Prophecy and the Fundamentalist Quest: An Integrative Study of Christian and Muslim Apocalyptic Religion

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This work traces the origins of apocalyptic prophecy in Christianity and Islam through in-depth examinations of several texts found within the Bible, the Quran, and the Hadith. The author contends that Christianity and Islam, often seen as two of the primary fundamentalist and proselytizing world faiths, remain pitted against each other in an ongoing struggle to impose their religious ideology on the rest of the world through either force or persuasion. The religious prophecies discussed in this book are largely focused on end-time or apocalyptic scenarios (such as the Book of Revelation from the Bible's New Testament, the prophesized hour of judgment in the Quran, and the Book of Tribulations in the Hadith). The final two chapters provide an analysis of current world politics, including the Iraq War, within the context of Christian and Islamic prophecy.

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Obviously Hassan has presented her own view about the founder of Ahmadia Islam.Her view that there were merely 50,000 followers of the community at the demise of the founder is not based on fact as the followers were about 500,000 or more .Secondly the claim of the founder of the worldwide Ahmadiyya community does not make any distinction between mahdi and Messiah .Being mahdi shows the status of being one from within the Ummah of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him ) and the status of Messiah reflects the prophethood for all the followers of other religions. 

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Sources of Christian and Islamic Prophecy
7
An Historical Struggle for Ascendancy
13
What the Prophets of Old Foretold
26
Mahdi Islams Archetypal Redeemer and Other Muslim Messiahs
45
Jesus Son of God or Muslim Prophet?
60
Christian Fundamentalism Then and Now
74
Jihad A Theoretical and Historical Framework
91
Osama bin Laden and His Terrorist Agenda
116
Conclusion Beyond Prophecy
149
Appendix 1 The Lesser Signs of the Hour
167
Appendix 2 The Greater Signs of the Hour
169
Explanation of Islamic Terms Used in the Book
171
Chapter Notes
173
Bibliography
177
Index
179
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The World Today
131

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Página 64 - And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings ; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Página 35 - But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Página 27 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people...
Página 36 - Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains and exalted above the hills and all nations shall flow unto it." (Micah iv.): 1 . " But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains...
Página 63 - AFTER this I looked,, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven : and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Página 28 - Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee : and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Página 43 - And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour and a day and a month and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Página 34 - And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads : and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Página 34 - And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Página 27 - And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them ; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.

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Farzana Hassan is the president of the Muslim Canadian Congress. She lives in Canada.

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