بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والصلاة والسلام على رسوله الكريم
Once again I would like to take the opportunity to inform my respected readers about the proximity of the appearance of the awaited Imam, the Mahdi (peace be upon him). The pace of the motion of significant events signifying the Mahdi’s appearance has quickened. The heartbreaking conflict in Syria has already moved into a dangerous new phase. The evil dictator and taghut, Bashar al-Assad, whom I have previously explained to be the cursed Sufyani in my estimation, has for all intents and purposes, defeated the revolution against him. The so-called rebels have been cleared out of the vicinity of Damascus, and are currently under siege in the south of Syria, in Daraa, and likewise in the area immediately north of Homs. The Baathist regime of Assad was on the verge of losing this war until the Russians came to their rescue and turned the tide. Now the rebels have regrouped in the northwest, in Idlib, and are preparing for the coming apocalyptic battle. Apart from Russia, other states that are heavily involved in this complex conflict include Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and of course the United States. Other belligerents besides the Baathist regime and the so-called moderate rebels include al-Qaeda (under the names al-Nusra and then Hayat Tahrir al-Sham), the Kurds and their YPG (the SDF backed by the United States), and the remnants of the wretched Kharijite group known as Daesh. The biggest losers in this conflict are of course the Syrian people. The Sunnis in particular have suffered the most. The aim of Assad is to reduce their numbers through ethnic cleansing. Millions are refugees, half of whom are internally displaced while the other half have been forced to flee their own country. Hundreds of thousands of others are being unspeakably tortured in Assad’s dungeons. Indeed, the suffering of the Syrian people in these past seven years or thereabouts has eclipsed the oppression faced by the Palestinians at the hands of the Zionists for the past couple of generations manifold. How shocking and disturbing it is when one realizes the propensity of Arabs and so-called Muslims to inflict the worst misery on their own people which even the avowed enemies of Islam such as the Zionists and Crusaders could never dream of. The Arabs in particular appear to be under the fiery wrath of God for in the mid twentieth century they turned their backs on Islam and favored various socialist, nationalist, pan-Arabist and Baathist revolutions which quickly transformed their states into fascist dictatorships comparable to ferocious wild beasts that rip apart their prey without mercy. It took outside interventions by the Americans and NATO to liberate Iraq and Libya from taghuts Saddam and Gaddafi respectively. In the case of Libya, there is a real threat of a return to authoritarian, anti-Islamic rule in the person of Khalifa Haftar. Coming back to Syria, the failed revolution against Assad has only made him more ruthless, his heart has been hardened like the cursed Pharaoh who oppressed the Bani Israel. Yet this is a sign for those who discern that the emergence of the expected Mahdi is at hand. The purpose of the sending of the Mahdi is for him to straighten out the crooked Arabs with the sword and establish a regime of justice by overthrowing all the oppressors and tyrants in the land. He is a symbol of hope and a true hero of Islam, whose coming is a manifestation of Allah’s mercy upon this Umma. Consequently, the self-indulgent regimes currently ruling the Arabs, especially the villainous Saudis in Riyadh, the libertine Emiratis in Abu Dhabi, the pharaonic Egyptian military in Cairo, and the ruthless Baathists in Damascus all tremble with fear at the thought of a real Mahdi appearing and bringing about a purely Islamic revolution that pulverizes them all. Perhaps other troublemakers and forces that have caused the Muslims a lot of pain will also be punished and overthrown in the region, such as the hypocritical mullas of Iran and the atheist Zionists of the “State of Israel”. So it appears to me that not only has the Mahdi already been born, at present he must be a young man living in the Hijaz, but Allah knows best. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him & his family) said:
لَا تَنْقَضِي الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يَمْلِكَ الْعَرَبَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي ، وَيُوَاطِئُ اسْمُهُ اسْمِي
“The world will not pass away until the Arabs are ruled by a man of my household, whose name matches my name.” (Sunan Abi Dawud, Musnad Ahmad)
Furthermore, he informed us that this Mahdi will rule for a duration of seven years:
يَمْلأُ الأَرْضَ قِسْطًا وَعَدْلاً كَمَا مُلِئَتْ جَوْرًا وَظُلْمًا يَمْلِكُ سَبْعَ سِنِينَ
“He will fill the land with equity and justice as it was filled with tyranny and oppression. He shall rule for seven years.” (Sunan Abi Dawud: Kitab al-Mahdi)
The relative brevity of the expected Mahdi’s reign signifies that absolute justice cannot be materialized in this transient world, but rather on Judgment Day. The Mahdi’s rule is only a taste of what is to come on Judgment Day for the disbelieving tyrants who dare to defy Heaven. It is furthermore a culmination of the pure Islamic movement that is about attachment to the Prophet’s household (peace be upon him & his family) that was historically mistreated and persecuted by the wretched rulers of this Umma until this day.
Developments in Saudi Arabia are perhaps even more pertinent to the appearance of the Mahdi than what is currently unfolding in Syria. Although Syria is going to be the setting of a great apocalyptic war involving disparate powers, keep in mind that the Mahdi will emerge from Makka, and the people shall recognize him and give him the bay’a under the shade of the sacred Ka’ba. As the reader may be aware, Saudi Arabia is currently going through some major changes for the worse. This movement away from conservative Islamic values and toward moral corruption in the name of modernization and reform is being spearheaded by the crown prince Muhammad bin Salman. His father is the king of Saudi Arabia, but being extremely advanced in age, he may die anytime now and be succeeded by his devilish son who is relatively young and ambitious. It is not inconceivable that upon the death of king Salman Saudi Arabia will be plunged into conflict with squabbles within the House of Saud rising to the surface. Remember that the emergence of the Mahdi will be in an atmosphere of turmoil and dissension, with the princes of the ruling family fighting each other for the throne. Once the Mahdi has emerged with a section of the Muslims behind him and prepared to take command of the Arab world, an army shall attempt to assault the sacred Ka’ba from the north but it shall be utterly destroyed while on the move in a place called Baida. Only time will tell whether this is a counter revolutionary Saudi force or the Syrians.