- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing (April 7, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414104405
- ISBN-13: 978-1414104409
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #841,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Antichrist: Islam's Awaited Messiah Paperback – April 7, 2006
Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Save up to 40% during Wiley's Summer Savings Event. Learn more.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Joel begins the book by discussing the growth rates of Islam, mostly due to births, but also due to new waves of conversions since 9-11. This fact is one that very little like to face. His presentation is very gentle yet direct. The research is also very impressive.
Next Joel compares dozens of Islamic doctrines about the Islamic Messiah figure known as the Imam Mahdi. This chapter alone makes the book worth reading. Especially with the Iranian President's claims to be called to usher in the emergence of the Mahdi. Next he compares dozens of aspects of the Mahdi's life and mission to the Bible's end-time figure known as the Antichrist. The similarites between the two is simply stunning. You have to read this.
After this, the subject of the Islamic Jesus of his end-time mission is discussed. Very frightening and fascinating stuff.
Other apects of Islamic doctrines are analyzed such as the Muslim practice of beheading and Islam's plans for world domination. One chapter that I also really appreciated was his analysis of the Islamic practivce of al-taqiya, or the Islamic practice of lying.Read more ›
Most accounts of the story say that al Mahdi went into hiding as a child around the age of 5 years (about 13th Century). It said he has been `in hiding' in caves ever since but will supernaturally return just before the Day of Judgment. According to the Hadith the criteria for the Hidden Imam are:
He will be a descendant of Muhammad and the son of Fatima
Will have a broad forehead and pointed nose
Will return just before the end of the world
His appearance will be preceded by a number of prophetic events during 3 years of horrendous world chaos, tyranny and oppression
Will escape from Madina to Mekkah, thousands will pledge allegiance to him
Will rule over the Arabs and the world for 7 years
Will eradicate all tyranny and oppression bringing harmony and total peace
Will lead a prayer in Mekkah which Jesus will be at his side and follow in
Remarkably, the 12th Imam theory plays heavily into the world's current concerns with Iran. The Shiite Muslim President of Iran, Ahmadinejad, is deeply committed to the Islamic Messiah, al Mahdi. There have been many through the years claiming to be the Hidden Imam but Ahmadinejad believes he is yet to come. He claims that he is to personally prepare the world for the coming Mahdi. In order to save the world, it must be in a state of chaos and subjugation.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
YES! The author confirms what the Islamic texts prove. Muhammad himself said that the antichrist would be born in his community, the Arab Muslims. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer
A good read that every non Muslim should read and seriously consider.Published 6 months ago by Johnny D. Cockle
Read this with an open mind. The authors position is extremely well documented and may lead you into a better understanding of why US policies in the MENA continue to fail.Published 14 months ago by Thomas R.
I love this book so much I am using it as the main source for a Biblical Worldview class I plan to teach soon. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sue