Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Sathya Sai Baba as the Saviour of Islam – Mehdi Moud

Posted by robertpriddy on June 3, 2013

Sathya Sai Baba was heralded as the Islamic messiah, the Mahdi (or Mehdi Moud, also known as the Expected Messiah, Imam Al Zaman), a claim which was propagated in various books about him.   A text was first published in a book in Farsi by an Iranian devotee known as ‘Irani Ma’ where she claimed to have been mysteriously led to find a volume in a Middle Eastern covered market entitled ‘The Universe of Light’ (said to be the 14th edition of the Discourses of Mahommed in 25 volumes). In that volume, its contents having been collected some 700 years after the death of Mohammed, she found a set of predictions of the coming of the Mehdi Mou’d. (see inset text below). I met the Iranian lady once in ndia in 1987, but she could not speak much English. Incidentally, she also wore an alleged ‘green diamond’ ring, exactly like the one Sai Baba gave me in 1986 – (which proved to be a cheap synthetic sapphire set in an 18 carat gold ring). An early full version of the claims was published by the South African Robert Lowenberg, who had met Irani Ma. Peggy Mason in UK also later regurgitated the whole story uncritically in her Sai Baba magazine.



Here is an excerpt from a popular version of this story published by Lowenberg:-

“The disciples of Mahomed asked how they would find this great teacher. Mahomed first gave “The Great Guide” five names. He called Him “The Master of the World”, “Master of Time”, “God’s President”, “A Great Part of God on the Ground” and “God speaking and advising.” He then went on to say to his disciples, “You can never find him, because at that time you will be so bad that you cannot recognise Him. Only a handful will find Him.”

Mahomed allegedly continued by giving about 300 signs that would clearly refer to Sathya Sai Baba, his appearance, habits, actions etc. and said this master would live until 95 to 96 years of age. Then he went on, “In the last twenty years of his life, He will be the “King of the whole world”, “but at that time only two thirds of the people of the world will believe in Him. Mussalmans will only recognise Him nine years before his passing from the world.”

“Christians and other people of other religions will see Him, but Mussalmans will be so bad that they will not find him. The people of those religions will collect under a great tree, and they will have a spot on their foreheads.” Of the physical signs she mentions: “His hair will be profuse. His forehead will be large and concave. … His body will be small in size, but His stomach will be large. His legs will be like those of a young girl … He will give everyone gifts that are light in weight. … He will wear two robes. … He will live 95 or 96 years on earth. … Mussalmans will only recognise Him nine years before His passing from the world. … So as not to be deceived, you should know that the Master of the World will bring things out of His body, through His mouth.” (‘The Heart of Sai’ by R. Lowenberg, India Book House PVT. Ltd. BOMBAY- 1981, p 122), pp. 122-3)  See disclaimer

One can already note that the prophesy was flawed in that Sathya Sai Baba was not recognised by more than a tiny handful of Muslims nine years before his death and, besides, did not live to anywhere near 96 years. He died in his 85th year, aged 84.  It is quite clear from study of the issue that most of the signs Mahomet supposedly gave according to Lowenberg and other Sai believers, that the signs have been concocted post facto to fit with Sai Baba’s person and habits.

The Islamic messianic belief has existed for ages throughout much of the Muslim world, being as widely held as that of the Second Coming of Christ and the Judgement Day of the Book of Revelations by some Christian sects. In 2006 and again in 2007, “President Ahmadinejad of Iran was at the U.N. General Assembly on September 26, 2007 where he both times prayed in public to Allah to “hasten the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi…. the promised one,” who “will fill this world with justice and peace.” Ahmadinejad tried to garner favor with a university audience in New York by telling that he was an academic himself and still teaches university students. One commentator wrote: “Ahmadi-nezhad broke new theological ground, even within Shia Islam, by claiming that not only would the Mahdi come, but that Allah himself will arrive with Moses and Christ and Muhammad to rule the world.” (see

A few excerpts from reports on Ahmadinejad’s “vision” at the U.N. are amusing:- “On the last day when I was speaking, one of our group told me that when I started to say ‘Bismillah Muhammad,’ he saw a green light come from around me, and I was placed inside this aura,” he says. “I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink. When I say they didn’t move an eyelid, I’m not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there, and had just opened their eyes – Alhamdulillah!”

Mrs. Zeba Bashiruddin, who asked Sathya Sai Baba if he was the Mehdi, which he let her believe, though he did not give her asked permission for printing the claim (wise, considering the repercussions it could have involved from fanatical Islamists). He did, of course, virtually claim to be Allah since he pronounced he was God, the Creator of the Universe, the Father who sent Jesus and the Deity of all Deities. Bashiruddin eventually accepted Sai Baba as the Mehdi of Islam, writing in the official Sai Baba magazine, Sanathana Sarathi (pp. 298-300) as seen in the scan on the right (click to enlarge)

The most thorough research into the entire issue of Sai Baba as the Mahdi of Islam by academic Brian Steel clearly shows the falsity of the claims. In a visit to Prashanthi Nilayam after 2000 he also even found the display of a faked translation of Persian prophetic texts in Sai Baba’s self-glorifying Chaitanya Jyoti museum at Prashanthi Nilayam.

“Page 49 of the glossy SSSO publication Chaitanya Jyoti offers the following version of the alleged prophecy by the Prophet Muhammad, enshrined for posterity in the Puttaparthi Museum of the same name. “Mahdi Mou’d”.” ( Steel shows correct professional translation of the displayed text to be entirely discrepant from the translation given by the Sai propagandists!

Brian Steel’s researches detail the various phases in which the rumours were made and propagated by Sai Baba devotees. See Sai Baba as the Islamic messiah, the Mahdi: and

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Sathya Sai prophesied as ‘king of the world’ from 2000

Posted by robertpriddy on December 18, 2008

Prophecies supposedly made before Sathya Sai Baba’s birth (as early as sage Brighu around 3000BC) have been promotes as true on a large scale for decades in books and now web pages. None  which name him became public until AFTER the points mentioned in it were very well known in India at least, such as are presented in the alleged Islamic prophecy reproduced below.  The source claimed for it, a volume from a series of apocrypha after Mohammed (incorrectly called “Mehdi Moud” by, for it was supposedly called ‘Ocean of Light”) was originally claimed to have been found in a street market by devotee Irani Ma – has never been traced, yet the Sai Baba museum (Chaitanya Jyoti) also continues to propagate the prophesy. No Muslim scholars or muftis so far approched have ever heard of this volume. All this should be sufficient to rate this prophesy as being a sheer invention. Some devotees will invent anything to obtain some prominence and importance!

Satya Sai Baba himself has never refuted any detail of these predictions but has bolstered them up more or less directly in many ways, both in countless discourses and interviews. Evidently, no follower of his has written a single critical thought about any of them. That is enough to show that this is a blindly gullible and propagandist cult without self-analysis of any serious kind. It will never stand up in the world of genuine historical scholars. The saibabaofindia web site quotes:-

(d) In an ancient Arabic book by name “Mehdi Moud” in which the prophesies made by Prophet Mohammed were recorded many centuries ago, it was mentioned that God Himself would descend on earth in human form with the following signs by which He could be recognised:

“His hair will be profuse. His front teeth will be spaced apart. He will have a mole on His cheek. He will not have beard but will be clean shaven. His clothing will be like flame. He will wear two robes. The colour of His face will sometimes be like copper, sometimes yellow like gold and sometimes like the moon. His legs will be those of a young girl. All the teachings of all the religions of the world will be in His heart from birth. All the science and knowledge of the world from the beginning of time will be in His head. He will give gifts that are light in weight, His devotees will crane their necks to see Him. He will live for 95 years on earth. In the last twenty years of His life time He will be the king of the whole world but at that time (A.D. 2000) only two-thirds of the world will believe Him. Muslims will only recognise Him nine years before His passing away from the world”. (My underlining)

All physical details are more or less recognisable, but all the teachings of all the religions of the world are most certainly not in his heart… he is ignorant of much of the Bible (as has been demonstrated at length)  and had to ask a Jewish devotee Al Drucker whether there was and difference between Judaism and Christianity! He has made only a very few and ver superficial statements about Buddhism and Islam… this is just for a start.

What is rather surprising is how the Sai Baba misinformation machine still continues to exhibit the alleged prophecy of kingship and historically unsurpassed world fame, long after the time having come and gone without him being anything remotely like “king of the whole world”. Now that the prophecy has been shown to be completely false, only the devotee lunatic fringe continues to believe in it. .. or support the massively exorbitant opinion that two-thirds of the world population believed in him from year 2000! If Sathya Sai Baba dies when he predicted he would (aged 92 or 93) then next year we would expect Muslims to flock to Puttaparthi in vast numbers to see their Mahdi. Wait, wait, wait and see!

For more details on separate prophecies, see:-


Divine incarnation

Healing & Youthfulness

Shirdi and Sathya

Suka Nadi prophecies

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