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Sings of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) in the Gospels

Tbeyaz çiçekler, dağ manzarasıhe Gospels contain a great many passages regarding the End Times and the second coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). We can find the social phenomena and natural events that will take place before and after the return of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) in those sections of the Gospels that are compatible with the verses of the Qur'an and the hadiths of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) describe .

As our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) has revealed, the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) will conduct a great struggle against the antichrist, the manifestation of atheism on earth, will finally overcome the antichrist and thus, usher in a holy age in which religious moral values reign supreme.

According to the hadiths of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will meet up with the Prophet Jesus (pbuh), and they will perform the daily prayer together. One account relates that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will recognize the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and offer him public recognition. The Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will reign together for a while on earth and collaborate in order to eradicate the system of the antichrist (Allah knows the truth).

Just as the portents of the Judgment Day and those concerning the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) agree, so do the portents regarding the second coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) also agree that he and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will join forces in the same period—the End Times. The descriptions of this period include indications of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and the second coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). Even if we cannot be absolutely certain of the accuracy of relevant accounts in the Gospels, still it is noteworthy that some descriptions exhibit the closest agreement with the Qur'an and the hadiths of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).

In the light of these similarities, practically all the descriptions foretold in the Gospels are coming about in the present day, one after the other. On the basis of Islamic scriptures first, and also of the Torah and the Gospels, this makes it possible to say that we are living in the age in which Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is expected to appear.

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In the heavens and earth there are certainly signs for the believers. And in your Creation and all the creatures He has spread about there are signs for people with certainty. (Surat al-Jathiyya, 3-4)

The Events Leading Up to the Appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) in the Gospels

The portents of the End Times that describe the time of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) are at the same time portents of the return to earth of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). This period, described as the End (Last) Times in the Gospels is sometimes portrayed literally and at others metaphorically.
Looking at the relevant terms that the Gospels employ, it appears that this period preceding the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be one of social and moral degeneration, major wars, terrifying catastrophes, extraordinary phenomena in the skies, a turning away from religious moral values, the spread of injustice and unfairness, the oppression of true believers, and peace and security being replaced by disorder and unease. In addition, one feature of the End Times, the moral degeneration that can be encountered in all ages, will be most intense and severe in this period.
Some of these signs in the Gospels include:

1. The spread of irreligion:

At that time, many will turn away from the faith... (Matthew, 24:10)

... In the last times, some will abandon the faith... (1 Timothy, 4:1)

... [That day will not come] until the rebellion occurs... (2 Thessalonians, 2:3)

In the last times, there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires. (Jude, 1:18)

But mark this... in the last days... these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. (2 Timothy, 3:1, 8)


  -1- Cumhuriyet, 19 October 1988   -2- Takvim, 7 March 2006    -3- Akşam, 22 January 2008 
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Takvim, 7 March 2006

As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." (Romans, 3:10-12)

They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. (2 Peter, 2:19)

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God [Allah is beyond this], He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. Although they know God's righteous decree... They not only continue to do these [doing evil] but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans, 1:28, 32)

2. The denial of Creation, support for pagan philosophies:

But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word, the heavens existed and the earth was created out of water and by water. (2 Peter, 3:5)

And exchanged the Glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles... They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator [Allah is beyond this]—Who is forever praised. Amen. (Romans, 1:23-25)

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those gods who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God [see the evidence of God's existence]... how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? (Galatians, 4:8-9)

For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God [Allah is beyond this] nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. (Romans, 1:21-22)

3. The spread of polytheism (ascribing equals to Allah):

The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. (Revelation, 9:20)

... In the last times, some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. (1 Timothy, 4:1)

... And [they] exchanged the Glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles... They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator [Allah is beyond this]. (Romans, 1:23-25)

... You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught... to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality. (Revelation, 2:14)

4. Their non-abidence by Allah's commandments and prohibitions and display of deterrence for this end:

... These dreamers... reject authority [of the Lord]... (Jude, 1:8)

... They never stop sinning... (2 Peter, 2:14)

Woe to you experts in the Law [Allah's decrees and prohibitions], because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering. (Luke, 11:52)


  -1- Sabah, 9 August 2007   -2- Güneş, 25 Şubat 2007    -3- Forum, 21 November 2006 
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Vatan, 25 August 2007   -5- Star, 25 Şubat 2007

5. Loss of respect for religious values:

These dreamers... slander celestial beings. These men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals—these are the very things that destroy them. (Jude, 1:8-10)

sahte peygamber

  -1- Akşam, 23 December 2006   -2- Yeni Mesaj, 8 October 2006    -3- Yeni Çağ, 17 August 2007 
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Milli Gazete, 5 Şubat 2010

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However, those who do wrong pursue their whims and desires without any knowledge. Who can guide those whom Allah has led astray? They will have no helpers. So set your face firmly towards the religion, as a pure natural believer, Allah's natural pattern on which He made mankind. (Surat ar-Rum, 29)

There is no changing in Allah's Creation. That is the true religion—but most people do not know it. (Surat ar-Rum, 30)

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Göklerin ve yerin gaybı Allah'a aittir. (Kıyamet) Saatin(in) emri de yalnızca (süratli) göz açıp kapama gibidir veya daha yakındır. Şüphesiz Allah her şeye güç yetirendir. (Nahl Suresi, 77)

6. The emergence of people who use religion for their own ends:

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy, 4:3)

... Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. (Matthew, 24:11)

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many." (Matthew, 24:3-5; Mark, 13:3-5)

"At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it." (Matthew, 24:23-26; Mark, 13:21-22)

... There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies... bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit... (2 Peter, 2:1-3)

7. The faith is distorted and distanced from its true essence:

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine... They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy, 4:3-4)

... In the last times some will they... order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. (1 Timothy, 4:1, 3)

Thus you nullify the word of God [Allah is beyond this] by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that. (Mark, 7:13)

8. Increasing corruption:

... Just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies... Many will follow their sensuality and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. (2 Peter, 2:1-2)

Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come... but woe to that person through whom they come. (Matthew, 18:7; Luke 17:1)

At that time many will turn away from the faith... because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold... (Matthew, 24:10, 12)

... Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings... They are... reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you... They never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable... (2 Peter, 2:10-14)

9. The spread of superstition:

Nor did they repent of... their magic arts. (Revelation, 9:21)

... In the last times... some will... follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. (1 Timothy, 4:1)

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. (2 Timothy, 4:3)

Gözcü gazetesi
Gözcü, 10 April 2004

10. An increase in hypocrisy:

There will be... in the last days treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. (2 Timothy, 3:1, 4-5)

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. (Galatians, 1:6-7)

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 -1- Vakit, 3 May 2005           -2- Yeni Şafak, 16 June 2009         -3- Vakit, 9 November 2009

11. The oppression of true believers:

All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]. (Matthew, 24:8-9)

... You will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name [the name of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]... You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]... By standing firm, you will gain life. [Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and his followers will be similarly oppressed.] (Luke, 21:12, 16, 17, 19)

You will be handed over to the local councils... On account of me [that you followed me (the Prophet Jesus [pbuh]) for the good pleasure of Allah], you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them... All men will hate you because of me [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]... (Mark, 13: 9, 13)

... I am sending you Prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill... others you will flog... and pursue from town to town. (Matthew, 23:34)

[The Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]: "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me [that you followed me for the good pleasure of Allah]. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the Prophets who were before you. (Matthew, 5:11-12)

[The Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]: "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves... They will hand you over to the local councils and flog you [oppress you]... On my account [that you followed me for the good pleasure of Allah], you will be brought before governors and kings... (Matthew, 10:16-18)

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 -1- Star, 29 May 2009 

12. Increasing earthquakes:

... See to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. There will be... earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matthew, 24:6-8)

There will be great earthquakes... (Luke, 21:11)

... The time will come when not one stone will be left on another. (Luke, 21:6)

Then there came... a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. (Revelation, 16:18-19)

There will be earthquakes in various places... (Mark, 13:8)

cumhuriyet gazetesi-1- Bugün, 4 October 2009               - 2- Yeni Şafak, 30 October 2008                 - 3- Yeni Asya, 8 Şubat 2010

13. Famine:

... See to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come... There will be famines... in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matthew, 24:6-8)

There will be... famines... in various places. (Luke, 21:11)

They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by... famine... (Revelation, 6:7)

There will be... famines. (Mark, 13:8)

14. Hurricanes and tsunami:

On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. (Luke, 21:25)

cumhuriyet gazetesi-1- Milliyet, 27 November 2003               - 2- Radikal, 30 September 2009                 - 3- Bugün, 11 August 2009
 -4- Yeni Mesaj, 3 April 2007

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However, those who do wrong pursue their whims and desires without any knowledge. Who can guide those whom Allah has led astray? They will have no helpers. (Surat ar-Rum, 29)

So set your face firmly towards the religion, as a pure natural believer, Allah's natural pattern on which He made mankind. There is no changing in Allah's Creation. That is the true religion—but most people do not know it. (Surat ar-Rum, 30)

15. Volcanic eruptions:

The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. (2 Peter, 3:10)

It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed [before the coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]. (Luke, 17: 28-30)

cumhuriyet gazetesi-1- Cumhuriyet, 27 December 2004               - 2- Vatan, 10 June 2004 

16. An increase in storms and lightning:

Then... there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. (Revelation, 8:5)

And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm. (Revelation, 11:19)

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man [before the Prophet Jesus's (pbuh) coming]. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. (Luke, 17:26-27)

17. Falling of hailstones:

From the sky, huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men... The [hail] plague was so terrible. (Revelation, 16:21)

18. Reshaping of the structures of the earth by natural disasters:

Every island fled away, and the mountains could not be found. (Revelation, 16:20)

... Every mountain and island was removed from its place. (Revelation, 6:14)

19. Landslides:

They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us... " (Revelation, 6:16)

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DHA, 16 Şubat 2010

cumhuriyet gazetesi-1- Akşam, 21 January 2005             - 2- Halka ve Olaylara Tercüman, 13 September 2003             -3- Milliyet, 10 Şubat 2009  

20. Extraordinary events in the skies:

The heavens will disappear with a roar... (2 Peter, 3:10)

There will be... great signs from heaven. (Luke, 21:11)

The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up... (Revelation, 6:14)

21. Meteorite storms:

... And the stars in the sky fell to Earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. (Revelation, 6:13)

cumhuriyet gazetesi-1- Birgün, 12 August 2006               - 2- Star, 20 December 2004  

22. Signs in the Sun and Moon:

There will be signs in the Sun, Moon and stars... (Luke, 21:25)

cumhuriyet gazetesi-1- Radikal, 5 March 2007               - 2- Hürriyet, 23 March 2007  

23. Drought:

... And the Sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat... (Revelation, 16: 8-9)

24. Increasing fires:

A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. (Revelation, 8:7)

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Hürriyet, 30 October 2003            
 

25. Epidemics:

There will be... pestilences. (Luke, 21:11)

They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by... plague... (Revelation, 6:8)

 I [the Lord] will kill her children with pestilence. Then all... will know that I am He Who searches hearts and minds... (Revelation, 2:23)

kuş gribi-1- Milliyet, 20 December 2006             - 2- Milli Gazete, 27 July 2007           -3- Star, 13 January 2007 

26. Plagues of locusts:

And out of the smoke, locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (Revelation, 9:3-4)

During those days... the locusts looked like horses prepared for battle... the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle... They had power to torment people for five months. (Revelation, 9:6-10)

çekirge istilası-1- Habertürk, 29 October 2009             - 2- Habertürk, 29 October 2009

27. Wars and maritime accidents destroy marine life:

... Something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died... (Revelation, 8:8-9)

... [The sea] turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died. (Revelation, 16:3)

28. Terrifying catastrophes:

Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world... (Luke, 21:26)

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains... (Revelation, 6:15)

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Ortadoğu, 28 December 2007

çekirge istilası-1- Cumhuriyet, 15 April 2004             - 2- Milliyet, 16 June 2009

29. A lowering of the water of the Euphrates (with the Keban Dam):

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the east. (Revelation, 16:12)

30. Major wars:

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom... These are the beginning of birth pains. (Mark, 13:7-8)

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom... (Matthew, 24:6-7)

When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. Then he [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." (Luke, 21:9-10)

31. The disappearance of peace on earth:

[It] was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other... (Revelation, 6:4)

taraf gazetesi, dokuz sütun gazetesi

  -1- Hürriyet, 6 Şubat 2007               -2- Zaman, 7 January 2006             -3- Gözcü, 16 March 2005            
 
-4- Ortadoğu, 13 June 2007         -5- Yeni Çağ, 24 Şubat 2006        -6- Zaman, 2 September 2000

32. Increased rebellion:

When you hear of... revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. (Luke, 21:9)

33. Increased corruption and separatism:

They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." These are the people who cause divisions... (Jude, 1:18-19)

Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. (Luke, 12:51)

From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. (Luke, 12:52)

34. A rise in hatred and enmity:

 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. (Mark, 13:12)

... Men [will] slay each other. (Revelation, 6:4)

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God [Allah is beyond this], He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice... (Romans, 1:28-29)

milliyet gazetesi baba vahşeti
-1- Şok, 5 April 2006             - 2- Milliyet, 1 September 2003

35. Destruction of places of worship:

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the Temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, "As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another..." (Luke, 21:5-6)

36. Increasing deaths:

I will show... signs on the earth below, blomamod and fire and billows of smoke. (Acts, 2:19)

... They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation, 6:8)

taraf gazetesi, dokuz sütun gazetesi
                 -1- Cumhuriyet, 12 March 2009                              -2- Star, 24 September 2008             
                                            -3-
Milli Gazete, 8 July 2007                            -4- Star, 23 March 2005

37. The use of technological weapons and vehicles in wars:

Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. [People] were killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury. (Revelation, 9: 17-19)

... I have come to bring fire on the earth... (Luke, 12:49)

38. An increase in murders:

Nor did they repent of their murders. (Revelation, 9:21)

Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. (Matthew, 10:21)

taraf gazetesi, dokuz sütun gazetesi
          -1- Sabah, 30 June 2007                  -2- Bugün, 24 June 2009              -3- Gözcü, 29 June 2006   

39. The spread of prostitution:

Nor did they repent of... their sexual immorality. ((Revelation, 9:21)

... These dreamers pollute their own bodies... (Jude, 1:8)

With eyes full of adultery... (2 Peter, 2:14)

... By her teaching she misleads My servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. (Revelations, 2:20-21)

40. Increasing cohabitation out of wedlock:

... In the last times, some will abandon the faith and... forbid people to marry. (1 Timothy, 4:1- 3)

41. Increasing theft:

Nor did they repent of... their thefts. (Revelation, 9:21)

42. Increasing fraud:

... They are... carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you. (2 Peter, 2:13)

... Evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, misleading and being misled. (2 Timothy, 3:13)

... They boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. (Jude, 1:16)

43. The hardening of consciences:

In the last times... speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared... (1 Timothy, 4:2)

We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you have become dull of hearing. (Hebrews, 5:11)

cumhuriyet gazetesi, posta gazetesi
-1-
Vatan, 21 November 2009                  -2- Posta, 16 Şubat 2009              -3- Yeni Şafak, 25 July 2006
  -4- Cumhuriyet, 9 March 2005                  -5- Bugün, 24 September 2008              -6- Tavkim, 27 July 2008      

44. Immoral and purposeless living:

Their shame is like the foam on the wild waves of the sea. They are like wandering stars... (Jude, 1:13)

"Where will this happen...?" they asked. He [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] replied, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather." (Luke, 17:37)

Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. (Matthew, 24:28)

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. (Romans, 1:24)

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God [Allah is beyond this], He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. (Romans, 1:28)

... Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. (2 Peter, 2:13)

45. A decline in love between people:

At that time... because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. (Matthew, 24:10-12)

You should know... that in the last days there will be very difficult times... People will be... unholy, without love... (2 Timothy, 3:1-3)

46. People lacking spirituality:

These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of... Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have faith in God in them. (Jude, 1:16-19)

... The hearts of the rest were hardened, as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day." (Romans, 11:7-8)

But mark this: There will be... in the last days... treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. (2 Timothy, 3:1, 4-5)

cumhuriyet gazetesi, posta gazetesi
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Vakit, 5 April 2006                  -2- Ortadoğu, 26 July 2006              -3- Vakit, 30 September 2009    

47. A rise in anger and a decline in forgiveness:

At that time many will turn away from the faith and... betray and hate each other... (Matthew, 24:10)

You should know this... that in the last days there will be very difficult times... People will be... unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good... (2 Timothy, 3:1-3)

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God [Allah is beyond this], He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters [Allah is beyond this], insolent, arrogant and who praise themselves; they invent ways of doing evil... They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. (Romans, 1:28-31)

48. A decline in respect, and children growing rebellious:

Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. (Mark, 13:12)

But mark this... in the last days... people will be... disobedient to their parents... (2 Timothy, 3:1-2)

... They are... insolent, arrogant and boastful... They disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree... They not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans, 1:29-32)

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-1-
Milli Gazete, 29 September 2009                  -2- Evrensel, 10 July 2007              -3- Posta, 15 December 2006
  -4- Türkiye, 16 April 2006                  -5- Birgün, 22 September 2006             

49. Family relations impaired:

From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. (Luke, 12:52-53)

50. People consider only material values:

But mark this:... in the last days people will be... lovers of money... (2 Timothy, 3:1-2)

Şok gazetesi
-1-
Bugün, 9 September 2009                  -2- Şok, 13 December 2006         

51. The rich grow richer and the poor, poorer:

For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. (Matthew, 25:29)

Now listen, you rich people... You have hoarded wealth in the last days. (James, 5:1, 3)

... To everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. (Luke, 19:26)

You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. (Revelation, 3:17)

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy, 6:9-10)

52. People living in drunkenness and dissipation:

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. (Luke, 21:34)

Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes... (2 Peter, 2:13)

These men are blemishes... eating... without the slightest qualm. (Jude, 1:12)

Certain men... have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality [Allah is beyond this]... (Jude, 1:4)

53. People seeking earthly pleasures (personal passion and desires) rather than Allah's approval:

But mark this:... in the last days, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud... without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good... lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God... (2 Timothy, 3:1-4)

These men [ungodly sinners] are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of... Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." (Jude, 1:16-18)

But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand... [They] are like unthinking animals, creatures of instinct... (2 Peter, 2:12)

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. (2 Peter, 3:3)

... God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. (Romans, 1:24)

Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach [Allah is beyond this], and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. (Philippians, 3:19)

Şok gazetesi
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Türkiye, 23 August 2004                  -2- Cumhuriyet, 8 Şubat 2006                     -3-Hürriyet, 6 September 2009   

54. Aberrant relations becoming widespread:

But mark this:... in the last days... people will be... unholy, without love... without self-control, brutal... (2 Timothy, 3:1-3)

... God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (Romans, 1:24, 26-27)

Şok gazetesi
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Taraf, 12 May 2009                  -2- Takvim, 7 September 2007                     -3-Akşam, 4 July 2004   

55. Lack of faith leads to an irrational way of life:

Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals—these are the very things that destroy them. (Jude, 1:10)

But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unthinking animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed.... (2 Peter, 2:12)

For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. (Romans, 1:21-22)

 56. Lack of faith leads to unproductiveness:

... These... reject the Lord's Authority [Allah is beyond this], and slander His glorious beings... These men are blemishes... They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. (Jude, 1:8-12)

57. Increased selfishness:

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days... People will be lovers of themselves... brutal, treacherous... (2 Timothy, 3:1, 2-5)

... These... reject the Lord's Authority [Allah is beyond this]... These men are... shepherds who feed only themselves... They boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. (Jude, 1:8, 12, 16)

58. An increase in greed:

... They are experts in greed—an accursed brood! (2 Peter, 2:14)

In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. (2 Peter, 2:3)

... Since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God [Allah is beyond this]... They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity... (Romans, 1:28-32)

gözcü gazetesi, para
-1-
Yeni Asya, 4 April 2009                  -2- Gözcü, 16 December 2006              -3- Bugün, 8 August, 2006
  -4- Milli Gazete, 20 January 2002  
orman manzarası

Mankind! A clear proof has come to you from your Lord. We have sent down a clear light to you. (Surat an-Nisa', 174)

As for those who believe in Allah and hold fast to Him, He will admit them into mercy and favor from Him and will guide them to Him on a straight path. (Surat an-Nisa', 175)

59. People being prone to complain:

These men [ungodly sinners] are grumblers and faultfinders... (Jude, 1:16)

60. People using evil words:

Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. (Romans, 3:13-14)

These men [ungodly sinners] are grumblers and faultfinders... They boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of... Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." (Jude, 1:16-18)

61. Increased arrogance:

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves... praise themselves, proud... (2 Timothy, 3:2-5)

... For they loved praise from men more than praise from God. (John, 12:43)

Şok gazetesi
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Ortadoğu, 19 October 2008                  -2- Önce Vatan, 3 October 2006 

cumhuriyet gazetesi, posta gazetesi
-1-
Vatan, 11 January 2004                  -2- Tercüman, 17 June 2003              -3- Milliyet, 25 September 2003
  -4- Sabah, 10 June 2009                  -5- Sabah, 10 June 2009             

62. Increased mockery:

They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." (Jude, 1:18)

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, "What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of Creation." They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of His command... (2 Peter, 3:3-5)

63. Events causing terrible distress and suffering:

How dreadful it will be in those days...! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. (Luke, 21:23)

[Prior to the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)'s returning] While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians, 5:3)

 [The Prophet Jesus (pbuh) telling about the End Times] Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events." (Luke, 21:10-11)

... Those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again. (Mark, 13:19)

For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. (Matthew, 24:21)

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. (2 Timothy, 3:1)

Men gnawed their tongues in agony. (Revelation, 16:10)

... No one buys their [world's merchants'] cargoes any more—cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men. (Revelation, 18:11-13)

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Akşam, 30 December 2005                  -2- Yeni Asya, 8 August 2007              -3- Vakit, 3 January 2007
  -4- Ortadoğu, 11 September 2006               

64. People refuse to submit to Allah and rebel because of what befalls them:

... And defied the God of Heaven [Allah is beyond this] because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done. (Revelation, 16:11)

65. People losing hope in salvation:

uring those days, men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. (Revelation, 9:6)

66. The days growing short:

If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened. (Matthew, 24:22)

If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom He has chosen, He has shortened them. (Mark, 13:20)

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Cumhuriyet, 31 December 2004               -2- Birgün, 5 January 2005              -3- Takvim, 19 August 1999           

nehir manzarası

We do not send the Messengers except to bring good news and to give warning. As for those who believe and put things right, they will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-An'am, 48)

67. War in Iraq:

67.1. The bombing of Iraq:

Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: "With such violence the great city of Babylon* will be thrown down, never to be found again." (Revelation, 18:21)

*Babylon: The name of an ancient city near Baghdad, the capital of contemporary Iraq

In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin! Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, 'Was there ever a city like this great city [Babylon]?' (Revelation, 18:17-18)

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Yeni Çağ, 23 March 2003            

67.2. The destruction of Iraqi cities:

A second angel followed and said, "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!... " (Revelation, 14:8)

With a mighty voice he [another angel] shouted: "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!... (Revelation, 18:2)

cumhuriyet gazetesi, posta gazetesi
-1-
Vakit, 14 November 2004               -2- Bugün, 17 March 2006               

67.3. Severe destruction in a very short period of time in Iraq:

And [the merchants] cry out: 'Woe! Woe, O great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!... (Revelation, 18:16-17)

They... cry out: "Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!" In one hour, [the city] has been brought to ruin. (Revelation, 18:19)

yeniçağ gazetesi, 2 saatte 1500 bomba
Tercüman, 22 March 2003            

67.4. The impoverishment of Iraq:

"The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her [Babylon] because no one buys their cargoes any more— cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense... and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages... They will say, 'The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your riches and splendor have vanished...' The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment... (Revelation, 18:11-15)

67.5. A halt to art and creativity in Iraq:

No workman of any trade will ever be found in you [Babylon] again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. (Revelation, 18:22)

67.6. The Iraqi people in a state of trouble and despair:

The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you [Babylon] again... (Revelation, 18:22)

The light of a lamp will never shine in you [Babylon] again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world's great men. (Revelation, 18:23)

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Yeni Asya, 12 July 2008            

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Akşam, 30 December 2005                  -2- Türkiye, 23 March 2003              -3- Milliyet, 29 March 2003
  -4- Yeni Mesaj, 10 April 2007                

68. The appearance of the antichrist (dajjal):

Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. (1 John, 2:18)

kayalık, palmiye ağacı

You who believe! Fear Allah the way He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims. (Surah Al 'Imran, 102)

Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success. (Surah Al 'Imran, 104)

68.1. The antichrist works intensively to spread atheism:

Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness [antichrist] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction... exalt[s] himself over everything that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sets himself up in God's Temple, proclaiming himself to be God [Allah is beyond this]. (2 Thessalonians, 2:3-4)

The beast [antichrist] was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He opened his mouth to rise up against God, and to defy His name and His dwelling place [Allah is beyond this] and those who live in Heaven. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Revelation, 13:5-7)

Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him [antichrist] back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness [antichrist] is already at work... (2 Thessalonians, 2:5-7)

... This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. (1 John, 4:3)

Many deceivers... have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John, 1:7)

68.2. The antichrist deceives people who have turned away from religion by illusions:

The coming of the lawless one [antichrist] will be in accordance with the work of satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders... They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie. (2 Thessalonians, 2:9-11)

And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he [antichrist] was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth... (Revelation, 13:13-14)

68.3. The antichrist influences all nations:

... He [antichrist] was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Revelation, 13:7)

... The dragon [satan] gave the beast [antichrist] his power and his throne and great authority... The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. (Revelation, 13:2-3)

68.4. He draws support from countries' irreligious ideologies and military forces:

Then I saw the beast [antichrist] and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army [those who are subject to Allah]. (Revelation, 19:19)

... For one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast [antichrist]. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation, 17:12-13)

For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish His purpose by agreeing to give the beast [antichrist] their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled. (Revelation, 17:17)

And I saw a beast [antichrist] coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. [That is; the system of the antichrist, gaining its power from countries that embrace atheistic ideologies.] (Revelation, 13:1)

68.5. The antichrist's perseverance in his activities until the moralilty of religion holds an utter sway:

For the secret power of lawlessness [the system of the antichrist] is already at work... And then the lawless one [antichrist] will be revealed, whom... Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. (2 Thessalonians, 2:7-8)

68.6. He intensifies his evil activities as the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) approaches:

The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his helpers with him... because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. (Revelation, 12:9, 12)

68.7. He attracts all those who are weak in faith:
... The whole world was astonished and followed the beast [antichrist]. Men worshiped the dragon [satan] because he had given authority to the beast [antichrist], and they also worshiped the beast... [Allah is beyond this.] (Revelation, 13:3-4)

They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie. (2 Thessalonians, 2:10-11)

All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast [antichrist]... [Allah is beyond this.] (Revelation, 13:8)

68.8. He acts under satan's command:

The coming of the lawless one [antichrist] will be in accordance with the work of satan... in every sort of evil. (2 Thessalonians, 2:9-10)

68.9. He produces corruption and causes war:

And then the lawless one [antichrist] will be revealed. (2 Thessalonians, 2:8)

He performed great... signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. (Revelation, 13:13)

 Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon (Megiddo Mountain). (Revelation, 16:13-16)

You [who follow the antichrist] belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John, 8:44)

 

kayalık, palmiye ağacı

On the basis of Islamic sources in particular, and also on the basis of the Torah and the Gospels, we can say that the time we are living in is that of the awaited Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). Many events that have taken place in our day bear an exact similarity to those revealed in the Torah and the Gospels. One such is the coming of the dajjal (antichrist). The dajjal will be influential in all countries, spreading corruption and inciting wars and conflict. However, like all of satan's trickery, this is hollow and Allah will thwart all the ruses of the dajjal using the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) as His instruments.

68.10. The fact that the antichrist will inevitably be vanquished:

[That day will not come] until... the man of lawlessness [antichrist] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. (2 Thessalonians, 2:3)

And then the lawless one [antichrist] will be revealed, whom... Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. (2 Thessalonians, 2:8)

The beast [antichrist], which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the Creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not... (Revelation, 17:8)

 

nehir manzarası

We pour down plentiful water, then split the earth into furrows. Then We make grain grow in it, and grapes and herbs and olives and dates. (Surat al-Baqara, 172)

69. The emergence of Gog and Magog in the End Times (World Wars I and II):

69.1. They constitute a multinational community:

... Satan... will go out from prison to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. (Revelation, 20:7-8)

69.2. They are very great in numbers:

In number, they are like the sand on the seashore. (Revelation, 20:8)

69.3. They produce corruption:

They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city He loves. (Revelation, 20:9)

69.4. They act according to satan's suggestion:

... The devil, who deceived them... (Revelation, 20:10)

69.5. There being mass deaths:

But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. (Revelation, 20:9)

 

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nehir manzarası

When the angels said, "Maryam, your Lord gives you good news of a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Maryam, of high esteem in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near. (Surah Al 'Imran, 45)

70. The return to earth of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh):

After he [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky?" "This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." (Acts, 1:9-11)

... He will appear a second time... to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Hebrews, 9:28)

... While we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of... Jesus... (Titus, 2:13)
This will happen when... Jesus is revealed from heaven. (2 Thessalonians, 1:7)

He [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] was chosen before the Creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. (1 Peter, 1:20)

So that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold... may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter, 1:7)

... May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of... Jesus Christ. The One [Allah] Who calls you is faithful and He will do it. (1 Thessalonians, 5: 23-24)

The Period of Hazrat Mahdi's (pbuh) Rule in the Gospels

The supremacy of religious moral values—Allah's promise in the Qur'an—also appears in the Gospels, as well as the Torah. This promise, set out in the scriptures of all the Abrahamic faiths, refers to a community descended from the line of the Prophet Abraham (pbuh), with an unconditional faith in Allah, living solely for His approval and striving to spread the moral values of the faith across the world. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), who is due to appear in the End Times, and his helpers are the believers who, by Allah's leave, will be the means whereby this promise comes about.

This promise of Allah's appears as follows in the Gospels:

... You are heirs of the Prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, "Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed." (Acts, 3:25)

It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. (Romans, 4:13)

... For if the inheritance depends on the Law [Allah's decrees and prohibitions], then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in His grace gave it to Abraham through a promise. What, then, was the purpose of the Law? It was added because of transgressions until the descendant to whom the promise was given came to Abraham... (Galatians, 3:18-19)

The following are some passages from the Gospels that refer to the period of sovereignty following the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh):

1. Religious moral values rule is close at hand when the portents take place:

When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. He [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near." (Luke, 21:28-31)

He [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is... You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?" (Luke, 12:54-56)

 Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] is near, right at the door. (Matthew, 24:31-33)

 

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2. Belief in Allah rules the entire world:

... [From now on] the city does not need the Sun or the Moon to shine on it, for the Glory of God gives it light... There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the Sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation, 21:23-25; 22:5)

... But he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of God's kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew, 24:13-14)

I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, "Know the Lord,"—because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest. (Hebrews, 8:10-11)

And this gospel of God will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations... (Matthew, 24:14)

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. (Revelation, 14:6)

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God... will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him. (Revelation, 22:3)

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah [Praise the Lord]! For our Lord God Almighty reigns." (Revelation, 19:6)

For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)]. [The light of faith will prevail the earth.] (Matthew, 24:27)

For the Son of Man [the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)] in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. [The light of faith will prevail the earth.] (Luke, 17:24)

People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. [They will be blessed with the blessings of faith in Allah.] (Luke, 13:29)

 The words of the Prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear My name, says the Lord, Who does these things that have been known for ages. (Acts, 15:15-18)

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord... and He will reign for ever and ever." (Revelation, 11:15)

3. The collapse of materialism:

The heavens will disappear with a roar; the material substances will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare... That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the material substances will melt in the heat. (2 Peter, 3:10-12)

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. For by it our fathers had God's approval. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (Hebrews, 11:1-3)

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Know that Allah brings the earth to life after it was dead. We have made the signs clear to you so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (Surat al-Hadid, 17)

4. Deepening in faith:

Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days and they will have morals like Prophets. (Acts, 2:18)

In the last days God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will have morals like Prophets. (Acts, 2:16-17)

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God... in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians, 2:2-3)

This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds. (Hebrews, 10:16)

 

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5. The folly of unbelievers comes to the surface:

But mark this:... in the last days... [those who oppose the truth], men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because... their folly will be clear to everyone. (2 Timothy, 3:8-9)

6. Believers govern the world:

Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? (1 Corinthians, 6:2)

The Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation, 22:5)

Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? (James, 2:5)

... But they will be priests [religious men] of God... and will reign with Him... (Revelation, 20:6)

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests [religious men] to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. (Revelation, 5:10)

The words of the Prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it. (Acts, 15:15-16)

7. A new world order based on religious values:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth... There will be no more... mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation, 21:1, 3-4)

He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." (Revelation, 21:5)

... Until the times of a restitution of all... (Acts, 3:21)

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers... nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians, 6:9-10)

For they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. (1 Thessalonians, 1:9)

And because of His [Allah's] Glory and excellence, He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the Divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter, 1:4)

8. Peace and justice reign supreme:

Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. (James, 3:18)

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. In His [Allah's] name the nations will put their hope. (Matthew, 12:20-21)

Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, or they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called servants of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven..." (Matthew, 5:1-11)

9. The dominion of enormous wealth and splendor:

The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. (Revelation, 21:24-26)

10. The end of sorrows and troubles:

... The only God our Savior Who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy... (Jude, 1:24)

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain... (Revelation, 21:4)

No longer will there be any curse... There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the Sun. (Revelation, 22:3-5)

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelation, 7:17)

Jesus said to them... "At the renewal of all things... everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake [that you followed me for the good pleasure of Allah] will receive a hundred times as much..." (Matthew, 19:28-29)

 

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11. An age of liberation as a blessing from Allah:

... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising Sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace. (Luke, 1:78-79)

... The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (Titus, 2:11)

He has raised up a horn of salvation [Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)] for us in the house of His servant David, just as He promised through His holy Prophets long, salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us... (Luke, 69:71)

And all mankind will see God's salvation. (Luke, 3:6)

... As it is written: "The deliverer [Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)] will come... [and] he will turn godlessness away from Jacob." (Romans, 11:26)

Take the helmet of salvation... which is the word of God. (Ephesians, 6:17)

And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God Who sits on the throne [Owner of Sovereignty]... (Revelation, 7:10)

After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: Hallelujah [Praise be to Lord]! Salvation and Glory and power belong to our God. (Revelation, 19:1-2)

12. The total eradication of the system of the antichrist:

He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or satan, and bound him... (Revelation, 20:2)

He threw him into the abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore... (Revelation, 20:3)

 

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The metaphor of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain which produces seven ears; in every ear there are a hundred grains. Allah gives such multiplied increase to whoever He wills. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara, 261)

13. Moral degeneration comes to an end:

Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful... (Revelation, 21:27)

... Through them you may participate in the Divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter, 1:4)

14. The spread of moral virtues among people:

 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew, 5:5)

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child [pure and innocent] will never enter it." (Luke, 18:16-17)

15. An end to famine and drought:

Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst... (Revelation, 7:16)

The Word Paraclete Mentioned in the Gospel

Paraclete: Helper, the spirit of truth, comforter

If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask God, and He will give you another Paraclete to be with you forever. (John, 14:15-16)

But the Paraclete whom God will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John, 14:26)

When the Counselor comes... he will testify about me. And you also must testify about me... (John, 15:26-27)

But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. (John, 16:7-8)

In regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to God, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John, 16:9-13)

I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no hold on me. (John, 14:30)

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