Muslims believe that this prophecy is about the Twelfth Imam (Muhammad Mahdi) who will appear (Sunni belief) or reappear (Shia belief) at the End Time . They believe the Twelve Stars mean the Twelve Imams and the Moon being an Islamic symbol means Islam, and the Woman is the Syeda Aaliah (Fatima), the daughter of the Holy Prophet whose family the Twelve Imams belong.
Also the Holy Prophet said: How can an Ummah perish when I am at the beginning of it, Jesus
at the end of it and Mahdi
in the middle (M. M. Qaim: Jesus Through Shiite Narrations, 2005, page 236).
That is the time when the Imam
(Mahdi) will appear.
Tamimi a world leader or simply an Arab leader is found in the books of Islamic eschatology to assist the Imam
(Mahdi) while dealing with Sufyani.
In fact he
is predicted to be the Head of the Imam's armies
Yamani from Yemen or of Yemeni origin is predicted to appear to create much "strife and turmoil" in the world (Zaidi: The Auguries of Advent, 1988, p61).
Probably the same Yamani is predicted to be killed by the security forces while trying to deliver a speech beside the Kaaba at Mecca.
It looks he
will try to snatch the microphone out of the hands of the Imam
of the Kaaba and in the struggle will give his
The name of the last Arabian Ruler (H M King Abdullah) to hand over power to the Imam
(Mahdi) is mentioned in the books, too.
j. The Holy Covenant: Daniel the Prophet of God
mentions a Holy Covenant in Chapter 11:28-32. (Imam) Ali said this covenant signed between Mahdi
and the Antichrist for mutual coexistence will be violated by the Antichrist after a period equal to the pregnancy of a woman ie nine months. (Surprisingly that is the time commanders need to train a recruit to make him a good fighter!).
5. The Imam Muhammad Mahdi: "Mahdi is a great Muslim spiritual leader foretold by the Prophet himself as coming at the end of time and heralding the Second Coming of Christ" (V Oliveti: Terror's Source, 2002, p17).
will face the Antichrist.
is a title, in this case meaning a "doctor of laws"; Muhammad
will be his first name; Mahdi
is supposed to be his surname.
Mahd and Mahdi
are two of 99 names of our Holy Prophet.
Mahd is also Moses' cosmic name, meaning the cosmic carrier, the abode, the space, the gravity, the mover, the regulator, the synchroniser - powers given to Him by the Lord Almighty.
Also it means the guide, the law-giver.
Also it means to prepare, to straighten, to smoothen, and to pave the way.
Moses charts the routes and moves the galaxies by the power of God Almighty.
is supposed to be from the descendants of the Holy Prophet, the progeny of Abraham.
Shia Islam believes that the Twelfth Imam (Muhammad Mahdi) born in 869 AC and then disappeared, will reappear on the world scene.