“And We conveyed to the Children of Israel in the Scripture that, ‘You will surely cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach great haughtiness. So when the promise came for the first of them, We sent against you servants of Ours — those of great military might, and they probed into the homes, and it was a promise fulfilled. Then We gave back to you a return victory over them. And We reinforced you with wealth and sons and made you more numerous in manpower. If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, to yourselves. Then when the final promise came, to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with destruction.” (Qur’an 17:4-7)
“Destruction of Israel revealed in Quran, Hadith: Lebanese scholar,” Iran’s state-run Ahlul Bayt News Agency, September 14, 2015:
A renowned Lebanese Shi’a scholar has stated that the ultimate destruction of the Zionist regime was revealed in the Quran and Hadith.
Hujjat al-Islam Ali al-Kourani, a Lebanese scholar and researcher in the field of Mahdism, referred to the recent remarks made by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, wherein he stated that Israel “will not exist in 25 years’ time,” and said that since Muslims in Arab countries agree that the Zionist regime is their enemy, thus they must fight and so work toward destroying this regime.
His Eminence explained that the destruction of the Zionist regime will occur in two phases, and in regard to the first phase, he quoted verse 17:5 from the Holy Quran, explaining that Israel will be eventually punished for their actions.
He also mentioned an authentic hadith from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq which states that “They are those who will be resurrected by God before the rise of [Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi] to fight Israel” and said: “Our youths’ resistance against the Zionist regime and the Islamic Resistance [Hezbollah] are proof for this.”
“Imam al-Mahdi and his companions will enter al-Aqsa Mosque and later they will re-enter it, just as they entered it the first time,” he explained.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Kourani stressed that the predication made by Ayatollah Khamenei that Israel will be destroyed is based on Quranic verses and authentic narrations and stressed that this will be achieved in the near future.
“God willing, we will see this day,” he added.
The Lebanese scholar referred to the causes and signs of the destruction of Israel, saying: “As the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said in his speech, people throughout the Muslim world are awake and alert… the power of the forces of the Islamic Resistance against the Zionist regime has changed.”
He stressed that the strength of the Islamic Resistance is such that they are able to attack the Zionist regime at any time and place that they want.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Kourani said that when the Zionist regime was first established, it attacked several Islamic countries and Muslims were extremely afraid and unable to defend themselves. But now the balance of power has changed in the world and Muslims hold much power and authority.
He invited the worldwide Islamic community and religious centres to prepare the ground for the rapid destruction of the Zionist regime and said that the Zionist regime is the mirror-image of Wahhabism and added that he is very hopeful of its destruction in the very near future.
The researcher in the field of Mahdism called on the Islamic Resistance to preserve their unity and advance their strength and to prepare themselves for a wide-ranging battle against Israel, saying that the Resistance has power and advanced weapons, but they still must strive to equip and increase their military power.
Referring to the expulsion of several Israeli ambassadors from Latin American countries and the opening of embassies in some Arabic countries such as Qatar and Jordan, he said the people of Latin America have true freedom and liberty but the so-called Arab countries have lost their roots.
“The Prophet Muhammad said that anyone that has a relationship with the [Zionist] Jews will become deviated,” he said.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Kourani explained that the ultimate destruction of the Zionist regime will occur in Lebanon, and added that he will speak about this subject on his weekly television program on the al-Wilayah satellite network.