by Walid and Theodore Shoebat
In an amazing announcement that just came out today and was published throughout the Muslim world, including even CNN Arabic Version, The Chairman of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi whose union represents the largest body of Muslim scholars worldwide and on their behalf just announced in Turkey that:
“The Caliphate in today’s age must be established through a number of several states that are governed by Shariah and supported by both, the rulers and the people in the form of a federation or confederation and not as it was in the past.”
By this, the Muslim union of scholars lead by Qaradawi is setting up the theological precedence by announcing that a future confederacy of Muslim nations must and will be established and centered in the land of the Muslim Caliphate in Turkey.
What Qaradawi is speaking of should be seriously noted since the interpretation of the prophecy of a future confederacy of ten-nations is found in four major passages of Scripture and is a determinative issue in any system of prophetic interpretation and are the key to the total prophetic outlook regarding this emerging Antichrist confederacy of different states mentioned in at least four major Scripture passages (Dan 2:31-35, 40-45; 7:7-8, 19-24; Rev 13:1-2; 17:3, 7, 12-16).
These passages either directly or by implication prophesy a ten-kingdom confederation, which will be an important aspect of the end-time political situation.
What we see here is the beginning embryo and birth of a grand idea set by between Erdogan and the spiritual head of the Sunni Muslim world in which its declared that such confederacy for the Caliphate will be established in Istanbul, Turkey as the center for all these different states.
Qaradawi is pointing to the problem that since Muslims are scattered in so many different states, that it would be impossible to include the coming Caliphate as one state as in the times of old.
He gave an example:
“There are big countries such as China, which has a population of about 1.5 billion, according to the statistics, in a time when the number of Muslims in the world about 1.7 billion, and thus could meet in the form of the Union.”
During the interview with the Turkish media agency “Anatolia” in Istanbul, Qaradawi believed that the “militant groups like ISIS that appear among the Muslims is the result of the corruption by secular rulers in which caused Muslim youth to follow some militants, believing that they are simply fighting for the sake of God and disbelieve, yet such movements still represent is a major problem which the new Caliphate from Turkey will resolve” adding that: “the succession announced by the organization of Islamic state (ISIS) in both Iraq and Syria have no meaning and do not meet the required conditions to be a Caliphate”.
As Shoebat.com noted last week, Qaradawi is speaking of a sign of the end of the world when he declared that the “angelic host will soon descend on earth” after this establishment of the coming Caliphate in Turkey since from a Christian perspective this is the casting of the fallen angels which Daniel the prophet spoke about the minions of the Luminous One, Lucifer are finally cast out. This is also declared as a holy event in the Qur’ân’s Night of Vision (Muhammad’s visitation):
“The angelic hosts descend [to earth] in it with the spirit by command of the their Lord. Peace shall it be until the rising of the Dawn (Morning star).” (Q 97)
Who is this ‘spirit’ and how is Allah the lord of angels and spirits? According to Muslims this ‘spirit’ or ‘the holy spirit’ is an Arch Angel. In the ends of days, angels will also descend on earth.
We have written of this decades ago, when I was a Muslim this is a holy moment much hoped for and is prophetically proclaimed from the inception of the Quran, but when I became Christian, this Islamic prophecy confirmed to me what the Bible prophesied about God casting the devil out unto earth:
“And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.” (Revelation 12:17)
At this heavenly incident, when the fallen angles (demons) are finally cast out, that Lucifer will possess the Antichrist and the fallen angels will possess the minions of Antichrist (see Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28) in which his confederacy of nations that are all specifically mentioned by name (read Ezekiel 28-31) are finally thrown into the pit. These are Sudan (Cush) and North African states(Phut) Lydia (Turkey) and all Arabia and Egypt (see Ezekiel 30:5). They also include Asshur (Iraq – Syria), (see Ezekiel 32:22-23) and Elam (Iran) (see Ezekiel 32:24-25) and Meshech & Tubal (Asia minor which includes the Southern Russian Muslim states) (see Ezekiel 32:26) and the harlot (Arabia) (see Ezekiel 32:29, also see Ezekiel 25).
Qaradawi is currently paving the way for Turkey to ultimately invade Egypt:
“He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushitese in submission.” (Daniel 11:42)
As we stated decades ago in our book Why I Left Jihad and after that in God’s War on Terror that the new emerging Mediterranean confederacy will be the “bruised head,” the arising “sick man of Europe,” the “wounded beast” that is coming back to life under the Turkish Neo-Ottoman revival. It constitutes the Revival of the Roman Empire as well as the Grecian, Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Egyptian, altogether.
Let us be all be wrong and Christ alone be right when He said that Pergamum (Turkey) and not Rome, by this Christ was telling Turkey: “thou art the seat of Satan (Antichrist)”:
“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live—where Satan has his throne.(Revelation 2:12-13)”