Mashiach, al-Mahdi and the End Days in Judaism and Islam

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Many Muslims believe that the Jewish Mashiach (Messiah) is Jesus, but the prophecies of al-Mahdi have far more in common with the teachings of the Jewish Mashiach than Christian messianism. Use the tables below to discover the similarity between them.

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Mashiach and al-Mahdi

  Judaism Islam
Lineage Descend from King David via Solomon
“When your days are finished and you shall lie with your forefathers, then I will raise up your seed that shall proceed from your body after you, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” (II Samuel 7:12-13)
“Then He called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for HaShem, the G-d of Israel. And David said to Solomon: ‘My son, as for me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of HaShem my G-d. But the word of HaShem came to me, saying: Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars; thou shalt not build a house unto My name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in My sight. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. He shall build a house for My name; and he shall be to Me for a son, and I will be to him for a father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.'” (1 Chronicles 22:6-10)
Descend from Muhammad (PBUH) via Fatima (SA)
“The world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs” (Tirmidhi Sahih, Vol. 9, P. 74; Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 5, P. 207;)
“The promised Mahdi will be among my progeny, among the descendants of Fatima.” (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 207; Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)
Faith He will be an observant Jew with “fear of G-d”
“And He shall raise up a signal for the nations, and assemble the outcasts of Yisrael, and gather together the dispersed of Yehudah from the four corners of the world” (Isaiah 11:2)
He will be a Muslim
“The Messenger of G-d said: “He is one of us [Muslim]” (Reported by bi Na’eem in Akhbaar al-Mahdi, see al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, 5: 219, hadith 5796)
Rid the world of tyranny Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership
“But with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked” Isaiah 11:4)
The world will be just
“He will fill the earth with justice as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will rule for seven years.” (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, p. 208; Fusul al-muhimma, p. 275)
Attract all races and creeds He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations
“In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.” (Isaiah 11:10)
Non-Muslims will flock to Islam
When the victory of Allah has come and the conquest, And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes” (Quran 110:1-2)
Messenger of peace He will be a messenger of peace
“He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he would not open his mouth; like a lamb to the slaughter he would be brought, and like a ewe that is mute before her shearers, and he would not open his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7)
Facial features He will have a broad forehead and a pointed (prominent) nose
Abu Sa’id al-Khudari(RA) narrated that the Prophet(SAW) said: “Our Mahdi will have a broad forehead and a pointed (prominent) nose. He will fill the earth with justice as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will rule for seven years.” (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, p. 208; Fusul al-muhimma, p. 275)
Reign 5 or 9 years
At-Tirmidhi reported that Muhammad said: The Mahdi is from my Ummah; he will be born and live to rule five or seven or nine years.

End Times

  Judaism Islam
People return to G-d All nations will return to Hashem
And the haughtiness of adam shall be humbled, and the pride of anashim shall be brought low; and Hashem alone shall be exalted in that day” (Isaiah 2:17)
People return to Allah
When the victory of Allah has come and the conquest, And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes” (Quran 110:1-2)
Great assembly The Sanhedrin will be re-established
“And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The righteous city, the faithful city” (Isaiah 1:26)
Counsel Leaders of nations will look to him for guidance
“He will judge between the nations” (Isaiah 2:4)
Knowledge of G-d will fill the world Knowledge of G-d will fill the world
“They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the L-rd as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:9)
Bnei Yisrael will return to Israel All Israelites will be returned to their homeland
“He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.”(Isaiah 11:12)
“I will strengthen the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the L-rd their G-d and I will answer them.” (Zechariah 10:6)
There will be no more death Death will be swallowed up forever
“He will swallow up death forever.” (Isaiah 25:8)
There will be no more hunger, illness or death There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease
“He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign L-rd will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.” (Isaiah 25:8)
Ressurection of the dead Hashem will raise the dead
“But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.” (Isaiah 26:19)
Allah will raise the dead
“Among His signs is that you see the earth dry and barren; and when We send down rain on it, it stirs to life and swells. Surely G-d Who gives the dead earth life will raise the dead also to life. Indeed, He has power over all things” (41:39)
The House of David shall be like G-d The House of David shall be like G-d
“On that day the L-rd will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like G-d, like the Angel of the L-rd going before them.” (Zechariah 12:8)
Destruction of nations that challenge Israel G-d will seek to destroy all the nations that go against Jerusalem
“For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.” (Isaiah 60:12)
“On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:9)
Israel and Judah will be untied Israel and Judah will be made into one nation again
“And I said to them, If you think good, give me my price; and if not, refrain. So they weighed out for my price 30 pieces of silver. And Hashem said unto me, Throw it to the potter; the magnificent price that I was priced of them. So I took the 30 pieces of silver, and threw them to the potter in the Beit Hashem. Then I broke my second staff, called Chovelim, breaking off the brotherhood between Yehudah and Yisroel.” (Zechariah 11:12-)
“Moreover, you son of man, take a stick, and write upon it, ‘For Yehudah, and for Bnei Yisrael his friends'; then take another stick, and write upon it, For Yosef, ‘Ephraim’s stick, belonging to Joseph and all the house of Israel associated with him'; And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand. And when the Bnei Amecha speak to you, saying, will you not show us what you meant by this? Say unto them, As said Hashem: ‘I will take the stick of Yosef, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisrael his friends, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Yehudah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand’. Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on. And say to them, “So says the L-rd Hashem: ‘I will take the Bnei Yisrael from among the nations, where they’ve been, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land; And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael; and one king shall be king to them all; and they wont be two nations, and they wont be they divided into two kingdoms any more.” (Ezekiel 37:16-22)
Eternal joy The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness
“The ransomed of the L-rd will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 51:11)
The earth will return to happiness
“The Earth will return to the age of happiness.” (Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p.29)
Nations acknowledge wronging Israel Nations will recognize the wrongs they did Israel
“See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted” (Isaiah 52:13)
“But he was pained because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement of our welfare was upon him, and with his wound we were healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Nations look to Jews for guidance The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance
“So said the L-rd of Hosts: In those days, when ten men of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the skirt of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you.'” (Zechariah 8:23)
The ruined cities of Israel restored The ruined cities of Israel will be restored
“And your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to what they were before; and you and your daughters will return to what you were before.” (Ezekiel 16:55)
No more weapons Weapons of war will be destroyed
“Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up-the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel” (Ezekiel 39:9)
Temple rebuilt The Beit HaMikdash will be rebuilt resuming many of the suspended commandments
(Ezekiel 40)
Perfection of the world He will then perfect the entire world to serve G-d together
“Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the L-rd and serve him shoulder to shoulder” (Zephaniah 3:9)
A barren Israel will bloom He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful
“The L-rd will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the L-rd. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.” (Isaiah 51:3)
” And a wolf shall live with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie with a kid; and a calf and a lion cub and a fatling [shall lie] together, and a small child shall lead them. And a cow and a bear shall graze together, their children shall lie; and a lion, like cattle, shall eat straw. And an infant shall play over the hole of an old snake and over the eyeball of an adder, a weaned child shall stretch forth his hand.. They shall neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mount, for the land shall be full of knowledge of the L-rd as water covers the sea bed.” (Isaiah 11:6–9)
“Behold days are coming, says the L-rd, that the plowman shall meet the reaper and the treader of the grapes the one who carries the seed, and the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And I will return the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall rebuild desolate cities and inhabit [them], and they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their produce. And I will plant them on their land, and they shall no longer be uprooted from upon their land, that I have given them, said the L-rd your G-d.” (Amos 9:13–15)
“And I will save you from all your uncleannesses, and I will call to the corn and will multiply it, and I will not decree famine again over you. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you shall no more have to accept the shame of famine among the nations.” (Ezekiel 36:29–30)

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Mashiach, al-Mahdi and the End Days in Judaism and Islam