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Chapter 25: Statements of the Holy Prophet (S) regarding the occurrence of Ghaibat

1 - Narrated to us Ja’far bin Muhammad bin Masroor (r.a.): Narrated to us Husain bin Muhammad bin Aamir from his uncle Abdullah bin Aamir from Muhammad bin Abi Umair from Abi Jamila Mufaddal bin Salih from Jabir bin Yazid Jofi from Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari that he said: The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“Mahdi is from my descendants. His name is my name and his agnomen (Kunniyat) is my agnomen. He most closely resembles me in appearance and behavior than all other people. There will be occultation and confusion for him. So much so that people will deviate from their religion. Then a time will come when he would appear like a shooting star and he would fill up the earth with equity and justice just as it would be brimming with injustice and oppression.”

2 - Narrated to us Muhammad bin Hasan (r.a.): Narrated to us Muhammad bin Hasan as-Saffar from Ahmad bin Husain bin Saeed from Muhammad bin Jumhur from Fadala bin Ayyub from Muawiyah bin Wahab from Abi Hamza from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) that he said: The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“Blessed be those who are fortunate to live in the time of Qaim of my Ahlul Bayt. Those who will believe in him during his occultation and before his advent, who will love his friends and remain aloof from his enemies. Such people will be my closest ones and my friends on the Day of Judgment.”

3 - Narrated to us Abdul Wahid bin Muhammad (r.a.): Narrated to us Abu Amr Balkhi from Muhammad bin Masud: Narrated to me Khalaf bin Hammad from Sahl bin Ziyad from Ismail bin Mehran from Muhammad bin Aslam Jabli from Khattab bin Musab from Sadeer from Abi Abdullah (a.s.) that he said: The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“Glad tidings for those who live till the time of the Qaim of my Ahlul Bayt and follow him before his advent. Those who, during his occultation, have faith in him and the Imams preceding him and will be aloof from their enemies for the sake of Allah, they shall be my friends and the most honorable persons of my Ummah.”

4 -Narrated to us my father and Muhammad bin Hasan and Muhammad bin Musa bin Mutawakkil -May Allah be pleased with them -they said: Narrated to us Saad bin Abdullah and Abdullah bin Ja’far Himyari and Muhammad bin Yahya al-Attar, all of them said: Narrated to us Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Isa and Ibrahim bin Hashim and Ahmad bin Abi Abdullah Barqi and Muhammad bin Husain bin Abil Khattab, all of them said: Narrated to us Abu Ali Hasan bin Mahboob Sarrad from Dawood bin Haseen from Abi Baseer from as-Sadiq Ja’far bin Muhammad from his ancestors that the Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“Mahdi is from my progeny. There is an occultation and perplexity for him, during which period communities will deviate. He will bring the relics of the prophets. At that time he would fill up the earth with justice and equity as it will be fraught with injustice and oppression.”

5 - Narrated to us Abdullah Wahid bin Muhammad bin Ubdus al-Attar Nishapuri: Narrated to us Ali bin Muhammad bin Qutaibah Nishapuri: Narrated to us Hamadan bin Sulaiman Nishapuri from Muhammad bin Ismail bin Bazee from Salih bin Uqbah from his father from Abi Ja’far Muhammad bin Ali al-Baqir from his father the Chief of the worshippers Ali bin Husain from his father, the Chief of the martyrs Husain bin Ali from his father the Chief of the legatees Amirul Momineen Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) that the Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“Mahdi is from my progeny. There will be occultation due to which people will fall into confusion and go astray. He will come with the relics of the prophets (a.s.) and fill the earth with equity and justice as it would have been fraught with injustice and oppression.”

6 -And from the same chain of narrators it is narrated from Amirul Momineen (a.s.) that he said: The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“The best worship act is waiting for the reappearance.”

7 - Narrated to us Muhammad bin Musa bin Mutawakkil (r.a.): Narrated to us Muhammad bin Abi Abdullah Kufi: Narrated to us Muhammad bin Ismail Barmaki from Ali bin Uthman from Muhammad bin Furat from Thabit bin Dinar from Saeed bin Jubair from Ibne Abbas that he said: The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

“Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) is the Imam of my Ummah and my caliph on it after me. And from his progeny is the awaited Mahdi who will fill the earth with justice and equity as it would be fraught with injustice and tyranny. By the One who has sent me with truth, as the giver of glad tidings and a warner, those who will be steadfast in faith upon him during his occultation will be more precious than red sulphur. Jabir Ibne Abdullah Ansari stood up and asked: O Messenger of Allah, is there occultation for the Qaim from your progeny? He replied: Yes, by my Lord, through him will Allah exalt those who believe and destroy those who disbelieve. O Jabir, it is one of the celestial matters and one of the secrets of Allah which is concealed from the people. Thus one who doubts in it, he in fact doubts in the matter of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.”

8 -Narrated to us Abul Hasan Muhammad bin Ali bin Shah Faqih Marwaruzi in Marwaruz: Narrated to us Abu Hamid Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Husain: Narrated to us Abu Yazid Ahmad bin Khalid Khalidi: Narrated to us Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Salih Tamimi: Narrated to us Muhammad bin Hatim Qattan from Hammad bin Amr from Imam Ja’far bin Muhammad from his father from his grandfather from Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) in a long tradition about the bequest of the Prophet (S) in which he mentions that the Holy Prophet (S) said to him:

“O Ali, know that, the faith is astonishing and certainty great of those who shall be there in the last period of time. There will be no prophet among them and Divine Proof will be hidden from them inspite of that they will believe in black upon white (writings/books).”