Sunday, March 30, 2008

Why the promised reformer is named Messiah?

The reason for calling the Reformer of this age by the name of the Promised Messiah appears to be that his great task would be to put an end to the supremacy of Christianity and to repel the attacks of the Christians and to demolish their philosophy—which is opposed to the Holy Qur’an—with strong arguments and to convey to them fully the truth of Islam. The greatest calamity for Islam in this age consists of the philosophical attacks and religious criticism by the Christians, which cannot be repelled without Divine support. It was necessary that someone should come from God Almighty to combat them.

[A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 5, p. 341, first pub. Feb, 1893]

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