For years, there has been much talk about the Muslim Messiah, called the “Mahdi,” whose arrival is eagerly awaited by the ex-Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, among others. Indeed, the Iranian leadership reiterated its belief that the precious Mahdi would be arriving “soon,” a belief very similar to that of many Christians, who have been awaiting “Christ’s return” for the past nearly 2,000 years. Any day now, they have insisted since then. The same can be said of the supposed coming of the Muslim messiah, which has been imminent for centuries, according to fervent Islamic belief.
This “End Times” scenario is very important, because it overshadows practically everything that happens on a global scale – and because it threatens all life on Earth with its apocalyptic vision of Armageddon that so many millions are actually attempting to bring to fruition. Therefore, it is necessary to examine these beliefs in the light of day. Here I will give a brief summary of the origins of the Mahdi, so that we can see that the concept is yet another rehash of ancient mythology and should not be taken seriously enough to be acted upon and cause global chaos and mayhem, as is what the Iranian leaders have been doing in order to precipitate the Muslim messiah’s arrival.
“The messiah will not rise until fear, great earthquakes and sedition take place.”
Despite fervent Islamist belief, the Mahdi – also called the “Twelfth Imam” by Shia Muslims like the Iranian leaders – is a pre-Islam Pagan concept:
One guided by, sent by, or given by the Moon-goddess Mah; Arabic-Moslem title of the promised Messiah… The Mahdi would be born of “the Virgin Paradise”…who embodied the spirit of the Moon-goddess on earth. His coming was so eagerly awaited that many historical Islamic leaders claimed to personify him.
After Arabia was converted to Islam, it was usually supposed that the Mahdi would be sent by Allah. But he was older than Islam. As his title suggests, he was a Son of the Moon in the most primitive times, when all Arabia was the territory of the lunar Goddess, one of whose names was Mah. (Barbara Walker, The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, 571)
Israel versus Palestine
The Israel-Palestinian conflict is part of this End-Times scenario, as, according to Shiite doctrine, Israel must be destroyed for the Mahdi to return. In June 2014, just a month before Hamas – backed by Iran – began shelling Israel, Iranian’s supreme leader stated as much:
The fighting in Syria and the current infighting in Iraq and even the likely intrusion of the Islamic Republic’s army into Iraq to counter the Sunni rebellion, as per Shiite understanding of the hadiths, point to the imminent coming of Mahdi, but not before Israel is destroyed.
The supreme leader of the Islamic regime ruling Iran, promises in a newly released audiotape the destruction of Israel and Palestinians’ return to that land.
(Persian speaker Amil Imani confirmed this translation is accurate.)
The Hamas Covenant of 1988 calls for the destruction of Israel on behalf of Islam:
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
Dr. Ali Sina contends, however:
“It’s not just Shiites. All Muslims believe that, in the End Times, Muslims will kill all the Jews.”
In the meantime, let us not fall into this self-fulfilling prophecy, which is in reality a blueprint for destruction based on myth. Best to know who you are siding with in any debacle. The “humanitarian crisis” front is employed with great aplomb and deception. Are you helping to bring about this “End Times” scenario with your unwitting support of thugs?
Origins of Islam
A Brief History of the Apocalypse
Comparing Abrahamic ‘End Times’ Prophecies
Iran’s End Times Documentary
Ahmadinejad and the Mahdi
Why pick on Israel?
Israel versus Palestine: Back story facts few people know about