A question arises as to what those promises are. For the answer to this question, we refer to the revealed books. Every promise made by God Almighty is conditional. The fulfillment of the same is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. It is laid down in the Bible:
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people; for all the earth is mine.”
Exodus chapter-19 (5)
The last promise with the sons of Israel is in the following words in the Holy Quran:
“And we caused the folk who were despised to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof which we had blessed. And the fair word of the Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because of their endurance.”
Al-Araf (The Heights-137).
This promise has not been fulfilled so far but it will be fulfilled in the future. Similarly, the promise of the control of earth was repeated by the prophet Isaiah:
“Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation. I the Lord will hasten it in his time.”
The Holy Quran says: “Then we gave you once again your turn against them, and we aided you with wealth and children and made you more in soldiery.”
This verse of the Quran has been explained in Tafseer-e-Ayashi and has been said that in the last age when there will be the rule of the personality promised by the prophets, every person in that age will be given a very long life. The Chief of the believers (Hazrat Ali A.S) has said: “No one living in that age will quit the world unless he has seen his one thousand sons.” This is the repetition of the promise contained in the Old Testament. In Holy Quran also repeated the promise of Moses:
“And Moses said unto his people: Seek help in Allah and endure. Lo! The earth is Allah’s. He giveth it for an inheritance to whom He will. And Lo! The sequel is for those who keep their duty (unto Him).”
Al-Araf (The Heights-127).
The Holy Quran renews the promise of God made to the pious and dutiful persons of all religions. It has been said in various Tafseers,(explanatory books of the Holy Quran) that this promise will be fulfilled when the rule of the Last Heavenly leader is established. It has been said in the book of Ezekiel:
“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God: I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you: and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes.”
Ezekiel chapter- 11(17-20)
When we ponder over the promise of the Lord, we find that like the Bible and Quran, this promise has been renewed in many books of various prophets. For example in the Old Testament it is as follows:
“That then the Lord thy God will turn thy Captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the utmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.”
Deuteronomy chapter 30 (3-4)
This is the promise of the pious people that they will be assembled under the rule of the last Heavenly Leader. It has been further explained in the book of Isaiah:
“And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly. None shall be weary nor stumble among them: none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed nor the latchet of their shoes is broken.”
Isaiah chapter 5 (26-27)
Some more details are available in chapter 13:
“The Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. They come from a far country from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.”
It means that those pious and righteous persons will themselves acquire control of the earth. Instead of eating dead prey, they will hunt for themselves. It has been told in chapter 27:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.”
Similarly, it has been told in the same book in chapter 49:
- Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders…and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty?”
In the preceding verse, the word ‘wait’ requires attention because the sons of Israel were ordered to wait for the Lord of forces (The promised one by the prophets). This high stage can only be reached by waiting, dutifulness, and good deeds. We find in the book of the prophet Jeremiah the same promise which relates to the last age and to the reign of the Last Heavenly Leader.
“And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord. Behold the days come.”
Jeremiah chapter 23 (3-4)
The prophet David also renewed the above promise with the sons of Israel. He said:
“What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall inherit the earth.”
Psalms No.25 (12-13)
In the Holy Quran, this promise has been made with the righteous persons;
“And verily we have written in the scripture, after the reminder: My righteous slaves will inherit the earth.”
Al-Anbiya (The Prophets- (105)
While explaining the above Quranic verse it has been said in Tafseer-e-Qummi, and Tafseer-e-Safi, Majma-ul-Bian, Tubrasi, and Al-Burhan that the righteous slaves are the companions of the Last Heavenly Leader who will inherit the earth.
The preceding references prove that God has made a promise with the righteous persons of all religions for the rule of the earth. In the percentage, we are trying to deprive all such persons due to mutual detestation. The Muslims and Christians hate Jews strongly as the fact is that those who will strictly follow the religion of Moses and will do good deeds will also inherit the earth. This prophecy is available in ‘Shiah’ and ‘Sunni’ books. The Holy Quran says:
“And of Moses folk, there is a community who lead with truth and establish justice therewith.” Al-Araf (The Heights 159)
It has been said in Tafseer Ayashi that Abu Abdullah said that when The Qaim of the Holy Prophet’s family (The Last Great Leader) appears from the back of Kaba, 27 Persons will present themselves before him. One will be the deputy of Moses, Yusha the son of Noon along with fifteen others from his group. Seven sleepers of the cave, one from the family of Pharaoh who believed in Moses, and four persons from the companions of Hazrat Ali (A.S) namely Salman the Persian, Abu Dajjana Ansari, and Malik-e-Ushter. It has been said in the famous books namely Isaaf-ur-Raghibeen and Muntakhub-ul-Asar that the Last Heavenly Leader will bring out the famous coffin of Sakina’ from a cave of Antakia and the original edition of the Old Testament from a mountain of Syria and will nullify all the excuses and arguments of the Jews. So a large number of them will acknowledge him as a Divine Leader and will offer their support. Some writers have given their number to the extent of 30000.
In Muslim books, it has been mentioned that a large number of Jews will embrace Islam. Along with this, it has also been mentioned that a large number of Jews will support Dajjal and Sufiani who are committed enemies of Islam. Traditions say that Dajjal will be accompanied by young boys and girls. All of them, according to the Jewish religion, will be bastards.
This proves that all the Jews will not be pitched against Islam but only those who will be wicked, evildoers, and bastards. This will not be peculiar to the Jews only. All the bastards, wicked, evildoers, cruel persons, and bad characters of every religion will oppose the Right. Everyone who strictly follows the dictates of his religion, saving himself from bad deeds amid requesting guidance from Almighty God will be a supporter of the Right. Such persons are very rare and their number in every religion has always been small. The supporters of the Right whenever form a group; they strictly ban the admission of bastards to their group. Prophet Moses passed a similar order in his time.
“A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.” Deuteronomy chapter 23 (2)
It makes evident that the bastards in Dajjal’s group although Jews, will not have any concern with Moses’ group. Such wicked and bad people have been promised revenge and severe punishment. The following verses of the Old Testament Support it.
“Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” Exodus chapter 34 (7)
This means that God will make up for the deficiency in good deeds. He will forgive the sins erroneously done but the criminals and the wicked will not be forgiven even to various generations.
“In the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them.”
Exodus chapter 32 (34)
“According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompenses to his enemies; to the Islands he will repay recompense.” Isaiah chapter 59 (18)
The prophet Isaiah said that he was deputed simply for the purpose of threatening the wicked and to satisfy the sad.
“To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn.”
Isaiah chapter 61 (2)
Those who recite the Old Testament can easily view that on countless occasions the criminals have been threatened with a vengeance and it has been proclaimed that on a peculiar day, the wicked and bad persons will become the fuel of hell, will be put to the sword, etc., etc. So it becomes clear that the Jews who will oppose the Last Heavenly Leader will not have any concern with the religion of Moses. The scriptures also show that in the last age when the rule of the Last Heavenly Leader is established, the religion will have a new name. The prophet Isaiah addresses the Jews and says:
- And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name.”
Isaiah chapter 65 (12)
“And they shall call them; The holy people. The redeemed of the Lord.”
Isaiah chapter 62 (12)
It means that the present nomenclature will be totally abolished. The followers of the Right will gather under a flag on which it will be written:
“Be Sold To God “
Meaning thereby that God has purchased the souls of his believers. All the books concerning the disappearance of the awaited Lord have written that the above sentence will be written on his war flag. It means that his group will have a new name.