Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai wrote this about the Mahdi:
Therefore by reason of inner necessity and determination, the future will see a day when human society will be replete with justice and when all will live in peace and tranquillity, when human beings will be fully possessed of virtue and perfection. The establishment of such a condition will occur through human hands but with divine succor. And the leader of such a society, who will be the savior of man, is called in the language of the hadith, the Mahdi.
In different religions that govern the world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Islam there are references to a person who will come as the savior of mankind. These religions have usually given happy tidings of his coming, although there are naturally certain differences in detail that can be discerned when those teachings are compared carefully. The hadith of the Holy Prophet upon which all Muslims agree, ‘The Mahdi is of my progeny,’ refers to the same truth.
Mr. L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The goal of Scientology is making the individual capable of living a better life in his own estimation and with his fellows and the playing of a better game.”
In 1965, Mr. Hubbard wrote The Aims of Scientology:
A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.
First announced to an enturbulated world in 1950, these aims are well within the grasp of our technology.
Nonpolitical in nature, Scientology welcomes any individual of any creed, race or nation.
We seek no revolution. We seek only evolution to higher states of being for the individual and for society.
We are achieving our aims.
After endless millennia of ignorance about himself, his mind and the universe, a breakthrough has been made for Man.
Other efforts Man has made have been surpassed.
The combined truths of fifty thousand years of thinking men, distilled and amplified by new discoveries about Man have made for this success.
We welcome you to Scientology. We only expect of you your help in achieving our aims and helping others. We expect you to be helped.
Scientology is the most vital movement on Earth today.
In a turbulent world the job is not easy. But then, if it were, we wouldn’t have to be doing it.
We respect Man and believe he is worthy of help. We respect you and believe you too can help.
Scientology does not owe its help. We have done nothing to cause us to propitiate. Had we done so we would not now be bright enough to do what we are doing.
Man suspects all offers of help. He has often been betrayed, his confidence shattered. Too frequently he has given his trust and been betrayed. We may err, for we build a world with broken straws. But we will never betray your faith in us so long as you are one of us.
The sun never sets on Scientology.
And may a new day dawn for you, for those you love and for Man.
Our aims are simple if great.
And we will succeed, and are succeeding at each new revolution of the Earth.
Your help is acceptable to us.
Our help is yours.
For the future of Scientology, Mr. Hubbard wrote,
With Scientology, Man can prevent insanity, criminality and war.
…the primary race of Earth is not between one nation and another. The only race that matters at this moment is the one being run between Scientology and the atomic bomb. The history of Man, as has been said by well known authorities, may well depend upon which one wins.
L. Ron Hubbard never pretended to be anything other than a man. Yet if his work comes to fruition then it would fulfill the prophecies of Mahdi. As to the other religions, Buddhism refers to the return of Metteyya. Again, this prophecy is of the return of a man who would complete the works of Buddha. The timing of the return of Metteyya has been established in the Pali to be about 2,500 years after the death of Buddha. That was about the year when Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was released in 1950. It was a few short years after that when Mr. Hubbard wrote his poem, The Hymn of Asia, where he asked in the opening line, “Am I Metteyya?” Since then the Scientology movement has grown to 8 million members worldwide, and it continues to swell. It has established schools, drug rehabilitation programs, criminal rehabilitation programs and worldwide commissions for the elimination of the causes of insanity. On top of this it is continually raising the abilities, the awarenesses and the intelligence of the people who undertake the challenge that Mr. Hubbard has thrown before them.
Since Mr. Hubbard departed from his body in 1986, he and Scientology organizations have literally received thousands upon thousands of proclamations, awards and recognitions from governments and organizations and individuals the world over.