Sunday, February 7, 2010
THE MAHDI WILL RULE THE WORLD JUST LIKE ISKANDAR ZULQARNAIN (AS) AND THE PROPHET SULAIMAN (AS)
The Qur’an reveals that Zulqarnain (as) and Prophet Sulaiman (as) caused Islamic moral values to prevail throughout the world. The hadiths reveal that, just like these two prophets, the Mahdi will do the same:
The Mahdi will rule Earth, just like Zulqarnain (as) and Prophet Sulaiman (as).
(al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar, p. 30)
Four people became kings on Earth. Two are believers, two are unbelievers. The believers are Zulqarnain (as) and Prophet Sulaiman (as); the unbelievers are Nimrod and Bakhtinasr (Nebuchadnezzar). One from the people of my house (the Mahdi) will come as the fifth, and he will be king on Earth.
(al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi, p. 10)