My question is in regards to imam mehdi.

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My question is in regards to imam mehdi, i have heard that imam mehdi has already came and returned is this true? because there are people who strictly believes in this! and i have also heard imam mehdi has been buried in Afganistan(farah mubarak). 

 

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Has mahdi come already

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Regarding all the advents of events of the past,  present,  and the future,  we believe with certainty  only in what is said by Allah Subhanah in the Glorious Quran,  and what is recorded in the authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws).  

 

Although the Holy Quran is silent on this issue,  there are several authentic hadiths where the Messenger of Allah (saws) has prophesized the advent of a Righteous Ruler near the end of time,  who will unite the believers and rule the world according to the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.   If we combine the hadiths,  they reveal that this righteous person will be from amongst the descendants of the Prophet (saws),  and his name will be similar to the Last Messenger of Allah (saws) and he will be known as Al-Mahdi or the Rightly Guided.   The scholars have opined that his name will be either Mohamed ibn Abdulla, or Abdulla ibn Mohamed.  The era of the anti-Christ and Liar Ad-Dajjal,  and the descent of Prophet Isa (a.s.) from the heavens, will also take place during the time of Imam Mahdi (a.s.).  

 

We absolutely and positively believe in the advent of this Righteous Ruler near the end of time called Imam Mahdi (a.s.);  because the Prophet of Allah (saws) told the believers about his coming and reign…..and Allah is our witness brother, the Prophet Mohamed (saws) spoke naught of his own desire but related in Truth whatever he received by inspiration from his Lord Most Majestic, Most Supreme! 

 

There are several hadiths recorded regarding the era of Imam Mahdi (a.s.), as narrated from the Messenger of Allah (saws).  Here are some of them:

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4272  Narrated by AbuSa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead a prominent nose. He will fill the earth will equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5455        Narrated by AbuSa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said in the course of the story about the Mahdi, that a man would come to him and say, "Give me, give me, Mahdi," and he would pour into his garment as much as he was able to carry.

Tirmidhi transmitted it.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 6278        Narrated by Ja'far  as-Sadiq

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "Rejoice and rejoice again. My people are just like the rain, it not being known whether the last or the first of it is better; or it is like a garden from which a troop can be fed for a year, then another troop can be fed for a year, and perhaps the last troop which comes may be the broadest, deepest and finest. How can a people perish of which I am the first, the Mahdi the middle and the Messiah the last? But in the course of that there will be a crooked party which does not belong to me and to which I do not belong."

Razin transmitted it.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4271  Narrated by Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatimah.

 

Your Question: i have heard that imam mehdi has already came and returned is this true?

The coming of the promised Mahdi is amongst the ‘major’ signs of the Hour as prophecised in Truth by the Last and Final Messenger of Allah (saws).  In light of the guidance of the several authentic hadiths of the Messenger of Allah (saws) the reign of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) coincides with the advent of the liar Ad-Dajjal, the descent or the second coming of the Noble Messenger of Allah Hadrat Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) and the emergence of the tribes of Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj)…..thus, in our humble opinion, the prophecy of the advent of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is yet to be fulfilled…and Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Your Question: …..i have also heard imam mehdi has been buried in Afganistan(farah mubarak). 

In the history of the ‘muslims’, there are several people who claimed to be the promised ‘Mahdi’….or many were even declared the promised ‘Mahdi’ by their followers after their death! 

 

The current situation and position of the believers must be to strive to obey each and every command of Allah and His Messenger (saws),  and strive to make The Word of Allah Supreme in the world. Imam Mahdi will come exactly at the time Allah has Decreed, and the events will unfold exactly as prophesized by the Messenger of Allah (saws).  Allah has not made it our duty to search for the Mahdi; he will come when he comes. The honest truth is brother, the coming of the ‘Mahdi’ is really not as important or significant as some amongst the believers might like to believe! 

On the Day of Judgment, Allah Subhanah will judge us according to our deeds;  neither will Allah question us why we did not appoint a Mahdi,  nor will He ask us why we did not wait for Mahdi’s  coming!  Thus, instead of waiting for Imam Mahdi to come and put things aright in this world; we must strive to do whatever we can to be better muslims,  and declare the Message of Allah to all those who care to listen to good caution.

 

And besides, Imam Mahdi is not a Prophet of Allah, but is a righteous slave of Allah Subhanah.  He will not come to mankind and declare that he is the Mahdi, like a Prophet of Allah comes to mankind and declares his appointment to Prophethood.    Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will be a political and religious leader of the believers,  and from his actions of piety, righteousness, justice, and conformity to the Quran and the Sunnah, the believers will recognize him to be the promised Mahdi.     

 

The biggest irony of the whole situation is that the very people who today are desperately searching or waiting for the Mahdi to come and put things right for them in the Muslim Ummah will probably be the first to reject and deny him!!  It is the established Sunnah or Way of the Lord All-Wise that He takes one who is considered amongst the lowest and humblest in the sight of man, and raises the stature and rank of that person beyond compare…..examples, amongst others, being that of the Prophet Noah (a.s.), Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.), Prophet Musa (a.s.), Prophet Isa (a.s.), and of course the Last and Final Messenger of Allah, Prophet Mohamed (saws)!!!

 

Could any of the chiefs or people of the times even ever imagine that a poor, destitute orphan who had absolutely no standing in the land could be raised to the ultimate office of Prophethood….or that he (saws) would bring about a mission and a nation by the Will and Mercy of his Lord that would last till the end of time???

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 43 Surah Zukhruf verses 30-32:

30      But when the Truth (The Prophet Mohamed (saws) and the Quran) came to them, they (the chiefs of Makkah) said: "This is sorcery and We do reject it."

31      Also they say: "Why is not this Qur'an sent down to some leading man in either of the two (chief) cities (Makkah and Taif)?"

32      Is it they who would portion out the Mercy of thy Lord? It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in the life of this world: and We raise some of them above others in ranks so that some may command work from others.  But the Mercy of thy Lord is better than the (wealth) which they amass.

 

One may assume today (at their own peril I might add) that the Promised Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will probably be one amongst the recognized ‘sheikhs’ or ‘priests’ of Saudi Arabia ……but as is the established Sunnah or Way of Allah, the Lord All-Knowing, All-Wise might, if He so Wills, raise and guide an absolutely common man of extremely humble beginnings to the rank of Mahdi!!!!  Can one even imagine the state of the wrath and rejection some amongst these established ‘sheikhs’ and ‘scholars’ might bring upon the Mahdi who happens to be a poor and humble Bengali brother, or a Filipino, or an Indonesian, or a Sudanese, or a Chinese!!!!  The very people who desperately await the advent of the Mahdi today will probably be the first to reject him….as was the case with Pharaoh and his chiefs with the appointment of Musa (a.s.) as the Prophet of Allah, or was the case of the Jewish Rabbis and Scholars with the appointment of Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) as the Messenger of Allah….or was the case of the Arab chiefs with the appointment of Mohamed ibn Abdullah (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah!!!!

 

Beloved brother in Islam, rest absolutely assured that the Promised Mahdi will come upon this earth when Allah Subhanah will Ordain and Decree for him to come….for that is exactly what the Noble Prophet Mohamed (saws) prophecised in Truth.  It is not the stated duty and responsibility of the believers to wait, or search, or appoint a Mahdi….but our stated duty is to worship our Lord Creator, submit our wills unto Him, and strive our utmost to make His Word Supreme in this world. 

 

On that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment, the Lord Most Majestic will not ask the believers of today why they did not wait, or search or appoint a Mahdi amongst themselves….but without an iota of a doubt, what He Will account for is whether or not we obeyed and followed the Guidance He sent with His Last and Final Messenger (saws) or not!!!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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