Abundance of Traditions Regarding Imam Mahdi (as)

The book “Beshaarate Ahadaen” by Dr. Mohammed Sadeqi published by Darul Kutubul Islamia, Tehran, Iran has quoted the traditions regarding Imam Mahdi (as) and the number of traditions available about him (as).The table below outlines the traditions.

Topic of the Tradition No. of Traditions
His name will be the name of Holy Prophet (sawa) and his title will be that of the Holy Prophet (sawa) 48 traditions
He will be the last among the twelve Imams 185 traditions
He will be the 11th son of Ali ibne Abi Talib (as) 214 traditions
He will be from the children of Hazrat Fatemah (sa) 192 traditions
He will be the 9th son of Imam Husain (as) 308 traditions
He will be the 8th son of Ali ibn Husain (as) 185 traditions
He will be the 7th son of Imam Mohammed Baqir (as) 103 traditions
He will be the 6th son of Imam Sadiq (as) 202 traditions
He will be the 5th son of Imam Kazim (as) 199 traditions
He will be the 4th son of Imam Reza (as) 95 traditions
He will be the 3rd son of Imam Ali Naqi (as) 90 traditions
He will be the 2nd son of Mohammad Taqi (as) 90 traditions
He is the son of Imam Hasan Askari (as) 293 traditions
He was born between 255 and 260 AH in the house of Imam Askari (as) 293 traditions
He will be having a long age 318 traditions
He will be in occultation for a long time 91 traditions
Quran and other books have mentioned about him 91 traditions
He will call the people of the world and only one government will be there 47 traditions
He will fill the earth with justice as it was filled with injustice 123 traditions
He will clean the earth from polytheism (shirk) 19 traditions
He will come with sword 7 traditions
He will be having the miracles of all the Anbiya (Prophets) of God 23 traditions
His time of reappearance is not known even to him. Anybody who fixes it is a liar 7 traditions
He will be having 313 companions 25 traditions
Hazrat Isa (as) will pray behind him 29 traditions
A voice from sky will introduce Imam Mahdi 23 traditions

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The sheer volume of traditions regarding Imam Mahdi (as) which are available in books of the Shiah and the Ahle Sunnah lead us to believe that the concept of Imam Mahdi (as) is a true Islamic belief and not one which is concocted by the Shiah as falsely alleged by the enemies of Imam Mahdi (as).

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