Without
Zionism" conference Oct. 26, 2005
- As WND reported last month, in a greeting to the world's
Christians for the coming new year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
said he expects both Jesus and the Mahdi, to return and "wipe away
- "I wish all the Christians a very happy new year
and I wish to ask them a question as well," said Ahmadinejad, according
to an Iranian Student News Agency report cited by YnetNews.com
- "My one question from the Christians is: What would
Jesus do if he were present in the world today? What would he do before
some of the oppressive powers of the world who are in fact residing in
Christian countries? Which powers would he revive and which of them would
he destroy?" asked the Iranian leader.
- "If Jesus were present today, who would be facing
him and who would be following him?"
- Ahmadinejad's mystical pre-occupation with the coming
of the Mahdi is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic
could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the
stage for the end of the world.
- In a videotaped meeting with Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli in
Tehran, Ahmadinejad discussed candidly a strange, paranormal experience
he had while addressing the United Nations in New York last September.
- He recounts how he found himself bathed in light throughout
the speech. But this wasn't the light directed at the podium by the U.N.
and television cameras. It was, he said, a light from heaven.
- According to a transcript of his comments, obtained and
translated by Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, Ahmadinejad wasn't the only one
who noticed the unearthly light. One of his aides brought it to his attention.
- The Iranian president recalled being told about it by
one of his delegation: "When you began with the words 'in the name
of Allah,' I saw a light coming, surrounding you and protecting you to
- Ahmadinejad agreed that he sensed the same thing.
- "On the last day when I was speaking, one of our
group told me that when I started to say 'Bismillah Muhammad,' he saw a
green light come from around me, and I was placed inside this aura,"
he says. "I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed,
and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink.
When I say they didn't move an eyelid, I'm not exaggerating. They were
looking as if a hand was holding them there, and had just opened their
- Ahmadinejad's "vision" at the U.N. is strangely
reminiscent and alarmingly similar to statements he has made about his
personal role in ushering in the return of the Shiite Muslim messiah.
- He sees his main mission, as he recounted in a Nov. 16
speech in Tehran, as to "pave the path for the glorious reappearance
of Imam Mahdi, may Allah hasten his reappearance."
- According to Shiites, the 12th imam disappeared as a
child in the year 941. When he returns, they believe, he will reign on
earth for seven years, before bringing about a final judgment and the end
of the world.
- Ahmadinejad is urging Iranians to prepare for the coming
of the Mahdi by turning the country into a mighty and advanced Islamic
society and by avoiding the corruption and excesses of the West.
- All Iran is buzzing about the Mahdi, the 12th imam and
the role Iran and Ahmadinejad are playing in his anticipated return. There's
a new messiah hotline. There are news agencies especially devoted to the
- "People are anxious to know when and how will He
rise; what they must do to receive this worldwide salvation," says
Ali Lari, a cleric at the Bright Future Institute in Iran's religious center
of Qom. "The timing is not clear, but the conditions are more specific,"
he adds. "There is a saying: 'When the students are ready, the teacher
- Picture this -- suddenly there appears on the world stage
a person, who calls himself the Mahdi, who also calls himself (and is heralded
as) the 12th Buddha, who explains all the worlds religions and spiritual
beliefs under one unified banner and truth, who tells us we were seeded
on this planet by extraterrestrial beings of infinite superiority and offers
scientific proofs, including demonstrations of their power and advanced
technology which shocks the world completely -- he offers instant solutions
to major world problems, from hunger to cancer, he makes the first bridge
between man and the celestial beings "above" since ancient times
(this is not a NEW scenario to be played out).... a being who would convince
both scientist and simpleton alike that he is, in effect, "god."
The world will follow such a man into complete mind control. With human
beings feeling like mere ANTS compared to these super-beings he has direct
contact with. As it says in the Revelation, the world will say, "Who
is like the Beast, and who can make war with him?" And he will cause
all, great and small, rich and poor, to receive a mark in their right hand
or forehead, of his name or the number of his name that they should not
be able to buy or sell apart from it -- total economic control.
- Yes, people will be rebelling against the New Order he
brings, and they will be put to death!
- Human beings are sheep. Under these circumstances, it
will be EASY to decieve and control them. The Revelation says "Satan
shall deceive the WHOLE INHABITED EARTH, save those whose names were written
in the book of life before the foundation of the earth." and
- "He will seek to make changes in times and in law..."
(ie, radical departures from the norm).
- It clearly says in Daniel that this person will have
control over a group of beings from "above" (outer space), literally
(as translated) a "league" of the "host of heaven"
by which he will execute power on earth, even saying that he has the power
to bring them down and trample upon them (have power over them).
- What starts as the arrival of the Mahdi, the 12th Buddah,
Lord Maeitreya, what-have-you, will simply explode into "the Great
World Teacher" -- the very Antichrist, as predicted. A false-christ
who will be the perfect representative of Satan, imbued with Satanic power.
- And, it could happen in a flash. In fact.... it will.
Scripture says he will appear suddenly and reigns but a short time -- and
then goes swiftly to perdition. (Most reasonable scholars agree he will
reign 3.5 years, and only in full force for 5 months, toward the end of
that period) and then Christ will return and personally obliterate him
face to face, "lest there be no flesh left alive on earth," and
establish the Eternal Kingdom and heal the earth.
When it Raines it Pours.
And from the pen and soul of Alton Raines, it is pouring
truth. For it is written, "And the Rains came!" Uh, wait, no,
that was the flood thingie.
In all seriousness, Alton Raines is my hero. And his
reaction to the coming of the Mahdi is right on the money. At least it is
in the soul of this old bovine Boomer.
With love, respect and prayers, all of which are largely
missing in these times,
AKA, Morty of
Peace be upon you dear Jeff and also the honourable minister Alton Rienes
The understanding of the coming of the messiah in the end
of times .....is well documented from the sayings of the last prophet peace
be upon him (pbuh).The only differences are that the Shia's have thier own
version and sometimes distorted views or sayings . A good example is thier
way of celebrating the death of Sayidina Husayn (prophet Muhammads grandson)
by beating themselves bloody.There is nothing Islamic about this ritual
and actualy goes back to thier old the paganistic ways!!
The true believers in Islam today are known as the sunni's
or followers of the 4 main schools of thought........this comprises of the
majority of Muslims.The prophet Muhammad pbuh said that at the end of times
the Muslims will be divided into 73 different groups and only one will be
saved from hell and that is the majority group of believer's.
A true believer of God Allmighty has to believe in all
major prophets from the time of Prophet Adam to Moses ,Noah, David , Jesus
to Muhammad peace be upon all of them.Yes we are awaiting the coming of
Jesus pbuh ( as a matter of fact it is one of the foundations of our belief
According to Prophet Muhammad pbuh , Jesus pbuh will not
come until the seed of evil and tyranny had encompassed the whole world.It
will then be a period of darkness when the true ones will be have to keep
themselves in thier homes for fear of the devil and the evil forces surrounding
It is then that the anti - christ will emerge and he will
have powers beyond our comprehension ....he will bring back the dead to
life as a proof of his powers. He will sow discord and destruction in every
corner of this Earth.The anti -christ is also known as Dajjal.
Millions of people will be his followers thanks to his
satanic miracalous powers.
It is then God Allmighty will bring on Sayydina Mahdi who
will have Heavenly support. He will prepare for the coming of Jesus pbuh
.Its said that he will be in seclusion for 40 days in the Omayyad Mosque
next to the tomb of John the Baptist pbuh.It is during this time that
the Jesus pbuh will descend from the Heavens .All believers of the book
will then be gathered in the vicinity of Damascus to take thier oath of
allegiance with him!!!
Yes we are all awaiting for his coming and the Heavenly
powers that will come with his presence.It will be so strong that just by
looking at the Anti christ -Dajjal.... Jesus pbuh will destroy him!!!
God is great. He will be killed just outside Damascus. Jesus pbuh will
live on earth for another 33 years and peace will prevail.
As people of the book we should rejoice for the signs are
clear and we should prepare ourselves for the big events to come.We are
praying for this to happen soon .......Amen.
PS just in case you are wondering ....the wahhabi's or
as they like to call themselves the salafi's are definitely far from the
true teachings of the last prophet pbuh. We do not condone thier merciless
killings or unwanted name callings or that only a muslim will be granted
a piece of heaven. No ...we believe anyone who believes in God and his Messengersand
do good works on Earth are entitled to this claim .May God bless you and
forgive me .