A startling analysis of radical Islam’s goal to bring on the Māhdī. Controversial Fox News host Glenn Beck and author of The Islamic AntiChrist, Joel Richardson, explained the goal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to bring chaos and a bloodbath to the world, which fanatical Muslims believe will hasten the return of the 12th Imam and eventually paradise.
Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī is believed by Twelver Shī‘a Muslims to be the Māhdī, an ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imām of the Twelve Imams. Twelver Shī‘a believe that al-Māhdī was born in 869 and did not die but rather was hidden by God (this is referred to as the Occultation) and will later emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) in order to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world. He assumed the Imamate at 5 years of age. Some Shiīte schools do not consider ibn-al-Hasan to be the Mahdī , though the mainstream sect Twelvers do.
Shi’as believe that, for various reasons, Allah concealed the twelfth and current Shi’a Imam, al-Mahdi, from mankind.
Beck and Richardson showed a riveting comparison of the Christian Biblical description of End Times and the Islamic description of the End Times based on The Hadith. Beck emphasized that he wasn’t saying he believed in the predictions, but claimed it was important that people pay attention to people who want to bring on the End Times — especially if they are heads of states.
Biblical Version of the End Times
Antichrist kills Jews/Christians
Antichrist rules 7 years
Peace with Israel then breaks treaty with Israel
Anti/Christ kills and behead non-believers
AntiChrist with Global Seat on the Temple Mount
Jesus returns and saves believers from the past 7 years of tribulations
Islamic Version of the End Times
Imam kills Jews and Christians
Imam rules 7 years
Peace with Israel then conquers Israel
Imam kills and beheads non-believers
Imam with Global Seat on the Temple Mount
… and a little different version of Jesus …
Jesus returns … the Muslim Jesus tells people He never said He was the Son of God, and never died on the cross for people’s sins. Muslim Jesus tells Christian to follow the Māhdī or die.
Beck held a discussion about Muslim disagreement about the Hadith. The Hadith are narrations concerning the words and deeds of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Hadith are regarded by traditional Islamic schools of jurisprudence as important tools for understanding the Qur’an and in matters of jurisprudence. Hadith were evaluated and gathered into large collections during the 8th and 9th centuries. These works are referred to in matters of Islamic law and history to this day. The two main denominations of Islam, Shiʻism and Sunnism, have different sets of Hadith collections.