There are many striking similarities between Islam and the End Times religion of the Beast. However, I'm still not sure whether or not I believe that Islam is the main player for this role. It's quite possible that Islam will cease to exist after the war of Ezekiel 38.
It could be that the End Times religion will share characteristics with Islam, but not actually be Islam.
But just for the record - here are the similarities:
1/ The Muslims believe that a messiah will appear in the End Times known as the Mahdi. He will rule the Earth alongside Prophet Isa (the fake Muslim Jesus) but only after defeating an enemy known as the Dajjal who Muslims refer to as the false Messiah.
After defeating Dajjal, Judaism and Christianity will be destroyed and the entire World will come under the rule of Islam after all non-believers have either been forced to convert to Islam or are killed.
This is a parallel to the book of Revelation. The Mahdi seems to be very similar to the Antichrist of Revelation and Isa would be the False Prophet of Revelation. Dajjal (whom Muslims believe to be a false prophet) has striking similarities to the real Jesus.The only difference in the Muslim version is that the Mahdi wins and Dajjal fails.
The prophet Mohammed had contact with Christians and Jews when he was devising the Q'uran. The Q'uran is based on falsified Bible stories. Could it be that Mohammed based his End Times prophecies on the book of Revelation but twisted the ending to make the bad guys win?
2/ The religion of the Beast will use beheading as a form of punishment according to Revelation. As Islam is the only religion whose scriptures actually endorse beheading as a form of punishment then Islam fits the bill here. Even in this day and age beheading is a popular form of execution in the Muslim World.
3/ Those who do not take the mark will not be able to buy or sell. Under Islamic rule non-Muslims (referred to as Dhimmis) were traditionally restricted in what they could buy and sell. In extreme cases, buying and selling became almost impossible.
4/ After killing the two witnesses, the bodies will not be allowed any burial, but after three and a half days they rise from the dead anyway.
Muslims believe that their dead should be buried as quickly as possible after certain rituals have been carried out. To leave a body unburied for too long is disrespectful as it does not allow for quick passage through Hell before reaching paradise. It is said that every Muslim has to pass through Hell before they arrive in paradise, the exception being those who are martyred in jihad who receive a free pass straight to heaven.
Muslims often insult their enemies by delaying or completely preventing the burial of their dead.