Hadis Al-Mahdiyul Muntazar
Berikut adalah salinan hadis-hadis yang diambil daripada kitab Al-Mahdiyul Muntazar,karangan ulama hadis terkemuka zaman ini, iaitu Syeikh Abdullah bin Sadek, Ph.D. (1914 – 1993).
Beliau berasal daripada Maghribi dan berusaha gigih mengumpul dan
menerangkan kesahihan hadis-hadis mengenai Imam Mahdi.
Buku beliau ini asalnya ditulis dalam bahasa Arab, tidak sempat dicetak
kerana beliau meninggal dunia semasa peringkat akhir menyiapkannya.
Kitab tulisan tangan beliau itu kemudian diterjemahkan oleh salah seorang
anak muridnya, Syeikh Ahmad Darwish ke dalam bahasa Inggeris, dan disiarkan di internet, selain dicetak (pada tahun 1985) untuk jualan di United Kingdom dan di Amerika Syarikat dengan tajuk Al-Mahdi, Jesus dan The Anti Christ.
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Menurut Syeikh Abdullah bin Sadek, hadis-hadis yang dimuatkan di dalam
bukunya ini adalah hadis-hadis yang telah mencapai taraf sahih dan kesahihannya diperakukan oleh para Huffaz.
Hasilnya, sehingga ke hari ini, bilangan cendekiawan yang menentang kemunculan Imam Mahdi atau menafikan hadis-hadis semakin berkurangan kerana mereka sudah kehilangan bukti dan tumpul pula hujah-hujah yang kukuh.
Bentuk asal, susunan, ejaan dan bahasa yang digunakan oleh penterjemah
kitab tersebut (Syeikh Ahmad Darwish) sengaja penulis kekalkan untuk menjaga keaslian terjemahan Inggeris berkenaan. Hanya bentuk dan saiz fon sahaja yang diubah, untuk menyesuaikannya dengan saiz buku
Authentic Sayings of Prophet Muhammad, praise and peace be upon him,
concerning Al Mahdi narrated by thirty-three of his Companions and five of their Companions
A. Al Mahdi’s Lineage, Physical Appearance and Characteristics:
1. Prophet Muhammad, praise and peace be upon him, said :
“Al Mahdi is (descended) from me.
His forehead will be radiant, and his nose prominent.
He will fill the earth with both fairness and justice just as it will have been filled by oppression
and he will govern for seven years.”
2. “… so a man will come to him saying:
”O Mahdi, give me, give me!”
So he will fill his clothes with as much as he can carry.”
B. The State of the World before his Advent:
3. “The Hour will not occur until the ground has been filled with injustice and transgressions.
Then, a man from the Family of my House will come and fill it with fairness and justice
just as it was filled by harm and oppression.”
4. “At the end of my nation Al Mahdi will come for whom Allah will send rain so that the earth
produces its plants.
He will give wealth equally; cattle will increase and the nation will be great.
He will live for seven or eight.”
5. “ … so a man from my pure musked children will govern for seven or nine …”
C. A Stern Trial
6. “At the end of Time a stern trial from their governor will come upon my nation – never before
will they have heard of a trial such as it.
The wide earth will shrink before them and the earth will become full of oppression and injustice
so that believers find no refuge from harm.
So, Allah, the Mighty, the Purified will send a man from my pure musked descendants who will
fill the earth with fairness and justice, just as it was filled by oppression and injustice.
The inhabitants of Heaven and Earth will be pleased with him.
The earth will not withhold any of its seed — all will be produced.
Nor will the Heaven withhold any of its showers except that Allah pours it upon them in
And he will live among them seven, eight or nine years;
the dead will wish for life because of that!
Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified will give the inhabitants of the earth from His Goodness.”
7. “At the end of Time, a Caliph will come who distributes wealth without count.”
D. AL MAHDI AND JERUSALEM
8. “A man from my nation will come who speaks with my Sunnah
and Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified will send showers of rain from the heavens
so that the earth will produce its blessing.
Through him the earth will be filled with fairness and justice just as it had been filled by
oppression and injustice.
He will govern this nation for seven years, and go to Jerusalem.”
9. “I bear good tidings for you concerning Al Mahdi.
He will be sent when people differ and the earth quakes!”
E. Distribution of Wealth
10. “He will fill the earth with fairness and justice just as it had been filled by oppression and
The inhabitants of the heavens and earth will be pleased with him.
He will distribute wealth equally.”
At this point a companion asked what ‘equally’ meant so the Prophet replied:
“Equally, between the people, and Allah will fill the hearts
of the nation of Muhammad with richness and his justice will satisfy them
until he sends a messenger saying: “Who is in need of wealth?”
None except one man will stand and say, “Me.”
So he will say: “Go to the treasurer and tell him that Al Mahdi orders you to give me wealth.”
So the treasurer will say to him: “Fill with your hands!”
And he will put it in his clothing then tie it.
Then he will become contrite and say:
“I was the most greedy among the nation of Muhammad”,
and he will attempt to return it but it will not be accepted, and it will be said to him:
“We do not accept what we have given.”
And so he (Al Mahdi) will remain
seven, eight or nine years — then, there is no goodness left in life nor yet in living after him.”
The preceding narrations were reported by Abi Said Al Khudri in the reference of Abi Dawood,
Al Hakim, At-Tirmizi, Ahmad, ibn Hibban, Muslim, Al Tabarani (in his middle dictionary), Al
Barudi and Abu Nuaym in his forty Hadith concerning Al Mahdi.
F. The Certainty of his Appearance:
11. “Even if there remained only one day left to be lived
Allah will prolong that day until He sends a man from me.
His name is like my name, and his father’s name is like my father’s name.
He will fill the earth with fairness and justice just as it was filled by oppression and injustice.”
12. “The days will not end and life will not vanish until the Arabs are governed by a man
from the Family of my House — his name is the same as mine.”
G. The Importance of Following Al Mahdi
13. Ibn Masood reported: “We went to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
and he came out with good news — and happiness was easily recognizable upon his face.
When we asked him about a matter he would tell us about it,
and we were never silent about anything until he spoke of it,
until a party from the Bani Hashim passed by amongst whom were Al Hasan and Al Hussain,
peace be upon them.
When he saw them he hugged them with tears in his eyes,
so we asked: “O Messenger of Allah, we see something has changed your face which distresses
Thereupon he replied: “We are a Family of a House
for whom Allah has chosen the Hereafter rather than the present.
After me my family will be refugees,
driven out of countries until the Black Banners are raised in the East.
They will ask for the truth but they will not be given it,
so they will ask again for it, and they will not be given it,
so they will fight and be given victory.
Those of you or your descendants who live during that time
go to the Imam of the Family of my house even if you have to crawl over ice to him.
Indeed, they are banners of guidance.
They will deliver it to a man from the Family of my House his name is the same as my name, and
the name of his father is the same as my father, and he will fill the ground with fairness and
This hadith is in found in the references of Abu Dawood, Al Hakim, At-Tirmizi, Ibn Hibban, Ibn
Majhah, Au Ash-Shaykh, Ibn Adiy, Abu Dhabi, Ibn Asakir and Abu Nuaym.
H. Return of Justice
14. Prophet Muhammad, praise and peace be upon him, said:
“If only one day in life remains, Allah will send a man from the Family of my House.
He will fill the earth with justice just as it has been filled by injustice.”
15. “Al Mahdi is from the family of the House Allah will ‘yuslihu’ him in a night.”
I. Unification of Muslims
16. “He is from us – as Allah opened with us, so He will close, and with us they will be saved
And with us Allah arbitrates between the hearts after open hostility
as He arbitrates between their hearts after the hostility of polytheism.”
Ali asked: “Are they believers or unbelievers?”
He answered: “Some are on trial and others are unbelievers.”
17. “At the end of Time there will be a trial in which people will be sorted
in a way similar to that in which gold is sorted from metal.”
18. “So do not rebuke the people of Syria
but rebuke the evil people among them because amongst them is Al Abdal.
A flood is about to be sent down upon the people of Syria
which will disperse their groups in such a way that if foxes attacked they would be beaten.
At that time a man from the Family of my House
will come under three banners;
between twelve and fifteen thousand and their password is – ‘Die, die.’
Then, there will come seven banners and under each will be one man seeking the kingdom.
Allah will kill all of them and restore unity and favors upon the hearts of Muslims,
and those who were far come close.”
The preceding hadith was reported by Imam Ali in the references of Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Ibn
Majah and At-Tabarani.
K. Children of Lady Fatima, may Allah be pleased with her and them
19. “Al Mahdi is from my pure musked descendants from the children of Fatima.”
20. “Yes, he is the truth, and he is from the children of Fatima.”
L. When and Where Al Mahdi is given Allegiance
21. “Differences will occur after the death of a caliph and a man from the people of Medina will
escape to Mecca.
Then, some of the people of Mecca will come to him and drag him out against his desire
and give him their allegiance between Ar-Rukn and Al Makam.
An army will be sent against him from Syria that will be swallowed up in Al Bayda – desert
between Mecca and Medina. When people see this the Abdal of Syria will come to him
as well as a group of people from Iraq and pledge their allegiance between Ar-Rukn and Al
Then a man from the Koraysh will come whose cousins are from Kalb,
and he will send an army to them that will overcome them and this will become known as the
Battle of Kalb.
Whosoever does not witness the spoils of war from Kalb is lost!
And he (Al Mahdi) will distribute wealth and practice the Sunnah
of their Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, with the people.
And Islam will spread throughout the earth.
He will remain seven years then die, and the believers will pray for him.”
This hadith was reported by Lady Ummu Salamah, wife of the Prophet, Mother of the Believers,
may Allah be pleased with her, and is found in the references of Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Al
Hakim, Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani.
M. The Black Banners
22. “Before your treasure, three will kill each other — all of them are sons of a different caliph but
none will be the recipient. Then the Black Banners will appear from the East and they will kill
you in a way that has never before been done by a nation.”
Thawban, a companion said: “Then he said something that I do not remember by heart”
then continued to say that the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, said:
“If you see him give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because surely he is
the Caliph of Allah, Al Mahdi. If you see the Black Banners coming from Khurasan go to them
immediately, even if you must crawl over ice, because indeed amongst them is the Caliph, Al
23. “The Black Banners will come to you from the East, their hearts are like iron.
Whosoever hears about them let them go crawling — even over ice!”
The preceding Hadith was reported by Thawban and is found in the references of Ibn Majah, Al
Busiri, Al Hakim, Ahmad, Nuaym, Ad-Daylami, Al Hasan, son of Sufyan, and Abu Nuaym.
N. The Government of Al Mahdi:
24. “People will come from the East and will establish the government for Al Mahdi.”
Reported by Abdullah son of Al Harth and is found in the references of Ibn Majah and At-
Tabarani in his middle dictionary.
25. “If only one night remains in the world, a man will come from the House of the Prophet,
praise and peace be upon him, who will govern it.”
26. “Al Mahdi will be in my nation for at least seven (years) or eight or ten,
and my nation will enjoy favors which it has never enjoyed before.
The heavens will send an abundance of rain,
the earth will not store any seed, rather it will yield all its fruits.
There will be a surplus of wealth but a man will stand up and say:
“O give me,” so he will be told “Take.”
27. “The Hour will not occur until a man from the Family of my House comes.
He will beat them until they return to the truth.”
28. It was asked: “How long will he govern?”
Whereupon he answered “Five plus two.”
O. Constantinople/Istanbul and the Mountain of Al-Daylam
29. “If there only remains but one day left in the world,
Allah will prolong it until a man from my house governs.
He will open Constantinople and the Mountain of Al-Daylam.”
30. “A man named As-Sufyani will come from the center of Damascus.
The majority of his followers will be from the tribe of Kalb.
He will kill until he rips women open and kills children.
So the tribe of Kays will rise up in retaliation and he will slaughter all of them!
Then a man from the Family of my House will come in Al Hirrah and the news will reach As-
Then he will send his army but it will suffer defeat.
As-Sufyani will march with his followers to him until they reach a desert and the ground will
swallow them up.
None will be saved except the one bearing the news.”
P. The Emergence of the False Messiah
31. “The Romans will surround a leader from my pure musked children.
His name will be the same as mine. They will fight each other at a place called Al Imak and one
third, or thereabouts, of the Muslims will be killed.
They will fight again on another day and again one third or thereabouts of the Muslims will be
On the third day they will fight again and the Romans will be defeated.
And they will remain there until they open Constantinople.
It is whilst they are distributing the spoils of war that a messenger will come
informing them that the false messiah is in their home town with their children.”
Reported by Abu Hurayrah in the reference of Ibn Hibban, At-Tirmizi, Abuya’li, At-Tabarani, Al
Bazaar, Abu Nuaym and Al Hakim.
Q. Dwellers of Paradise
32. “We are the children of Abd Al Muttalib, the Masters of the Dwellers of Paradise
myself, Hamza, Ali, Jafar, Al Hasan, Al Hussain and Al Mahdi.”
33. “An Army from the Direction of Iraq
When the Holy Prophet, praise and peace be upon him,
slept in the house of Lady Ummu Salamah he awoke saying:
“There is no movement or power except from Allah.”
“What makes you say that?” asked Lady Umm Salamah.
He replied: “Because an army will come from the direction of Iraq
to seize a man from Al Medina whom Allah protects.
When they reach the desert in the direction of Dhi Hulayfah the ground will swallow them up.
Those that are on top cannot reach those beneath, and those beneath cannot reach those on top
up until the Day of Judgement. Their motivations are different.”
Lady Umm Salamah then asked: “O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
how is it that they will be swallowed up although their motives are different?”
He replied: “Among them are those that have been coerced to join.”
This Hadith was reported by Anas and is found in the references of Ibn Majah, Al Busiri and Al Bazaar.
34. “At the end of my nation a Caliph will scatter wealth without count.”
When the second narrator, Abi Nadrah, was asked if this referred to Caliph Omar Abdul Aziz, he replied:
R. The Coming of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him
35. “Jesus, the son of Mary, peace be upon him,
will descend when the prince is Al Mahdi and Al Mahdi will say to Jesus:
“Come, lead us in prayer.”
But he will decline saying:
“You are princes over each other which is the Favor of Allah to this nation.”
“A group from my nation will keep fighting for the truth until Jesus, the son of Mary descends at
dawn in the Mosque of Jerusalem.
He will approach Al Mahdi who will say:
“O Prophet of Allah, come, lead us in prayer.”
But he will decline saying:
“This nation has princes over each other.”
The two preceding Hadiths were reported by Jabir, son of Abdullah, and are found in the
references of Muslim, Abu Nuaym, Abu Amru Ad-Dani and Al Bazaar.
36. “If only one day remains in the world, Allah will send a man with a name like mine.
His manners will be likened to my manners.”
S. The Tyranny of Kings
37. “Woe to this nation from the dictatorship of kings!
Why do they kill and make pious people fear except those who obey them,
and the pure believer soothes them with his tongue but resists them with his heart?
If Allah wishes to revive Islam in might
He will break the back of every stubborn tyrant — He is Able to do anything and can reform the
nation after its corruption.
O Hudhayfah, if there remains but one day left in the world
Allah will prolong that day until a man from the Family of my House will govern
and fierce battles will be in his hands, and Islam will spread.
Allah does not change His Promise and He is quick to recompense.”
T. Description of Al Mahdi
38. “Al Mahdi is a man from my children.
His face is like a glittering star, his skin is the color of an Arab,
and his body is like that of Israel.
He will fill the earth with justice just as it will have been filled by injustice,
and the dwellers of Heaven and Earth will be pleased with his Caliphate.”
39. “Al Mahdi is a man from my children his color is that of the Arab, and his body is like that of
Israel. On his right cheek there is a mole that glitters like a star.”
40. “Al Mahdi will glance to the side as Jesus, the son of Mary descends
with water dripping from his hair.
So Al Mahdi will say to him: “Come forward and lead the people in prayer.”
But he will answer: “The Call to Prayer has been made for you to lead.”
So he will pray behind a man from my children.”
U. The Worst Creation of Allah
41. “There will be a battle at Az Zawra which is a city in the east among rivers.
It is inhabited by the worst creations of Allah and the tyrant of my nation.
It will be subjected to four kinds of chastisement — the sword, swallowing-up, missiles, and
42. “When the dark people come after the Arabs they will be defeated
and thrown into the lowest part of the earth.
While these circumstances exist, As-Sufyani will come with three hundred and sixty riders until
he reaches Damascus.
After a month, he will be followed by thirty-thousand from Kalb, so he will send an army to Iraq
and kill a hundred thousand in Az-Zawra.
Then they will go to Kufa and pillage.
When this occurs a banner will come from the east led by a man from Tamim called Shuayb, the
son of Salih who will restore what is in their hands from the captured people of Kufa and he will
Then, another army from As-Sufyani will go to Al Medina and pillage it for three days and
thereafter proceed towards Mecca until they find themselves in a desert.
Then, Allah will send Gabriel and say to him, “Chastise them!”
So he will beat them with his leg once and Allah will cause them to be swallowed up.
None will remain except two men who will return to As-Sufyani to inform him
of the swallowing-up of his army, but this will not scare him.
Several men from the Koraysh will escape to Constantinople and As-Sufyani will send to the
leader of the Romans who will return them to him and he will slit their throats together with their
At that time a voice will come from Heaven saying:
“O people, surely Allah prevents dictatorship, tyrants and their followers
for you and gives leadership to the best of the nation of Muhammad.
So join him in Mecca — he is Al Mahdi!”
Then, Hudhayfah asked: “O Messenger of Allah, how shall we know him?”
He replied: “He is a man from my children,
he looks like the men from the children of Israel, upon him are two white cloaks with frayed
His face is like a colorful, glittering star,
upon his right cheek there is a black mole and he is forty years old.
Al Abdal and those looking like them will come to him from Syria.
An-Nujaba will come to him from the dwellers of Egypt
and groups of dwellers from the east, and those looking like them
until they all gather together in Mecca and so they will pledge their allegiance to him
between Al Rukn and Al Makam.
Then he will direct himself towards Syria
at his front and Michael at his middle
and the dwellers of Heaven and Earth will be joyful because of him.
Water will be plentiful in his country and the river will be spread and treasures found.
When he reaches Syria he will slay As-Sufyani under the tree,
the branches of which grow in the direction of Lake Tiberias and he will kill Kalb.
So the loser of that Day of Kalb is he who does not gain even a rein.”
“O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
how is it permitted to kill them when they believe in the Oneness?”
The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, replied:
“O Hudhayfah, they are at that time apostates, they claim that wine is permitted and do not pray.”
The preceding Hadiths were narrated by Hudhayfah and are found in the references of Abu
Nuaym, At-Tabarani, and Abu Amru Ad Dani.
W. Caliphs, Princes, Kings and Tyrants
43. “After me there will be caliphs, and after the caliphs, princes
and after princes, kings, and after kings, tyrants.
Then, a man from the Family of my House will come
and fill the earth with justice just as it had been filled with transgression.
Then, the Prince after him is Al Kahtani and by He who sent me with the Truth he is not lesser
This hadith was reported by Jabir, son of Majid As Sadafi in the references of At-Tabarani (in his
large dictionary), Ibn Mandah, Abu Nuaym and Ibn Asakir.
X. Al Hasan and Al Hussain
44. “The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, said to his daughter, Lady Fatima,
peace be upon her:
“Our Prophet is the best of the Prophets and he is your father.
Our martyr is the best of the martyrs and he is your father’s uncle Hamza and amongst us is he
that has two wings with which he will fly in Paradise wherever he wishes, and he is the son of
your father’s uncle Jafar
and from us are the two subt of this nation — Al Hasan and Al Hussain, and they are your
children, and from us is Al Mahdi.”
This Hadith was reported by Abi Ayyub Al Ansari in the reference of At-Tabarani.
45. “A nation will not be destroyed when I am at their beginning,
and Jesus, the son of Mary, is at its end and Al Mahdi is in the middle.”
In an another narration:
“And Al Mahdi from my House at its middle.”
Reported by Ibn Abbas in the references of Abu Nuaym, Al Hakim and Ibn Asakir
Y. When the Desert Swallows the Army
46. “People will come from the east to seize a man by the House.
When they are in the desert of the earth it will swallow them
and when those who were delayed reach it the same thing will happen to them.”
Lady Ummu Habibah asked: “O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
what about those who were coerced into joining them?”
He replied: “What happened to the others will happen to them also,
then Allah will assemble each one according to his intention.”
Reported by Lady Ummu Habibah, peace be upon her, and found in the reference of At-Tabarini.
Z. When Medina Shakes Thrice
47. “The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, spoke to us
mentioning the false messiah until he said:
“… Al Medina and its people will shiver thrice,
so that neither female or male hypocrite remain (therein) and they will go to him (the false
It (Al Medina) will cast out its dirt as a fire casts rust from iron and this day will be called “The
Day of Salvation.”
Umm Sharik inquired: “Where will the Arabs be on that day?”
He replied: “There will be a few on that day, most of them will be in the House of Jerusalem
and their leader, Al Mahdi, is a good man.
When he steps forward to lead them in the Dawn prayer, Jesus, the son of Mary will descend
during that time
so the Imam will step backward in order for Jesus to come forward but he will say to him:
“Go forward and pray, because it has indeed been established for you.”
So he will lead them in prayer as an Imam.
Reported by Ibn Abi Umamah Al Bahili and found in the references of At-Tabarani, Ibn
Khuzaymah, Abu Awanah, Al Hakim, Abu Nuaym, and Al Rawyani.
AA. When Pilgrims will be Robbed
48. “In the month of Dhil Kidah, the tribes will start to fight and pilgrims will be robbed.
There will be a fierce battle at Minan until their companion escapes
and he will be pledged allegiance between Al Rukn and Al Makam whilst he dislikes it.
The allegiance will be pledged by the same number of fighters at Badr
and the inhabitants of the Heaven and Earth will be pleased with him.”
Reported by Abdullah son of Amru and found in the references of Al Hakim, Nuaym ibn
Hammad’s book Al Fitan.
49. The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, said to Lady Fatima, peace be upon
”Bear good tidings, Al Mahdi is from you.”
Reported by Imam Al Hussain, son of Ali and Lady Fatima, peace be upon them in Ibn Asakir’s
AB. The Hidden Treasures of Antioch
50. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
I have never seen a Roman city like the city of Antioch and I have never seen more rain than it
Whereupon the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, said:
“Yes, that is because the Torah, Staff of Moses,
Tablets, and the Table of Solomon, the son of David are in its caves.
There is not a single cloud that comes from any direction to it that does not pour its blessing in
And the days and night will not pass until a man from my musked children live in it.
His name is like my name and his father’s name is like my father’s name;
his manners are like my manners.
He will fill the world with fairness and justice just as it had been filled by harm and
Reported by Tamin Ad-Dari, in the reference of Ibn Hibban Ad-Du’fa.
AC. Pure, Musked Children
51. “Al Mahdi is a man from my pure, musked children.
He will fight with the guidance of my Sunnah as I fought with the guidance of the Revelation.”
AD. The March Against Al Mahdi
52. “Wandering is for the people of my nation who aim to the House trying to seize a man from
the Koraysh that is supported by the House until they reach a desert and are swallowed up.”
We asked: “O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, the road gathers different
Whereupon he replied: “Yes, among them are the weak sighted
walking, looking around them, and those that are forced as well as those having no home.
They will be destroyed in one way and assembled in different places
and Allah will resurrect them according to their intentions.”
These two Hadiths were reported by Lady Ayesha, wife of the Prophet, Mother of the Believers,
may Allah be pleased with her, and found in the references of Bukhari, Muslim and Nuaym ibn
Hammad and Abu Ya’li.
AE. Facial Description of Al Mahdi
53. “Surely, Allah will send from my pure musked children a man with evenly spaced teeth and a
and he will fill the earth with justice and wealth with overflow.”
Reported by Abd Ar Rahman ibn Awf in the reference of Abu Nuaym
AF. The Youth from Tamimi
54. The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, was among a group of migrants and
Ali, the son of Abi Talib was on his left side and Abbas on his right side
when Abbas and a man from the supporters started to debate with one another.
The supporter spoke harshly to Abbas,
then the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, took the hand of Abbas and the hand of Ali and
“From the loins of this (indicating to Abbas)
will come a youth who will fill the earth with transgression and injustice
and from the loins of this (indicating to Ali) a man who will fill the earth with fairness and
If you see this pay attention to the Tamimi youth who will come
from the direction of the east — he is the owner of the Banner of Al Mahdi.”
55. “Al Mahdi will come upon his Banner and the herald will proclaim:
“This is Al Mahdi, the Caliph of Allah so follow him!”
These two Hadiths were reported by Abdullah, the son of Omar ibn Al Khattab and found in the
references of At-Tabarani, Abu Nuaym, Al Kidji and Al Khatib.
AG. The Trial
56. “It will be a trial when one side moves and the other does not, and when that side moves
the other does not until a herald will cry from the Heaven
“Your Prince is so and so!” (referring to Al Mahdi).
Reported by Talha ibn Ubayd and found in the reference of At-Tabarani.
AH. Some of the Prophet’s Last Words to Lady Fatima
57. I entered to (visit) the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
during his last illness before he died and found Fatima, peace be upon her, near his head crying.
The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, raised his eyes to (look at) her and asked:
“O Fatima, what makes you cry?”
She replied: “I fear the loss after you.”
Whereupon he said: “Don’t you know that Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified looked to the earth
once and chose your father and sent him with His Message, then He looked once to the earth and
chose your husband and revealed to me that I should let you marry him?
O Fatima, we are the Dwellers of a House
and Allah has given us seven merits which He never gave to anyone else before …
By He who sends me with the Truth, amongst both of them is Al Mahdi of this nation.
When life is full of murder and strife, and trials increase,
and roads are blocked (by thieves), and people start attacking one another,
and when the elderly show no mercy to the young, and the young show no mercy to the elderly,
Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified will send from them at the end of time
one who will open the fortress of error and open hearts that have been sealed
and repair the Religion as I established it in the beginning of time.
And he will fill the world with justice just as it will have been filled by oppression.”
Reported by Ali, son of Ali Al Hillali and found in the reference of Abu Nuaym.
AI. Seventy-three Sects
58. “How will you be O Awf when this nation is divided into seventy-three sects.
One sect will be in Paradise and the rest in Hell.”
I asked: “When will this be O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him.”
He answered saying: “When the police increase and slave girls take authority,
and when the lambs (weak authorities) sit on the pulpit,
and when the Koran is used as flutes and mosques decorated and the spoils of war manipulated,
and the obligatory charity becomes an excessive debt, and trust is taken like spoils of war,
and religious study is not for the Sake of Allah
and when husbands obey their wives, and disobeys his mother, and banishes his father,
and the last of this nation curses the beginning of it, and when the tribe is mastered by a deviator,
and the leader of the nation is the worst of them and a man is treated generously to avoid his evil.
Upon that day it will happen and men will run to Syria
to the City of Damascus, which is one of the best cities in Syria that protects them from their
I asked: “Will Syria be opened?”
He answered: “Yes, soon then after its opening the trials will start and a dark and dusty trial will
Trials will follow one another until a man from the Family of my House called Al Mahdi comes.
If you reach him, follow him and be among those who are guided.”
Reported by Awf ibn Malik Al Ashja’l in the reference of At Tabarani
AJ. The Purified Soul
59. “Surely, Al Mahdi will not come until the purified soul has been killed.
When this occurs those in the Heaven and those on Earth will be angry.
So people will come in a procession to Al Mahdi;
like the procession of a bride to her husband on their wedding night,
and he will fill the earth with fairness and justice
and the earth will produce its plants and the heaven will pour its rain
and my nation will enjoy his government and favors never before enjoyed.”
Reported by a companion who informed Mujahid and found in the reference of Ibn Abi Shaybah
THE NARRATIONS OF FIVE FRIENDS
A. Black Banners
60. “The Black Banners will come from the East for the children of Al Abbas.
Then there will remain whatsoever Allah wishes.
Then, small Black Banners will come to fight a man from the children of Abu Sufyan from the
They will give their allegiance to Al Mahdi.”
This Hadith/Mursal was reported by Said ibn Al Musayyab in the reference of Nuaym ibn
61. “Allah will send a Black Banner from the East, and Allah will give victory to whosoever
supports it. Whosoever does not support it, Allah will forsake them
until they come to a man whose name is like my name
and give him the power of their affairs,
and so Allah will support him and give him victory.”
This Hadith/Mursal was reported by Al Hasan Al Basri in the reference of Nuaym ibn Hammad.
62. “Al Mahdi will leave Mecca to go to Medina. The people will bring him out from their midst
and pledge allegiance to him between Al Ruhkn and Al Makam while he dislikes it.”
This Hadith/Mursal was reported by Katadah in the reference of Nuaym ibn Hammad.
B. Time of Al Mahdi’s Appearance
63. “During Ramadan there will be a sound,
in Shawwal there will be a hum,
in Dhi Kidah tribes will fight,
in Dhi Hijjah pilgrims will be robbed,
and in Al Muharram a herald will call from Heaven.
“Attention! Surely, the choice from His creation is so and so (referring to Al Mahdi)
so hear him and obey!”
64. “During Ramadan there will be a sound,
in Shawwal there will be a hum,
in Dhi Kidah tribes will fight.
In that year pilgrims will be robbed,
and there will be a fierce battle in Minan with myriad of murders,
blood will flow there until their blood flows over Al Jamrah
and their companion escapes and stands between Al Rukn and Al Makam
where he is pledged allegiance whilst he dislikes it.
And it is said to him:
“If you refuse we will slit your throat, and the inhabitants of Heaven and Earth will be pleased
This Hadith/Mursal was reported by Shahr ibn Hawshab in the reference of Nuaym ibn Hammad
and Abu Amru Ad-Dani.
65. “Al Kahtani is not lesser than Al Mahdi.”
This Hadith/Mursal was reported by Mamar in the reference of Nuaym ibn Hammad.
The Narrations of Imam Ali
and several Companions of the Holy Prophet
praise and peace be upon him
concerning Al Mahdi
The following narrations were reported via Imam Ali, may Allah honor his face.
A. Master in Paradise
1. One day as Imam Ali looked at his son, Al Hussain, (peace be upon them) he said:
“Surely, this my son is a Master as the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, has named him.
From his loins comes a man whose name is like the name of your Prophet.
He is similar to him in manner and will fill the earth with justice.”
B. Al Harth
2. The Holy Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, said:
“A man called Al Harth will come from beyond the river.
At his front is a man called Mansoor who will pave
and establish the government for the family of Muhammad just
as the Koraysh established it for the Messenger of Allah praise and peace be upon him.
It is obligatory for all believers to support him or he said obey him.”
C. Arrival of Al Mahdi
3. Muhammad, the son of Al Hanafiyyah said:
“We were with Ali, peace be upon him, when a man asked him about Al Mahdi.
Imam Ali, may Allah honor his face said: ‘But oh!’
Then joined his hands and counted seven fingers as he said:
“He comes at the end of Time when men (hypocrites) say that Allah has been killed!
Then Allah will gather the scattered nation for him like the scattered clouds,
and Allah will arbitrate between their hearts so that they do not feel lonely,
nor will they be happy if someone joins them. Their number is like that of the people of Badr.
Neither those who are at the beginning overtake them, nor those who are at the end reach them.
And their number is the same as Talmut’s companions those who crossed the river with him.”
D. Four Trials
4. Imam Ali, peace be upon him, said:
“The trials are four:
the trial of happiness, the trial of harm, the trial of gold,
then, a man will come from the pure musked children of the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him,
and Allah will repair their affairs upon his hand.”
E. Anxiousness for Al Mahdi
5. Imam Ali, peace be upon him, said:
“After a herald proclaims from Heaven that the Truth is in the Family of Muhammad
that is the time in which Al Mahdi will appear upon the lips of people.
They will drink his love and their talk is only about him.”
F. The Gate of Istakhr
6. Imam Ali, peace be upon him, said:
“The horses of As-Sufyani will go to Kufa, and he will send his army against the dwellers of Khurasan.
(At that time) the people of Khurasan will demand Al Mahdi.
He that meets with Al Hashimi with the Black Banners at his front is Shuayb, the son of Salih
who will engage As-Sufyani at the Gate of Istakhr — between them there will be a tremendously fierce
battle and the Black Banners will win, but the horses of As-Sufyani will escape.
It is at that time that the people will wish for Al Mahdi, because they need him.”
G. Ar Rufaka and Al Abdal
7. Imam Ali, may Allah honor his face, said:
“When he from the Family of Muhammad comes
Allah will gather dwellers from the East and West for him, just as autumn clouds gather.
As for Ar-Rufaka, he will come from the dwellers of Kufa and Al Abdal will come from the dwellers of
8. “Surely, a man from my children will come near the Hour (at a time) when the hearts of believers died
just as their bodies died through harm, hunger, murder, continuous trials, great battles, the death of the
Sunnah, the revival of innovations, abstention from honoring good and forbidding the prohibited that
Then, through Al Mahdi, Muhammad the son of Abdullah, Allah will revive the Sunnah that died
and he will please with his justice, and the hearts of the believers will be blessed.
Groups of Persian and Arab tribes will unite because of him,
and so he will remain for some years, which are but a few, then die.”
I. Al Talakan
9. “Good for Al Talakan!
Surely, for Allah in it are treasures, not of gold or silver but men who know Allah through truthful
and they will support Al Mahdi at the end of Time.”
J. The Birth Place of Al Mahdi
10. “The birth-place of Al Mahdi will be in Medina.
He is from the family of the House of the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him,
and his migration is to the House of Jerusalem.
His beard is thick, his eyes naturally mascaraed, his teeth are radiant and upon his face is a mole
and upon his shoulder is the Sign of the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him.
And he will come out under the Banner of the Prophet made from a marked woolen black square
that will not have been unfolded since the Messenger, praise and peace be upon him,
and it will not be unfolded until Al Mahdi comes.
Allah will support him with three thousand angels who will beat the faces and buttocks of those that oppose
He will be sent between the age of thirty and forty.”
K. The Black Banners
11. “When the Black Banners are aimed at As-Sufyani and the people of Shuayb, the son of Salih,
long for and search for Al Mahdi he will emerge from Mecca
and with him will be the Banner of the Messenger, praise and peace be upon him.
He will pray two units of prayer after the people have given up hope of his coming
during the lengthy period of their trials
and when he finishes his prayer he will go to them and say:
“O people, continuous trails came to the nation of Muhammad, praise and peace be upon him,
especially to the Family of his House — you have been conquered and wronged.”
12. “Al Mahdi is a man from us, from the children of Fatima, peace be upon her.”
L. The False Messiah
13. “At the end of Time there will be a trial in which people will be sorted in a similar way
to that in which gold is sorted from metal.”
14. “Therefore do not rebuke the people of Syria rather, rebuke the evil people among them,
because amongst them are Al Abdal.
Allah will send a flood from Heaven that will disperse their groups in a way
that if foxes were to attack them they would be victorious.
Then Allah will send a man from the perfumed musked children of the Messenger, praise and peace be
amongst approximately twelve and fifteen thousand under three banners
and their password is ‘Die, die!’
And they will be fought by the people of seven banners under each is a man seeking the kingdom.
They will be killed, defeated, then Al Hashimi will appear, so Allah will restore unity and favors to the
and this will be the case until al-dajjal (the lying, false messiah) comes.”
M. The Slaying of Muslims at Kufa
15. “As-Sufyani will overcome Syria, then between them there will be a battle in Kurkisa
until the birds of the air are filled and the savage animals of the earth are filled from their
Then, an opening will occur at their rear, and a group will come from them until they enter the
land of Khurasan.
The horses of As-Sufyani will come demanding the people of Khurasan,
and they will slay the followers of the Family of Muhammad in Kufa,
then the people of Khurasan will come seeking Al Mahdi.”
N. The Sign of the Coming of Al Mahdi
16. Abdullah, son of Amru said:
“When the army is swallowed up in the desert, it is the sign of the coming of Al Mahdi”
O. A Man from the children of Hasan
17. He also said:
“A man from the children of Hasan will come from the East,
if he faces the mountains he will destroy them making a passage through them.”
P. Murder on the Pilgrimage
18. To the people on pilgrimage standing on Arafat without an imam,
a burning desire will come as they remain in Minan.
The tribes will revolt against each other and they will kill each other until their blood flows on Al
Then the best of them will go when the alarm is raised
and they will reach him when his face is touching the stone of Al Ka’ba
and it seems to me as if he is tearful, and they will say to him:
“Come to us so that we can give you our allegiance!”
But he will reply:
“Woe to you, how many promises did you break and how much blood did you shed!”
So, he is given allegiance under duress.
Therefore, if you reach him, pledge your allegiance to him,
because, surely, he is Al Mahdi in the Earth and Al Mahdi in the Heaven.”p
Q. Shuayb, the son of Salih
19. Ammar, the son of Yasir, may Allah be pleased with both of them, said:
“The bearer of the Banner of Al Mahdi is Shuayb, the son of Salih.”
R. As-Sufyani and Kufa
20. He also said:
“When As-Sufyani reaches Kufa
and kills the supporters of the family of Muhammad, praise and peace be upon him,
Al Mahdi will come and the bearer of his Banner will be Shuayb, the son of Salih.”
S. Four People from the House
21. Abdullah, the son of Abbas, may Allah be pleased with both of them, said to Mujahid:
“If I had not heard that you are like the people of this House I would never tell you this.”
Whereupon Mujahid said:
“It is surely in secret, I will not mention it to someone you hate.”
So ibn Abbas told him:
“There are four people from the House, from us is As-Saffah, and from us Al Mundhir,
and from us Al Mansoor, and from us is Al Mahdi.”
So Mujahid said:
“Clarify these four for me.”
He answered: “As for As-Saffah, perhaps he will kill his supporters and forgive his enemy.
Al Mundhir will give away plenty of wealth, he will be humble and keep but a little of his rights.
Al Mansoor, will be given victory over his enemy
and part of what was given to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him,
and that is that his enemies were frightened away from him the traveling distance of two months,
whereas the enemy of Al Mansoor will be frightened away from him the traveling distance of one
Al Mahdi will fill the earth with justice just as it has been filled with transgression —
livestock and foxes will live together peacefully.
And the earth will bring forth that which is hidden from its depths — they look like cylinders of
gold or silver.”
T. When Constantinople is Opened
22. As-Sudayy said when explaining the Word of Allah:
“For them in the world is ignominy …”
“As for their ignominy in the world, it is that when Al Mahdi comes and Constantinople is
opened they will be killed — this is the ignominy.
As for the great chastisement, it is the chastisement of Gehenna (Hell)
that is neither reduced for its people nor will the vanish or die.”
23. It was said to Hudhayfah:
“Al Mahdi has already come!”
Whereupon he replied:
“You will be successful if he comes while the companions of Muhammad are among you.
Indeed, he will not come until there is no one absent that is more beloved to people than he
on account of the evil they face.”
U. Prophet Jesus and Al Mahdi
24. Ibn Siriin said:
“Al Mahdi is from this nation and he will lead (in prayer) Jesus, the son of Mary – peace be upon
both of them.”
V. The Eclipse of the Sun and the Moon in Ramadan
25. Muhammad, the son of Ali said:
“For Al Mahdi there are two signs that have never before existed
since Allah created the Heaven and Earth.
The moon will eclipse on the first night of Ramadan,
and the sun will eclipse during its middle — this has never occurred since Allah created the
Heavens and Earth.”
W. Upon Finding Al Mahdi
26. Ibn Masood said:
“When commerce and roads are blocked and trials increase, seven knowledgeable people will
from different directions without previous appointment.
Each will receive the allegiance of over three hundred men until they meet in Mecca.
The seven will meet and asked one another;
“What brought you here?”
They will reply:
“In Search of the man upon whose hand the trials will be calmed, and for whom Constantinople
will be opened.
We know him by his name, his father’s name, his mother’s name, and his army.”
So the seven will agree upon this and search for him then find him in Mecca.
So they will ask him:
“Are you so and so, son of so and so?”
He will reply:
“No, I am a man from the supporters.”
And escape from them, so they will describe him to people in their midst
that are both righteous and knowledgeable and it will be said to them:
“The one whom you seek was in your company, and he will go to Al Medina.”
So they will search for him in Al Medina but at that time he will be in Mecca.
So they will search for him in Mecca and say to him:
“You are so and so, son of so and so, and your mother is so and so, daughter of so and so,
and in you are the signs of such and such, and such and such.
You escaped from us once so stretch out your hands and we will pledge our allegiance to you.”
So he will say: ‘I am not your companion.’
Then he will escape from them so they will search for him in Al Medina when he has returned to
Mecca, then they will find him in Mecca beside Al Rukn and say to him:
‘Our sins will be upon you and our blood upon your neck
if you do not stretch out your hand so that we may pledge our allegiance!’
The army of As-Sufyani is coming demanding us in which there is a man from Jurm.
So he will sit between Al Rukn and Al Makam and stretch out his hand and allegiance will be
pledged to him.
So, Allah will sow love of him in the chests of the people and he will lead a nation
that are lions during the day and worshippers at night.”
X. The Black Banners
27. Muhammad, son of Al Hanaffia, said:
“The Black Banners will come out for the children of Al Abbas. The other black banners will
come from Khurasan. Their turbans will be black and their clothes white.
At their front will be a man named Shuayb, the son of Salih, from Tamim.
They will defeat the companions of As-Sufyani until he comes to the House of Jerusalem where
he will establish his power for Al Mahdi, and he will be supplied with three hundred (men) from
Syria after his arrival
and the matter will be settled for Al Mahdi in seventy-two months.”
Y. The Black Banners in Kufa
28. Hammad, the son of Abi Jafar, said:
“The Black Banners that come from Khurasan will arrive in Kufa,
so when Al Mahdi appears in Mecca their allegiance will be sent to him.”
Z. A Youth with a thin, yellowish beard
29. Ka’b, the son of Alkamah said:
“In front of the Banner of Al Mahdi will come a youth whose beard is yellowish and thin.
If he fights the mountains will destroy them until he reaches Alya’.”
AA. The Battle in Medina
30. Abu Hurayrah said:
“A battle in Medina will occur until the stones of oil are flooded (with blood), and Al Hirrah will
be so small — like a strike of a truncheon. Then people will go two miles outside Medina and give
their allegiance to Al Mahdi.”
AB. Death of As-Sufyani
31. Muhammad, son of Al Haniffia said:
“Al Mahdi, As-Sufyani and Kalb will fight in the House of Jerusalem after the allegiance has
As-Sufyani will be captured and slain at the gate of Ar Rahbah.”
AC. The Children of Lady Fatima, peace be upon them
32. Kitadah said:
“I asked Sa’id, son of Al Musayyab: Is Al Mahdi a truth?”
He replied: “Yes,”
I asked: “Who is he from?” He replied: “From the children of Fatima, peace be upon her.”
33. Al Walid, son of Muslim, said:
“Al Mahdi will not come until As-Sufyani is established.”
AE. The Marked Banner
34. Abdullah, the son of Shuraykh, said:
“With Al Mahdi is the marked Banner of the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him.”
AF. The Personality of Al Mahdi
35. Tawus said:
“The sign of Al Mahdi is that he will be strict with his staff,
generous with wealth and merciful to the servile.”
36. Ibn Abbas said:
“Al Mahdi is from us, the people of the House, and he is a youth.”
So it was said to him: “Your elderly people are not capable of aspiring to this so now you wish
for your youth.”
He answered: “Allah does whatever He wants.”
AG. The Humility of Al Mahdi
37. Az-Zuhriy said:
“From the children of Fatima, Al Mahdi will be taken out against his desire from Mecca and
AH. Disbelief in Allah
38. Matar Al Warrak said:
“Al Mahdi will not come until disbelief in Allah will be expressed openly.”
AI. Al Rukn and Al Makam
39. Abu Hurayrah said:
“Al Mahdi will be given allegiance between Al Rukn and Al Makam.”
AJ. Safety after the trial
40. Katadah said:
“Al Mahdi is the best of people.
The people that give their support and allegiance are the dwellers of Al Kufa, Yemen and Al
Abdal of Syria.
At his front is Gabriel, at his middle is Michael and he is loved throughout creation. With him
Allah extinguishes the blind trial and the land will feel secure, and a woman can travel (for
pilgrimage) amongst five ladies with no man among them, fearing nothing except Allah, and the
land will bring forth its produce, and the Heaven will give its blessing.”
AK. The Four Thousand Men of Shuayb, the son of Salih
41. Al Hasan Al Basri said:
“A man of medium stature will come from Ar-Ray (a far-eastern town). He will be dark and from
the children of Tamim — a Wasaj, named Shuayb son of Salih with four thousand men. Their
clothes will be white and Banners black, and at his front is Al Mahdi. He meets no one that he
does not defeat and scatter.”
AL. Abundance of Wealth
42. When Omar, the son of Abdul Aziz was mentioned to Matar Al Warrak, he said:
“It has reached us that Al Mahdi will do something that Omar, son of Abdul Aziz never did.”
So it was asked: “What is that?”
He replied: “A man will come to him asking and so he will tell him to enter the treasure house
So he will enter then come out but when he sees the people
he will have regrets and return saying: “Take what you have given me.”
But he will be declined with the words: ‘We give, but we do not take back.’
43. Hakim, the son of Sa’d said:
“When Sulayman came and showed what he had
I asked my father, Abi Yahya: “Is this Al Mahdi who is mentioned?”
He replied: “No.”
44. Ibrahim, the son of Maysarah said:
“I asked Tawwus: ‘Is Omar, son of Abdul Aziz is Al Mahdi?”
He replied: “He is guided, but he is not Al Mahdi and he has not completed all the (aspects of)
45. Abi Jafar, Muhammad, the son of Ali, son of Al Hussain said:
“They claim that I am Al Mahdi, surely I am closer to my end to that which they are calling me.”
AM. When a man sleeps as a believer and wakes as an unbeliever
46. Al Hakam, the son of Utaybah said: “I said to Muhammad, the son of Ali,
we heard that a man will come from you who will be the judge of this nation.”
He replied: “We wish what the people wish
and hope if there does not remain from the world but a day that Allah will prolong that day
until the wishes of the nation have come to pass, but before this is a trial which is the worst of
Man will sleep as a believer but wake as an unbeliever
and wake as a believer but go to sleep as an unbeliever.”
47. Jafar, the son of Yasar said:
“Al Mahdi will return the wrongly possessed goods in a way that he will extract even the slightest
thing that is under a molar to return it.”
48. Khalid, the son of Samir said:
“Musa, the son of Talha, son of Ubaydillah escaped from Al Mukhtar to the City of Basra
when people believed him to be Al Mahdi.”
From this statement and the foregoing reported by Muhammad, son of Ali, we understand that the
matter of Al Mahdi was a well known topic and discussed during the first generation.
AO. Muhammad, the son of Ajlan
49. Malik, the son of Anas said:
“When Abdullah, the son of Hasan left Medina, Muhammad, the son of Ajlan accompanied him.
After Abdullah had been killed and Jafar, the son of Sulayman
took over Medina he sent for Muhammad, the son of Ajlan.
When he was brought before him he (Jafar) mocked him and spoke harshly saying:
“You went with that liar!”
But Muhammad, the son of Ajlan did not utter a word except by the inaudible movement of his
so they assumed he was supplicating.
The jurists and honorable people attending Jafar, the son of Sulayman stood saying:
“May Allah reform the prince, Muhammad, the son of Ajlan, the jurist of Medina and His
It seems he was confused and thought himself to be the Mahdi
referred to in the narrations and they kept questioning him until he left them.
But Muhammad, the son of Ajlan left without uttering a word.”
There are other statements transmitted via another group of companions and their followers
together with their followers, and their followers concerning Al Mahdi, but we decided not to
mention them in this book as that which has been mentioned suffices.