Alleged prophet arrested in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Alleged prophet arrested in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Mecca : Saudi Arabia | Jul 03, 2011 at 6:07 AM PDT
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Makkah, July 03: On Friday a 36-year-old Saudi man, identified as Sami, waited until the Muslims finished their evening prayers at the Grand Mosque in the western town of Makkah, mounted the podium and delivered his brief, fiery speech. “I am Al-Mehdi Al-Montathar…I am a prophet sent (by God) to save and guide you,” he told the packed hall before he was arrested by police.

According to a newspaper, Sami insisted during police interrogation that he was a prophet. Police would subject him to medical examination to check if he is suffering from mental illness.

Muslims believe Imam Al-Mehdi, dubbed “the ultimate saviour of mankind’ will eventually reappear as a great reformer who will destroy the beliefs of injustice and ignorance and fill this earth with fairness after it has been filled with injustice and oppression.

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Hafeez Rehman is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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