Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy?

Barack Obama


Forbes had an interesting article last month:

Obama and Ahmadinejad
Forbes – Oct 26, 2008
by Amir Taheri  (Amir Taheri is the author of 10 books on Iran, the Middle East and Islam.)

Is Barack Obama the “promised warrior” coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?

The question has made the rounds in Iran since last month, when a pro-government Web site published a Hadith (or tradition) from a Shiite text of the 17th century. The tradition comes from Bahar al-Anvar (meaning Oceans of Light) by Mullah Majlisi, a magnum opus in 132 volumes and the basis of modern Shiite Islam.

According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of the Mahdi, the Ultimate Saviour, a “tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West.” Commanding “the strongest army on earth,” the new ruler in the West will carry “a clear sign” from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: “Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us.”

In a curious coincidence Obama’s first and second names–Barack Hussein–mean “the blessing of Hussein” in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means “he is with us,” the magic formula in Majlisi’s tradition.

Mystical reasons aside, the Khomeinist establishment sees Obama’s rise as another sign of the West’s decline and the triumph of Islam. Obama’s promise to seek unconditional talks with the Islamic Republic is cited as a sign that the U.S. is ready to admit defeat. Obama’s position could mean abandoning three resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council setting conditions that Iran should meet to avoid sanctions. Seeking unconditional talks with the Khomeinists also means an admission of moral equivalence between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic. It would imply an end to the description by the U.S. of the regime as a “systematic violator of human rights.”

Obama has abandoned claims by all U.S. administrations in the past 30 years that Iran is “a state sponsor of terrorism.” Instead, he uses the term “violent groups” to describe Iran-financed outfits such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Obama has also promised to attend a summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference within the first 100 days of his presidency. Such a move would please the mullahs, who have always demanded that Islam be treated differently, and that Muslim nations act as a bloc in dealings with Infidel nations.

Ahmadinejad has described the U.S. as a “sunset” (ofuli) power as opposed to Islam, which he says is a “sunrise” (toluee) power. Last summer, he inaugurated an international conference called World Without America–attended by anti-Americans from all over the world, including the U.S.

Seen from Tehran, Obama’s election would demoralize the U.S. armed forces by casting doubt on their victories in Iraq and Afghanistan, if not actually transforming them into defeat. American retreat from the Middle East under Obama would enable the Islamic Republic to pursue hegemony of the region. Tehran is especially interested in dominating Iraq, thus consolidating a new position that extends its power to the Mediterranean through Syria and Lebanon.


The above is astounding as it may, at minimum, encourage Muslims to further unite to form some type of confederation so that someone later can claim to be the Mahdi–a leader that many Muslims believe will lead to the Islamic conquering of the world (but the Bible shows that this confederation will fail, Daniel 11:40-43, also see King of the South ).

Interestingly, just before the presidential election, Iran’s Ahmadinejadsaid he did not care for either USA presidential candidate, but later seemed to change his mind once Barack Obama actually won (I suspect that if Iran’s government endorsed Barack Obama publicly prior to his election that this could have affected the voting in the USA).

In the news today, Barack Obama’s new chief of staff wanted to make it clear to the Arabs and Muslims that he would not be encourage Barack Obama to be pro-Israel:

Obama aide apologises to US-Arabs
BBC – Nov 14, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama’s White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel has apologised to the US-Arab community for remarks made by his father.

Benjamin Emanuel told an Israeli newspaper that his son, who is Jewish, would “obviously influence the president to be pro-Israel”.

He also referred to Arabs in a way which a leading Arab-American group called an “unacceptable smear”.

A spokesman for Rahm Emanuel said he had called the group to apologise.

Mr Emanuel also offered to meet members of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee…

On Thursday, his office issued a statement saying that the veteran Democratic congressman had called the group’s president, Mary Rose Oakar.

It said that he had “apologised on behalf of his family and offered to meet with representatives of the Arab-American community at an appropriate time in the future”.

On its website, the committee quoted Mr Rahm as saying: “From the fullness of my heart, I personally apologise on behalf of my family and me. These are not the values upon which I was raised or those of my family.”

Clearly the Islamic world in general seems to be somewhat pleased with Barack Obama.  And presumably they believe that his policies will be more supportive of their goals than those of George W. Bush.

Now, lest I start any unfounded rumors, I do not believe that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim.  Nor have I ever questioned his USA citizenship.

I do, however, strongly believe that because of the timing of his election and how close humankind is to the end of its 6,000 years of rule on the earth primarily cutoff from the true God (see Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?), that Barack Obama will (probably inadvertently) support policies that will lead to the rise of the Islamic King of the South and ecumenically-Catholic European King of the North as well as to the bankrupting and ultimate destruction of the United States and its Anglo-Allies.

The United States and its Anglo-Allies will be destroyed and presuming he stays in office and wins a second term, there is a very high probability that this destruction will happen under a Barack Obama administration.

2010 UPDATE:  The following August 2010 item from James Zumwalt was of additional interest (and was added to this article on August 15, 2010):

Last April, Ahmadinejad wrote to President Barack Obama. To date, the White House has refused to release the letter. At a time the Obama Administration refuses to even recognize an Islamist threat exists, one can only wonder why its contents have yet to be released.  As the Koran states the Mahdi will not return in an odd-numbered year, as world chaos is to precipitate his reappearance, as Ahmadinejad claims the Mahdi’s return will occur before his presidency ends in 2013, as a dying Khamenei claims the return will happen before his death, and as Iran stands on the brink of arming itself with nuclear weapons, Khamenei and Ahmadinejad view the planets as all falling into alignment for them.

From the vantage point of these two fanatics, 2012 may be shaping up as the year of the Mahdi’s return. (Zumwalt J.  Iran’s Dynamic Duo Dedicated to Global Destruction.  August 13, 2010.

It may be that 2013 will see the emergence of the 12th Imam, the Imam Mahdi.  However, if this is the same individual that will be the final King of the South, contrary to what the Iranians tend to think, it will not be an Iranian leader.

If Barack Obama is not replaced by another black leader, then if the Shit’ite prophecy Forbes reported is correct, it would seem that the Imam Mahdi could rise up in 2013.  And that part seems to be consistent with biblical prophecy (although it could still be several years later_.

2013 is a year that Barack Obama and Ahmadinejad should, at least for a time, be presidents of their respective lands. Time may be close as the emergence of the final King of the South/Imam Mahdi does not have to wait long.  And thus, there seem to be some within the Islamic world that have prophecies that may be used to point to Barack Obama as partial proof of their fulfillment.

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