Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part II

Abstract: Islamic sources hold a rich account of the ‘End of Times’ – an era described in the eschatologies of the dominant world religions. It refers to the world’s state of affairs before and after the coming of Imam Mahdi to establish worldwide justice and peace. The previous part offered an overview of the concept of the ‘End of Times’ from the viewpoint of the dominant world religions, as well as the Islamic perspective using the Qur’an and hadith as sources to envision what lays ahead of us, and with the purpose of increasing our knowledge on the advent of Imam Mahdi, establishing a positive relationship with the Imam, and preparing for his return.  This part expands on the quality of the people during this time, including their intellectual condition and scientific and technological advancements.

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