The Relationship of Global Governance and Waiting Based on the Quran, Narrations and the New Testament

Fatemeh Khodajouyan / Assisstant Professor of Religions and Mysticism, University of Islamic Denominations                                                                                                 

Received: 2019/01/21 - Accepted: 2019/06/15



For a long time, the realization of a world government free from all oppression and violence with a bright future for life has been one of human aspirations. The prophets and divine religions have given the good news that in the end, the rule of a single universal world based on justice will be formed and that the future will be realized by universal peacemaker and savior. Therefore, the prophets and the authorities invite people to wait for the realization of the divine world-a constructive and dynamic expectation. In Islam, world government is realized by the Prophet Mahdi, and in Christianity, the kingdom of God is realized through the Prophet Jesus. This government has characteristics that distinguish it from other governments, including: the caliphate of the righteous; the establishment of divine judgments; the rule of justice; economic prosperity, etc. Believers of these two religions, on the basis of authentic texts, prepare themselves for that day and wait. In the article, the author is going to make a descriptive-analytical comparison of the reasons for expectation of a world government in the two religions of Christianity and Islam; the first is based on the New Testament and the second is based on verses and narrations.


Keywords: Waiting, Government, the Quran, Bible, Christ, Mahdi.