Mahdi In The Sunnah

Hazrat Isa and Imam Mahdi (as) –  Two Different Individuals

Some people have confused the positions of Imam Mahdi (as) and Hazrat Isa (as) by saying that they mean the same person. This is the primary belief of Qadianis. However this belief is incorrect. Hazrat Isa (as) is a prophet and messenger of Allah, whereas Imam Mahdi (as) is an Imam. Also both of them are two different individuals as is very evident from the traditions below. (more…)

Prophecies About Imam Mahdi (as) in Ahle Sunnah

Holy Prophet (sawa) has prophesied about several events that will occur just before the advent of the Day of Judgment.  Among these, he (sawa) foretold the advent of Imam Mahdi (as), which will materialize when the believers are severely oppressed in every corner of the world.  Imam Mahdi (as) will fight oppressors, unite Muslims, bring peace and justice to the world, rule over Arabs, and lead a prayer in Makkah at which Hazrat Isa (as) will be present. (more…)

One Who Denies The Mahdi is a Disbeliever

Holy Prophet (sawa) said, “One who denies the Dajjal has disbelieved, and one who denies the Mahdi, certainly he has disbelieved.” (Al Fatawil Hadisih by Shahbuddin Ibne Hajar Al Haitmish Shafai) Also (Al Qawlul Mukhtasar Fi Alamaat il Mahdi Muntazar by Abul Abbas Ahmad ibne Mohd Ibne Hajar Makki) (more…)

Obey Mahdi, The Caliph of Allah

Holy Prophet (sawa) said, “Surely the Khulafa, successors and Hujjatullah (proofs of Allah) upon the creation after me are 12, the first of whom is my brother and the last one is my son. It was asked: O prophet of Allah (sawa), who is your brother? He replied, Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Then it was asked, who is your son? The Holy Prophet (sawa) replied, It is Mahdi who will fill the earth with equity and justice as it will be filled with injustice and tyranny.” (Faraedus Simtain, tradition 562) (more…)

Mahdi Will Rule For 7 or 9 Years

The Prophet (sawa) said, The Mahdi will appear in my Ummah. He will appear for a minimum of 7 or a maximum of 9 years; at that time, my Ummah will experience bountiful favors like never before. It shall have a great abundance of food, of which it need not save anything, and the wealth at that time is in great quantities, such that if a man asks the Mahdi to give him some, and the Mahdi (as) will say: Here! Take! (Sunan Ibn Majah volume 2 tradition no. 5083) (more…)

Mahdi Will Fill The Earth With Justice

Holy Prophet (sawa) said, “Calamity will befall my Ummat till such time that Allah (swt) will raise a man from my Ahlul Bayt. He will fill the earth with justice as it will be filled with injustice. The dwellers of the earth and the heavens will be satisfied with him. There will not be any drop of water except that it would pour down and there will not be anything in the depths of the earth except that it will come out. He will live in this condition for 7 years or 20 years or 30 years.” (Al Musannaf chapter Babul Mahdi, tradition 20770) (more…)