I recently listened to a sermon that speculated that the Muslim Mahdi will be the Antichrist. This informative post challenges that.
There is a book written by Joel Richardson called “The Islamic Antichrist.” I have not read this book (nor do I intend to), but have read reviews. It seems that the author wants his readers to believe that expected Imam Mahdi (the Guided One) is the Anti-Christ prophesized in the Holy Bible. Nothing is far from the truth.
But, before I disprove Mr. Richardson’s claim, let me tell you that Imam Mahdi and Dajjal (anti-Christ, the False Messiah) are not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an at all. Surprised? Well, it is a fact that no one can dispute. All the Islamic sources that talk about Dajjal (the Antichrist) and Imam Mahdi come from the collection of Hadiths (written traditions).
So, let me begin by explaining Muslim beliefs about Imam Mahdi. Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims have different beliefs about Imam Mahdi mainly because some of the hadiths (written traditions) they use are not the…
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