Many events involving politics and across the world ever since the 1980s have been taking place in line with the systems of the Mahdi and the Messiah. Since 1980 (Hijri 1400) the Islamic world has been awaiting the explicit coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) as foretold in the hadiths of our Prophet (saas), the verses of the Qur’an and statements by great Islamic scholars. In the light of information in the Torah and the Gospels, these same dates are when the Jews await the coming of the King Messiah [in other words, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)] and Christians the return of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh).
To date, and particularly involving certain evangelicals and misinformed Muslims, a most mistaken policy has been followed due to a belief that the movements of the Mahdi and the Messiah will shed blood and that there will be a great battle between Muslims and the People of the Book. The role of evangelicals in American foreign policy in particular led to the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan in the time of the previous U.S. administration and to the shedding of the blood of millions of innocent Muslims as well as Europeans and Americans. Some evangelicals, Christians belonging to various denominations and a number of Jews, albeit a very low one, believe that this bloodshed will grow and intensify and foresee a great battle between Muslims and the People of the Book. The way that some people with low levels of knowledge in the Islamic world depict Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) as someone who will shed blood and ruthlessly slaughter Shiites, Wahabbists, Jews and Christians will obviously further encourage such expectations.
The fact is, however, that EVERYONE WHO EXPECTS BLOODSHED IN THE NEXT PART OF THE END TIMES ARE MAKING A SERIOUS ERROR. NEITHER THE PROPHET JESUS (pbuh) NOR HAZRAT MAHDI (pbuh) WILL EVER SHED BLOOD. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY WILL CAUSE THE MORAL VALUES OF THE RELIGION TO PREVAIL WITH LOVE, AFFECTION, GENTLE WORDS AND COMPASSION. On this subject, evangelicals and those Muslims who regard the People of the Book as the enemy are seriously mistaken.
It is impossible for Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) to engage in any conflict, encourage any fighting or shed any blood, BECAUSE ALLAH HAS COMMANDED HAZRAT MAHDI (pbuh) NOT TO SHED BLOOD. HAZRAT MAHDI (pbuh) WILL ACT IN THE LIGHT OF THE MORAL VALUES AND COMMANDMENTS REVEALED BY ALLAH TO OUR PROPHET (SAAS) AND WILL ABIDE BY THE QUR’AN AND THE HADITHS. Our Prophet (saas) has revealed in detail the path that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) must follow, the methods he must apply in order to bring about the dominion of Islamic moral values, and how he must behave in what situations. It is Almighty Allah Who provided our Prophet (saas) with this information, by way of the angel Gabriel who imparted it. Therefore, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will act in the light of Allah’s commands in every step he takes, every decision he makes and everything he does. ALLAH’S COMMAND TO HAZRAT MAHDI (pbuh) IS “THAT HE SHOULD NOT PERMIT ONE DROP OF BLOOD TO BE SHED, THAT HE SHOULD NOT ALLOW ANYONE’S NOSE EVEN TO BLEED, THAT HE CANNOT WAKEN THE SLEEPER AND THAT HE MUST ACT WITH GENTLENESS, WARMTH AND KINDNESS.”