I would be grateful
if you would try to clarify a few points concerning the current
world situation especially in the Middle East from a religious
perspective. First are we witnessing the signs towards the final
hour or will the Muslims unite against the the non-believers to
bring a Khalifah. For instance some argue that the Non-Believers
lead by the Americans will attempt to destroy Islam by introducing
capitalism/secularism into Muslim Nations (i.e. what happened to
Turkey). However some argue that because Islam is still the fastest
growing religion in the world, once the Muslims find political strength i.e.
over throwing tyrannical governments, this may lead to a greater unity and
perhaps a Khalifah.
To try and interpret
the almost cosmic events foretold in the Qur'an and Hadith in the
light of short-lived contemporary events is inappropriate and risky.
Whilst we know that the forces of disbelief will unite and that this
will in turn, through confrontation, lead to the uniting of the
believers, we cannot put a precise date on these events nor identify
a particular temporary power with any group mentioned in the
traditions. Nor are these traditions intended to create some kind of
resignation, rather they serve to warn the believers that their
faith is going to be tested and therefore to remain steadfast.