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Islamic Prophecies Concerning the False Prophet of the Book of Revelation

*Note that my personal comments are written in blue

Iran president's religious views arouse interest
Yahoo! News ^ | Thrsday Nov 17, 2005

TEHRAN (Reuters) - His call for the destruction of Israel may have grabbed headlines abroad, but it is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's devotion to a mystical religious figure that is arousing greater interest inside Iran.

In a keynote speech on Wednesday to senior clerics, Ahmadinejad spoke of his strong belief in the second coming of Shi'ite Muslims' "hidden" 12th Imam.

According to Shi'ite Muslim teaching, Abul-Qassem Mohammad, the 12th leader whom Shi'ites consider descended from the Prophet Mohammed, disappeared in 941AD but will return at the end of time to lead an era of Islamic justice.

"Our revolution's main mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam, the Mahdi," Ahmadinejad said in the speech to Friday Prayers leaders from across the country.

About a month or so ago this article concerning the beliefs of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was published elsewhere at the time I read it and to be quite honest nothing really stood out to me, and I never gave it another though. 

So when I read this article last night at 2:00 AM at first I said to myself I’ve seen this before and it is not all too important.  But then the Spirit of the Lord came upon me and The Lord powerfully spoke that this 12th Imam was in fact the False Prophet spoken of in the Book of Revelation chapters 9-13. That this was the false Prophet spoken of by Christ in Matthew 24 that would be given power to deceive even the very elect.  And that the same is spoken of by the Prophet Daniel.

I am once more humbled that in and of myself I see and understand little and that it is God alone and by the power of His Holy Spirit that we can see and understand what is written in Scripture and it is only though His Divine Spirit that we can hear the word that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father.

After the article someone posted a link to the following Islamic source material concerning their prophecies about the second coming of the Prophet Mahdi

Identification of the Prophesied Imam Mahdi

The Holy Prophet Muhammad has prophesied about several events that will occur just before the advent of the day of judgment.  Among these, Rasulullah has foretold the advent of one of his descendants, Al Mahdi (the guided one), which will materialize when the believers are severely oppressed in every corner of the world.  He will fight the oppressors, unite the Muslims, bring peace and justice to the world, rule over the Arabs, and lead a prayer in Mekkah (Mecca) at which Isa( (Jesus) will be present.


(The Book of Revelation and Daniel Clearly Identify this Isa as the Antichrist.)

The following was linked to on and Islamic website as their source material from the Koran regarding the above statement of second coming of the Islamic Prophet Mahdi

The following by the sis are the collection of Sahih (authentic) Hadith regarding (the Prophet) Mahdi.

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas'ood  reports the Prophet, said: The (end of the) world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs. (Tirmidhi Sahih, Vol. 9, P. 74; Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 5, P. 207; also narrated by Ali b. Abi Talib, Abu Sa'id, Umm Salma, Abu Hurayra)

From the Book of Revelation and Daniel we know that the FALSE PROPHET shall appear just prior to the second coming of Christ which is also called the day of the Lord throughout scripture. 

 The Prophet( said: Allah will bring out from concealment al-Mahdi from my family and just before the day of Judgment; even if only one day were to remain in the life of the world, and he will spread on this earth justice and equity and will eradicate tyranny and oppression. (Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Vol. 1, P. 99.)

In the book of Daniel and Revelation we find that far from spreading justice and equality and eradicating tyranny and oppression -- the beast with seven heads and tens horns with great Iron teeth shall trample the elect and attempt to destroy all who follow Christ -- It shall devour all churches and denominations and cause even the daily oblation that is offered in Rome to cease.  No matter what we do in the war against Terrorism or more correctly radical militant Islam – it can not and will not be defeated. The Prophet Mahdi shall appear and Islam will overthrow all of Europe.

At this point the only thing that appears to be holding all of this up is George Bush and the war on terror. The US has been spreading justice and equality eradicating fundamentalist Islamic tyranny and oppression for liberal Muslim’s and non-beleivers the world over and on January 20th 2008 what happens next is an open question based on who is elected and what they are willing to stand for.

On the other side of the coin what we are doing to radical fundamentalist muslims the world over is making them seeth and foment from their stand point they are being persecuted and wiped out and they expect this prophet Mahdi to rescue them from this war on terror.

The following from the book of Revelation is my own insert

Revelation 9:1-4, 11 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.  11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

We see here that rising from this smoking bottomless pit that Mahdi shall rise. In the book of Enoch the place of the bottomless Pit where this angel lay bound in chain is mentioned and the Angel's anme as well the place is located in the dessert bordering Gaza where the Palestinians live -- it seems the the evil in that country is seeping up from below -- for that is where Apollyon or the future 12th imam has been bound since the world began. Whether this fallen angel decides to bodily appear as an angel "of Light" or whether he takes possession of a man as the devil did with Mansseh the son of Hezekiah in the book of the Martyrdom of Isaiah posted on this website I can not say as the Lord has not revealed every detail to me on this matter. But what I see is frighteningly clear. And I beleive it is has all been set in motion.

Revelation 11:7-8 And when they shall have finished their testimony (The two witnesses) , the beast (false prophet) that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city (Jerusalem,) which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, (I am so sad to say that the Jews of our day in a disproportionate number make up a large segment of feminists, atheists, humanists, homosexuals and militant environmentalists. And that they have great influence in Hollywood, banking, and business the world over. So that unlike my fundamentalist brethren I must acknowledge what John wrote concerning Israel, the Jews and in particular Jerusalem being spiritually Sodom and Egypt has all happened before our eyes since the nations inception in 1948.)  where also our Lord was crucified. (This implies that Israel will be complicit with the false prophet in the slaying of the two witnesses and also that he will have free reign to walk the streets of Jerusalem – this in itself needs to be pondered)

Revelation 13:11-17 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; (This is the bottomless pit in Revelation 9) and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (this is the false Prophet) 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13And he (the false Prophet) doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

We now continue with the references from the Koran.

 Hadhrat Ali( narrates that Rasulullah said: Even if only a day remains for Qiyamah to come, yet Allah will surely send a man from my family who will fill this world with such justice and fairness, just as it initially was filled with oppression.
(Abu Dawood)

 Ali b. Abi Talib( has related a tradition from the Prophet who informed him: The promised Mahdi will be among my family. God will make the provisions for his emergence within a single night. (Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)

Hazrat Umme Salmah, Prophet's wife, narrates that she heard the Prophet( say: The promised Mahdi will be among my progeny, among the descendants of Fatima. (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 207; Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)
I do not know what Fatima means to Muslims but I do know what fatima means to Catholics so I have highlighted this until I can get a definative answer..

 Rasulullah) announced: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatima (the Prophet's daughter). (Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 2, Tradition No. 4086)

 The Prophet taught: Al-Mahdi is one of us, the members of the household (Ahlul-Bayt). (Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 2, Tradition No. 4085)

 Abu Sa'id al-Khudari  narrated that the Prophet( said: Our Mahdi will have a broad forehead and a pointed (prominent) nose. He will fill the earth with justice as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will rule for seven years. (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, p. 208; Fusul al-muhimma, p. 275)
From Revelation and Daniel we know that the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet shall rule the world for -- SEVEN YEARS --

 Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri relates that Rasulullah said: Al Mahdi will be from my progeny. His forehead will be broad and his nose will be high. He will fill the world with justice and fairness at a time when the world will be filled with oppression. He will rule for seven years.

 Hadhrat Umme Salmah( narrates that Rasulullah said: After the death of a Ruler there will be some dispute between the people. At that time a citizen of Madina (Medina) will flee (from Madina Medina) and go to Makkah (Mecca.) While in Makkah (Mecca), certain people will approach him between Hajrul Aswad and Maqaame Ibraheem, and forcefully pledge their allegiance to him.

Thereafter a huge army will proceed from Syria to attack him but when they will be at Baida, which is between Makkah (Mecca) and Madina, (Medina) they will be swallowed into the ground.

On seeing this, the Abdaals of Shaam as well as large numbers of people from Iraq will come to him and pledge their allegiance to him. Then a person from the Quraish, whose uncle will be from the Bani Kalb tribe will send an army to attack him, only to be overpowered, by the will of Allah. This (defeated) army will be that of the Bani Kalb. Unfortunate indeed is he who does not receive a share from the booty of the Kalb. This person (Imam Mahdi) will distribute the spoils of war after the battle. He will lead the people according to the Sunnat and during his reign Islam will spread throughout the world. He will remain till seven years (since his emergence). He will pass away and the Muslims will perform his Janazah salaat.
(Abu Dawood)

 The holy Prophet said: A group of my Ummah will fight for the truth until near the day of judgment when Jesus, the son of Mary, will descend, and the leader of them will ask him to lead the prayer, but Jesus declines, saying: "No, Verily, among you Allah has made leaders for others and He has bestowed his bounty upon them. (Sahih Muslim)
This may be a bit confusing In Islam it appears that the roll of the Anti-christ and the false prophet appear in these writings to be reversed -- their Prophet is the leader and Jesus is his side-kick. This is another point that I do not fully grasp within these writings so I can not definatively say from the Koranic point of view who is who. But in the bible it is plain that the False Prophet is an angel from the bottomless pit and whether it is him bodily of a case of possession he is the side kick to the antichrist and the anti-christ is either bodily the devil himself or the case of demonic possession also.

 It is reported from Abu Hurayra  that the Prophet( said: What will be your reaction when the son of Mary (Jesus) descends and your Imam is from among yourselves? (Sahih Muslim, bab nuzul 'isa, Vol. 2; Sahih Bukhari, kitab bad' al-khalq wa nuzul 'isa, Vol. 4)

 The holy Prophet( said: What would be your situation if the Son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends upon you and your Imam is from among you?
(Bukhari, kitabul-Anbiya, Chapter Nuzul Isa bin Maryam)

 According to these (prophecies Muslims believe are) reliable, authentic, and universally accepted narrations, Mahdi will:

  1. Be from among the family of Prophet(SAW), among the descendants of Fatima(RA);
  2. Have a broad forehead and pointed noise;
  3. Appear in one night;
  4. Appear just before the day of judgment;
  5. Have same name as hazrat Muhammad(SAW);
  6. Escape from Madina to Makkah where people will pledge allegiance to him;
  7. Receive pledge and help of Iraqi people;
  8. Fight in battles;
  9. Rule over the Arabs for seven years according to Sunnah;
  10. Spread justice and equity on earth;
  11. Eradicate tyranny and oppression;
  12. Lead a prayer in Mekkah which Jesus will follow in;
  13. NOT be the same individual as the Promised Messiah (Jesus).

The following narrations have been taken from books on which there is no consensus among Muslim scholars.  Their authenticity is in question:

The holy Prophet said: The world will not come to an end until a man from my family (ahl al-bayt), who will be called al-Mahdi, emerges to rule upon my community. (Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 75; Ithbat al-hudat, Vol. 1, P. 9)

Umme Salmah, the wife of the Prophet, has related a tradition of the Prophet:  Mahdi will be among my progeny, among the children of Fatima. (Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 75)

 Rasullullah( said: The world will not come to an end until a man from the descendants of Hussain takes charge of the affairs of the world and fills it with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. (Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 66)

 Abu Sa'id al-Khudari  has related a tradition from the Prophet who declared: The earth will be filled with injustice and corruption. At that time, a man from among my progeny will rise and will rule for seven or nine years and will fill the earth with justice and equity. (Ahmad b. Hanbal, Musnad, Vol. 3, P. 27)

 Abu al-Hujaf  quotes the Prophet saying three times: Listen to the good news about the Mahdi! He will rise at the time when people will be faced with severe conflict and the earth will be hit by a violent quake. He will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will fill the hearts of his followers with devotion and will spread justice everywhere. (Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 74)
His followers will all become demon possessed with his same spirit and this is demonstrated in the Martrydom of Isaiah.

 Ali b. Abi Talib said, I asked the Prophet,  "Is Mahdi going to be among our own family or from some other?" He replied: "He will be among us. God will conclude His religion through him, just as He began it with us. It will be through us that people will find refuge from sedition, just as it was through us that they were saved from polytheism. Moreover, it will be through us that God will bring their hearts together in brotherhood following the animosity sown by the sedition, just as they were brought together in brotherhood in their religion after the animosity sown by polytheism." (Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 84; Ithbat al-hudat, Vol. 7, P. 191; Majma` al-zawa'id by `Ali b. Abi Bakr Haythami (Cairo edition), Vol. 7, P. 317)
What I see here refers to the war on terror and in particular the setting up of free elections in Iraq and a resergence of moderate Islam in the region. I fully expect freedom and moderate Islam to spread to the other surrounding Arab nations, but this trend shall be short lived and the fundamentalist radicals shall be given power and they shall prevail over all of the middle east, south east asia, and europe.

 I heard the Prophet( declare from the pulpit: The Mahdi from among my descendants, from my family, will rise at the End of Time, while the heavens will pour rain and the earth will bring forth green grass for him. He will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with tyranny and injustice. (Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 74; Ithbat al-hudat, Vol. 7, P. 9) A sign is given here that it will rain in the desert and the desert regions of Saudia Arabia and iraq shall become green feilds of grass.

 Abu Sa'id al-Khudari  narrated that Prophet said: Severe calamity from the direction of their ruler will befall my people during the Last Days. It will be a calamity which, in severity, shall be unprecedented. It will be so violent that the earth with injustice and corruption will shrivel for its inhabitants. The believers will not find refuge from oppression. At that time God will send a man from my family to fill the earth with justice and equity just as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. The dwellers of the heavens and the earth will be pleased with him. The earth will bring forth all that grows for him, and the heavens will pour down rains in abundance. He will live among the people for seven or nine years. From all the good that God will bestow on the inhabitants of the earth, the dead will wish to come to life again. (Ibn Hajar, al-Sawa'iq al-muharriqa, P. 161; Yanabi' al-mawadda, Vol. 2, P. 177)

 Abu Hurayra(  narrated on behalf of the Prophet: People will pay allegiance to the Mahdi between rukn and maqam (in Mekkah). (Ibn Tawus, Kitab al-malahim wa al-fitan, P. 64.)

 According to these hadith, Mahdi will:

  1. Be from the Family of Prophet(SAW) and descend from Hussain(RA), son of Fatima(RA);
  2. Appear at the end of time;
  3. Appear when earth is filled with injustice and tyranny and believers are severely oppressed;
  4. Appear when a severe earthquake will occur and green grass will grow (presumably in Arabia);
  5. Fill the earth with justice and equity;
  6. Spread brotherhood, equity, and devotion among Muslims;
  7. Rule over Muslim community, according to Hadith, for seven or nine years;
  8. Live and act with the qualities of the holy Prophet.

Note that the Roman Catholics have their own prophecies of their own demise from St. Malachi. Which describe the destruction of Vatican City and the ceasing of the Oblation that Catholicism has offered since 250 AD