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Advent Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A)

The Holy Prophet (S) said,

"Even if a single day remains for Qiyamah, Allah will send a man from my Ahlul'Bayt. He will fill the earth with justice just like it is filled with tyranny."1

Dibil Ibn Ali al-Khuzai says:

When I was reciting the Qasida (Panegeric) before my master, Al-Ridha’ (‘a), I reached to the following lines:

"I hope in the advent of my Imam. Who will rise up with the name of Allah and the divine blessings will accompany him.

He will separate the truth from falsehood (for us) and he will reward and punish."

Imam (‘a) said to me:

"O Khuzaee! Ruhul Qudus (the angel) has made you recite these two couplets. Do you know who this Imam is? One who will rise?"

I replied,

"No my master, I only know that one of you, Imams will rise up and clear the earth of all injustice and fill it will equity."

Imam Al-Ridha’ (‘a) said,

"O Dibil after me my son Muhammad shall be the Imam and after him his son Ali, and after him his son Hasan Al-Askari, and after him his son Al-Qa’im who shall be the awaited one during the period of his Ghaybah. And when he shall be revealed, all the world shall bow down to him. Even if a single day remains for this world, Allah the High and the Mighty shall prolong this day till he will appear and fill the earth with justice as it has been filled with tyranny. And who knows when it will come to pass! I have heard it from my father, (who had heard it) from his father, and they had heard it from the Messenger of Allah (S) when he was asked, "O Prophet of Allah (S) when will the Qa’im of your progeny arise?

He (S) had replied,

"His likeness is to the Hour (Qiyamah), '.....none but He shall manifest it at its time; it will be momentous in the heavens and the earth; it will not come on you but of a sudden'." (Sura Araf 7:187).2

Universal Government Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A)

Holy Prophet (S) said, "My Caliphs are my legatees and the proofs of Allah upon the creatures, after me they are twelve. The first of them is my brother and the last of them is my (grand) son"

He was asked, "O Prophet of Allah, which brother of yours" He replied, "Ali Ibn Abu Talib"

Again he was asked, "And which Son?"

He said, "Al Al-Mahdi is the one who will fill the earth with justice and equity just like it had been filled with injustice and tyranny. I swear by the one who has sent me as the giver of good tidings, even is a single day remains for the world (to end), Allah shall prolong that day till he sends (to it) my son Al-Mahdi. Then Ruhullah (spirit) Isa Ibn Maryam will descend and perform prayers behind him. The earth shall be illuminated by his radiance and his authority shall stretch from the east to the west."3

Merits Of The Rule Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A)

Amir Al-Mu’minin Ali (‘a) said,

"He will direct desires towards (the path of) guidance while people will have turned guidance towards desires, and he will turn their views to the direction of the Qur’an while the people will have turned the Qur’an to their views."4

According to the submission of Ibn Abil Hadid, this saying refers to Hazrat Al-Mahdi (‘a)5

Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (‘a) said,

"When the Qa’im shall arise, he will rule with justice, the tyrants of his time shall fear him, the righteous will be safe, the earth shall reveal its treasures, all the truth- seekers will seek his company and no follower of any religion would remain except that they see Islam and declare their faith in it."6

Imam Al-Ridha’ (‘a) said,

"The fourth of my descendants is the son of the chaste maid. Allah shall purify the earth from every atrocity through him and rid it of every injustice. He is the one whose birth shall be doubted. He will have an occupation before his reappearance. When he reappears, the earth will light up with his brilliance. And he will establish the scales of justice among the people. Then, (among men), one will not oppress the other."7

  • 1. Sunan Abu Dawood vol.4 Pg.107.
  • 2. Kamaaluddin vol.2 Pg.372-373, Faraidus Simtain vol.2. Pg.337- 338. Al Fusool al Mohimma Pg. 250-251.
  • 3. Faraidus Simtam vol.2 Pg.312.
  • 4. Nahj al-Balagha, sermon no, 138.
  • 5. Sharh Nahj al-Balagha vol.9. Pg.40.
  • 6. Kashful Ghumma vol.3. Pg.255.
  • 7. Faraidus Simtain vol.2. Pg.336.