An Islamic prophesy states Muslims will never be ruled by non-Muslims for more than 100 years.
In 1911 Libya was taken from the Ottomans by Italy. This was Libya’s beginning of non-Muslim rule and it lasted until Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed 20th October 2011, an hundred years of non-Muslim rule. The capital of Algeria was captured by the French in 1830. It took 20 years to fully capture the former Turkish territory of Algiers and although the history books state Algeria suffered occupation by the French for 130 years, total French occupation of Algeria took until 1956. The Algerian War of Independence began in November 1954, after an hundred years of non-Muslim rule. Britain’s Muslim population today, almost exclusively immigrated from the 1950s and so British troubles with their Muslim population are likely to occur closer to 2050 than now.
Another, fully authentic, prophesy states Muslims would first be ruled by righteous Caliphs, then Kings, then tyrants before being ruled again by Caliphs. Islamic history indeed shows this pattern and with the fall of the tyrant Gaddafi in Libya, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Husni Mubarak in Egypt and Bashar al Asad facing the same fate in Syria: it is either a time for new oppressors to rise – like Sisi in Egypt – or the time of a renewed Caliphate. With the above evidence of Muslims not being ruled for more than one hundred years, the 21st century looks Islamic.
A further authentic prophesy states that every one hundred years Allah will send a Reformer who will bring the Islamic world back to true Islam. The turn of the Islamic century in the Gregorian calendar happened in 1979, and Muslims are still waiting for this person or persons to guide them back to their true religion.
During the Crusades Jerusalem was taken by European Christians in 1099 and retaken by Saladin in 1187: nearly one hundred years later. Jerusalem was taken again by the British at the end of 1917, and has remained under non-Muslim rule for 99 years to date. Although this Islamic prophesy, based on a tradition attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, is not considered rigorous enough to be authentic; the pattern we see in history show that there is something to be said for Muslims not being ruled by non-Muslims for more than one hundred years.
In the current climate with an American Administration threatening to move their embassy to Jerusalem so close to 100 years of non-Muslim rule of that city, and almost 100 years since the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate and the plunging of the entire Muslim world into non-Muslim rule. We can only conclude that the next conflict that will make the biggest headlines concerning the Middle East in 2017 will be the holy city of Jerusalem, swiftly followed by Turkey.