I have spoken with the leading evangelical clergy, and they have told their superiors. They used to regard the Turkish nation and the Islamic world as Gog and Magog. They had ideas of terrible slaughter. They depicted Muslims as shedders of blood, but they realized their errors when the truth was explained to them. They realized they were wrong.
The way of the dajjal (antichrist) has lost strength, and the way of the Mahdi has emerged as a major power. It is impossible for the way of the dajjal to defeat the way of the Mahdi. The way of the Mahdi will definitely be victorious. They are really uneasy, wondering whether it can overcome the way of the Mahdi. It will, and is. You can see it is winning.
Ibn Arabi’s poem about Hazrat Mahdi (as)
Know that he is a martyr, the last prophet
He is identical to the imam of the worlds, and he is lost
He is the Mahdi from the line of Muhammad
He is the sharp sword of disbelief as he eradicates it
He is the bright Sun who disperses all troubles and darkness
He is the generous Spring rain.
The time of his coming is nigh.
His time is casting its shade over you.
He will appear in the fourth century after the three that have passed…
The word ‘lost’ means that he is invisible or hidden. He will not make his presence felt, insha’Allah. His death will come in the form of martyrdom. That is also in the hadiths. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will intellectually annihilate the way of the dajjal with the sword of learning. He will eliminate oppression, unease, suffering and tension. He is a light from Allah who will be instrumental in great joy and happiness, and deep faith, and in people finding happiness. He is as lovely as the Spring rain. He will be delightfully generous, insha’Allah. The portents regarding him have come about. He is so imminent you are now under his shadow, he says. He will appear in the fourth century after three, meaning in 1400.