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Armageddon and Mahdi

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on August 16, 2010

Ahmadinejad has made it clear he is to play a special role in the Mahdi’s return by preparing the world for the event. This became obvious when he served as mayor of Tehran prior to being elected president in 2005. As mayor, he ordered the widening of some city streets to prepare for the Mahdi’s parade. He committed millions of dollars in funding to expand a mosque outside the holy city of Qom where it is believed the Mahdi will make his re-appearance.

As president, Ahmadinejad has gone as far as to suggest he is a messenger of Mohammad. He has confided in some Arab leaders the Mahdi will return before his term ends. Prior to delivering his first speech at the United Nations in 2006, he could be heard praying to the Mahdi. Following his UN appearance, he told Iranian religious leaders he saw himself engulfed in a “halo” as he spoke–a sign of his spiritual alignment with the Mahdi (although the halo apparently was visible only to the Iranian president).

It is believed the Mahdi’s return will be ushered in during a three year period of world chaos. Most believe this chaos must evolve naturally. However, Khamenei and Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on whose behalf Khamenei helped steal the 2009 election, believe otherwise. They believe man can serve as a catalyst in creating the world chaos to trigger events to bring about the Mahdi’s return.

As the Quran states the Mahdi will not return in an odd-numbered year, as world chaos is to precipitate his reappearance, as Ahmadinejad claims the Mahdi’s return will occur before his presidency ends in 2013, as a dying Khamenei claims the return will happen before his death, and as Iran stands on the brink of arming itself with nuclear weapons, Khamenei and Ahmadinejad view the planets as all falling into alignment for them.

A typical modernist in his views on the Mahdi, Abul Ala Maududi (1903-1979), the Pakistani Islamic revivalist, stated that the Mahdi will be a modern Islamic reformer/statesman, who will unite the Ummah and revolutionize the world according to the ideology of Islam, but will never claim to be the Mahdi, instead receiving posthumous recognition as such.

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