World Religions

World Faiths: Tribulations at the Turn of the Age

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and Star

And when the sentence is passed against them, We shall bring forth for them a germ out of the earth, which shall wound them because people did not believe in Our Signs.

Islam, The Holy Qur’an, 27:83

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and Star

The time is near in which nothing will remain of Islam but its name, and of the Qur’an but its mere appearance, and the mosques of Muslims will be destitute of knowledge and worship; and the learned men will be the worst people under the heavens; and contention and strife will issue from them, and it will return upon themselves.

Islam, The Holy Prophet (sa), Hadith of Muslim

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and Star

It is incumbent upon us that we make people understand that the present age has reached a very critical stage and God Almighty has revealed to me repeatedly about a time that will have even greater dangers. It appears that (a great calamity resembling) the end of the world is near and will befall the world very soon. As I stated yesterday, death is appearing in different guises. There is the plague, the various contagious diseases, the drought and earthquakes. When such tribulations appear, the worldly people lose their senses and become so totally engulfed in their grief and hardship that they cannot see a way out of their difficulties. 

Islam, The Promised Messiah (as), Malfuzat, Volume 10, pp. 81-89.

Symbol of Hinduism: Aum

Wealth and piety will decrease day by day, until the world will be totally depraved. Then property alone will confer rank; wealth will be the only source of devotion; passion will be the sole bond of union between the sexes; falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation; and women will be objects merely of sensual gratification.

Hinduism, Vishnu Purana, 4:24

Symbol of Judaism: The Star of David

With the footprints [heralding] the Messiah, presumption shall increase and dearth reach its height; the vine shall yield its fruit but the wine shall be costly; and the empire shall fall into heresy and there shall be none to utter reproof.

Judaism, Mishnah, Sota, 9:15