End of Time Prophecies, Apocalypse & Eschatology
Editor’s Note: This is from the website ‘Discovering Islam’ http://www.discoveringislam.org/end_of_time.htm
Editor’s Note: As the author’s of this website expect Imam Mahdi to appear by the latest in 2016, can we tell them that if they are right, we will follow their Imam Mahdi, but if they are wrong they should follow ours?
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In this section of our site, we discuss the End of Time (End Times or End of Days) , leading to End of the World (Doomsday, Last Day), followed by the Day of Resurrection (Day of Judgement). The End of Time is presented primarily from an Islamic perspective, but we also present some of the beliefs and Biblical prophecies of the Jews and the Christians regarding the End of Time, for the sake of comparison and to broaden the horizons of Muslims and our readers in general.
- When will the End of Time start ?
Based on our numerical analysis of the Quran and Hadith, the official beginning of the End of Time and the coming of the Imam Mahdi will most likely be in 2015 (or 2016) and Jesus Christ (p) will come down from Heaven to Earth in 2022, in-sha Allah (if Allah is willing).
All events we may witness before the official beginning of the End of Time are NOT part of the official End Times events.
- Three Important Individuals
In Islam, Muslims expect at least 3 important individuals to appear, before the Day of Judgment, in following order: (a) Al-Mahdi, (b) The Dajjal (Anti-Christ), (c)Jesus Christ (p).
Two of them are good men: (a) Sunni Muslims’ Mahdi
(b) Jesus Christ (p) (the Messiah).
The third man is the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) will certainly be an evil man. The Dajjal means the Deceiver. There might be two evil persons appearing in the End Times, one in 2015 (or 2016) and one in 2022.
It is worth noting that the Shia are expecting Imam Mahdi who, as portrayed in Shia’s books, seems to be an evil man whom the Shia expect will persecute Sunni Muslims, resurrect and crucify Prophet Mohammad’s صلى الله عليه وسلم Companions, Abu Bakr and Omar as well as Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s صلى الله عليه وسلم wife).
Shia’s Imam Mahdi is not likely to appear, but rather the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) may claim to be Shia’s Imam Mahdi. However, we may witness the rise of one or more evil Shia leaders who may claim to be paving the way for Shia’s Mahdi.
Click here to read various topics about the End of Time, from Islamic (Muslim) perspective, as well as from Christian and Jewish perspective.
- 3. What is the sequence of events?
READ MORE HERE: http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/mahdi-to-return-by-2016-followed-by-jesus/