Traditions on Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) asserted,

‘I give you glad tidings of the Mahdi who will appear from my progeny at a time when there will be severe differences among the people and they shall be victims of earthquakes. He (a.t.f.s.) will fill the earth with justice and equity.’

(Al-Ghaibat of Shaikh Toosi (a.r.), pg. 111)

Imam Jafer Sadiq (a.s.) declares, “Allah does not feel shy from punishing those who accept an Imam whom Allah has not appointed, though they may be from among the virtuous. And Allah shies from chastising those who believe in an Imam appointed by Him, though they may be from among the sinners.”

(Usul-e-Kafi, Kitabul Hujjah, vol. 1, pg. 376)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) relates,

‘I am seeing Qaem (a.t.f.s.) and his companions in Kufa. Their foreheads bear the distinct marks of prostration. They have the ferociousness of a lion by the day and are intense worshippers by the night. Their bodies will be stronger than steel. The strength of each one of them will be equal to forty men. They will only kill the hypocrites and the infidels.’

(Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 52, pg. 386, tradition 202)

Imam Reza (as) was asked about the dajal , He(as) said :

I am sacred about the people who will pose to be amongst you but their belifs would be according to our enimies, They will cut what ever we have ordained and commence what ever we have prohibited .

(Maani el Akhbar) pg 198

mam Ali (a.s.) saying:

“What will be your condition when you will neither be with any Imam to guide you nor any ther visible lender. In this condition, you (O Shias) will show enmity towards each other.”

(Kitab al-Ghaibah, Shaikh Tusi , pg. 207)

O Ali Ibn Muhammad Samari! May Allah increase the reward of your brothers concerning you (i.e. your demise)! Death will come to you within the next six days. So you complete your works and do not nominate any person after you. The sequence of special deputies will come to an end and the Major Occultation (Ghaibate Kubra) will commence with your demise. Now the reappearance will occur only with the permission of Allah, after a prolonged period and after the hearts of people are hardened. And such a period will emerge on my Shias when people will claim that they have seen me. Whoever makes such a claim before the advent of Sufyani and the heavenly voice, is a liar, an impostor. There is no strength and power save that of Allah, the High, the Great.”

As stated above, when the people enquired from Ali Ibn Muhammad Samari (r.a.) about his successor, he advanced this letter unto them. Shaikh Tabarsi (r.a.) narrates that some of these people noted down the contents of the letter and left. They returned on the sixth day and found Ali Ibn Muhammad Samari in a state of illness, grappling with death pangs. They enquired once again,

‘Who is your successor?’ He replied,
‘To Allah belongs the affair (of succession), He will fulfill it.’

These were the last words of his life.

One can refer to the following books for this Tauqee:
Al Ghaybah by Shaikh Tusi (r.a.), p. 593; Kamaaluddin vol. 2, p. 615; Al Ehtejaaj, vol. 2, p. 874; Behaarul Anwaar vol. 51, p. 63, vol. 25, p. 151 and vol. 35, p. 813; E’laamul Waraa’ p. 714; Yaumul Khalas (Persian tr.) vol. 1, p. 403; Ayanush Shiah (Persian tr.) p. 55; Muntakhabul Asar (Old Edn.) p. 993; Yanaabiul Mawaddah (Urdu) p. 517.

Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) says:
“O Ahmad Ibn Is’haaq! I swear by Allah, he will go in occultation. None will remain safe in this era (of occultation) except the one whom Allah has kept firmly rooted in the belief of his (a.s.) Imamat and has granted him the grace to pray for his early reappearance.”
(Kamaaluddin, chapter 38, vol. 1)

“On the eve of ASHURA, IMAM HUSAIN (a.s.) told his companions: “… heaven awaits you, after what will happen with us. Following that we will rest for as long as Allah wishes. Then Allah will bring us back to life, when our QAEM will reappear. Then revenge will be taken from the OPPRESSORS. Then you and I will see them chained and tied with ropes and will witness them facing the severest of punishment.”

(Kefaayah al-Muhtadi, pp. 105-106)

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