Some Shia prophecies foretelling the arrival of the 12th imam – the Mahdi.
1. One tells of the ruler of Egypt being overthrown, resulting in many conflicts.
2. One points to an uprising in Yemen.
3. One refers to the death of the ruler of Saudi Arabia.
4. “Before the return of Mahdi, a tall black man will rule the West and the largest army on Earth. He will carry a ‘clear sign’ from my son, Hussein Ibn Ali (the third Shiite imam), do not fear him!” The tradition concludes: “Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us.” Obama’s first and second names—Barack Hussein—mean “the blessing of Hussein” in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means “he is with us,” the magic formula in Majlisi’s tradition.