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IRAN, THE ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY & THE CHOSEN ONE.

The Muslim apocalypse:
IRAN, the Twelfth Imam and Muhammad al-Mahdi,
"The Guided One"or the Hidden Imam. Requirements.


Gleen Beck from Facebook: No need to be Nostradamus


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+ Emmanuel Sivan spends many pages describing and analyzing the Shiite vision of an “ideal, legitimate state to be instituted by its leader, the Hidden Imam.” Over the course of history, he writes, a “minority of Shi’ites, quite substantial and dangerous at times, would move from pessimistic idealism to an optimistic brand of the same approach—the imam’s arrival is imminent, God’s kingdom is bound to be brought upon earth by this messiah (mahdi), and one should help precipitate its descent by armed revolt.”.  He warned that an integral part of Shi’a Islam’s belief and thought involves the initiating of a planetary conflagration.
......from  Radical Islam: Medieval Theology and Modern Politics

The circumstances of that reappearance could, in the hands of Iran’s mad mullahs, visit upon the world calamities of a scale never before seen. And Israel and America will bear the brunt.
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& Nostradamus also warns us of a danger from "Persia".... but is IRAN or a new PERSIAN EMPIRE ?  The first Persian Empire matured in the 6th century BC. That was the empire that sent vast armies of revenuers against the stubborn hillbillies of Greece. We see history from the Greek perspective and through cartoonish films such as “300”..... and Turkey? (source 6)
 


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+ Recently Iran's former hard-line President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has reportedly said that the United States is working to arrest the Hidden Imam, who according to Shiite belief went into hiding in the 10th century and will reappear to bring justice to Earth ( according to a transcript posted on June 21 on the website Dolatebahar.com, which is run by his supporters).


Ahmadinejad suggested that the West -- and particularly the United States -- sees the return of the Hidden Imam as a threat to its "empire," adding that the U.S. administration is "evil."
"It is really a government established by Satan to prevent reaching God and the Hidden Imam," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. " … This evil government knows that its end will come if the Hidden Imam reappears."

He reportedly acknowledged that "some in Iran laugh about these comments."


Iranian Ex-President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is well known for his devotion to the Hidden Imam.
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Ahmadinejad, the "spiritually enlightened" Image EFE
According to the traditions of Twelver Shi’ism, the official religion of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the twelfth of these Imams, a boy of five years old, disappeared under mysterious and disputed circumstances in the year 874 – but remained alive.” , promising to return when the time would be propitious.

The Mahdi’s arrival has been eagerly anticipated and rumor has it that Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—like Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, a fervent believer in the Mahdi’s parousia—widened a boulevard in Tehran to welcome the savior with public celebrations. This may be a canard, but even were it the case, Ahmadinejad need not have bothered. That was yesterday; today is a new beginning.
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AND NOT ONLY HIM
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+ The Shiite like many Christians, lives in a world full of signs of the impending concluding chapters of history. This is vitally important in understanding Shi'a culture and political theory. 

Most of Iranian history can only be understood in relationship to the Doctrine of Return and the prophecies associated with it. For instance, during the Iranian Revolution, several Iranians believed that Ayatullah Ruhollah Khumayni, the spiritual and theoretical head of the Revolution, was the Hidden Imam or Mahdi returned to the world of humanity. While Khumayni never admitted this, he never denied it either. In many ways, the Revolutionaries believed that they were engineering or inaugurating the beginning of the reign of justice in the world, just as the radical Protestant English who settled America believed that they were inaugurating the one thousand year rule of saints that would precede the end of the world. Contemporary Iranian politics can in no way be divorced from the fundamental religious tenets of Shi'a Islam.
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Sunni and Shi'ite Islam have different beliefs on the identity of Mahdi. Historically, Sunni Islam has derived religious authority from the caliphate, who was in turn appointed by the companions of Muhammad at his death. The Sunnis view the Mahdi as the successor of Mohammad, the Mahdi is expected to arrive to rule the world and reestablish righteousness. Various Sunnis also share a parallel belief that though there may be no actual Mahdi, the existence of mujaddid will instead lead the Islamic revolution of a renewal in faith and avoidance of deviation from God’s path. Such an intellectual and spiritual figure of Sunni tradition has been attributed to numerous Muslims at the end of each Muslim century from the origin of Islam through present day. This classical interpretation is favored by Sunni scholars like Ghazali and Ibn Taymiyyah.

Shi'a Islam, in distinction, followed the bloodline of Muhammad, favoring his cousin and son by marriage, Ali. Ali was appointed the first Imam, and following him there were eleven more. Muhammad al-Mahdi, otherwise known as the twelfth imam, went into hiding in 873/4 AD at the age of four. His father was Hasan al-`Askari, and had been murdered, and so he was hidden from the authorities of the Abbasid Caliphate. He maintained contact with his followers until 940 AD, when he was hidden.

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THE DISPUTE AND THE CHASE
According to Islamic tradition, the dispute between the majority Sunnis and the Shiat Ali (Party of Ali) began upon the death of Muhammad in 632. The Sunnis contended that the prophet of Islam had made no provision for a successor as political, military, and spiritual leader of the Muslim community, and that therefore the Muslims should choose the best man among them as their leader. The nascent Party of Ali, on the contrary, claimed that Muhammad had designated his son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor, and that the successor of Muhammad had to be a member of the prophet’s household.

Ali was finally chosen as the fourth caliph in 656, but in 661 was assassinated. Hassan, his eldest son (and successor, as far as the Shi’ites are concerned), was murdered in 670 on the orders of the Sunni caliph Muawiya.

The Sunni/Shiite split became definitive and permanent when Ali’s younger son, Husayn, was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 680.

After the beheading of Husayn, the Shi’ites continued a succession of Imams, members of Muhammad’s household and his prophetic heirs. Each one in turn, over two centuries, was poisoned on orders of the Sunni caliph. According to the traditions of Twelver Shi’ism, the official religion of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the twelfth of these Imams, a boy of 4/5 years old, disappeared.



THE HIDDEN IMAM  (Shiite version)
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The core of the Shiite religious world view is the Hidden Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, "The Guided One."

While the stories of the first eleven Imams are historical in nature, the history of the twelfth Imam is mystical and miraculous. Born in 868 AD / 255 AH, Abu'l-Kasim Muhammad (which is the name of the Prophet himself), and when Hasan al-Askari, the Eleventh Imam, died in 874 AD / 260 AH, the seven year old boy declared himself to be the Twelfth Imam and went into hiding. The Shiites believed that he hid himself in a cave below a mosque in Samarra; this cave is blocked by a gate which the Shiites call Bab-al Ghayba , or the "Gate of Occultation." This is one of the most sacred sites in Shi'a Islam, and the faithful gather here to pray for the return of the Twelfth Imam.
 

The central Shi'a doctrines revolving around the Hidden Imam are the doctrines of Occultation (Ghayba ) and Return (Raj'a ) . The Doctrine of Occultation is simply the belief that God hid Muhammad al-Mahdi away from the eyes of men in order to preserve his life. God has miraculously kept him alive since the day he was hidden in 874 AD / 260 AH; eventually God will reveal al-Mahdi to the world and he will return to guide humanity.

This return is the most significant event in the future for the Shi'ite faithful and has thunderous eschatological consequences. This return will occur shortly before the Final Judgement and the end of history. Imam Mahdi will return at the head of the forces of righteousness and do battle with the forces of evil in one, final, apocalyptic battle. When evil has been defeated once and for all, the Imam Mahdi will rule the world for several years under a perfect government and bring about a perfect spirituality among the peoples of the world. After the Imam Mahdi has reigned for several years, Jesus Christ will return (raj'a ), as will Husayn and others. It is the return of the dead that falls under the Doctrine of Return; the Mahdi will only appear to humanity.
 

The world, for the Shiite, is a deeply immoral, degenerate, and corrupt place; these are the necessary preludes to the appearance of the Hidden Imam  or Mahdi. Like Christianity, Shi'ism is also a deeply prophetic religion. Like Christian belief, the end of time and the appearance of the Mahdi will be preceded by a number of events foretold in prophecy.
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THE END
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Like other Abrahamic religions, Islam also teaches resurrection of the dead, a final tribulation and eternal division of the righteous and wicked.Islamic apocalyptic literature describing Armageddon is often known as fitnah, malāhim, or ghaybah in Shī‘a Islam. The righteous are rewarded with pleasures of Jannah, while the unrighteous are tortured in Jahannam.


There are two main sources in Islamic scripture that discuss the Last Judgment: the Qur'an, which is viewed in Islam as infallible, and the hadith, or sayings of the prophet. Hadith are viewed with more flexibility due to the late compilation of the traditions in written form, two hundred years after the death of Muhammad.The concept has also been discussed in commentaries of Islamic scholars such as al-Ghazali, Ibn Kathir, and Muhammad al-Bukhari.

The hadith describe the end time with more specificity than the Qur'an, describing the events of al-Qiyamah (Resurrection) through twelve major signs. At the time of judgment, terrible corruption and chaos will rule. The Mahdi will be sent and with the help of Isa (Jesus
, re-imagined, as in Sunni Islam, as a Muslim prophet), will battle Masih ad-Dajjal (evil). They will triumph, liberating Islam from cruelty, and this will be followed by a time of serenity with people living true to religious values. However, there is no mention of the advent of Mahdi and Isa in one era in any of the hadith. Some Muslim scholars translate the Arabic word "Imam" as "Mahdi" to prove the advent of Mahdi and Isa in a single era.

There are a number of major and minor signs of the end of days in Islam. There is debate over whether they could occur concurrently or must be at different points in times, although Islamic scholars typically divide them into three major periods (The majority of these have been collected, summarized and listed below to the best of knowledge):
 


ONE  Minor Signs
 

   The appearance of fitnah (tribulations) and removal of khushoo' (fearfulness of God, taqwah, reverence, etc.)
   Coming of 30 Dajjals, everyone presuming himself that he is an apostle of Allah. 
   Until a person would pass by a grave of another person and he would say: I wish it had been my abode.
   Loss of honesty, and authority is given to those who do not deserve it. 
   The taking away of knowledge and the prevalence of religious ignorance. 
   Frequent occurrences of sudden and unexpected death.
   Spreading of killing.
   Acceleration of time. 
   Rejection of Sunnah (Hadith).
   The spread of riba (usury, interest), the spread of zina (adultery, fornication), drinking of alcohol.        
   The widespread and condoning of music.
   The decoration of mosques as a matter of pride and competition.
    Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man.
    Abundance of earthquakes.
    Frequent occurrences of disgrace, distortion, and defamation.
    When people wish to die because of the severe trials and tribulations that they are suffering.
    Jews fighting Muslims.
    When paying charity becomes a burden.
    People will compete in the construction of very tall buildings.
    Women appearing naked despite their being dressed.
    Seeking knowledge from misguided and astray scholars.
    The liar is believed, the truthful is called a liar and the honest is called a traitor.
    The death of righteous knowledgeable people.
    The emergence of indecency (obscenity), enmity among relatives and neighbours.
    The rise of idolatry and polytheists, in the community.
    The Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold
    Estrangement of Islam.
    When the land of the Arabs returns to being a land of rivers and fields.
    The Romans (Christians and the Western world) would form a majority amongst people.
    Earning of money through unlawful (Haram) ways increases.
    When there is much rain but little vegetation.
    Evil People will be expelled from Al-Madinah.
    Wild animals communicate with humans, and a man speaks to his whip or his shoe, and his thigh will tell him about what happened to his family after he left.
    Increase in thunderbolts.
    There will be a special greeting for the people of distinction.
    Trade will become so widespread that a woman will help her husband in business.
    No truly honest man will remain and no one will be trusted.
    Only the worst people will be left; they will not know any good or forbid any evil (i.e. No one will say there is no God but Allah).
    Nations will call each other to destroy Islam (Islamic values, culture, teachings, Muslims) by any and every means.
    Qur'an and Islamic knowledge will be passed on, but no one will follow it correctly.
    Muslim rulers will come who do not follow the guidance and tradition of the Sunnah. Some of their men will have the hearts of devils in a human body.
    Stinginess (being Miserly) will Appear, Honourable people will perish and Dishonourable people would prevail.
    A man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and treats his friend kindly whilst shunning his father.
    Voices are raised in the mosques.
    The leader of a people is the worst of them.
    People treat a man with respect because they fear some evil he may do.
    Much wine is drunk.

Also Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, turned to us and said, “O emigrants, there are five things with which you will be tested, and I seek refuge with Allah lest you live to see them:

    Sexual immorality never appears among people to such an extent that they commit it openly except that they will be afflicted by plagues and diseases unknown to their forefathers;
    They do not cheat in weights and measures (business, trades, etc.) except that they will be stricken with famine, calamity, and the oppression of rulers;
    They do not withhold charity from their wealth except that rain will be withheld from the sky, and were it not for the animals there would be no rain at all;
    They do not break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger except that Allah will enable their enemies to overpower them and take some of what is in their hands;
    And unless their leaders rule according to the Book of Allah and seek every good from that which Allah has revealed, then Allah will cause them to fight one another.”


 

TWO  Major signs

Following the second period, the third will be marked by the ten major signs known as alamatu's-sa'ah al- kubra (The major signs of the end). They are as follows:

    The false messiah, Masih ad-Dajjal, shall appear with huge powers as a one eyed man with the other eye blind and deformed like a grape. He will claim to be God and to hold keys to heaven and hell and lead many astray, although believers will not be deceived.His heaven is the believers' hell, and his hell is the believer's' heaven. The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls.   The return of Isa, from the second sky to kill Dajjal.
    Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj (Gog and Magog), two tribes of vicious beings which had been imprisoned by Dhul-Qarnayn will break out. They will ravage the earth, drink all the water of Lake Tiberias, and kill all believers in their way (or see). Isa, Imam Al-Mahdi, and the believers with them will go to the top of a mountain and pray for the destruction of Gog and Magog. Allah will eventually send disease and worms to wipe them out.
    A huge black smoke cloud will cover the earth.
    Dabbat al-ard, or the Beast that will come out of the ground to talk to people.
    The sun will rise from the west.
    Three sinking of the earth, one in the east,
    One in the west,
    And one in Arabia
    The second trumpet blow will be sounded, the dead will return to life and a fire will start come out of Yemen that shall gather all to Mahshar Al Qiy'amah (The Gathering for Judgment).

 

THREE Other signs

    Appearance of the Mahdi.
    Muslims shall fight against a nation wearing shoes made of hair and faces like hammered shields, with red complexion and small eyes.
    The emergence of the Sufyani within the Syria region.
    The truce and joint Christian-Muslim campaign against a common enemy (at the conclusion of which all war technology shall become unusable) followed by al-Malhama al-Kubra a non-Muslim vs. Muslim war.
    Black Standard will come from Khorasan, nothing shall turn them back until they are planted in Jerusalem.
    Mecca will be attacked and the Kaaba will be destroyed.
    A pleasant breeze will blow from the south that shall cause all believers to die peacefully.
    Quran will be forgotten and no one will recall its verses.
    All Islamic knowledge will be lost to the extent where people will not say "La Illaha Ila Allah" (There is no god, but Allah), but instead old people will babble without understanding "Allah, Allah".
    People will fornicate in the streets 'like donkeys'.
    The first trumpet blow will be sounded by Israfil, and all that is in heavens and earth will be stunned and die except what God wills, silence envelops everything for forty (an undetermined period of time)

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OPINION
Throughout history, there have been multiple claimants to the role of Mahdi that had come into existence through their pious deeds and by subsequently acquiring their own following. Perhaps the most famous pretender to the title of Mahdi is for Westerners Muhammad Ahmad of Sudan, was believed to hold the title following his self-proclamation in 1881 and stand against the Turco-Egyptian government as well as the British ( Mahdist War .)


Now all post-colonial boundaries have collapsed.

Pakistan acts freely in Afghanistan, as Turkey does in Iraq and Syria. Kurds have run away from Iraq to form an autonomous region and protect themselves from yet another ISIS slaughter. Iran is integral to this widening gyre of geostrategic free fall - not above it. And as always, the Shiites and Sunnis kill each other.


A Muslim ruler must stand out and rivals must unite against the common enemy, and then the invasion of Europe is possible as Nostradamus predicted writing about a new Anibal or Arab prince. Yes, a new Persian Empire or Carthaginian empire against European civilization but without the Iranian leadership.
 
Iran as a fragile and internally unstable Islamic republic,  has systematically and consistently spread its sphere of influence in a region where national boundaries mean very little but is a deeply flawed, menacing, and malfunctioning Islamist theocracy. 
 
Iran
has an area of influence but Iran can not go beyond.
Iran must be submitted and so the Muslims will be able to be invincible until the arrival of the King of France.
Next: the episode of Carmania or the Strait of Hormuz by the tiger of Hircania.
WAR 01 - NOSTRADAMUS, THE U.S. AND IRAN (formerly Persia) ....AND FRANCE TOO!! (february 2012)

http://prophecyexperimentalzone.blogspot.com.es/2012_02_01_archive.html

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Sources
1+ Iranian Ex-President Says U.S. Seeks Arrest Of Hidden Imam
June 22, 2015, by Golnaz Esfandiari
http://www.rferl.org/content/iran-ahmadinejad-hidden-imam-us/27086798.html


2+ The Hidden Imam.
by Richard Hooker

http://richard-hooker.com/sites/worldcultures/SHIA/HIDDEN.HTM

 3+ Wikipedia
"Islamic Eschatology#Sunni and Shi"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_eschatology#Sunni_and_Shi.27ite_perspectives_on_the_Mahdi


4+ Wikipedia
"End Time#Islam"  and "Islamic Eschatology"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_time#Islam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_eschatology


5+ The Return of the Twelfth Imam. A prophecy has been fulfilled
by David Solway
http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/01/05/the-return-of-the-twelfth-imam/


6+ The Iranian dream of a reborn Persian Empire
By Ralph Peters. February 1, 2015
http://nypost.com/2015/02/01/the-iranian-dream-of-a-reborn-persian-empire/

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Good Bye from Spain
JSP
July 14, 2015

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The scene was set for a titanic struggle, the unstoppable force meets the immovable object

What really happened was another demolition job!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UhEskDhCec
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DEUTERONOMY chapter 18, verse 21-22.