Archive for the 'Wiki' Category
This is a list of people who have been said to be a messiah either by themselves, or by their followers. The list is divided into categories, which are sorted according to date of birth (where known).
In Christian eschatology the Antichrist or Anti-christ (literally: anti, opposite, for, or as; christ, messiah) has come to mean a person, image of a person, or other entity that is the embodiment of evil. The name antichrist derives from the books of 1 and 2 John, which describe any who denies Christ to be antichrists. The term is also often applied to prophecies regarding a “Little horn” power in Daniel 7, and is used in conjunction with many End Times teachings.
Antichrist is translated from the combination of two ancient Greek words αντί + χριστος (antí + khristos), which can mean anti “opposite” (of) khristos “Messiah” therefore “opposite of Christ” or anti “as” (if) khristos “messiah” thus “in place of Christ”. An antichrist can be opposed to Christ by striving to be in the place of Christ.
The term itself appears 5 times in 1 John and 2 John of the New Testament–once in plural form and 4 times in the singular, and is popularly associated with the belief of a competing and assumed evil entity opposed to Jesus of Nazareth. Continue reading ‘Antichrist’
In Islamic eschatology the Mahdi (مهدي transliteration: Mahdī, also Mehdi; “Guided One”) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam. The advent of Mahdi is not a universally accepted concept in Islam, there are basic differences among different sects of Muslims about the timing and nature of his advent and guidance. Most Muslims believe that the Mahdi will change the world into a perfect and just Islamic society alongside Jesus before Yaum al-Qiyamah (literally “Day of the Resurrection” or “Day of the Standing”). The “hdi” of “Mahdi” refers to the Arabic root “هدی” which means “to guide”. “Mahdi” is also an Arabic name.
The exact nature of the Mahdi differs according to Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. For a more in-depth Shi’a account of the Mahdi, see Muhammad al-Mahdi. Despite modern popularity, the Mahdi is not mentioned in the Qu’ran.
Shi‘ites claim the Mahdi is their 12th Imam, as evidenced in a hadith from the Shia text (Kitab Al-Kafi) containing a conversation between the first Shia Imam; Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib and a man named al-Asbagh ibn Nubata. 
Even if the entire duration of the world’s existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left before the Day of Judgment, God (Arabic:Allah) will expand that day to such a length of time, as to accommodate the kingdom of a person out of my Ahl al-Bayt who will be called by my name. He will then fill the Earth with peace and justice as it will have been filled with injustice and tyranny before then.
― Sahih Tirmidhi, V2, P86, V9, P74 – 75.
The Mahdi, according to Shi’ite tradition, will arise at some point before the day of judgement, institute a kingdom of justice, and will in the last days fight alongside the returned Jesus against the Dajjal, the Antichrist.
However, like most religious concepts, various Muslim traditions have ascribed different characteristics to the Mahdi. Also, as Mahdiism is closely related to the leadership of the Ummah, it has had the potential to be abused as some leaders of secularly focused politico-religious movements in the name of Islam who have claimed to be the Mahdi. Continue reading ‘Mahdi’
Verse of Rajm Hadith in Sahih Muslim about an event involving the alleged Verse of Rajm in the Qur’an.
During Umars farewell speech, he addressed different issues. The speech is included in Sahih Bukhari, and in it there is a reference to an alleged verse in the Qur’an named the Verse of Rajm. The alleged verse is quoted as:
- “O people! Do not claim to be the offspring of other than your fathers, as it is disbelief (unthankfulness) on your part that you claim to be the offspring of other than your real father.”
The individual hadith are not regarded equally authentic, however, the speech of Umar where he quoted the verse is regarded authentic by Sunnis. Continue reading ‘Hadith of the Verse of Rajm’
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Allah – Oneness of GodMuhammad · Prophets of Islam|
|Profession of Faith · PrayerFasting · Charity · Pilgrimage|
|History & Leaders|
|Timeline of Muslim historyAhl al-Bayt · SahabaRashidun Caliphs · Shi’ite Imams|
|Texts & Laws|
|Qur’an · Sunnah · HadithFiqh · Sharia · Kalam · Tasawwuf|
|Sunni · Shi’a|
|Culture & Society|
|Academics · Art · Science · PhilosophyArchitecture · Mosques · CalendarFestivals · Demographics · Politics|
|Criticism of Islam · IslamophobiaGlossary of Islamic terms|
|Part of a series on Prophets, salaf & caliphs:|
|Prophets of Islam
Ahl al-BaytMuhammad’s wives
Islamic tradition dictates that prophets were sent by God to every nation. In Islam only Muhammad was sent to convey God’s message for the whole of mankind, whereas other prophets were sent to convey a message to a specific group of people or nation.
Unlike Judaism and Christianity, Islam distinguishes between a messenger of God and a prophet. Both are “divinely inspired” recipients of God’s revelation. However, in addition, messengers are given a divine message for a community in book form.     and, unlike prophets, are assured success by God.
- While all “rasul” are “nabi”, not all “nabi” are “rasul”. 
  
All messengers and some prophets are mentioned in the Qur’an.
Muslims believe the first prophet was Adam, while the last prophet was Muhammad, thus his title Seal of the Prophets. ‘Isa (Jesus) is the result of a virgin birth in Islam as in Christianity, and is regarded as a nabi because he received a wahi from God. Jesus is also considered to be one of the messengers because God revealed the Gospel to him. Contrary to Christianity, however, in Islam, it is heresy to claim that God had a son and Jesus is considered to have been human.
|Persian scholarMedieval era|
|Birth:||194 AH, Shawal 13|
|Influences:||Ahmad ibn HanbalAli ibn al-MadiniYahya ibn Ma’in|
|Influenced:||Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj|
- For other uses, see Al-Bukhari (name)
Popularly known as just Bukhari, Al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari (810–870), he was a famous Sunni Islamic scholar of Persian ancestry, most known for authoring the hadith collection named Sahih Bukhari, a collection which Sunni regard as the most authentic (Arabic: Sahih) collection after the Qur’an. Continue reading ‘Muhammad al-Bukhari’