World Religions

World Faiths – Tribulations of the Latter Days

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Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarWhen the sun is wrapped up, and when the stars are obscured, and when the mountains are made to move, and when the she-camels, ten-month pregnant, are abandoned, and when the beasts are gathered together, and when the seas are made to flow forth one into the other, and when people are brought together, and when the girl-child buried alive is questioned about, ‘For what crime was she killed?’ And when books are spread abroad. And when the heaven is laid bare, and when the Fire is caused to blaze up, and when the Garden is brought nigh, Then every soul will know what it has brought forward.

Islam, the Holy Qur’an, 81:2-15

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarFrom among the portents of the Hour is that religious knowledge will be taken away, general ignorance will appear, the drinking of alcoholic drinks will be very common, fornication will become rampant, and men will decrease in number while women will increase so much so that for fifty women there will only be one man to look after them.

Islam, Saying of the Holy Prophet (sa), Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 6808

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarNow, the Holy Prophet (sa) had foretold in relation to the latter days that two trials would exist in this era. One would be internal and the other external. The internal disorder would be that the Muslims would not be following true guidance, and would be weighed down by Satanic influences…The external disorder would be that the sacred personage of the Holy Prophet (sa) would be slandered and attempts would be made to dishonour and destroy Islam through hurtful attacks of every kind. All sorts of schemes and strategies would be employed to prove the divinity of the Messiah and to move people to believe in this curse of the cross.

Islam, The Promised Messiah (as), Malfuzat – Vol. II, p. 160.

You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come. For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, brutes, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid them!

Christianity, The Bible, 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Symbol of Buddhism: Dharmachakra, the eight-spoked wheelIn the evil age to come, living beings will decrease in good qualities and increase in utter arrogance, coveting gain and honours, developing their evil qualities, and being far removed from deliverance.

Buddhism, Lotus Sutra 13