Monday, January 2, 2012

The caliphate is coming, the caliphate is coming!

2024 is when we can expect the new Islamic caliphate to rise, led by the new caliph, King Abdullah of Jordan.  So says Salafi cleric Sheik Yassin Al-'Ajlouni in Jordan.  I guess it would have been in poor taste to have named anyone outside of Jordan.

From MEMRI December 13

Jordanian Salafi Cleric Sheik Yassin Al-'Ajlouni: The Caliphate Will Be Reestablished in 2024 by the Son of Jordanian King Abdullah

Following are excerpts from a statement Jordanian Salafi cleric Sheik Yassin Al-'Ajlouni, which was posed on the Internet on December 13, 2011:
Yassin Al-'Ajlouni: I bring glad tidings to the Islamic nation: The days of the establishment of the Caliphate are near – the Caliphate that will reside in Jerusalem, and the Caliph who will conquer Palestine. "So when the second warning came to pass, we permitted your enemies to disfigure your faces, and to enter your Temple, as they had entered it before, and to destroy all that fell into their power." This is the Caliph to whom allegiance will be pledged in Palestine, after he conquers the Arab Peninsula and Persia.
I think – although Allah knows best – that the [Caliph] is among us. We see him with our own eyes. He is Abdullah, who reigns over Jordan at present. The man will be guided by Allah to this great conquest, and Allah willing, in 1446 AH [2024 CE], we will witness the rebuilding of the Al-Aqsa of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the most beautiful manner.
The armies that will conquer Palestine will all agree to have Abdullah as their Caliph. This will be a Hashemite Caliphate, but not the way we want it – it will not be in keeping with the path of the Prophet. Such a Caliphate will be established, Allah willing, by Muhammad, whom we believe to be the son of Abdullah II, the current king of Jordan – but Allah knows best.
Allah willing, I will fill you in with more details on this matter. 

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