A Last Word…
People who have seen that materialist philosophies brought with them nothing but destruction in the last century have finally begun turning to God. This return to religion and spiritual matters that began in the late 20th century in particular has rapidly pervaded the entire world. People who believe in and pray to God have begun forming communities that attach the proper values to concepts such as family, the state, the nation and moral virtues.
Islam, Christianity and Judaism all speak of mankind living in peace and security at a time near the Day of Judgment and of there being a sacred age when plenty, abundance and justice replace troubles of all kinds. Immorality, fraud and degeneration will come to an end in that age. Belief in the One God will spread across the world in this blessed time awaited for centuries, and people will attain salvation as they begin living by the moral values beloved of God, all the benefits of technology will be placed at the service of mankind, there will be huge advances in science and medicine and there will be plenty, abundance and fertility everywhere. We are now living in that blessed age.
The return to Earth of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is a miraculous and metaphysical phenomenon of an extraordinary nature that will affect the whole world. For that reason, all believers must at once mobilize all their resources in a spirit of union and prepare to welcome him. This great preparatory activity performed with enthusiasm, fervor and joy will be prayer in action, but those who do not make such preparations will no doubt feel a terrible shame when the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) does return. All the signs show that his second coming is imminent and that there is no time to lose for the preparations to be made. At this point, all believers must collaborate together and wage a united intellectual struggle against atheist and materialist ideas that inflict disorder and corruption on the world.
According to Islam, the End Times are a blessed age that all believers have longed for over the centuries, when woes and shortages are replaced by plenty and abundance, injustice by justice, immorality by virtue and conflict by peace and security, when the moral virtues of Islam rule the world. The hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace) contain detailed descriptions of this time and its characteristics. During this time, God will make a servant with superior virtues known as the Mahdi (meaning he who guides to the right path) His instrument in leading people to salvation. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will first wage an intellectual struggle within the Islamic world and return Muslims who have broken away from the essence of Islam back to true faith and moral values. Later, together with the Prophet Jesus (pbuh), the Islamic and Christian worlds will unite in a single belief and the world will enjoy a time of peace, security, happiness and well-being known as the Golden Age.