Mahdi The False Messiah
Satan's Copy of the Return of Jesus
The Mahdi (Arabic: مهدي,
also transliterated as: Mehdi or Mihdi; translated as: Guided
One), in Islamic eschatology, is the prophesied redeemer of Islam,
who will change the world into a perfect Islamic society before
Yaum al-Qiyamah (literally "Day of the Resurrection").
The exact nature of the Mahdi differs between Sunni and Shi'a
Muslims, and at times the two groups actually publish each others
beliefs in their own promotional materials. We'll not try to
decipher through who believes what here as it's not based upon
factual history, but fictional narratives passed own with each
generation and individual added or subtracting at will.
note: If while reading this hodgepodge of Islamic belief shown below
you recognize corrupted Old and New Testament teachings, it is due
to Muhammad's habit of rewriting parts of the Old and New
Testaments and then claiming the corrupted authorship to suit his
own political and religious aspirations.)
Who is Mahdi?
Sunni, Shi'a, and Mahdavi sources with the numerous contradictions left
in, as taught by Islam:
The great religious traditions -- Hinduism, Buddhism,
Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- share
references to a savior of humanity at the end of time. These
religions share similar tidings of Mahdi's coming, though there are
differences in detail and deep controversies in interpretation.
The idea of the coming of a Mahdi (the guided one) has roots in
Islamic traditions, both Shiia and Sunni, even though the Mahdi is
not mentioned in the Qur'an, nor is there any historical record of
a Mahdi ever existing.
The Mahdi is believed to prepare the way for the
second coming of the Prophet Isa (Jesus) and the impending end of
the world. Eventually the awaited Imam will appear, and the Divine
Aim will reach its fulfillment. The Qur'an explicitly declares the
return of Jesus to earth. Surah Al ‘Imran 55 is one of the
verses indicating that Jesus will come back. But in many verses of
the Qur'an Allah states that those having faith in the trinity
certainly are disbelievers: Those who say that the Messiah, son of
Maryam, is the third of three are disbelievers. There is no god
but One God. (Surat al-Ma’idah: 73).
In anticipation of Judgment Day, it was essential that the people
return to a simple and rigorous, even puritanical Islam. The
Islamic belief in the second coming of Christ is the creed of
Sunni and Shi`i Islam in its generality. For Muslims, there is no
question about the forthcoming Armageddon, following which war
technology shall become unusable. The Mahdi will defeat the
remaining third of the Jews (the other two thirds having already
perished at Armageddon); This will be followed by a Christian vs.
Muslim war, called al-Malhama al-Kubra ("Great Slaughter of
the Intercessor" ie, the Prophet) in Muslim texts.
When the Mahdi's Army receives word of the Antichrist, they will
go to fight the Antichrist, but he will besiege them in Jerusalem.
Jesus will descend, and perform the dawn prayer behind the Mahdi,
then Jesus will go out and kill the Antichrist. After that, he
will take over the Caliphate. Upon the return of Jesus, he will
not accept that Christians and Jews live with any other religion
than Islam, and so will unite all the believers as Muslims.
Through the history of Islam, a few individuals claimed to be the
Mahdi and found a following among those who were looking for
salvation. For some of these figures, like Bab in Iran or Mirza
Ghulam in India, the claim of being Mahdi was a stepping stone to
the development of sects which broke away from Islam.
* He is a descendent of Muhammad, from the offspring of Muhammad's
* He will be born in Medina, Saudi Arabia
* His father's name will be Abdullah (same as Muhammad's father)
* He was born in 868 and is still alive
* He has been in occultation since the age of five years
* His father is the 11th Shia Imam, Hasan al-Askari
* His mother is Narjis, a Byzantine princess
* Twelver Shia Muslims state Mahdi is the 12th and last Shia Imams
* His first name is "Muhammad"
* Some Muslims claim that his name can be an accepted variant of
Muhammad such as Ahmed or Mahmoud; similarly, accepted variants of
his father Abdullah's name include Abdul Rahman, Abdul Magid, and
Abdul Hamid. Supporters of this idea quote a passage from the
prophet Muhammad in the Hadith which reads: "His name is like
my name, and his father's name is like my father's name."
* He is tall
* His facial features are similar to those of Muhammad
* His character is like that of Muhammad
* He has a fair complexion
* He has a broad forehead and a prominent nose
* The 6th Shia Imam, Jafar al-Sadiq, is reported to have said
"Before the appearance of the one who will rise, peace be
upon him, the people will be reprimanded for their acts of
disobedience by a fire that will appear in the sky and a redness
that will cover the sky. It will swallow up Baghdad, and will
swallow up Kufa. Their blood will be shed and houses destroyed.
Death will occur amid their people and a fear will come over the
people of Iraq from which they shall have no rest."
* There will be an insurgence by the Sufyani, a descendent of Abu
Sufyan. Abu Sufyan is considered by Shias to have been one of
Muhammad's greatest enemies, along with his son, Muawiya I and
Muawiya's son, Yazid. According to Shia narrations, the Sufyani's
revolution will start from Palestine/Jordan, and his reign of
tyranny will span the Middle East from Iraq to Egypt.
* A loud call from the sky signals the Mahdi's appearance.
* He emerges during the last days of the world from Mecca
* He and Isa (ie. Jesus) are two different individuals
* He precedes the second appearance of Jesus, the Islamic and
* He establishes justice, peace and truth throughout the world by
establishing Islam as the global religion
* Jesus defeats the false Messiah or Antichrist, known as the ad-Dajjal
(author's note: or the Mahdi himself)
* Once the Dajjal is defeated, Jesus and the Mahdi live on Earth
to live out their natural life
* According to some traditions, Jesus gets married, has a family,
and dies. There are claims that a grave is dug for him next to
Muhammad's grave in Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, but this is not a
universal Sunni belief.
* Upon his emergence, the young among his followers, without any
prior appointment, reach Mecca that very night
* Each of his soldiers has the power of forty strong men
* Sinful opposers call their own followers to fight
* A large number of non-believers will convert to Islam once they
see that the signs in the reports have occurred"
here to compare the above fictional foolishness of Islamic
teaching to the consistency of the Judaic/Christian Old and New
People claiming to be the Mahdi
There have been several personalities over time who have
considered themselves the Mahdi prophesized in Islam. Similar to
the notion of a Messiah in the Judeo-Christian religions, the
notion of a Mahdi as a redeemer to establish a society has lent
itself to various interpretations leading to different claims
within minorities or by individuals within Islam.
The Mahdi in fiction
Several authors have used the concept of the Mahdi in fictional
stories. Perhaps the best known is Frank Herbert, whose Dune
science fiction novels centered on the character of Paul Atreides,
who was proclaimed by his followers, the Fremen, to be the Mahdi.
Paul's Fremen name, "Muad'Dib", means "teacher of
adāb (manners and respect)" in Arabic, although within
the novel it is a word in the Fremen language of Chakobsa, and is
the name of a kind of desert mouse.
In the Wheel of Time fictional world, the Tinker people are
divided into traveling bands each led by a mahdi, which is
translated as "seeker". The Tinkers are of the same
ethnicity as the Aiel, a Fremen-like desert-dwelling people.