Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s Christmas message to the Christian world was broadcast on Britain’s Channel 4.
In his message, which began with the “in the name of God the most glorious”, the Iranian president said:
"Upon the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, Son of Mary, the Word of God, the Messenger of mercy, I would like to congratulate the followers of Abrahamic faiths... All Prophets called for the worship of God, for love and brotherhood, for the establishment of justice and for love in human society. ... All the problems that have bedeviled humanity throughout the ages came about because humanity followed an evil path and disregarded the message of the Prophets. ... The crises in society, the family, morality, politics, security and the economy which have made life hard for humanity and continue to put great pressure on all nations have come about because the Prophets have been forgotten... If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers.”
Ahmadinejad stated that greed and desire for power, self-interest and selfishness lay at the heart of the present crisis.
Toward the end of his address, Ahmadinejad told the Christian world of the return to Earth of the Prophet Jesus in the End Times in which we are living and said that he and Hazrat Mahdi (as) would bring peace to the world.
"We believe Jesus Christ will return, together with one of the children of the revered Messenger of Islam [the Mahdi] and will lead the world to love, brotherhood and justice.
The responsibility of all followers of Christ and Abrahamic faiths is to prepare the way for the fulfillment of this Divine promise and the arrival of that joyful, shining and wonderful age.
I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too distant future and with the grace of the Almighty Lord, that shining age will come to rule the earth.”
As mentioned in Ahmadinejad’s address, it is most important for all believers to make preparations to welcome the Prophet Jesus and Hazrat Mahdi (as). To that end, Muslims must wage an intellectual struggle against all godless systems that oppose the moral values of the Qur’an and lead to corruption on earth. The more that satanic deceptions that set people at one another’s throats and regard and portray slaughter as justified are exposed, then by Allah’s leave this ideological framework of the system of the Dajjal will collapse.
The Golden Age foretold in the verses of the Qur’an and the hadith of our Prophet (saas) is rapidly approaching. Aware of this, Mahmud Ahmadinejad has told people of this opportunity to usher in this historic new period.
Hürriyet, 26 December 20082008-12-25 00:00:00