Will Islam will be the global religious system of the end times? It’s popular to think so, but it just doesn’t add up. For starters, the Antichrist is going to claim to be God, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:4, and no consistent Muslim would ever do that. That’s blasphemy in Islamic circles, and in some Muslim-majority countries, blaspheming Allah is punishable by death.
In addition, the world is going to worship the Antichrist’s image, which we read about in Revelation 13:10-17. Well, no Muslim would ever worship an image. I mean, you can’t even draw a picture of Muhammad without being violently threatened by a Muslim. Why would they worship the image of someone claiming to be God?
On top of that, after the sixth trumpet judgment kills one-third of sinful humanity, the world will continue its worship of idols of gold, silver, and other materials. You can read about this event in Revelation 9:13-21. Well, Idol worship is more consistent with paganism than with Islam, and Muslims are commanded to murder pagans in Surah 9:5 of the Koran.
Finally, if the Muslim world receives the Antichrist as their Islamic savior and leader, why does the Antichrist have to conquer so many countries with large Muslim populations, like Egypt, Ethiopia and Libya, described in Daniel 11:43?
In the end times, the world will worship the Antichrist and Satan. The religious system of the end times won’t be Islam, apostate Christianity or some New Age nonsense. The Bible makes it clear that it’s much simpler than that: the religious system of the end times will be Satan worship (See Revelation 13:3-4).