False Claimants – Prophecies about the Mahdi

This article is part of a series on why the Bab – Mirza Ali Mohammed Shirazi is NOT the Mahdi of Islam. It is narrated in 271 traditions of the Holy Prophet (sawa) that, “Islam will not be completed till such time that I am followed by twelve successors, all of whom will be from Quraysh”

Quraysh is the tribe of the Holy Prophet. (sawa). By limiting the arrival of the successors to Quraysh, the Holy Prophet has indicated that his successors will be Arabs, not Persians or individuals from any other lineage. This automatically disqualifies the Bab from the Mahdi as he was a Persian and not from Quraysh.

Read More: The world will not end till such time…

A few references for the above narration are as follows –

  1. Sahih Bukhari, volume 4, page 175, ed. Egypt, 1355 AH
  2. Sahih Tirmidhi, volume 2, page 45, ed. Delhi, 1342 AH
  3. Sahih Muslim, volume 2 page 191, ed. Egypt, 1348 AH
  4. Sahih Abi Dawood, volume 2, Kitab Al Mahdi, page 208, ed. Egypt
  5. Tarikhe Baghdadi, volume 2, page 126, 1349 AH
  6. Musnad of Ahmed Ibne Hambal
    1. Ibid, volume 5, page 106, 34 narrations
    2. Ibid, volume 5, page 76, 1 narration
    3. Ibid, volume 5, page 78, 2 narrations
    4. Ibid, volume 5, page 79, 1 narration
    5. Ibid, volume 5, page 90, 3 narrations
    6. Ibid, volume 5, page 92, 2 narrations
    7. Ibid, volume 5, page 93, 3 narrations
    8. Ibid, volume 5, page 94, 1 narration
    9. Ibid, volume 5, page 95, 1 narration
    10. Ibid, volume 5, page 96, 2 narrations
    11. Ibid, volume 5, page 97, 1 narration
    12. Ibid, volume 5, page 98, 4 narrations
    13. Ibid, volume 5, page 99, 3 narrations
    14. Ibid, volume 5, page 100, 1 narration
    15. Ibid, volume 5, page 101, 2 narrations
    16. Ibid, volume 5, page 107, 2 narrations
    17. Ibid, volume 5, page 108, 1 narration
    18. Totally, 65 narrations
  7. Mustadrak Alas Sahihayn, volume 3, page 617, ed. Hyd, 1336 AH
  8. Ibid, volume 3, page 618, ed. Hyderabad, 1336 AH
  9. Tayseeral Wusool Ila Jame Al-Usool, vol 2, pg 34, ed. Egypt, 1346 AH
  10. Tarikh Al-Khulafa, page 8, ed. India
  11. Yanabiul Mawaddah, page 665

Interestingly, Mirza Ali Mohammed Shirazi, the Bab himself testifies to the twelve Imams (successors of the prophet) and actually lists them in sequence in his book Sahifae Adaliyah. (Read More)

This disqualifies the Bab from being the promised Mahdi of Islam.

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