We are living in an era
in which the world is desperately in need of peace, friendship, and
solidarity. Despite the urgent need for solidarity and cooperation,
certain circles are inciting conflict, particularly conflict between
the world's two greatest and deep-rooted civilizations. One of the
best ways of preventing the disastrous war of civilizations is to
strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between these civilizations.
This is not a hard task, as there are no fundamental differences between
Islam and the Judeo-Christian western world. This dialogue and alliance
will be based on the sincere believers' quest for justice, peace,
and support for all people. This alliance will be one of the main
contributing factors to tranquility at a time when Prophet Jesus'
(peace be upon him) second coming is expected.
In this book, we will
examine the signs of Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) second coming from the
Islamic sources and how the signs that they provide have come true
one by one. People witnessing these signs may, by God's Will, hope
that his return is close.
By God's Will, Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) return will cause religion's
morality to pervade all over the world and all sincere believers to
attain security. Along with all other believers, we hope that our
Lord will honor us by letting us meet this blessed visitor and enable
us to make the best preparations to meet him.
History proves that the coexistence of different civilizations
is not necessarily a source of tension and conflict. A multicultural
state does not experience difficulties because of existing internal
differences, but because of its inability to manage those differences.
Different cultures that exist side by side choose either conflict
or peace and cooperation, depending upon their existing levels of
tolerance and whether they can or cannot control those factors leading
to intolerance. At present, some Westerners and Muslims prefer hostility
and conflict over tolerance and harmony. Thus, misunderstandings
and prejudices against Islam and the Muslims continue to present
certain difficulties. On the other hand, Westerners feel unnecessarily
threatened because of various misunderstandings. Therefore, a solution
to these problems is needed urgently to avoid even worse conflicts
and misunderstandings. As this book will reveal, the Islamic Union
will play an important role in preventing the escalating risk of
conflict, for all Islamic countries will move together as one body.
The book seeks to analyze
Jesus' life and struggle, as well as his virtue and character, closely
and to spread the good news of his second coming in light of the relevant
Qur'anic verses and hadiths (the sayings and teachings of the Prophet
Mohammed). Our Lord gives important signs about Jesus and the future
(the time between the Qur'an's revelation and the Day of Judgment)
in the Qur'an, and the Prophet Mohammed (may God bless him and grant
him peace) revealed much good news about him.
In the Qur'an, there
is an explicit reference to the "second coming of the Jesus to
the world" which is heralded in a hadith. The realization of
some information revealed in the Qur'an about Jesus can only be possible
by Jesus' second coming… His return will be a great turning point
in history, an act will unite all the believers in God, will give
an end to all the pains and turmoil of disbelief and will bring peace
and happiness to mankind.
Terrorism is a crime
against humanity. It is a brutal attack on innocent people. Islam
is a religion that means "peace". In the Koran, the Holy Book of Islam,
God commands believers to bring peace and security to the world. Terrorism
and all other mischief on Earth are the very acts that Muslims are
commanded by God to stand against. The Islamic morality is the cure
for terrorism, not the source of it. Those who resort to or support
terrorism in the name of Islam are in a great error. They are committing
a crime which God has cursed in the Koran. All true Muslims denounce
terrorism of any kind, and share the sorrows of its victims.