In this book, we have examined atheism's collapse
during the past 30 years, the increase of faith in God throughout
certain parts of the world, and the growth of religion. We also
showed that the most important factor in this growth is being
played by Islam. We considered the rising rate of conversion,
and the interest expressed by government officials, politicians,
and the media in Islam. Putting all of this information together,
it becomes apparent that there is a strong movement toward Islam
in many countries, and that Islam is increasingly becoming the
most important topic of world interest. These developments indicate
that the world is moving toward a totally new era, one in which,
God willing, Islam will gain in importance and the Qur'an's moral
teachings will spread like a rising tide. It is important to realize
that this highly significant development was announced in the
Qur'an 14 centuries ago:
They desire to extinguish God's Light with their
mouths. But God refuses to do other than perfect His Light, even
though the unbelievers detest it. It is He Who sent His Messenger
with guidance and the True Religion to exalt it over every other
religion, even though the idolaters detest it. (Qur'an, 9:32-33)
The Qur'an also that indicates that Islamic morality
will spread throughout the world, for God wills the following:
God has promised those of you who believe and
do right actions that He will make them successors in the land,
as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish
for them their religion, with which He is pleased, and give them,
in place of their fear, security. "They worship Me, not associating
anything with Me." Any who disbelieve after that, such people
are deviators. (Qur'an, 24: 55)
It is He who sent His Messenger with guidance and the True Religion to exalt it over every other religiond, even though the idolaters detest it.
The spread of Islamic morality is one of God's promises
to believers. In addition to these verses, many sayings of our
Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, assert that the
Qur'an's moral teachings will prevail. In the last days before
the end of the world, humanity will experience a period in which
wrongdoing, injustice, deceit, fraud, wars, strife, conflict,
and moral degeneration is wide-spread. Then will come the Golden
Age, in which these moral teachings will begin to spread among
people like a rising tide and finally prevail throughout the world.
Some of these sayings, as well learned commentaries upon them,
are given below:
During this [period], my ummah [people]
would lead such a comfortable and carefree life which they never
led like that. [The land] would bring forth its yield and would
not hold back anything and the property at that time would be
a stack. (Sunan Ibn-i Majah)
… The dwellers of the heavens and the earth will be pleased. The
earth will bring forth all that grows, and the heavens will pour
down rains in abundance. From all the good that God will bestow
on the inhabitants of the earth, the living will wish that the
dead would come to life again. (Mukhtasar Tazkirah Qurtubi, p
The earth would turn like the silver tray growing vegetation...
(Sunan Ibn-i Majah)
The earth will be filled with equity
and justice as it was pre viously filled with oppression and tyranny.
... There will be no injustice or oppression. (ad-Dani)
Rather We hurl the truth against
falsehood and it cuts right through it and it vanishes
clean away! Woe without end for
you for what you portray!
God has written:
‘I will be victorious, I and My Messengers.’
God is Most Strong, Almighty.
Based upon these statements, the Golden Age will
be an era in which justice, plenty, abundance, well-being, security,
peace, and brotherhood will prevail among humanity, and one in
which people will experience love, self-sacrifice, tolerance,
compassion, mercy, and loyalty. In his sayings, our Prophet, may
God bless him and grant him peace, says that this blessed period
will be experienced through the mediation of the Mahdi, who will
come in the end times to save the world form chaos, injustice,
and moral collapse. He will eradicate godless ideologies and bring
an end to the prevailing injustice. Moreover, he will make religion
like it was in the days of our Prophet, cause the Qur'an's moral
teachings to prevail among humanity, and establish peace and well-being
throughout the world.
This difficult responsibility requires serious effort.
It is highly probable, as some Islamic scholars point out, that
the Mahdi, who will realize this goal, is a spiritual being who
will rule in the last days (God knows best). When the time comes,
this spiritual being will use its foundation of Islamic morality
to lead humanity to a modern enlightened world in which peace
and well-being prevail. This is what doing the work of the Mahdi
means. However, every spiritual movement needs to have a leader.
The Mahdi is that leader who will come in the end times.
The rise of Islam being experienced in the world
today, as well as Turkey's role in the new era are important signs
that the period announced in the Qur'an and in our Prophet's sayings
is very close. It is our heartfelt desire that God will let us
witness this blessed time.
will leave you the land to live in after them. That is the
reward of those who fear My station and fear My threat.'
They asked for God's victory, and every obdurate tyrant