Hazrat Ilyas a.s son of Infaad ibn Haroon a.s is among the messengers who was sent on a mission(mursil). For 22 years Ilyas a.s invited people towards Tawheed and religious laws of Moosa a.s . His appearance was in year 1079 BC and ascension to heaven was in 1056 bc. Hazrat Ilyas a.s warned Bani Israel to discontinue their disobedience towards God. Ahab the king of Bani Israil perceived and felt that Hazrat Ilyas a.s is against his rule and ill treated him.
After several warning when they continued to disobey him Allah stopped the rain and people suffered from draught and death. Life of the people became very difficult
Ahab got frustrated and decided to kill Hazrat Ilyas a.s. With the will and wish of Allah, Jibrail a.s informed hazrat Ilyas a.s to get apart from his people and travel to Jordan.
Hazrat Ilyas a.s moved to Jordan and lived there for the period of time. People of Amman welcomed him with a worthy hospitality .He lived there for a duration of time.
Later he went near a township where he saw a woman gathering firewood. Ilyas a.s requested the women to give him something to eat and drink. The woman made the dough of flour and prepared three breads.
Time passed and son of that woman died .The mother was lamenting and moaning and requested Ilyas a.s to give her son a new life. Ilyas took the dead body aside and prayed to God when the almighty accepted his prayers and her son was given a new life.
The mother got happy and told Ilyas a.s "surely you are a prophet of God who could perform this miracle". Ahab, the king and his wife Izabel very unsecured for their kingship" and plotted to kill Ilyas a.s. Therefore Ilyas a.s with command of God commissioned to emigrate to Be'arsaba.
Forty days he was in his way till he reached to Jabl Hureeb and decided to rest in a cave when he was addressed by Allah "O Ilyas get up and witness the manifestations, grace and glory of God. Hazrat Ilyas a.s stood up and observed the greatness of nature when earth quake overtook which shattered the stones.
He was addressed "O Ilyas be in peace we afflicted Bani Israel with a painful punishment for their disobedience and order you to go to Damascus and meet 'Khazal' and select him as a sovereign power and meet Alyas'a and he will be your successor and tell him to kill the transgressors".
Ilyas a.s hit the river with his turban and the river broke down into two. Speaking with
Alyas'a he entered the river .Later a means of riding descended from heaven when Hazrat Ilyas a.s rode upon it and ascended to heaven. Alyas'a along with the other companions and pupils watched the ascension of hazrat Ilyas a.s till he disappeared from their sight. Hazrat Qizr a.s was appointed to guide the people in the sea and oceans.
When hazrat Yunus a.s was a child Ilyas a.s lived in the house of his mother for six months and at that time Yunus a.s died. His mother pleaded hazrat Ilyas a.s to pray God and to bestow him with new life. Ilyas a.s prayed and Yunus a.s was bestowed with new life again.
Prophet Alyasa a.s.
Prophet Alyas'a a.s bin Shanat a.s who is also one of the messengers of Bani Israel invited the people to the religious laws of Hazrat Moosa a.s , cured the sick people, gave life to dead and also solved many other problems. In Hebrew he is called Alyasha or Elisha and in Arabic he is called Alyas'a.
He appeared as a prophet in the year 1056 B.C. He was among the students of hazrat Ilyas a.s who granted him the trusteeship of messengers. They passed together the river of Jordan. Later he witnessed the ascension of hazrat ilyas a.s to the heaven.
Just like hazrat Moosa a.s.he split the river when he hit the river with hazrat Ilyas a.s turban. The students of hazrat Ilyas a.s sighted the miracle of hazrat Alyas'a and comprehended that he is the successor of hazrat Ilyas a.s.
At the time of his death the king of Bani Israil known as Yahavash visited him bedside to take advice about his successor. Alyasa ordered to bring some arrows and a bow. He put the arrow on the bow string and told Yahavash to put hands on his hands and shoot the arrow and to follow wherever it proceeded through which he would overcome his hardships and rule as the king of Damascus.
Yahavash shot the arrow three times. Alyas'a said that this is the sign that three times he would dominate them. Saying this he died.
Hazrat Yooshe a.s.
He is among the great prophets of Allah. He was the son of hazrat AFRAIM IBN YUSUF IBN YAQUB IBN IS'HAQ IBN IBRAHIM. Yooshe a.s in the age of 97 became the successor of hazrat Moosa a.s.
Hazrat Yooshe a.s lived for 120 years. He had a broad chest, middle height and spoke Hebrew language. For 23 years he preached his people and invited people to the religion of Hazrat Moosa a.s.
Allah commanded Yooshe a.s to lead the Bani-Israel to pass from the river of Jorden and guide them to the holy place and Canaan(Canaan is an ancient term for a region roughly corresponding to present-day Palestine including the West Bank, Jordan, southern and coastal Syria and Lebanon continuing up to the border of modern Turkey.)and Baithul Moqaddas(Jerusalem)among them.
He guided the followers of Hazrat Moosa according to the religious laws and ways taught by Hazrat Moosa a.s.
After crossing river Jorden they reached Jaljaal where he circumcised all men .After six days they conquered the city Ariha.
Prophet Yooshe a.s said this is the sanctuary of God. He advised to be humble and seek forgiveness for their sins while entering the sanctuary of Ariha. The scholars of Bani Israel followed the orders of hazrat Yooshe a.s and the ignorant people among them acted just opposite his commands. All the 74000 of ignorant people were killed when God inflicted disease of plague on them.
At the time of Yooshe a.s death he called the chieftains of Bani Israil and told them his will and he spoke. "O people you witnessed the blessings of God, thank His blessings and all worship one and single God and never dignify and praise other than him.
His followers replied "O Yooshe we never leave the obedience of God and we never accept the other gods other than Almighty. At that time Yooshe a.s wrote these words in a book and kept beside the book of religious laws. He lifted a big stone and told his people "this the witness among all the tribes" and bid them farewell. And after that he got ill and in 1693 BC he passed away.
Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book "Tarikh Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam" written by Husain Imaad Zadeh.
And remember Our slaves, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, (all) owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and (also) of religious understanding. Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good thing ) the remembrance of the home (in the Hereafter and they used to make the people remember it, and also they used to invite the people to obey Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter). And they are in Our Sight, verily, of the chosen and the best! And remember Ishmael, Elisha, and Dhul-Kifl, all are among the best. (Ch 38:45-48 Quran).
Ibn Ishaaq said that Elisha (pbuh) was sent to the children after Elijah (pbuh). He lived among his people, calling them to Allah and abiding by the message and laws of Elijah until he passed away. Then dissension rose among them, and events took momentum. Sins increased everywhere, and the tyrants increased and killed the prophets.
According to Al-Hafiz Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Asaker, Elisha was Ibn Adi, Ibn Shultam, Ibn Aphraem, Ibn Joseph, Ibn Isaac, Ibn Abraham. It was said that he was the cousin of Elijah. Other sources said also that he had been hiding with Elijah in a cave in Mount Qasium to escape from the King of Ba'alabak, and when Elijah died, he Elisha succeeded him as a prophet among his people.
Story of Prophet Dhul-Kifl (pbuh)
Allah the Almighty declared : Remember Ishmael and Idris and Dhul Kifl, all were from among those who observe patience. (Ch 21:85-86 Quran).
Allah directed: Remember Our slaves, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (all) owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and also of religious understanding. Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good thing ) the remembrance of the home (in the Hereafter and they used to make the people remember it and also they used to invite the people to obey Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter). And they are in Our Sight, verily of the chosen and the best! Remember Ishmael, Elisha, and Dhul Kifl all are among the best. (Ch 38:45-48 Quran).
Ibn Jarir narrated that he was not a prophet but he was a righteous man. He supported his people to suffice their needs and administrated justice among them. That is why he was called Dhul Kifl. (means possessor of, or giving, a double requital or portion)
The 12th Imam - co-name and co-filial appellation of the prophet of Allah (SAWW) - Hazrat Mahdi bin Hassan bin Ali bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Moosa bin Ja’far bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Al Hussain bin Ali bin Abi Talib bin Abdil Muttalib (peace of Allah be upon them)
His mother’s name – Hazrat Narjis (AS) her real name was Maleekah binte Yashuayi bin Qaisar of Rome
Imam Mahdi (ATF)’s age at the time of Imam Hassan Askari (AS)’s martyrdom – five years
Allah granted him imamate in his childhood as Hazrat Esa (AS) was granted prophet hood in childhood “An Nabio nabi wa lao kana sabiyan, al Imamo Imam walao kana sabiyan”.
His titles – Hujjat, Hadi, Khalf-e-Saleh, Qa’im, Muntazar, Sahib Al Asr, Sahibaz Zaman, and most famous is “Mahdi”
His figure/feature – handsome, charming, beautiful hair, normal height, graceful nose, broad forehead
His Gate keeper - Muhammad bin Uthman (RA)
King of his (ATF) time – Motamed
Place of birth – Samarrah, Iraq
Date of birth – 15th night of Shaban (night between 14 & 15), 255 Hijri
Yasaar reports that he heard from Yasham and Maria that when the child (Imam Mahdi ATF) was born he got up and sat down; recited kalma e shahadatain; sneezed and recited Al Hamdo Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
It is reported from Nasar – servant – that two or three days after the birth of (Imam Mahdi ATF) I went to the court of Imam (ATF). I saw him lying in the cradle. I said him (ATF) salam. He said: “Nasar! Bring red sandal for me”. When I brought red sandal he said to me: “do you recognize me?” I said, “why not? You are our lord and the son of lord”. He said: “you have not recognized me. I am the seal of testamentary executors (awsiya), and Allah The Sublime will remove all calamities from my family and my friends because of me”.
“Ulama say that Allah The Sublime bestowed Imam Qa’im Muntazir (ATF) with wisdom and Faslul Khitab, and made him (ATF) a sign for the worlds as Allah says, “O Yahya (John) take the Book with power and We granted Yahya (John) the prophet hood in childhood”. And Allah says (about Christ AS) “How we speak to a child who is in cradle”. And Allah The Sublime has prolonged his life as He prolonged of (Hazrat) Khizar’s (AS) and (Hazrat) Ilyas’ (AS). Some Arifeen i.e. Sheikh Mohiuddin Al Arabi wrote in the discussion of Imam Al Mahdi (ATF) that when he will appear there will be 360 Kamilul Iman men with him who will take oath of imam (ATF) allegiance in between Rukan and Muqam. And the most blessed people will be the people of Kufa and he will distribute the wealth with justice. He will do justice in the people and decide disputes with haq, and will appear on the finishing of religion. He who will refuse his imamate will be killed and he who will fight against him will be disgraced. He will show the true religion. If Holy prophet (SAWW) was there he would give same decision as Imam (Mahdi ATF) will give. And those fuqaha who would be followed will be his (ATF) enemies but will come under Imam due to fear of his sword and his grace as well as greed of worldly riches. And those kamileen arifeen who are aware of the realities of things because of Kashf and Shahood, will take oath of his (ATF) allegiance due to Divine granted Ma’arifat. Imam (ATF) will have some special men who will be his helper and will maintain Dawat ilal Haq. Same men will be Imam (ATF) ministers who will have taken the responsibility of government. Imam Al Muntazar is (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) Aal-e-Muhammad (SAWW). His generosity will be on the pattern of heavy rain. He will be the true caliph of Allah. He will understand the language of animals. His justice will proceed in Jin and Ins both.” (Yanabi ul Mawaddah, Pg: 325, reference: Faslul Khitab)
“Wa howa Baaq ila an yajtamay bay Isa ibnay Maryam (AS) fayakoon umrohu ila waqtena haza sab’a me’ah wa salas saneen – He (Imam Mahdi ATF) is present thus he (ATF) will gather with (Hazrat) Christ (AS), the son of Maryam (AS). His age in our period (958 hijri) is 703 years.”
(Tarikhul Ahmadi, Pg: 368, taken from Shaykh Abdul Wahab Ash-Shu’arafi in his book Al Yawaqeet wal Jawahir)
Ali Bin Abdullah reports from Abdur Rahman bin Abi Abdillah and he reports from Abi Jarood that (Hazrat) Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) said the rule of Qa’im e Aal e Muhammad (ATF) will be on entire earth and his rule will be for 309 years – the period Ashab e Kahaf remained in sleep, and will conquer the whole earth with his sword, and no faith will remain in existence except the faith of (Hazrat) Muhammad (SAWW).
40 Ahadith of Ulma e Ahle SunnahHafiz Abu Naem and Ahmed bin Abdullah who are from great scholars of Ahle Sunnah, their collected forty ahadith about (Hazrat) Mahdi Hadi (ATF) which are in books Fasoolul Mohimmah and Kashful Ghummah etc. I have taken these 40 from the book Anwar e Imamat writer Faqih e Mohaqiq e Rabbani Danishmand e Bozurg Ahmed bin Muhammad known as Moqaddas Ardbeli (q.s.).
Abu saeed khudri has reported from Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saww) that He said Mahdi (ATF) will be from my ummah and he will rule for seven, eight or nine years even if a short period would remain. In His period evil will be nowhere; rains will be at time and there will be abundance of grain.
With the authority of above mentioned (Abu Saeed Khudri) Holy Prophet (saww) said that the world will be filled with oppression and tyranny and then a person from my progeny will appear and will fill the earth with justice and equity and will rule on the earth for 1 year or 9 years.
With the authority of above mentioned (Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A)) the leader of the two worlds (SAWW) said the day of judgment would not take place until a man from my progeny will fill the earth, which will have been filled with oppression and tyranny, with justice and equity. The period of His rule (will be) 7 years.
Zohri reported from (Hazrat) Ali yibnil Hussain (Imam Zain ul Abideen (AS)) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said to Hazrat Fatima (SA) Mahdi (ATF) would be your son (Al Mahdi min woldik).
Ali Bin Hilal has reported from his father that I was in the court of the prophet of Allah (SAWW) at the time of his passing away (from this world). I saw that the daughter of the prophet of Allah (SAWW), (Hazrat) Fatimah (SA), sitting at the head of the bed of her father was weeping loudly. The prophet of Allah (SAWW), raising his head said O’ my beloved daughter why are you weeping? (Hazrat) Fatimah (SA) said I am weeping over my destruction after you that people will forget you and will carry out oppression on me. The prophet of Allah (SAWW) said O’ Fatimah (SA) don’t you know that Allah The Sublime cast a look on earth first time and chose your father (SAWW) for prophet hood. Then cast a look and chose your husband (ALI A.S.) and revealed that I marry him (ALI A.S.) with you. O’ Fatimah (SA) we are Ahle Bayt (AS). Allah has granted us those qualities, which have not been granted to anyone before us nor would be after us i.e.
First quality is that I was made The Seal of Prophet hood. I am the best of all Creatures and your father.
Second quality is that my wasi (testamentary executor) is the best of Awsiya (testamentary executors), friend of the creator and creatures and he is your husband (ALI A.S.)
Third quality is that our martyr is from amongst the best martyrs and he is (hazrat) Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib (AS) who is the paternal uncle of your father (SAWW) and your husband (AS). (hazrat Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib (AS) was martyred in the battle of Ohad and Hindda the wife of Abu sufyan, mother of Moawia and grand mother of Yazeed (May the curse of Allah be upon them ).
Fourth quality is that he (Hazrat Jafar e Tayyar who kissed martyrdom in the battle of Mota) is from us to whom Allah has given two wings through which he is busy in flying with angels (In Heavens). He is the son of my paternal uncle (Hazrat Abu Talib (AS)) and the brother of your husband (Ali AS). (Ali (AS) had three brothers: Talib (AS), Jafar (AS) and Aqeel (AS). Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) sent Aqeel’s son Hazrat Muslim (AS) as his envoy to Kufa and he kissed the martyrdom there and his shrine attached with Masjid e Kufa is resort of all. In the same shrine Hazrat Mukhtar Bin Abi Ubaidah saqafi (RA) is buried).
Fifth quality is the two grandsons who both your sons (Hassan (AS) and Hussain (AS)) are The Lord of The Youth of Paradise------- O’ Fatimah O’ the sight of my eyes! By that God who sent me as a prophet that (hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) of this ummah will be from these two (Hassan (AS) and Hussain (AS)) when the world will be filled with fitnaas; one will be looting to other; elder will not show mercy upon younger; younger will not respect elder. At that time Allah will send him (Mahdi (ATF)) who will demolish the palace of zalalah and will firm the law of hidayah in the last period as I (Muhammad (SAWW)) did in the last period by arriving. O’ Fatimah (SA) don’t be grieved that Allah The Great is most compassionate and most merciful upon me and you because of that nearness which you have with me. And O’ Fatimah (SA) Allah has married you with (the one) who is mightiest in pedigree, most merciful upon people, wisest in Ahkam e Din (Holy Prophet (SAWW) said Ana Darul Hikmah wa Aliyun Baboha), and the most just in decisions (Holy Prophet (SAWW) said Aqzakum Aliyibne Abi Talib (AS)). And O’ Fatimah (SA) the sight of father’s eyes I have requested from my Allah that you be the first from amongst all who join me from my Ahle Bayt (AS). Therefore (hazrat) Fatimah (SA) went to the lap of her father (SAWW) after the 75 days of prophet (SAWW) death.
(Hazrat) Huzaifah (RA) himself reported that one day the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said while throwing light on future in front of us that if there would be one day remaining of this world Allah will make it longest and will appear my one son who will have the same name of mine. Listening this Hazrat salman farsi (RA, He was that companion of Holy Prophet (SAWW) about whom He (SAWW) said Salman minna Ahlalbayt (AS)) said after standing up O Prophet of Allah (SAWW) who will be your that son. The Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said “Min waladi haza” and put His hand on the shoulder of Imam Hussain (AS).
(Hazrat) Huzaifah (RA) reported from (Hazrat) Ibne Umer (RA, Ibne Umer accepted Islam in his childhood with Hazrat Umer bin Khattab (RA) in Mecca. His mother was Zainab binte mazoon and he refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hazrat Ali (AS). Likewise it is written in Beharul Anwaar, Volume 44, which summary is that Ibne Umer requested Imam Hussain (AS) at his time of departure from Medina to compromise mislead people. Imam (AS) said O Abu abdur Rehman have fear of Allah and do not avoid to assist me – Page 7 Tazkera e Mukhtar (RA) written by Syeda Bintul Huda, publisher Mukhtar Students Organization (MSO) Pakistan) that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will appear from a town. The name of the town will be “Kar’a”.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Huzaifah (RA) that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said (Hazrat) Mahdi Ma’ood (ATF) will be from my sons (when the infidels of Quraish were used to say Holy Prophet (SAWW) “Abtar” then Allah Almighty revealed Surah Kauser: Inna Ataina Kal Kauser we have granted you Progeny with abundance, and then Holy Prophet’s (SAWW) Progeny grew from Hazrat Fatimah Tuz Zahra (SA). Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS) and Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) were Holy Prophet’s (SAWW) grand sons but are called His sons according to Ayah e Mubahilah “Faqul Ta’alo Abna’ana wa Abna’akom…”) whose bright and luminous face will be illuminated like a star.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Huzaifah (RA) that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said (Hazrat) Mahdi Ma’ood (ATF) would be my son whose bright face will be like Arabs and body like progeny of Bani Israel and there will be a mole bright like a star on his right cheek, and He will fill the earth with justice and equity, and inhabitants of earth and heaven, and every living being will be happy in His rule.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (his name is sa’ad ibne Maalik. He is kaseerur riwayah companion. He died in 74 AH and is buried in Medinah) that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will be from my progeny, and His forehead will be bright and nose will be sharp and graceful.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu saeed Khudri (RA) that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said in praise of (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) that (Hazrat) Mahdi Maood (ATF) will be from my Ahlebayt (AS, The Quranic verse of Chapter Al Ahzaab “Innama yureedullaho leyuzheba ankomurijsa Ahlalbayti wa yutahhirakum tatheera” – verily Allah wishes to keep away the impurities from you Ahlalbayt (AS) and keep you purified as is the right of purification. All ulema are agreed upon this, no one from shia sunni are against this that Ahlebayt e Rasool (SAWW) are Hazrat Ali (AS), Hazrat Fatimah Tuz Zahra (SA), Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS) and Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), but some non-shia scholars also include azwaj (RA) ur Rasool (SAWW) in Ahlulbayt (AS). But azwaj (RA) ur Rasool (SAWW) are not included in Ahlulbayt (AS) and around 30 ahadith from different authorities which are reported by different ulma e ahle sunnah i.e. Ahmed bin Hambal, Ibne Mardawiyah, Sa’albi and suyooti etc stand witness on this. Molana Farman Ali (late) have gathered all these in his booklet “Al Munazira” which summary is that Holy Prophet (SAWW) came to the house of Hazrat Umme Salma (RA) and gave seat near Him to Hazrat Ali (AS), Hazrat Fatimah Tuz Zahra (SA), Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS) and Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) after calling them and then covered all including himself with a mantle and prayed: O’ Allah these are my Ahlebayt (AS) and keep away impurities from them and keep them purified. Hearing this Hazrat Umme Salma (RA) tried to enter under the mantle but stopped and it was said that you are not in Ahlebayt (AS) but in Azwaj (RA). At the same time the above-mentioned verse revealed. Since then for long Holy Prophet (SAWW) comes to the home of Hazrat Ali (AS) at every prayer time and says holding the door sill of the house “Assalam o Alaikum Ya Ahlalbayt (AS) – [Tafseer Durre Mansoor, Mulla Jalal uddin suyooti, volume 5, page 198, 199]) and His nose will be graceful, sharp and beautiful. He will fill the face of earth with justice and equity when it will be filled with oppression and tyranny.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Imamah Bahili that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) that there will be four wars and four truce between you and people of Rome and fourth will be through a man from the people of Halqala. A man, who was from the tribe Abd Qais whose name was Mastoor bin Abd Ghailan, from audience stood up and asked Holy Prophet (SAWW): “O’ the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) who will be the Imam of people in that era?” Prophet (SAWW) replied: “The Imam of creatures will be (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) from my sons. He will rule for forty years, and his illuminated face will be brighter than a star, and there will be a mole on his right side, and He will be hidden in a village near Kufa. He will have resemblance to Bani Israel. In His era the earth will spit out treasures and countries of kufr o shirk will be conquered.”
The above-mentioned reporter (Abu Imamah Bahili) reported from Abdur Rahman Bin Aouf (His appellation was Abu Muhammad, and is included in Ashra e Mobashirah. He accepted Islam through Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA). He suffered lameness due to receiving wound on his foot in the battle of Ohad. He was died in 32 AH at the age of 72) that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will be my son. His fore-head (will be) broad and there (will be) orifice in his holy teeth. (He will) fill the earth with justice and equity. Worldly riches will have no value in his sight. He will fulfill the needs of every person. No one would remain needy of anyone.
It is reported from Abu Imamah that one day the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) mentioned Dajjal in His sermon and said: impurities of Medinah will be removed in such a manner as furnace removes the rust of iron. The name of that day will be “Youm e Khalas”. (Hazrat) Umme Shareek (her father’s name was duwwan. And she was qarshiya Amri) said while standing up: O’ the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) where will be the Arabs on that day? And what will be their condition? He (SAWW) said most of the Arabs would be in Bait ul Muqaddas and at that time the Imam of creatures will be (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) from my progeny.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu saeed Khudri (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said: appearance of (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will be from my Ummah. (In His rule) there will be abundance of pleasure and enjoyment; Quadruped will lead a peaceful life; The earth will spit out treasures; Hazrat sahibuz Zaman (The Master of Era) will make the people rich with wealth and there would remain no sign of poor (Poverty).
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abdullah (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that when appearance of (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will occur a cloud will have its shade over him and a call will come from that cloud that this (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) is Khalifa tullah, obey him.
It is reported from above-mentioned (Hazrat) Abdullah (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will appear, and an angel will call that he is (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF). Obey him. He is your leader and guide.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that I give you good news of (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) who will be sent to my ummah when the flames of dissention and tumult will be raised. And he will fill the earth with justice and equity; residents of earth and heaven will become happy and pleased; (he will) establish equality and will grant the right to rightful.
It is reported from Abdullah Bin Umar (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that the Day of Judgment would not come until a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) who is my co-name will not come and fill the earth with justice and equity as it will be filled with oppression and tyranny.
(Hazrat) Huzaifah Yamani (RA, he was one of great companions of Holy Prophet (SAWW) and was one of those four personalities who resided in kufa and died in Madaen. He was confident of Holy Prophet (SAWW) and was aware of the names of hypocrites. He narrated numerous ahadith one of which is from Safina tul Behar that he says that the companion of Prophet (SAWW) inquired him about good while me about evil lest I be involved in evil.) reports that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that even if a day remains of this world Allah will (surely) send a man who will have same name of mine and his civility will be like mine’s and appellation Abdullah.
(Hazrat) Ibne Omar reports that Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that world will not come to an end but Allah will send a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) whose name will be my name and his father’s name will be my father’s name. He will fill the earth with justice and equity.
(Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) reports that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) “when the earth will be filled with oppression and tyranny then a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) will appear who will fill the earth with justice and equity.”
(Hazrat) Razeen bin Abdullah (RA) reports that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) “when earth will filled with oppression and tyranny then a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) will appear who will be my co-name and his civility will be like mine. (He will) fill the earth with justice and equity.”
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) will appear whose name will be (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) (who) will cool fitnahs and will establish unity (al-Islamo millatun wahidah) and blessings will be rewarded justly.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) will appear who will act upon my sunnah, Allah will shower his blessings on him from heavens, he will fill the earth with justice and truth, and will rule for seven years - the years which period is fixed for him -, and he will appear in Baytul Moqaddas.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Soban (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said when you see that black alam and flags are coming from the direction of Khurasan then turn towards it because Khalifatullah (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) is with them (flags).
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abdullah bin Abbas (RA) that I was in the court of Holy Prophet (SAWW) (when) some youth of Bani Hashim came there and said, seeing Holy Prophet (SAWW)’s eyes filled with tears “O the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) why you always shed your tears?” the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said “we are Ahlebayt (AS) that Allah has chosen for hereafter. And we and Ahlebayt (AS) have to face a number of difficulties, pains and afflictions here thus for a nation will come from East with black alam (flags) and it will be the seeker of Haq (truth). It will make jehad but no one will accept Haq then Allah will send a man from my Ahl (AS) to whom it will assign this task. He will fill the earth, which will be filled with oppression, with justice. Therefore, whoever is there at that time he should stand with that nation even it would be difficult to reach there but he must go there on the strength of chest and knee even the way is filled with snow.
(Hazrat) Huzaifa Yamani (RA) reports that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) “regrets over the oppressed kings of this ummah that they will frighten, threaten and kill those who would not obey them. And people will stand by them with tongue under compulsion but will be averse from heart. Therefore, Allah with His excellent omnipotence will grant honour to Islam again; will disgrace oppressors. And O Huzaifa if only one day remains of this world Allah will long it so that make an owner and ruler a man from my Ahlebayt (AS) who will kill headstrong so to spread Islam and remove infidelity. And this is the promise of Allah. He never goes against His promise and He is sareeul hisab.”
(Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) has reported from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) that I myself heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) “My ummah will get those blessings in the period of (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) which were not be get by anyone from Adam (AS) till that time (era of Hazrat Mahdi ATF). The sky will rain and earth will show all its hidden treasures.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Anas Bin Malik (RA) that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) “we the progeny of (Hazrat) Abdul Muttalib (AS) are from among Ahle Jannah.” Then he explained that one from among them is me (SAWW) and then my brother (Hazrat) Ali (AS) and my uncle (Hazrat) Hamzah (AS) and the son of my uncle (Hazrat) Jafar-e-Tayyar (AS) and my two grandsons (Hazrat) Imam Hassan (AS) and (Hazrat) Imam Hussain (AS) and (Hazrat) Mahdi Hadi (ATF, from the progeny of Imam Hussain AS)
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Hurairah (RA) that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) when there will remain no ruler in the world except that man who is from my AhleBayt (AS). He will take revenge of oppressed from oppressors.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Soban (RA) that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) “In the last age when fitnah and fasad will raise head, three brothers will be murdered in seeking caliphate. After that black flags will be seen, will perform great jehad with enemies. At that time khalifa-e-khuda (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will appear. When you hear that (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) has made kharooj then be quick and take the oath of allegiance to him (ATF) because khalifatullah is (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF)
It is reported from (Hazrat) Soban (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said when (people) with black flags appear from east then be hurry and stand with them even you have to walk on your knee over snow.
(Hazrat) Ameeral Momineen (Ali Yibne Abi Talib A.S.) himself reports that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) would be from us and not from others. Allah has initiated this Din (religion) from us its conclusions will also on us. And as people in the beginning converted to Islam leaving shirk and kufr likewise in the last (period) infidels will convert to Islam.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abdullah Bin Mas’oud (RA) that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) even this world would remains one night Allah will prolong it thus for a man from my AhleBayt (AS), who will be my co-name and whose father’s name will be as of my father’s; he will fill the earth with justice and equity; will establish equality and erase poverty, will be the master. People would lead a comfortable life in his period.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Hurairah (RA) that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) when resurrection day will come then (at that time) a man from my AhleBayt (AS) will conquer Qostantonia and mountain of Delam. If one day remains of the world, Allah will prolong it. And he (Hazrat Mahdi ATF) will conquer all countries thus for there will remain no sign of shirk and infidelity.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Qais Bin Jabir (RA) that my father heard from his father, and he from his father that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said that in this world there would be tyrant and despot monarchs and then oppressor rich people. Then (will) appear a man from my AhleBayt (AS) who will fill the earth with justice and equity as it was filled with oppression and tyranny.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW), (saying) the man after whom will offer prayer (Hazrat) Esa Bin Maryam (AS) will be from us (SAWW). And (Hazrat) Esa (AS) will descend from the heavens.
It is reported from (Hazrat) Jabir Bin Abdullah Ansari (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) said (Hazrat) Esa (AS) would descend from the heavens and the leader of the nation (Hazrat Mahdi ATF) will say to (Hazrat) Esa (AS) lets offer prayer. (Hazrat) Esa (AS) will say that Allah has granted this honour to this ummah and will offer prayer after him (Hazrat Mahdi ATF).
(Hazrat) Muhammad Bin Ibrahim (RA) has reported from (Hazrart) Abu Jafar Mansoor Dawanqi (RA) and he from his grandfather (Hazrat) Abdullah Bin Abbas (RA) that I was in the court of the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) when he (SAWW) said those people among whom will be first (Hazrat) Esa bin Maryam (AS) last and (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will be in middle (Wast), will not be ruined.
The author of Kashful Ghummah has explained what he wrote about the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (ATF) saying that what he wrote especially about Imam Mahdi (ATF) in the book all is in course with Sunnat wal Jama’at so that condition be fulfilled.
It is reported from Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) in Kashful Ghummah and Fasoolul Mohimmah that I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SAWW) addressing his companions that when (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will appear and (Hazrat) Esa bin Maryam (AS) will descend from the heavens, (at that time) to whom you or your progeny should follow? (Hazrat) Esa (AS) who is a prophet (AS) or Imam (Mahdi ATF) who is the successor of your prophet (SAWW). Some have made addition in it with these words: your Imam (Mahdi ATF) who is Imam from among you according to your Book (Holy Quran). After reporting this hadith it is written that its Muttafaq alaih. Bokhari and Muslim both have mentioned this in their Saheeh. Due to this hadith, hadith-e-Jabir and hadith-e-Khudri Hazrat Mahdi (ATF) should be Imam and Hazrat Esa (AS) Mamoom.
That hadith which Ibne Majah Qazvini has reported in his book from Abu Imamah Bahili that this hadith is absolutely correct, is the hadith which strengthens all these ahadith. The last part of the hadith is that “at dawn Hazrat Imam Mahdi (ATF) will intend to offer prayer in Baytul Moqaddas and at the same time (Hazrat) Esa bin Maryam (AS) will descend from the heavens. Imam (ATF) will say to Hazrat Esa (AS) to lead prayer. Hazrat Esa (AS), putting his hand on Imam (ATF)’s shoulder will say you are better and best than me, and will offer prayer after Imam (ATF).
Further, it is reported from Shafi Mutallabi that this khabar is motawatar and many narrators have narrated from the prophet of Allah (SAWW) saying that when (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) from my Ahle Bayt (AS) will appear then he will rule the earth for seven years. He will fill the earth with justice and equity.
(Hazrat) Esa bin Maryam (AS) will descend and will participate in the murder of Dajjal and (Hazrat) Mahdi (ATF) will be the Imam of this Ummah. Hazrat Esa (AS) will offer prayer after him.
Seven miracles(Hadiqatush Shiia by: Moqaddas Ardbeli)
Muhammad bin Kufi has reported from (Hazrat) Imam Jafar e Sadiq (AS) that seven men will demand miracle from my son (Hazrat) Sahibul Amr (ATF):
A man will demand miracle of (Hazrat) Ilyas prophet (AS) “Mavra un nahr”, and Imam (ATF), reciting “Wa man yatawakkal alallah fa howa hasbuh” will go from one edge to the other over the water of Dajlah, and even socks will not get wet. The man, seeing this will say he (ATF) is magician, and will deny the miracle. Imam (ATF) will speak to the water and will say it to drown the man. And he will flounce with restlessness for seven days in the water and will remain alive, and will cry that this is the requital of denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF).
An Isfahani will demand from Imam (ATF) the miracle of (Hazrat) Khalil prophet (AS). He (ATF) will order to kindle a great fire, and will enter the fire reciting “Fa subhan allazi beyadehi malakoot kulla shaye wa ilaihay turjaoon”, and will come out of it safely. That reprobate will say he (ATF) is a great magician. Imam (ATF) will order the fire to catch him (the man); the fire will push him towards it. And he will be ruined saying this is the requital of denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF) – the Imam of Era.
A man from Faris, when he will see the staff of (Hazrat) Moses (AS) in (Imam Mahdi ATF)’s hand, will demand the miracle of (Hazrat) Moses (AS) from Imam (ATF). Imam (ATF), reciting “wa alqe Asaak fa eza hiya su’banum mubeen”, will throw the staff on the earth and it will become a dragon. That reprobate will say “its strange magic”. Imam (ATF) will order the dragon to swallow the man. The dragon will swallow him, and his head and neck will remain outside (the dragon) from which a voice will come “this is the requital of describing the miracle as a magic and denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF) – the Imam of Era.”
A man from Azerbaijan will say to imam (ATF) that if you are Imam then order this bone to speak, and show the miracle of (Hazrat) Khizr (AS). Imam (ATF) will pray and the bone will speak: “O’ the Imam of era, pray for my forgiveness”. But that man (reprobate) will say this is an open magic. He will be executed, and he will remain saying, “this is the requital of denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF) – the Imam of Era.”
A man from Amman will say that iron becomes soft in the hand of (Hazrat) Daoud prophet (AS). If the iron becomes soft in your hand as well I will acknowledge your imamate. Imam (ATF), taking iron in his hand will soften it but the man will deny. He will be killed saying, “This is the requital of denying true Imam (ATF),” by that very iron.
A man will say to Imam (ATF) arrogantly and boastfully that the knife was not proved effective on the throat of (Hazrat) Ismail (AS), I consider it a miracle of (Hazrat) Ibrahim (AS). Show this miracle. Imam (ATF) will say to him move knife on the throat of so and so. Therefore, the man will move the knife and it will not effective. Even this he will say its a magic. The knife, moving itself on the man’s throat, will kill him.
An Arab will demand from Imam (ATF) the miracle of his (Imam’s) grandfather Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW). Imam will call a lion and get it bear the witness of his imamate but even then that Arab will deny. Imam (ATF) will order the lion to swallow the Arab. Therefore, he, saying, “This is the requital of denying true Imam (ATF),” will reach in the stomach of the lion.
I, according to my capability, have proved existence of Imam Mahdi (ATF) through the ahadith of Holy Prophet (SAWW) and His Ahlebayt Athar (AS), and 40 ahadith, which are in the books of Ahle Sunnah. To present His (ATF) more characteristics and introduction large registers are required. That why I am presenting just their list courtesy to www.jafariyanews.com (Message of Quaid-e-Millat-e-Jafariya Pakistan (TNFJ), Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi on the holy occasion of Youm-e-Adl in connection with Jashn-e-Zahoor-e-Poornoor Hazrat Imam Al Mehdi Saheb al Asr-e-Wazzaman (AS) 1422 Hijri, 2001):
Imams are twelve and the last is Mehdi (A.S) - (94 ahadees)
Imam are twelve, nine of them will be from the progeny of Imam Hussain (A.S) and ninth is Qa’em - (107 ahadees)
Mhedi (A.S) is from the progeny of Holy Prophet - (389 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is from the offspring of Ali (A.S) - (204 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is from the descendants of Fatima (A.S) - (192 ahadess)
Mehdi (A.S) is from the children of Hussain (A.S) - (185 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is in the ninth descent of Hussain - (148 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is from the progeny of Imam Zainul Abedeen (A.S) - (185 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is from the children of Imam Baqir (A.S) - (103 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is in the 6th generation of Imam Jafar (A.S) (99 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is from the descendants of Imam Moosa-e-Kazim (A.S) - (101 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is in the descent of Imam Moosa-e-Kazim (A.S) - (198 ahadees)
Mehdi is from the offspring of Imam Raza (A.S) - (195 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is in the third descent of Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S) - (90 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) is the son of Imam Hassan Askari (A.S) (145 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S)’s father name is Hassan (A.S) - (148 ahadees)
Mehdi (A.S) has the same name and same appellation as of Holy Prophet (PBUH & HP) - (47 ahadees)
(The above mentioned Aahadees have been inserted in the book ‘Aftaab-e-Adalat by Ayatullah ibrahimi Ameeni from the book “Muntakheb ul Asar”-compiled by Ayatullah saafi)
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