Many Islamic researchers have already mentioned the possible time of the arrival of Imam Mahdi. Apart from this, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) also prophesied about his appearance. So the question of all persecuted Muslims is – When will Imam Mahdi come?
Many people think we are observing prayers, fasting, hajj, and zakat, so Imam Mahdi must come again. Most of the Ummah is counting the days of his arrival. As prophesied by the beloved Prophet (PBUH), the Khilafat system has ended from the earth. However, after this reign of oppression, peace will return to the world through the arrival of Imam Mahdi.
Who is Imam Mahdi?
His name will be the same as the name of our Prophet (peace be upon him) (Muhammad). His father’s name will be the same as our Prophet’s father’s name (Abdullah). He will be from the lineage of Hasan bin Ali (R.A.). Ibn Kachir (RA) said: “He is Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Fatemi al-Hasani.”
Arrival place of Imam Mahdi
He will come from one of the former regions. However, the eastern direction means the east direction from Madinah Munawara. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Three people will quarrel near your treasure. Everyone will be the Caliph’s son. No one can capture it. Then, soldiers with black flags will come from the East. They will carry out mass killings.
The narrator of the Hadith said: “Then the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, narrated some things which I could not remember. When you see them, pledge allegiance to their leader. However, crawling on ice has to appear because he is Allah’s Caliph Mahdi.
Imam Ibn Katheer (R.A.) said: “The treasure mentioned in the Hadith is the treasure of the house of the Kaaba. The three Caliph’s sons would fight over its possession. No one can capture it.
Finally, the Mahdi will arrive in the last days from one of the eastern countries.
The claim that Shia Imam Mahdi emerged from the pit of Samara is entirely false. They also claim that he is hidden in the hole. A group of Shias waits by that pit every day.
There are many more funny fictional incidents like this. There is no evidence for all these words; Rather, the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the words beyond conscience.
He also said that the people of the eastern region would help him and support his rule. They will be carrying black flags. In short, he came out of the East in the last days. Beside the house of the Kaaba, the pledge of allegiance will be taken for him.
When will Imam Mehdi come?
Quran and Hadith do not mention any specific date when Imam Mahdi Imam Mehdi will come, where he will come. However, by reviewing some hadiths, we will know that when Imam Mehdi comes, some signs of his arrival will be observed beforehand.
But most importantly, his arrival is an excellent sign before the Resurrection. At his coming, Islam will be re-established throughout the world. Since there is a connection between the arrival of Imam Mahdi and the Hour, the arrival of Imam Mahdi will be accompanied by several signs of the Hour.
All of us Muslim men and women know this and believe in our hearts that Imam Mahdi will come before the Hour. But no one knows when doomsday will happen. Because the Companions used to ask the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) at different times when the Hour will be, he used to reply that no one but Allah knows the exact time of Qiyaamah.
So Allah did not tell anyone the exact time of Qiyaamat. The intention is that people should always be alert, fully prepared for the Hereafter, and constantly engaged in good deeds.
That is why it is impossible to say when Imam Mahdi will come. No one but Allah can tell when He will come. If someone insists that Imam Mahdi will come on this day or at this time, then the point is that he has more knowledge than the Prophet (Astaghfirullah wa tube Ilahi).
Evidence of the Coming of the Mahdi
There are many authentic hadiths about the advent of Imam Mahdi. His name is mentioned openly in some hadiths. Again, some hadiths said his qualities. All these hadiths are enough for his coming to be true.
Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A.) said that the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, saying, “The Mahdi will come to my Ummah in the last days.” During his reign, abundant rain would fall from the sky, and the earth would produce abundant crops.
He will distribute abundant wealth equally among the people, the number of domesticated animals will increase, and the Muhammadan’s honor in the Ummah will increase. He will live for seven or eight years.” (Mustadrakul Hakim. Imam Albani (R.A.) called this Hadith Sahih. Sahih in Silsilah, Hadith No. 711)
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (ra) also narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I am giving you good news about the coming of the Mahdi.” He is Aban when people are in disagreement.
He will remove oppression from the world and fill it with justice. All the heavens and earth inhabitants will be pleased with him. He will distribute abundant wealth equally among people.” (Musnad Ahmad. Imam Haysami said: The narrators of hadeeth are reliable. Majmaw al-Gawaid: 7/313-314)
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Mahdi will come from my descendants.” His forehead will be bright, and his nose will be high. Remove oppression from the world and fill it with justice. He will reign for seven years.” (Abu Dawud, Chapter: Kitabul Mahdi, Sahihul Jame As Saghir, Hadith No. 6612)
Who will be the descendants of Imam Mahdi?
Umm Salama (R.A.) said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say: The Mahdi will come from the descendants of Fatimah in my family.” (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah. Imam Albani (R.A.) said Sahih. Sahih al-Jama’u, Hadith No. 6612)
Jaber (ra) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: When Jesus (a.s.) descends, the Amir of the Muslims will say to him: Come! Lead our prayers. Jesus (A.S.) will say: Your Ameer should be from among you. He will make this comment because of the respect of this Ummah.
Opinions of Islamic researchers about when Imam Mahdi will come
A. Hafiz Abul Hasan Al-Abari (R.A.) said: “The hadiths related to the Mahdi have been narrated from the Prophet Sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam as mutawatir. He will belong to the Ahl al-Bayt, i.e., the descendants of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam. He will reign for seven years. During his reign, the world will be filled with justice. Jesus Ibn Maryam (A.S.) will come and kill the Dajjal during his reign. Jesus (A.S.) will pray behind him.
b. Imam Shawqani (R.A.) said: “There are 50 hadiths of Mutawati regarding the Mahdi. It includes Sahih, Hasan, and hadiths with minor errors, which have become free of errors due to the transmission of other sources. So without doubt, the hadiths are Mutawati”.
c. Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Baz (R.A.) said: The matter of Mahdi is obvious. In this regard, the hadiths are based on Mutawati. His coming is true. He is Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Hasani al-Fatemi. And He will come and establish truth and justice in the last days. He will resist injustice. Through him, Allah will spread the banner of truth and goodness. Do not listen to the person who denies the coming of Imam Mahdi in the Hereafter.
d. Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbad said: “26 Companions have narrated hadiths about the advent of Imam Mahdi. There are all these hadiths in 36 hadith books.
E. Allama Shamsul Haq Azimabadi, the commentator of Sunan Abu Dawud, said: “It is very well known among all the Muslims of all ages that in the last period, a righteous person will come from the descendants of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him. He will strengthen this religion. Establish justice. Muslims will follow him. He will dominate all the Islamic kingdoms. His name will be Mahdi.