Friday, April 23, 2010
BEDIUZZAMAN'S WORDS CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE COMING OF HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)
THEY SUPPOSED A FACT THAT WOULD OCCUR 1400 YEARS LATER IN THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD to be close in their century… (The Words, p.318)
The facts revealed in the Damascus Sermon that glance at the destiny of the Islamic world after year 1371 [Hijri]… Yes, maybe not now but 30-40 years later, in order to equip science and true arts (knowledge acquired through arts, science and skills) and benevolence of civilization and those three forces in full, and in order to overcome the nine obstacles, sent inclination for investigating the truth, moderation and love for human beings to the fronts of those nine foes, insha’Allah will demolish them all AFTER HALF A CENTURY. (The Damascus Sermon, p. 25)
IN SEVENTY ONE [1371 Hijri], THE SUN BEGAN TO RISE or will rise. Even if this is only the initial redness in the horizon, IN THIRTY TO FORTY YEARS THE SUN WILL BEGIN TO RISE [this is the second enlightenment that spreads after the initial redness in the horizon]. (The Damascus Sermon, p. 23)
1371 + 30 = 1401 = 1981
1371 + 40 = 1411 = 1991
In this period there are such unusually prevalent movements that take everything into its own account, even if THAT PERSON TRULY AWAITED AND EXPECTED TO COME AFTER A CENTURY came at this time ... (Kastamonu Addendum, p. 57)
Bediuzzaman spoke these words in Hijri 1354. In other words, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear within the Hijri 1400s.
... It appears from this truth that; THIS BLESSED PERSON WHO WILL COME LATER WILL DISSEMINATE AND IMPLEMENT THE RISALE-I NUR AS A PROGRAM … (The Ratifying Stamp of the Unseen, p. 9)
I believe I AM A SERVANT OF THAT WONDROUS PERSON WHO WILL COME IN THE FUTURE, and A REAR-GUARD TO SET BACKGROUND FOR HIM and A PIONEERING SOLDIER OF THAT GREAT COMMANDER. (Barla Addendum, p. 162)
IN THE END TIMES, THE TRUE OWNERS IN THE BROAD SPHERE OF LIFE, IN OTHER WORDS HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) AND HIS DISCIPLES WILL COME BY ALLAH’S WILL, AND BROADEN THAT SPHERE and THOSE SEEDS WILL BLOOM AND WE SHALL WATCH FROM OUR TOMBS AND GIVE THANKS TO ALLAH.
(Kastamonu Addendum, p. 99)
It now occurs to mind that if each of the letters "mim" and "lam" bearing the gemination mark are counted as two, THE PEOPLE WHO WILL DISPERSE OPPRESSION A CENTURY LATER FROM NOW, CAN BE THE DISCIPLES OF HAZRAT MAHDI (AS). (Rays, 1st Ray, p. 605) (The Ratifying Stamp of the Unseen, p. 90)
Bediuzzaman wrote the 1st Ray in 1936