He Comes as . . .
Shah-Bahram is the promised world teacher to
arise from Persia, as prophesied by Zoroaster.
Two prophecies in particular are going to be looked at in depth and
both deal with the coming of the same Prophet.
Both prophecies from Zoroaster’s and Daniel’s time begin with
the Dispensation of the Fourth Seal, which is the sign of the
crescent and star. It
is the sign of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (Revelation 6:7-8).
What follows are the two prophecies:
“When a thousand two hundred and some years have
passed from the inception of the religion of the Arabian and the
overthrow of the kingdom of Iran and the degradation of the
followers of My religion, a descendant of the Iranian kings will
be raised up as a Prophet” (Zoroaster, Dinkird).*
Also, we need to look at a synonymous prophetic word
“And from the time that the daily sacrifice
shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate
set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days” (Daniel
Setting the scene:
Because these prophecies begin at Muhammad’s
time, a basic understanding of the changes that Islam brought to
The Greatest Sign is necessary in
understanding the Prophetic words of Zoroaster and Daniel.
1. A Prophet From Arabia:
As it was recorded in the Bible and in
“Isaac begot Esau and
Esau married many wives and had many sons. They created Edomites, and because he also married one of the
daughters of Ishmael, they mixed with Ishmaelites (Arabs).
So through Arabs and Edomites, He created nations and
blessed the people on earth.” (Genesis 27:39-40) (THOTH, The Children Of Abram (Abraham), T. 13 V 1]
God, as explained in THOTH, kept His
promises given about Ishmael are fulfilled.
After Christ’s teachings, when he directly told the Jews that
they would no longer be the possessors of the scepter and
another nation would be chosen, ‘…The kingdom of God
shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth
the fruits thereof.’ (Matthew 21:43),
then the next Prophet did not come from the Jews but from their
brothers, the Arabs (the seed of Ishmael).” (Ibid, V 14)
“Arabs are a very
large nation which possess a substantial portion of the world,
and were also blessed by the religion of Islam, being submissive
to the Lord.” (Ibid, V 15)
2. Islam brings the final spiritual
truth to humanity:
“The name ‘Islam’ comes
from ‘tasleim’ which means to be surrendered or submissive to
the Will of the Lord. That is the highest achievement in the
spiritual world. To be submissive or surrendered to the Lord
does not mean to be an escapist, but to do the best in
everything, try to understand what is His Will and do
accordingly, and then surrender the result of our actions to
Him. That is, whatever the outcome should be accepted as His
Will, not being attached to the result of our actions, and to be
content with the outcome.” (Ibid, V16-17)
With all the spiritual truths realized: the awakening
of the spiritual forces, realizing the need to bring the Kingdom Of
Heaven On Earth, knowing that sacrifice is necessary to bring the
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, and that in our efforts to do God’s Will
we submit the result of the work to God having no attachment to it;
Muhammad banned many previous religious practices of the followers
of the Mystical Paths, Judaism, and Christianity, that were no longer
needed for spiritual progress.
The reason for Muhammad’s bans on all forms of sacrificial
acts, from animal sacrifice in the temple, to the Christian
Eucharist, is explained by Maitreya:
“The reasons for the
difference in the teachings of the Prophets are twofold, for the
same reasons: (1) because the mission of each Prophet is
different, and (2) because the consciousness of the human is in
a higher level at the time of the new teacher than when the
previous Prophet came....” (THOTH,
The Children Of Abram (Abraham), T 10, V9)
3. The War for Arabia, Persia,
The public ministry of Muhammad began sometime in
the Christian calendar in the year 622 A.D..
After that period, the next ten years of Muhammad’s life
would be plagued by struggles and wars. Here is a brief list:
The Battle of Badr: the outnumbered Muslims defeat
625 A.D. The
Battle of Uhud: the Muslims are defeated.
627 A.D. ‘The
War of the Ditch’ -- A Meccan expedition against the Muslims of
628 A.D. The
Treaty of Hudaybiyya; a truce is made recognizing Muhammad’s
rights to proselytize without hindrance.
629 A.D. Muhammad sends declaration letters to Iran, Yemen, and Ethiopia
and the Emperor Heraclius, inviting all to accept Islam.
630 A.D. Muhammad invades Mecca after the Quraysh break the truce. The
Ka’bah established as the center of religious life for Islam.
The subsequent banning of all idol worship, polytheism, and acts
of Levitical or other types of sacrifice.
631 A.D. The
Arabian Peninsula united under Islam.
632 A.D. The
Death of Muhammad, three months after His Pilgrimage to Mecca.
These military battles were prophesied by St. John
the Revealer and explained by Maitreya.
In THOTH we find:
“‘And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works
unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations’ (Rev.
2:26), The power over the nations was given to the Moslems when in a short
period of time they conquered so many great nations, such as
Persia and Rome.
This was possible only because they were following the true
teachings of Prophet Muhammad at that time.
Also, it was His Will.
(Rev. 6:8).” (THOTH,
3, T8, V28)
With this groundwork set, we may begin to gain a fuller
understanding of these two prophecies.
Let us begin examining this prophecy by setting its historic
Zoroaster refers to:
“the overthrow of the kingdom of Iran and the
degradation of the followers of My religion...”
The thousand year old “kingdom of Iran” indeed was
“overthrown” by the followers of the “religion of the Arabian
(Muhammad)” in the seventh century A.D.
The followers of Zoroastrianism were conquered and “degraded” by
Muslims whose treatment of them was at times poor and at other times
The Muslims respected Zoroastrian belief in the
One-Wise God named Ahura Mazda.
Nevertheless, many cults of Zoroastrianism worshiped many gods, and
such cults and polytheism were seen as a threat to Islam’s belief in
Allah and that Muhammad was His Prophet.
Most of the time the harshest treatment Zoroastrians received was a
special “kofr-tax” or a tax imposed on people who were not believers
in Islam but were under the control of the Islamic government.
Nevertheless, the Muslims conquered the Iranian empire, just
as God said it would be near the date 687 A.D.
The ultimate destruction of the Persian Empire,
however, came in 1980 by the revolution of Islamic clergy in that
Although Islam tried to destroy that empire in its first
invasion of that nation, the kingdom (empire) was revived later and
continued until 1980. It is this latest destruction that fulfills
the prophecy give by Zoroaster.
It effectively destroyed an empire that was in existence for
When this final destruction of the Persian Empire
came (in 1980), it is then that, "a descendant of the Iranian kings
will be raised up as a Prophet."
Likewise the Prophet Daniel gives us a similar
sign for the Jews to watch for: “ And from the time that the daily
sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up
. . .”
The daily sacrifice and the abomination of
desolation are often misunderstood concepts, but Maitreya
explains their meanings in
“‘Then I heard one saint speaking, and another
saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall
be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the
transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and host
to be trodden under foot?’ (Daniel
8:13). These people who will reach higher
consciousness and know surely that there is a God with a
definite Plan for this creation but do not know what The Plan is
and how it will be fulfilled, despair that,
‘…How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice,
and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary
and the host to be trodden under foot?’
They wonder when the Kingdom of God will come and the unworthy
people and unbelievers will be destroyed (their diseased minds).”
Commentaries on Prophecies in Daniel , T 9, V 1)
According to Daniel, the saints were discussing when
God’s Kingdom will come and when the unbelievers will be cleansed.
The response they received in the eighth chapter of Daniel
is different than the one in the twelfth, but the end result is the
same: when the time elapses, then the Day of Judgment is at hand.
And what is the Day of Judgment? Maitreya explains:
“The Day of Judgment is
the beginning of the next age in which the true spiritual
understanding will dawn and the age of enlightenment will start
The Children of Abram (Abraham), T10, V20)
Prophet Muhammad, in the year 622 A.D., sanctified
Islamic belief from all forms of sacrifice, but it was not until
some time later that the regions God had given Islam to invade were
It wasn’t until about 687 A.D. that the lands of Iran,
Ethiopia, and Yemen were under Islamic control as Muhammad had
envisioned in 629 A.D.
Therefore, we can see that in the year 687 A.D., just as God had
promised, the daily sacrifice was ended.
Also, it was only a few years later that Islam
reached its Golden Age of learning. Muslims flourished in art,
sciences, mathematics, and even medicine.
God, however, prophesied this also, as the “abomination that maketh
desolate,” or when science and learning become the only foundation
for society, and God, the true teacher, is left unnoticed.
The date in chapter eight of Daniel deals with the
abomination of desolation, and the date in chapter twelve of Daniel
deals with the ending of the daily sacrifice.
(Suggested reading: THOTH,
Prophecies in Daniel, “Period of Intellectual Domination”)
Zoroaster gives us a general time frame when the
Persian Prophet will arise.
“When a thousand two hundred and some years have
passed from the inception of the religion of the Arabian
The Zoroastrian time frame is the same as the one
given by Daniel:
“…there shall be a thousand two hundred and
The date for both these prophecies, as explained
earlier, begins in approximately 687 A.D.
The first prophecy deals with the coming of the Prophet and Iranian
King (known as Shah-Bahram), whereas the second deals with the
coming “Day of Judgment.” Both however, are referring to the same event.
That is to say, both explain the appearance of a Prophet and
the advent of a Day of Judgment as simultaneous events.
In brief we may say:
Where there is God’s Judgment, there also is God’s Revelation
and God’s Revealer! So these prophecies speak of the same event,
which will occur 1290 years (Ezekiel 4:6, which states, “I
have appointed thee each day for a year”) after 687 A.D. This would mean both the beginning of Judgment Day and the
advent of a Prophet.
The Advent of the Iranian Messiah:
“…a thousand two hundred and some years [1290
years exactly]…from the inception of the religion of the Arabian
[Muhammad]…a descendant of the Iranian kings will be raised up
as a Prophet.”
From the time of Islam’s invasion and the securing of
Iran (around the year 687 A.D.) there would be 1290 years.
Adding those together in approximates gives us the year 1977
A.D. This year was the year when Maitreya began to receive
Revelations from God.
It is important to note that Maitreya was born in modern day
Iran in 1944, fulfilling the prophecy given by Zoroaster for the
time of the Messiah from Iran to be born a descendant of an Iranian
king (one of his ancestors also was a famous king of Iran,
The advent of the Day of Judgment:
“And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall
be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up,
there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
Daniel’s words were also for Iran, as Daniel wrote
his prophetic thoughts while in Babylonian controlled Persia (Iran).
Also, according to Daniel, from the time the daily
sacrifice was removed from Persia and the intellectuals begin to
control all the affairs of Persian life (and no longer God and His
religion), there would be 1290 days (years) until Judgment is come.
From the year 687 A.D. to the year 1977 A.D., 1290 years
passed from the occupation of Iran, the ending of the daily
sacrifice and the beginning of the abomination of desolation
1977 is the year that Maitreya began to receive
Revelations from God, and is the date which corresponds to the Day
of Judgment, when, “the beginning of the next age in which the true
spiritual understanding will dawn and the age of enlightenment will
* The authenticity of this quotation/prophecy has
been called into question. We have been made aware of accusations that it was
fabricated by some Baha'is to use as foretelling the coming of
Bab/Baha'u'llah, and have been unable to independently verify it. We do not want to include any false prophecies in
our website to support our claim. However, we have had other
prophecies challenged which were later confirmed to be authentic.
Therefore, we have decided to leave this prophecy up unless it is
conclusively proven to us that it is false. If you know whether or not this is truly a
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