The Evolution Deceit

The Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi will come this century

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Part 2:
Characteristics of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the Hadiths (13/20)

The Characteristics of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Community

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Community will be Few in Numbers

As with the other prophets, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will have a long and trouble-filled life. There will be a time of occultation, and this period, when Hazrat Mahdi (as) is not recognized will be long, and the fact that his appearance takes longer than some people imagine will cause the hearts of some people weak in faith to harden. For that reason, the number of believers in Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be as low as 313. These will be people in whose hearts Allah has specially written, very honest people.

Abu Bashir says: Imam Abu Abdullah said: "There WILL BE VERY FEW PEOPLE from among the Arabs alongside the Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)]."...
He said: "The people will be cleansed. They will be cleansed and passed through a sieve. Many a people will be sieved."
(Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 239)

Fazl ibn Shadhan; Abdullah ibn Sinan relates that Imam Jaffar Sadik said:
"Those who disappeared from their beds (homes) are three hundred thirteen people. They will number as many as the people of Badr (the Muslims who fought in the Battle of Badr)... They are the companions of the Qaim Mahdi."
Their numbers will be those of the people of Badr (313). In the same way that those before them cannot pass beyond them, neither those who come after can reach them. Their number is as many as those who crossed the river with Saul. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 57)

They consist of a group, including women, of 314 people. They will overcome all tyrants. Their hearts are like iron, and they are lions by day and devout believers by night. Neither those before nor after them can match them in self-sacrifice. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, pp. 57-58)

These 313 are devout believers by night and heroes by day. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 169)

Hazrat Ali (ra) says: "... ALLAH WILL PROTECT HAZRAT MAHDI'S (as) FOLLOWERS, HE WILL ASSIST THEM WITH SIGNS AND PORTENTS and WILL GIVE THEM TOTAL VICTORY OVER EVERYONE ON EARTH. Willingly or unwillingly, people will thus enter the true faith. HE [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] WILL FILL THE EARTH WITH JUSTICE, LIGHT AND CLEAR PROOF. All countries will obey him and bow their heads to him. So much so that all the unbelievers will believe and all the wicked will be sincere servants (wicked people will find salvation and be sincere Muslims.)" (Al-Hurr al-Amili, Ithbat al-Hudat, Vol. 7, p. 49)

Numani: Sulayman ibn Harun al-Ijli narrates: I heard Imam Hussain say: "THE LORD OF THIS COMMAND [IMAM MAHDI (as)] HAS a PROTECTED COMMUNITY. Even if all the people abandon him, Allah will send these companions to to him: These are the ones described in a verse.

"They are the ones to whom We gave the Book, Judgment and Prophethood. If these people reject it We have already entrusted it to a people who did not." (Surat al-An'am, 89)

And He also says of them: "You who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, Allah will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the unbelievers, who strive in the Way of Allah and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the unbounded favor of Allah which He gives to whoever He wills. Allah is Boundless, All-Knowing." (Surat al-Ma'ida, 54)

From Hassan ibn Salih al-Bazzaz: Hassan ibn Ali Askari (as) said: "THE TRUTH IS THAT MY SON IS THE QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] AFTERWARD. THE SUNNAH OF THE PROPHETS WILL BE UPON HIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] IN HIS LONG LIFE AND OCCULTATION. SOME HEARTS WILL GROW AS HARD AS STONE AND SAY THAT THIS PERIOD HAS GONE ON TOO LONG. APART FROM THOSE IN WHOSE HEARTS ALLAH INSCRIBES FAITH AND SUPPORTS WITH HIS MERCY THERE WILL BE NO ONE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)]." (Sheikh al-Saduq, Kamal al-Din, p. 526 and Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 51, p. 224)

Imam Muhammad Bakr and Imam Jaffar Sadik said this about Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers: "They will take over the east and west. EACH WILL BE AS POWERFUL AS FORTY PEOPLE. THEIR HEARTS ARE LIKE IRON. SO MUCH SO THAT THE WORDS 'THERE IS NO DEITY BUT ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS PROPHET' WILL BE ECHOED AND HEARD EVERYWHERE." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 340)

Abdullah ibn Abu Yâfûr says, I heard Imam Abu Abdullah Jaffar Sadik say:
"Shame on the rebellion of the Arabs because of the approaching corruption." I ASKED: "...HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM AMONG THE ARABS WILL BE WITH THE QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)]?" "VERY FEW" he said. I then asked: "I swear to Allah that there are many people who claim they will help Hazrat Mahdi (as)." He said: "The people will be purged. They will be cleansed and passed through a sieve. Many people will not pass through the sieve." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, pp. 239-240)

Abu Bashir says: Imam Muhammad Bakr said: "... THEY WILL BE CLEANSED AND WEEDED OUT, SO THAT a COMMUNITY REMAINS THAT CORRUPTION WITHIN THEM CAN NEVER HARM." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 245)

"... So that no more than KOHL ON THE EYE OR SALT IN FOOD WILL REMAIN from you. and I shall give you an example: a man has a quantity of wheat. He cleans it and stores it in his house. When he returns to it a long time later, he sees it is full of weevils. He cleans it again and again puts it in his home. When he comes back to it after another long time, he sees it is again infested with weevils. He repeats the same processes. WHAT EVENTUALLY REMAINS IS a VERY LITTLE HEALTHY WHEAT THAT WEEVILS CANNOT HARM. You are like that. AT THE END, a SMALL GROUP OF YOU WILL BE LEFT THAT CORRUPTION CAN NEVER HARM." (Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Said also transmits the same hadith.) (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 245)

Mihzam ibn Abu Burda al-Asadi and others relate that Imam Jaffar Sadik said: "I swear to Allah that you will be shattered like glass is broken and shattered. When glass is broken it can be restored to its original form. But you will be shattered like a pitcher. and I swear to Allah that you will be so cleansed THAT VERY FEW OF YOU REMAIN." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 242)

Safwan ibn Yahya says: Imam Reza said: "I swear to Allah that the Qaim you have been so awaiting will not appear (HAZRAT MAHDI (as) WILL NOT COME) until you have been cleansed. SUCH THAT VERY FEW OF YOU WILL REMAIN BEHIND." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, Al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 243)

Verses From the Qur'an

So when Our command came, and water bubbled up from the earth, We said, 'Load into it a pair of every species, and your family – except for those against whom the Word was preordained – and all who believe.' But those who believed with him were only few. (Surah Hud, 40)

These people are a small group. (Surat ash-'Shuara', 54)

No one believed in Moses except for a few of his people out of fear that Pharaoh, and the elders, would persecute them. Pharaoh was high and mighty in the land. He was one of the profligate. (Surah Yunus, 83)

When Saul marched out with the army, he said, 'Allah will test you with a river. Anyone who drinks from it is not with me. But anyone who does not taste it is with me – except for him who merely scoops up a little in his hand.' But they drank from it – except for a few of them. Then when he and those who had iman with him had crossed it, they said, 'We do not have the strength to face Goliath and his troops today.' But those who were sure that they were going to meet Allah said, 'How many a small force has triumphed over a much greater one by Allah's permission! Allah is with the steadfast. (Surat al-Baqara, 249)

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers are Young

The hadith reveals that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will also have young followers. Due to the fact that most people in the End Times will be unbelievers and the frightening nature of the corruption of the antichrist, the majority of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will be young.

Most of these followers [of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] ARE YOUNG while the old are very few. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol: 52, p. 334)

The followers of many prophets in history have been young people. Allah reveals this in verse 83 of Surah Yunus:

No one believed in Moses except for a few of his people out of fear that Pharaoh, and the elders, would persecute them. Pharaoh was high and mighty in the land. He was one of the profligate. (Surah Yunus, 83)

Most People in the End Times will Keep Their Distance From Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Community

The following hadith indicates that the great majority of people will keep their distance from Hazrat Mahdi (as). These people will be unable to appreciate the superior moral values of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and those around him and the great intellectual struggle they wage on Allah's path. It seems that many people in the End Times will be unwilling to approach Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his community, because they have turned away from religious moral values, because Hazrat Mahdi's (as) community has been exposed to many slanders, difficulties and troubles, or else because they fear this will damage their worldly interests.

He said: "Look for them at the edges of the world. THEIR LIVES ARE SIMPLE, THEIR HOMES ARE ON THEIR BACKS, EVEN IF PRESENT THEY ARE NOT RECOGNIZED, IF THEY ARE LOST NONE WILL LOOK FOR THEM, IF THEY ARE SICK NONE WILL VISIT THEM, AND IF THEY WISH TO MARRY NONE WILL COME TO THEM. IF THEY DIE, NONE WILL ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS. THEY SHARE THEIR POSSESSIONS EQUALLY AMONG THEM AND VISIT ONE ANOTHER'S GRAVES; THEIR WISHES ARE ALL THE SAME, EVEN IF THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT CITIES." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 238)

Very Few People will Believe in Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the Time of His Occultation, and Everyone Else will Harbor Deep Suspicions About Him

... Know that the occultation of my son [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] WILL BE VERY LENGTHY. SO MUCH SO THAT APART FROM THOSE WHOSE FAITH IS PRESERVED BY ALLAH, EVERYONE WILL HARBOR SUSPICIONS ABOUT THIS MATTER. (Bihar Al-Anwar, vol. 51, p. 160; Al-Hurr al-Amili, Ithbata al-Hudat, vol. 6, p. 427)

Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Have a Working Group of 30 People

Our Prophet (saas) mentioned in his hadith that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will have 313 followers. But among these people, he will have a group of 30 people who assist him in his studies. Our Prophet (saas) has revealed that these people will assist Hazrat Mahdi (as) with the easy obtaining of information in preparing his works that communicate the existence and oneness of Allah and intellectually demolish such pagan conceptions as Darwinism and materialism and in matters requiring time and labor so that he does not have to spend his own valuable time on them. These people will be experts in their fields and will have the knowledge to assist Hazrat Mahdi (as) in those matters where he has not the time or means.

With the STRONG THIRTY ALLIES OF IMAM [Hazrat Mahdi (as)], he is not in lonely. (Bihar al-Anwar, 52:153)

These believers who will assist Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the performance of his three tasks will have powerful faith and conscience and will be intelligent, devout and pure. They will not leave Hazrat Mahdi (as) alone in his work of causing the moral values of Islam and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas) to rule the world.

In addition this group will constantly support Hazrat Mahdi (as) in his work of intellectually demolishing Darwinism and materialism and bringing all Muslim countries together under the umbrella of the Turkish-Islamic Union, thus establishing a major power, and will never leave him alone.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will Have No Material Or Spiritual Interest in Worldly Things

O Abu Hurairah! This community [THE COMMUNITY OF HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] will achieve the degree of the prophets by embarking on a hard and difficult road. THEY WILL CHOOSE HUNGER ONCE ALLAH HAS FED THEM, NAKEDNESS AFTER HE HAS CLOTHED THEM, AND THIRST AFTER HE HAS GIVEN THEM TO DRINK; THEY WILL PLACE THEIR HOPES IN ALLAH AND ABANDON THESE. THEY WILL EVEN ABANDON WHAT IS LAWFUL OUT OF FEAR OF HIS RECKONING. THEY WILL SHOW INTEREST IN THIS WORLD ONLY WITH THEIR BODIES, AND THEY WILL OCCUPY THEMSELVES WITH NOTHING BELONGING TO IT.
Even the angels and the prophets will be amazed at their obedience to our Lord. How happy they are! How happy they are! How I would have wished to see Allah unite me and them! ... (Ibn al-Arabi, Al-Wasaya , no: 198/2, p. 486a)

Superior Characteristics of the Followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)

The nature of his [Hazrat Mahdi's (as)] followers will be PURE AND IMMACULATE. THEY WILL BE FREE FROM HYPOCRICY AND ALL OTHER CONTAMINATIONS. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol 52, p. 35)

Their [Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers'] HEARTS WILL BE UNTAINTED AND UNADULTERATED FROM MALICE, JEALOUSY AND ENMITY. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol 52, p. 35)

Their hearts will be STRONGER THAN STEEL. Each one of them will be equal to forty (40) powerful men. (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 1, p. 65)

The followers of Imam-e-Zamaan [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will be NOBLE, LEARNED AND RULERS OF THE EARTH. ('Al-Fetan Wa Al-Malahem for Ibn Kathir, p. 205)

The Great Majority of People in the End Times will Fail To Appreciate the Worth of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers

Our Prophet (saas) said this regarding the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as):
THEY STRIVE ON ALLAH'S PATH AND THE PROUD DESPISE THEM. THEIR WORTH IS UNKNOWN IN THIS WORLD, BUT THEY WILL BE RECOGNIZED IN THE HEREAFTER. (Muntakhab al-Asar, p. 474)

The hadith notes that the majority of people will fail to properly appreciate the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as).

The Spiritual Side of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will be Very Powerful

Their [followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] souls are bright like lamps and their hearts are lighted as well. (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 1, p. 65)

The hadith suggests that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will have highly developed spiritual sides and will be people with deep faith who sincerely turn to Allah. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be instrumental in these people having a strong love and fear of Allah, and related to this, their human love, nobility and feelings of affection will all be distinguishing features of theirs. The followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be people who have freed their souls of such negative attributes as selfishness, envy, hatred and insincerity by bringing all their earthly passions under control.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will be Very Select

The hadith states that Hazrat Mahdi's followers will be well educated individuals. One reason why Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers being well educated is a distinguishing feature is that people in their day will not exhibit nobility, courtesy or moral virtue. This will make the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) highly select individuals in the society they live in.

The followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be noble and well educated. (Al-Malaahem wa al-Fetan, p. 205)

Only Some of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will Speak Arabic

HAZRAT MAHDI'S (as) FOLLOWERS WILL NOT BE ARAB. They will be from other nationalities. BUT THEY WILL SPEAK ARABIC. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah)

The hadith relates that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will not be Arab and that they will be from other nationalities. However it is evident that they will speak Arabic.

Allah Has Made Hazrat Mahdi (as) and His Followers Spiritually Powerful and Effective; By Allah's Will, They will be Instrumental in the Name of Allah Being Called On All Over the World

Imam Muhammad Bakr and Imam Jaffar Sadik said this about Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers: "They will take over the east and west. EACH WILL BE AS POWERFUL AS FORTY PEOPLE. THEIR HEARTS ARE LIKE IRON. SO MUCH SO THAT THE WORDS 'THERE IS NO DEITY BUT ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER' WILL BE ECHOED AND HEARD EVERYWHERE." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 340)

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will be men and women, made up of high quality, superior and effective people in good spiritual and physical condition, and each one will be perfect in terms of preaching power. With all these features, Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will have a striking appearance.

By the virtue of this preaching power of theirs, the impact of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers will bring about a mass, global turning to faith. They will praise the name and glory of Allah everywhere and the moral values of Islam will rule the world.

The words "the words 'There is no deity but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger' will be echoed and heard everywhere," indicate that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) preaching of Islamic moral values will be constantly be on the agenda everywhere, on the Internet, on radio and television, in newspapers and magazines.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will Have a Very Powerful Faith

The followers of Imam az-Zamaan [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will not have an iota of doubt concerning Allah, the Allmighty and they will recognize Him as he ought to be recognized... (Al -Bayaan Fi Akhbaar - e -Mahdi Aakher al -Zamaan (a .s.) , chapter 5; Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 1, p. 65)

The hadith refers to Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers' depth of faith. Before the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the End Times, philosophies that deny Allah will be widely predominant. For that reason, there will be very few people who truly believe in Allah, fear Him and properly appreciate Him. But the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will harbor a profound and unquestioning belief in Allah. This attribute will attract society's attention toward them.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will Not Fear the Pressure Put Upon Them

Imam az-Zaman [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will rub his hands between his followers' chests and shoulders by which they will not hesitate in any judgment. No decision will be difficult for them. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol: 52, p. 345, 'Al-Fetan Wa Al-Malahem; Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol.1, p.144/235)

The hadith notes that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers may encounter pressure. Troubles similar to those that confront all believers who sincerely strive to spread the moral values of Islam will also be inflicted on Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers. But Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will be fearless and resistant in the face of the pressure that may be brought to bear on them. The hadith suggests that court rulings may go against the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as). But Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will be unaffected by such decisions against them, and there will be no let up in their enthusiasm and the intellectual work they perform for Allah's approval.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will Raise No Difficulties Regarding the Decisions He Makes

They [the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will always accompany him [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] during the struggles, they will defend Imam az–Zaman [Hazrat Mahdi (as)], fulfill his desires and will be more obedient and submissive before him than a slave to his master. (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol:1, p. 65)

The hadith notes the submission the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will display toward him. His followers will implement Hazrat Mahdi's (as) decisions to the letter, without questioning them. This is an indication of the depth of their faith in Allah and their sincerity. The reason why their obedience to Hazrat Mahdi (as) is described as a distinguishing feature in the hadith is that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will from time to time take decisions whose wisdom is not immediately understood. Acting unquestioningly on Hazrat Mahdi's (as) decisions may be a difficult test for people apart from genuine believers. Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will raise no difficulties regarding these decisions, and will exhibit obedient and submissive behavior.

Difficulties and Oppression will Not Wear Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers Down

THE ONLY REASON THEY PUNISHED THEM WAS BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED IN ALLAH, THE ALMIGHTY, THE ALL-PRAISEWORTHY. (Surat al-Buruj, 8)

He said: "Look for them at the edges of the world. Their lives are simple, their homes are on their backs, even if present they are not recognized, IF THEY ARE LOST NONE WILL LOOK FOR THEM, IF THEY ARE SICK NONE WILL VISIT THEM, and if they wish to marry none will come to them. If THEY DIE, NONE WILL ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS. They share their possessions equally among them and visit one another's graves; their wishes are all the same, even if they are in different cities." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 239)

Great pressure will be placed on Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers by the hypocrites, unbelievers and the the misguided people, and they will be subjected to torture and false accusations. But they will never be worn down or defeated.

They are hatching a plot. I too am hatching a plot. So bear with the unbelievers–bear with them for a while (Surat at-Tariq, 15-17)

Little time remains to the dominion of Islamic morality. The promised day is approaching:

... AND THE PROMISED DAY. (Surat al-Buruj, 2)

Some Characteristics of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers

THEY ARE THE GENUINE SERVANTS OF ALLAH.(Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah)

Their hearts are like iron, and they are lions by day and devout believers by night. (Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-zaman, p. 57)

It is certain they are banners of the true path. (Ahmad Diya ad-Din al-Kamushkhanawi, Ramuz al-Ahadith, 1/153)

They are select Muslims who will fear the condemnation of no critics on the path of Allah. (Sunan Ibn Majah, 10/259)

His [Hazrat Mahdi's (as)] friends are heroic, select, pure and devout people, who strive hard in obedience. They are always victorious in whatever work they turn to... (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 279 and Vol. 53, p. 12; Sheikh al-Saduq, Kamal al-Din, Vol. 2, p. 367)

Hukaim Ibn Sa'd says: I heard Hazrat Ali (ra), the commander of the faithful, say: The followers of the Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] are young, and there are no elderly people among them. They are as few in number as kohl on the eye or salt in victuals, and salt is the smallest component of victuals. (Seikh Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Numani, Ghaybah al Numani, p. 374)

The force and spiritual army this duty depends on is some followers in full possession of titles of loyalty and solidarity. No matter how few they may be, they are spiritually as powerful and valuable as an army. (Emirdag Addendum, p. 259)

Some of the Young Followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Break Away From and Abandon Their Families Which Have Become Caught Up in the Corruption of the Antichrist Due To the Pressure and Intimidation They Subject Them To

Throughout the history devout young people who have adopted the true path they were called to by the messengers sent as a mercy from Allah, who have supported them and have believed in the divine scriptures sent down to them by Allah, have always been exposed to considerable pressure from the people around them, and particularly from their families. These young people will have a great love for Hazrat Mahdi (as), whose coming in the End Times is anticipated with great excitement. They will genuinely believe that he is a holy personage sent down from the Sight of Allah and they will live by the moral values of the Qur'an alongside him. These young people will be subjected to the kinds of tests that have befallen other Muslims throughout history, as a requirement of the verse: "did you suppose that you would enter the Garden without facing the same as those who came before you?" (Surat al-Baqara, 214) There will therefore be great similarities between the examples set out in the Qur'an and things that befall some of the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as).

It is reported in one hadith that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will have no friends other than one another, so much so that if they become lost, nobody will look for them. This also indicates the negative attitude of the society they live in and of their families and relatives toward them:

He said: "Look for them at the edges of the world. Their lives are simple, their homes are on their backs, even if present they are not recognized, IF THEY ARE LOST NONE WILL LOOK FOR THEM, IF THEY ARE SICK NONE WILL VISIT THEM, and if they wish to marry none will come to them. If THEY DIE, NONE WILL ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS. They share their possessions equally among them and visit one another's graves; their wishes are all the same, even if they are in different cities." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 239)

The hadith notes that the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be few in number like the followers of the Prophet Moses (as), and the People of the Cave:

Hukaim Ibn Sa'd says: I heard Imam Commander of the faithful, Hazrat Ali (ra) say: "THE COMPANIONS OF THE QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] ARE YOUNG, AND THERE ARE NO ELDERLY PEOPLE AMONG THEM. They are as few in number as kohl on the eye or salt in victuals, and salt is the smallest component of victuals.." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 374)

Other hadiths that indicate there will be young people around Hazrat Mahdi (as) read:

Hazrat Mahdi (as) IS a YOUNG MAN from the Ahl al-Bayt (from my line). Your elderly will not live to see him, but the young will hope to. Allah will do what He wills. (Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 23)

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) flagman will be a small YOUNG MAN with a slight, yellow beard. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 51)

His [Hazrat Mahdi's (as)] flagman WILL BE a YOUNG MAN from the line of Tamimi from the East. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 26)

In the Qur'an, Allah refers to Muslims who abandon their families or the socities in which they live because of the pressure and oppression they are subjected to, as:

The People of the Cave:

When the young men TOOK REFUGE IN THE CAVE and said, "Our Lord, give us mercy directly from You and open the way for us to right guidance in our situation." (Surat al-Kahf, 10)

... But he should go about with caution so that no one is aware of you, FOR IF THEY FIND OUT ABOUT YOU THEY WILL STONE YOU OR MAKE YOU REVERT TO THEIR RELIGION and then you will never have success. (Surat al-Kahf, 19-20)

The young people who believed in the Prophet Moses (as):

NO ONE BELIEVED IN MOSES EXCEPT FOR a FEW OF HIS PEOPLE OUT OF FEAR that Pharaoh, and the elders, would persecute them. Pharaoh was high and mighty in the land. He was one of the profligate. (Surah Yunus, 83)

The Prophet Abraham (as) who separates himself from his father:

(His father) said, "Do you forsake my gods, Abraham? IF YOU DO NOT STOP, I WILL STONE YOU. Keep away from me for a good long time."' (Abraham) said, "Peace be upon you. I will ask my Lord to forgive you. He has always honored me. I WILL SEPARATE MYSELF FROM YOU AND ALL YOU CALL UPON BESIDES ALLAH and I will call upon my Lord. It may well be that, in calling on my Lord, I will not be disappointed." (Surah Maryam, 46-48)

Abraham would not have asked forgiveness for his father but for a promise he made to him, and WHEN IT BECAME CLEAR TO HIM THAT HE WAS AN ENEMY OF ALLAH, HE RENOUNCED HIM. Abraham was tender-hearted and forbearing. (Surat at-Tawba, 114)

The Prophet Noah (as) separates himself from his son:

Noah called out to his Lord and said, "My Lord, my son is one of my family and Your promise is surely the truth and You are the Justest of Judges." (Surah Hud, 45)

He said, "NOAH, HE IS DEFINITELY NOT OF YOUR FAMILY. He is someone whose action was not righteous. Do not, therefore, ask Me for something about which you have no knowledge. I admonish you lest you should be among the ignorant." (Surah Hud, 46)

The Prophet Noah (as) and Lot (as) separate themselves from their wives:

ALLAH HAS MADE AN EXAMPLE FOR THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE: THE WIFE OF NOAH AND THE WIFE OF LOT. They were married to two of Our servants who were righteous but they betrayed them and were not helped at all against Allah. They were told, "Enter the Fire along with all who enter it." (Surat at-Tahrim, 10)

As we can see from these verses, if believers who believe in Allah and the prophets and who have decided to live for Allah's approval are subjected to pressure and oppression from their families and those around them, they turn their backs on them and live by the moral values of the faith, in peace and security with other believers. Allah praises this behavior in the Qur'an.

Some of the companions in the time of our Prophet (saas) were exposed to severe pressure from their families, imprisoned and subjected to violence, merely for believing in Allah and choosing a life compatible with the moral values of the Qur'an:

Umm Gulthum Bint Ukda was forced to live among the polytheists of Mecca for seven years because of pressure from her family. From the moment she swore allegiance to the Messenger of Allah (saas), she, like other Muslims, was subjected to various forms of mistreatment and pressure. She was exposed to pressure and cruelty from her father in particular and from other polytheists in order to force her to abandon the moral values of the faith... Despite all these troubles, she was an example to other believers BY ABANDONING HER FAMILY AND SETTING OUT ON MIGRATION ALONE.

Mus'ab ibn Umayr (ra) continued to visit our Prophet (saas) in secret, hiding the fact he was a Muslim from his family and friends. When his family learned he was secretly establishing prayer (salat) he was detained and imprisoned by his own relatives, and when the opportunity to migrate to Ethiopia arose HE ABANDONED HIS FAMILY AND MIGRATED TO ETHIOPIA with the first group in order to be more easily able to live according to the moral values of the faith.

Hazrat Salama is a companion who was for long subjected to mistreatment by his family because he believed in Allah. Although he and his brother Haris believed and followed our Prophet (saas), their other brothers, Abu Jahl, As and Khalid turned their backs on the religious moral values revealed by Allah and became the enemies of their brothers who believed. Salama was tortured for a long time by those closest to him. Since his brothers resorted to all possible means to make Salama renounce the moral values of the faith, HE MIGRATED TO ETHIOPIA IN ORDER TO SAVE HIS LIFE AND TO BE ABLE TO LIVE FREELY BY THE MORAL VALUES OF ISLAM.

It is clear in the hadith of our Prophet (saas) that the family and friends of some of the young people who will be with Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the End Times, in which the corruption of the antichrist reaches a peak, will call on them to take the path of the antichrist:

It is clear that some of the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) who have been pressurized will behave in a similar way to other believers examplified in the Qur'an:

Part of his (the antichrist's) corruption is that he will say this to a Bedouin: "Will you bear witness that I am your Lord if I bring your mother and father back to life?" The Bedouin will say, "Yes." Two demons will then appear in the form of his mother and father and will say, "O MY CHILD, FOLLOW HIM. HE IS MOST CERTAINLY YOUR LORD." (Tirmidhi)

In the Qur'an, Allah commands people not to associate with but to turn their backs on those who seek to turn them from His path, even if they be their mothers, fathers, sons or brothers:

We have instructed man to honor his parents, but if they ENDEAVOR TO MAKE YOU ASSOCIATE WITH ME SOMETHING ABOUT WHICH YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE, DO NOT OBEY THEM. It is to Me you will return and I will inform you about the things you did. (Surat al-'Ankabut, 8)

You who believe, DO NOT BEFRIEND YOUR FATHERS AND BROTHERS IF THEY PREFER DISBELIEF TO FAITH. Those among you who do befriend them are wrongdoers. (Surat at-Tawba, 23)

You who believe! Some of YOUR WIVES AND CHILDREN ARE AN ENEMY TO YOU, so be wary of them. (Surat at-Taghabun, 14)

You will not find people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having love for anyone who opposes Allah and His Messenger, THOUGH THEY BE THEIR FATHERS, THEIR SONS, THEIR BROTHERS OR THEIR CLAN. (Surat al-Mujadala, 22)

As can be seen from all these verses and hadith, SOME OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE TIME OF HAZRAT MAHDI (as) AND FOLLOW THIS WORTHY GUIDE TO SALVATION will suffer similar treatment from their families, who have fallen under the influence of the antichrist, to that inflicted on believers in the past, and they will choose the "RENUNCIATION AND SEPARATION" revealed by Allah in the Qur'an.

Hazrat Mahdi (as) and His Followers will be Highly Effective Through the Power Bestowed On Them By Allah

Hazrat Ali (ra) says: "... ALLAH WILL PROTECT HAZRAT MAHDI'S (as) FOLLOWERS, HE WILL ASSIST THEM WITH SIGNS AND PORTENTS and WILL GIVE THEM TOTAL VICTORY OVER EVERYONE ON EARTH. Willingly or unwillingly, people will thus enter the true faith.
HE [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] WILL FILL THE EARTH WITH JUSTICE, LIGHT AND CLEAR PROOF. All countries will obey him and bow their heads to him. So much so that all the unbelievers will believe and all the wicked will be sincere servants (wicked people will be guided and be sincere Muslims.). (Al-Hurr al-Amili, Ithbat al-Hudat, Vol. 7, p. 49)

* We are told that Allah will assist Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers with "SIGNS AND PORTENTS." This means that all the physical signs and portents of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) described in detail in the hadiths of the Prophet (saas) will be instrumental in people being convinced (with a strong possibility closest to the truth) that he is indeed Hazrat Mahdi (as). These signs will appear to be Hazrat Mahdi's (as) own prediction (karamat) and a miracle from Allah. This will be instrumental in people acquiring a deeper faith, and these marvels will thus impart an entirely different force to Hazrat Mahdi's (as) preaching of the word.

* Allah will assign Hazrat Mahdi (as) "TOTAL VICTORY OVER EVERYONE ON EARTH." Hazrat Mahdi (as) will totally overcome atheism, materialism and Darwinist philosophy. He will explain the Qur'an so well and issue such definitive and irrefutable statements against them that people will, by Allah's will, enter the true faith in the face of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) sincerity and the evidence he puts forth.

* In the hadith, the Prophet (saas) tells us that "His conception of JUSTICE will be Hazrat Mahdi's (as) most important attribute." By Allah's leave, with the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as) a justice that has never been seen before will prevail across the world.

* We are told that "Hazrat Mahdi (as) will fill the world with LIGHT." The Qur'an that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will follow is a light. There is a sign that the light of the Qur'an will fill the entire world. Hazrat Mahdi (as) himself is also luminous, as are his followers. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will shed light around him and will illuminate the whole world; he will spread love, affection and dialogue to all those around him.

This aside, there is also an implication to Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the vanguard of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and the one who has laid the grounds for him and his wondrous work the Risale-i Nur Collection. That is because there is also the word "Light" in both his name and his works. His works are those with light. There is also a portent and reference to the spread of these works to the world and that they will eminate light to the world.

* Hazrat Mahdi (as) will offer the whole world "CLEAR PROOF." He will elucidate his works very clearly, with irrefutable scientific evidence and proofs from the Qur'an, and all atheistic intellectual systems will be vanquished in the face of that evidence.

Those Who Listen To Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Lectures will Rise As Learned in the Morning

"...[Thanks to his (Hazrat Mahdi's (as)] blessing) SOMEONE WHO IS IGNORANT, FEARFUL AND MEAN AT NIGHT WILL BE LEARNED, BRAVE AND GENEROUS IN THE MORNING. His (Allah's) help will go before him [Hazrat Mahdi (as)]...He will follow in the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah and make no errors; There will be an angel who supports him [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] without his seeing it, he will set the exhausted on their feet and help the weak, he will practice what he preaches and his words will match his actions." (Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah, p. 6)

WHEN HAZRAT MAHDI (as) APPEARS, Allah will so manifest the powers of sight and hearing in believers that HAZRAT MAHDI (as) WILL CALL TO THE WORLD FROM WHERE HE IS, AND THEY WILL HEAR AND EVEN SEE HIM WITHOUT ANY LETTER-CARRIER IN-BETWEEN. (Saafi Gulpaygani, Muntakhab al-Asar, p. 483)

The imam (as) [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will (spiritually) conquer the east and west of the world and bring Islam (Islamic moral values) to rule across the world… ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL GIVE PEOPLE SUCH a POWER THAT EVERYONE WILL HEAR HIS [HAZRAT MAHDI'S (as)] VOICE FROM WHERE THEY ARE, and the imam (as) will give life to Islam… (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 279 and Vol. 53, p. 12 Ikmal-ud-Din, Vol. 2, p. 367)

The words "... SOMEONE WHO IS IGNORANT, FEARFUL AND MEAN AT NIGHT WILL BE LEARNED, BRAVE AND GENEROUS IN THE MORNING..." in the above hadith very probably indicate that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will give public lessons at night by means of television channels and the Internet and thus educate people. Anyone participating in any one of these will be deeply influenced; if he starts the course as someone ignorant, fearful and mean he will become learned, brave and generous after listening to Hazrat Mahdi (as). In this hadith our Prophet (saas) emphasizes that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) lectures will have such an extraordinary influence.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will Make Use of Technology in the End Times

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will have the power to traverse the entire earth within moments. (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol:1, p. 144)

The hadith refers to the technology of the End Times that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will make use of. His followers will make use of the Internet and satellite imaging systems and will thus be able to immediately see anywhere in the world they want. Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will be modern ones who make full use of technology and science.

Nothing on earth will be hidden to the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as). (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol:1, pp. 235-236)

The hadith refers to the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) having easy access to any information they need. That may be by means of today's Internet. Our Prophet (saas) indicated 1400 years ago that it would be easier and faster to communicate and obtain knowledge, and that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) followers will make use of that technology.

Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Followers will be Made Up of Those Believers From Whom Allah Takes a Monument in Qalu Bala

Ali ibn Abu Hamza says: Imam Abu Abdullah Jaffar Sadik said: "When the Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] appears, most people will deny him. Because he will appear as a young major. ONLY THOSE BELIEVERS FROM WHOM ALLAH TAKES AN OATH IN THE WORLD OF SOULS WILL BELIEVE IN HIM." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 247)

Any Muslim Who Wishes To be One of the People of Hazrat Mahdi (as) Must Possess Fortitude, Taqwa and Moral Virtue

Imam Jaffar Sadik said:
WHOEVER WISHES TO BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (as)] MUST WAIT AND EXHIBIT TAQWA AND MORAL VIRTUE WHILE WAITING. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 140, Hadith 5)

Imam Jaffar Sadik, a descendant of our Prophet (saas) advised Muslims wishing to be close to and among the companions of Hazrat Mahdi (as) to behave in full compliance with the Qur'an while awaiting his appearance and exhibit moral virtues that will be pleasing to Allah while they wait.

People Who Love Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Hear His Words Through Television and Radio Broadcasts in Different Parts of the World; They will Swiftly Come To Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Side, By Plane Or By Other Fast Means

Allah has specially selected and prepared people who will be worthy followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as). In verse 68 of Surat al-Qasas, Allah reveals "Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He wills; the choice is not theirs." As it is clear from this verse, it is only possible for a person to believe and be a Muslim with taqwa by Allah choosing to bestow salvation upon him. It is impossible for any human being to bestow salvation on one he loves, no matter how much he tries, unless Allah wills otherwise. It is people selected in the destiny ordained by Allah who will have the honor of being the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as), whose appearance in the End Times is awaited with great enthusiasm and excitement, who is described in the hadiths as possessing the knowledge of all the prophets and being the most virtuous person in the world.

This hadith narrated from our Prophet (saas) indicates that these people specially chosen and prepared by Allah will hear the words of Hazrat Mahdi (as) through television and radio broadcasts in different parts of the world and will swiftly come to Hazrat Mahdi's (as) side, by plane or other fast means.

Imam Sadik (as) said: He [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will stand between the Corner and the Station of Abraham and will call out in a loud voice: "O my representatives, my special friends, O THOSE WHOM ALLAH PREPARED IN THE WORLD IN ORDER TO HELP ME BEFORE I CAME, obey and come to me." They WILL HEAR THE VOICE OF IMAM MAHDI (as), WHETHER THEY ARE IN EAST OR WEST, AT HOME OR AT THE MAHRAP (THE NICHE IN a MOSQUE INDICATING THE DIRECTION OF MECCA). His voice alone WILL REACH THE EARS OF ALL OF THEM AND THEY WILL ALL MOVE TOWARD HIM. THEY WILL ALL ENTER HIS PRESENCE BEFORE MUCH TIME HAS PASSED, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE. This (great assemblage) will take place between the Corner and the Station of Abraham (before sunrise)." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 53, p. 7)

The Followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be Able To Communicate with Wherever in the World They Wish Within a Few Minutes By Way of the Internet

...They [the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will possess the power TO TRAVEL THE WORLD IN MINUTES. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 318; Mikyaal al-Makaarem, Vol. 1, p. 148 from Basaaer al-Darajaat)

The Followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Cross the Bosphorus Bridge and Travel By Plane

... [The followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] WILL WALK ON WATER AND TRAVEL ABOVE THE CLOUDS... (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 318; Mikyaal al-Makaarem, Vol. 1, p. 148 from Basaaer al-Darajaat)

This hadith narrated from our Prophet (saas) indicates that the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will cross the bridge over the Bosphorus and travel by plane.

The Followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Compare Fossils of Dead Plants and Animals and Show Them To People; in This Way, and By Allah's Leave, They will Intellectually Neutralize Darwinism and Materialism

By Allah's leave they [the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] WILL BRING THE DEAD BACK TO LIFE... (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 318; Mikyaal al-Makaarem, Vol. 1, p. 148 from Basaaer al-Darajaat)

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