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  • What is the Mahdi's origin?

    Is there anything known from Islamic sources concerning where he will originally come from? Anything about his ethnic background?

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    He will come from Medina and will be a descendant of the Prophet s.a.a.w.
    "When a man sees the road as long he weakens in his walk." Ibn Qayyim

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    • #3
      Assalamo alaikum imam mahdi may ALLAH be pleased with him is from the progeny of the prophet peace be upon from the offspring of Hasan may ALLAH be pleased with him. Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri said: "The Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘The Mahdi is of my lineage, with a high forehead and a long, thin, curved nose. He will fill the earth with fairness and justice as it was filled with oppression and injustice, and he will rule for seven years.’" (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitaab al-Mahdi, 11/375, hadeeth 4265; Mustadrak al-Haakim, 4/557; he said: this is a saheeh hadeeth according to the conditions of Muslim, although it was not reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. See also Saheeh al-Jaami, 6736).
      Ibn Katheer (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

      The promised Mahdi will appear at the end of time, and will first emerge from the East, then he will go to Makkah, where allegiance will be sworn to him at the noble House (the Ka‘bah), as it says in the hadith.
      “"Three will fight one another for your treasure, each one of them the son of a caliph, but none of them will gain it. Then the black banners will come from the east, and they will kill you in an unprecedented manner.” Then he mentioned something that I do not remember, then he said: “When you see him, then pledge your allegiance to him even if you have to crawl over the snow, for that is the caliph of Allah, the Mahdi.”"
      Scholars have varying opions in regards to this hadith some classifying it as saheeh while some as weak.

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      • #4
        Some more authentic hadith about the mahdi may ALLAH be pleased with him

        Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: "At the end of the time of my ummah, the Mahdi will appear. Allaah will grant him rain, the earth will bring forth its fruits, he will give a lot of money, cattle will increase and the ummah will become great. He will rule for seven or eight years. (Mustadrak al-Haakim, 4/557-558; he said: this is a hadeeth whose isnaad is saheeh, although it was not reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. Al-Dhahabi agreed with him, and al-Albaani said: this is a saheeh sanad, and its men are thiqaat (trustworthy), Silsilat al-ahaadeeth al-saheehah, vol. 2, p. 336, hadeeth 771)

        Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘The Mahdi is one of us, a member of my family. Allaah will guide him in a single night.’" (Musnad Ahmad, 2/58, hadeeth 645, edited by Ahmad al-Shaakir, who said: its isnaad is saheeh; Sunan Ibn Maajah, 2/1367. This hadeeth was also classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, 6735)

        Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘‘Eesaa ibn Maryam will descend, and their leader the Mahdi will say, "Come and lead us in prayer," but he will say, "No, one of them should lead them as an honour to this ummah from Allaah."’" The version narrated by Muslim says: "… Then ‘Eesaa ibn Maryam (Peace be upon him) will descend and their leader will say, ‘Come and lead us in prayer,’ but he will say, ‘No, some of you are leaders over others as an honour from Allaah to this ummah.’" (Reported by Muslim, 225)



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        • #5
          the interesting part is how will wars be fought, it seems that it will be back to swords and arrows and horses?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dontknowname View Post
            the interesting part is how will wars be fought, it seems that it will be back to swords and arrows and horses?

            All it takes is for one nuclear war for it to happen, although others believe that the terms sword etc are only symbolic.

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