Hmm, let me clear it up, well I should say "attempt to clear it up", the mahdi will come before Jesus, and the anti-christ will come after both, this
is the islamic belief, and as an Australian with an atheist Father and a christian mother this is what I adhere to.
So the madhi will come, most muslims besides the totally misguided will follow him, the christians wont know what is going on but I'd say many of them
will assume he is the anti-christ initially, but will be baffled by the purity of his actions and words causing many to sit on the fence so to speak,
ti may cost many of them their lives due to the obvious turmoil the world will be in, that being said one would assume that there will be many
righteous muslims who will lose their life fighting for what they believe in when the world turns against us(which seems to be happening to a certain
extent already when you consider the millions of muslims who have been killed by corrupt governments in the last century.
Anyway, God only knows the exact circumstances that will arise whilst the Mahdi rules over the muslims, we are told he will be given all his knowledge
on how, why, who, etc, regarding his reign(and all that he needs to know) in one night, I'd imagine so as not to come under the radar of the corrupt
governments which will give them no real chance to take him out before he has a chance to fight them(literally or figuratively). Whilst the mahdi is
reigning over the muslims, the anti-christ will appear, with his one blind(milky) eye and power over many elements well beyond what the mahdi has,
this is due to his hardcore realtionship with the misguided jinn(devils/satan/shaytan), basically pulling every black magic trick in the book, be it
jinns in the shape of aliens, ufos, and all sorts of ridiculous technology that the anti-christ will receive from the jinn, including their
shapeshifting trickery one would assume, all this being GOD's will of course to test mankind to the core. Now, here is where many of the christians,
jews, atheists, pagans, and even some misguided muslims will choose the wrong side, lead astray by the power of the anti-christ and his decpetion(eg,
food in times of famine, water in times of drought, shelter in times of severe weather condtions, etc), while only the strong will stay loyal to the
After several years of the anti-christ ruling over the majority on earth(from Israel), Jesus will then return, to give the misguided the shock of
their lives, many of the christians, jews, pagans, atheists, misguided muslims, etc, will be aware of their treachery and the lies of the anti-christ
which they chose to follow, only the die hard corrupt will stay loayl to the anti-christ and will fight till their last breath trying to take Jesus
and his men/women down, but they will fail miserably when Jesus kills the anti-christ.
The main thing to remember here in context to the OP's question, is that muslims dont call Jesus 'GOD", the Messiah yes, a prophet yes, a man of honor
and integrity yes, born of immaculate conception yes, GOD's son yes, but not the literal son of GOD nor a thrid of GOD(I refer here to the christians
3 in 1 mumbo jumbo), so when the anti-christ first appears he will call himself a prophet and within no time go on to call himself GOD, sucking in the
deluded christians who call Jesus 'GOD', and it is not until the real Jesus comes down after huge amounts of hardship on earth(with the antichrist
providng a way out of this hardship for the weak) will some of the christians realise the error of their ways. Now as to their sincerity after this
time in reagrds to deeds and their position on judgement day, well GOD(ALLAH in arabic) only knows.
Taking all this(and more) into consideration, I personally still assume that a portion of the christians, jews, atheists, etc, will take the side of
the mahdi and his followers over the treacherous goverenments of the world whom he(and his followers) will be speaking/fighting against. How many of
them, if any, GOD knows.
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