Some Facts about Imam Mahdi


Who is he?                    

  • He will be a descendent of Imam Hassan (as).
  • His name will be Muhammad and Ahmad, son of Abdullah and Amina.
  • He will become the leader of the Muslims at the age of 40 – prior to that, he will be living an ordinary life.
  • He will NEVER claim that he is a leader or Mahdi.
  • The Prophet (sa) said: “Mahdi is from my progeny (Ahl-e-Bait). Allah (swt) will grant him the qualities of leadership in one night.” (Ibn Majah and Musnad Ahmad)
  • The Prophet (sa) also said: “The world will not come to pass, until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs.” (At-Tirmidhi)
  • The Prophet (sa) said: “He will fill out the earth with peace and justice, as it will have been full of injustice and tyranny.” (At-Tirmidhi)
  • He will not be a messenger or a prophet. He will simply be a reformer and a Mujahid.

Who are his companions?

  • Practicing and able Muslims.
  • Christians – humanitarian / compassionate / not into violence.
  • Anti-Zionist Jews (who will revert to Islam).
  • They will join Mahdi – provide human resource and technology.

When, where and how will he appear?

  • Where: Makkah.
  • How: He will be sitting near the Ka’abah. Some scholars will be searching for him. They will find him there. That will the Eve of the Ashura (10th Muharram).
  • When: Near the Day of Judgement, when the world shall be in turmoil.

What are the signs of his appearance?

  • River Euphrates will dry up.
  • A mount of gold will appear in the River Euphrates.
  • Bloodshed in Mina during Hajj.
  • There will be a difference of opinion, regarding the successor of a deceased Muslim leader.
  • There will be a lunar eclipse twice and a solar eclipse once in Ramadan.

What is the role of Haris and Mansoor?

  • They will be two of his right-hand men.
  • They will do Jihad with him.
  • Haris – financier (will work in agriculture, raise funds and do Infaaq).
  • Mansoor – military analyst and commander-in-chief of his army.
  • For more details, see Abu Dawood, Hadeeth number 3839.