Factors Inhibiting the Development of Mahdian Saviorism from an Islamic View
Saviorism is one of the shared aspects of Monotheistic religions and among the spiritual phenomena that exists in different faiths. Instances of Savior is different among religions followers. Muslims see the salvation of human societies in the appearance of Imam Mahdi and with supplication to him, try in laying the groundwork for the emergence of the Mahdian community. In Christianity too, the salvation of human society is known to be in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In the meantime, some people deny Mahdian saviorism and see their gaining money and power in false spiritual contexts. Understanding factors inhibiting Mahdiship from an Islamic view is among the main concerns of this research. Applying the secondary analysis method on scriptural data obtained from Quran and the Islamic tradition, the researcher does this task. Factors like personal "self," devils, witchcraft, making money and variety-seeking in spiritualism cause prevention of Mahdian saviorism. How to control these factors is one of the innovative findings of this paper.
The Quarterly Journal of Islam and Social Studies, Volume:4 Issue:2, 2016
33 - 55
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