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Apocalypse by Mufaddhal

Apocalypse by Mufaddhal

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"What will happen at the time of the Reappearance of Imam Al Zaman (a.s.) according to the report of Mufaddal ibn Umar" -Bihar Al Anwar Volume 53 by Allame Majlisi, -Mukhtasar Basair Al Darajat by Al Hasan bin Sulayman Al Hilli -Hidayat Al Kubra by Al Husayn ibn Hamdan Narrated by Husain bin Hamdan from Muhammad bin Ismail and Ali bin Abdullah Hasani from Abi Shuaib from Muhammad bin Nusayr from Umar bin Furat from Mufaddal bin Umar that he said: Mufaddal ibn Umar said: Once I asked my master, Imam Ja’far Al Sadiq (a.s.): “Is any time fixed for the reappearance of the awaited Mahdi (a.s.) that can be declared?” He said: “By Allah, there is no such fixed time that can be told to our Shia.” “Why is it so, my master?” I asked. He replied: “It is the same Hour regarding which the Almighty Allah says:
َُ ‫يس‬ ّ ‫ج‬ َ َ ‫ألون‬ ‫و‬ ْ ِ ‫ما‬ ِ ‫ها‬ َ ‫سا‬ ِ َ ‫ساع‬ َ ُ ‫بي َ ل ي‬ ّ‫ر‬ ّ ‫ة َأ‬ َ ‫ر‬ ّ ‫ك عَ ِ ن ال‬ ْ َ ُ ‫عل‬ َ ّ ‫ها ُق ْ ل ِإن‬ ُ ‫يا َ ن‬ َ ِ ‫وقت‬ َ ‫لي‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ُ‫ها ِإل ّ ه‬ َْ ِ ‫ها ل‬ َ َ ‫عند‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ َ‫ر ِ ض‬ َُ ‫ث‬ ِ ‫وا‬ ِ ‫ت‬ ّ ‫في ال‬ َ ‫س‬ ْ ‫قل‬ ْ ‫وال‬ َ ‫ت‬ َ ‫ما‬

“They ask you about the hour, when will be its taking place? Say: The knowledge of it is only with my Lord; none but He shall manifest it at its time; it will be momentous in the heavens and the earth…” (Surah Araaf 7:187) He said: “And it is the same Hour regarding which the Almighty Allah has said:

ُ ‫س‬ َ َ ‫ألون‬ ‫ها‬ َْ َ ‫ي‬ َ ‫سا‬ ِ َ ‫ساع‬ ّ ‫ة َأ‬ َ ‫ر‬ ّ ‫ك عَ ِ ن ال‬ ُ ‫يا َ ن‬ ْ ‫م‬

“They ask you about the hour, when it will come.” (Surah Naziyat 79:42)
ِ ُ‫عند َه‬ ِ ِ‫ساع َة‬ ّ ‫م ال‬ ُ ْ ‫عل‬

“…with Whom is the knowledge of the hour.” (Surah Luqman 31:34)
ّ ‫م‬ ‫ة‬ ِ َ ‫ساع‬ ّ ‫لل‬ ٌ ْ ‫ه َلعِل‬ ُ ّ ‫وإن‬ َِ

“And most surely it is a knowledge of the hour…” (Surah Zukhruf 43:61) That is, He did not say that anyone had any knowledge of it. He also said:
ّ ‫رو َ ن ِإ‬ ًَ ْ‫هم ب َغ‬ َ ‫سا‬ َ َ ‫تة‬ َْ ‫عة َأن‬ ْ َ‫فه‬ ْ ‫جاء َأ‬ َ‫ها‬ َ ْ ‫فقد‬ َ ‫ل‬ ّ ‫ل ال‬ َ ‫را ُ ط‬ ُ َ ‫تأت ِي‬ َ ‫ش‬ ُ ‫ين ُ ظ‬

“Do they then wait for aught but the hour that it should come to them all of a sudden? Now indeed the tokens of it have (already) come…” (Surah Muhammad 47:18) Then He said:
َْ ‫شق ا‬ ‫ر‬ ُ َ ‫ساع‬ ِ َ ‫رب‬ ّ ‫ت ال‬ َ ‫لق‬ ّ َ ‫وان‬ ُ ‫م‬ َ ‫ة‬ َ َ ‫ا ِقْت‬

“The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.” (Surah Qamar 54:1) Then He said:
ُ َ ‫عة ت‬ َ ‫ري‬ ّ َ‫ك َلع‬ ‫با‬ َ ‫سا‬ ً ‫كو ُ ن َق ِ ري‬ ّ ‫ل ال‬ َ َ‫و‬ ِ ْ ‫ما ي ُد‬

“…and what will make you comprehend that the hour may be nigh.” (Surah Ahzab 33:63) And before that it is mentioned:
َ ‫ري‬ َ ‫سا‬ ّ َ‫ك َلع‬ ‫ب‬ ٌ ‫ري‬ ّ ‫ل ال‬ َ َ‫و‬ ِ َ‫عة ق‬ ِ ْ ‫ما ي ُد‬

“…and what shall make you know that haply the hour be nigh?” (Surah Shura 42:17)

َ َ ‫فقو َ ن منها ويعل َمو َ ن َأنها ال ْحق‬ ُ ‫عِج‬ ْ ‫م‬ ‫أل‬ ُِ ‫ش‬ ُ ‫م‬ ِ ّ ‫وال‬ ُ ‫م‬ ِ ْ ‫ن َل ي ُؤ‬ ِ ّ ‫ها ال‬ ْ َ ‫ست‬ ْ َ‫ي‬ ّ َ ُ ََْ َْ ِ ُ ‫نوا‬ َ ‫نآ‬ َّ َ ‫نو َ ن ِب‬ َ ‫ل ِب‬ َ ‫ذي‬ َ ‫ها‬ َ ‫ذي‬ َ ‫ض‬ ٍِ‫عيد‬ ِ َ‫ل ٍ ل ب‬ ِ ‫ة َل‬ ِ َ ‫ساع‬ ِ ‫رو َ ن‬ ِ ّ ‫ن ال‬ َ ‫في‬ ّ ‫إ‬ ّ ‫في ال‬ َ ُ‫ن ي‬ ُ ‫ما‬ َ ‫ذي‬

“Those who do not believe in it would hasten it on, and those who believe are in fear from it, and they know that it is the truth. Now most surely those who dispute obstinately concerning the hour are in a great error.” (Surah Shura 42:18) Mufaddal says: I asked: What is the meaning of “those who dispute”?

Imam (a.s.) replied: “They say: when was he born? Who has seen him? Where does he reside? and When will he reappear? And all these things imply making haste in the command of Allah, doubting in the divine decree and interfering in the power of Allah. These are the one who will suffer loss in the world and indeed the disbelievers have an evil abode.” I asked: “So no time is fixed for his reappearance?” He replied: O Mufaddal, I don’t fix any time from his reappearance and neither is any time fixed for it. And one who fixes a time for our Mahdi, considers himself to be a partner of Allah in His knowledge and he claims to dominate the secrets of the Almighty Allah and also no divine secret has been disclosed to the common people. Those who have deviated from the right path and are ignorant of the divine saints. Only these are having and the news of Allah and it is safe with them and the Almighty Allah inspires it to them so that the proof is completed for them. Mufaddal says: I asked: My master, how will the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) occur and how he would be accepted by the people? He replied: “O Mufaddal, initially people will be in doubt, then gradually his remembrance will be exalted. His name, Kunniyat and lineage will be announced from the heavens and this will be talked about extensively by all: the good and the evil and the supporters and opponents; so that it may serve as the decisive proof for them. And we have mentioned his conditions, signs, name and lineage, and declared that the great grandfather of the Mahdi, the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) had named him and mentioned his

Kunniyat, so that no one can say that he was unaware of his name, Kunniyat and lineage. By Allah, his name, Kunniyat and lineage will be talked of by all and each will mention it to others. And that will be the great decisive proof on them. After that the Almighty Allah will make him appear according to the promise of his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.). Thus the Almighty Allah Himself says:
ِْ ُ ‫ق ل ِي‬ ْ ‫ه ِب‬ َ ُ ‫ره‬ ِ ّ ‫دي ِ ن ك ُل‬ ِ َ‫دى و‬ ِ ّ ‫و ال‬ ّ ‫على ال‬ َ ْ ‫دي ِ ن ال‬ َ ُ‫اله‬ ُ ‫ر‬ َ ‫و َ ك ِ ره‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ُ ‫ول‬ َ ‫ر‬ ْ ‫ول‬ َ ‫ه‬ َ ‫ظه‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ‫سَل‬ ْ ‫ذي َأ‬ َ ُ‫ه‬ ْ ‫م‬ ‫ر ُ كو َ ن‬ ُ ْ ‫ال‬ ِ ‫ش‬

“He it is Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists may be averse.” (Surah Taubah 9:33) Mufaddal says: I asked: My master what is the meaning of the verse: “that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists may be averse?” Please explain it to me. Imam (a.s.) said: Its interpretation is present in the following statement of the Almighty Allah:
ّ ‫ه‬ ‫لله‬ ٌ َ ‫ت ُ كو َ ن فِت ْن‬ ُِ ‫وقا‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ّ ‫ي ُ كو َ ن ال‬ َ ‫م‬ ُ ّ ‫ن ُ كل‬ َ ‫تى َ ل‬ ْ ُ‫تلوه‬ ُ ‫دي‬ َ َ‫ة و‬ َ

“And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah…” (Surah Anfal 8:39) By Allah, at that time all the differences of sects and religions will be gone and all will have the same faith, as the Almighty Allah says: The Promised Mahdi 292
ّ ‫عند َ ا‬ ِ‫م‬ ِ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫لل‬ ّ ‫ن ال‬ ّ ‫إ‬ ُ ‫سَل‬ ْ ِ ‫ه ال‬ َ ‫دي‬

“Surely the (true) religion with Allah is Islam…” (Surah Aale Imran 3:19) Also He says:
َ َ ‫نا‬ ‫ن‬ ْ ُ ‫فلن ي‬ َ ْ ‫ن ال‬ ِ ‫في ال‬ ِ ‫خا‬ ِ ِ‫رة‬ ِ ‫و‬ ِ ‫بَل‬ ً ‫دي‬ ِ ‫لم‬ ِ َ‫س‬ َ ‫ق‬ ُ ْ ‫من‬ َ ْ ‫من ي َب‬ َ َ‫و‬ ْ ِ ‫ر ال‬ َ ‫ري‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ‫خ‬ َ ُ‫ه وَه‬ َ ْ ‫ت ِ غ َ غي‬ ِ ‫س‬

“And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be

was the religion of your forefathers. and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers. Mufaddal says: I asked: My master.” (Surah Yunus 10:90) Also it is mentioned in the story of Prophet Sulaiman and Bilquis as follows: َ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫سل‬ َْ ‫ب َ ل َأن‬ ْ ‫ق‬ ْ ‫م‬ ُ ‫وني‬ َ ‫مي‬ ِ ُ ‫يأت‬ “…before they come to me in submission?” (Surah Naml 27:38) And the statement of Bilquis that: َ َ‫ب ال ْع‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫ال‬ ِ ّ ‫ما َ ن ل ِل‬ َ ّ ‫ر‬ ُ َ‫مع‬ َْ ‫وأ‬ َ ْ ‫سل َي‬ َ ‫ت‬ ُ ‫م‬ ْ ‫سل‬ َ ‫مي‬ َ ‫ه‬ “…and I submit with Sulaiman to Allah. O Mufaddal. the Lord of the worlds.” (Surah Aale Imran 3:85) Mufaddal says: I asked: My master. Ibrahim. he said: I believe that there is no god but He in Whom the children of Israel believe and I am of those who submit. He named you Muslims…” (Surah Hajj 22:78) Also with regard to Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail it was said: َ ُ ‫نا أ‬ َ ّ ‫مة ل‬ َ ‫ي ِ ن َل‬ ًَ ِ ‫سل‬ ‫ك‬ ِ َ‫ك و‬ َ ‫عل‬ َ ّ ‫رب‬ َْ ‫ج‬ ْ ‫وا‬ ْ ‫م‬ ْ ‫م‬ ّ ‫مة‬ ّ َ ِ ‫ري ّت‬ َ ِ ‫سل‬ ُ ‫نا‬ ّ ‫من ُ ذ‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ‫نا‬ َ “Our Lord! and make us both submissive to Thee and (raise) from our offspring a nation submitting to Thee…” (Surah Baqarah 2:128) And in the story of Firon it is said: َ ُ‫رق‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫را‬ ِ ْ ‫وأن َا‬ ُ َ‫ه ب‬ ِ ‫ت ِب‬ ِ ّ ‫ه ِإل ّ ال‬ ّ‫ح‬ َ ْ ‫نو ِإ‬ ْ َ ‫من‬ َ ‫ذي آ‬ َ ِ ‫ه ل ِإل‬ ُ ّ ‫ت َأن‬ ُ ‫من‬ َ ‫قا َ ل آ‬ ُ ‫رَك‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ‫ئي َ ل‬ َ ‫س‬ َ َ‫ه ال ْغ‬ َ ْ ‫تى ِإ َ ذا َأد‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫سل‬ ْ ‫م‬ ُ ْ ‫ال‬ َ ‫مي‬ “…until when drowning overtook him. Nuh. Musa and Muhammad Islam? He replied: Yes. First of all is the verse: ّ ‫عند َ ا‬ ِ‫م‬ ِ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫لل‬ ّ ‫ن ال‬ ّ ‫إ‬ ُ ‫سَل‬ ْ ِ ‫ه ال‬ َ ‫دي‬ “Surely the (true) religion with Allah is Islam…” (Surah Aale Imran 3:19) Then the Almighty Allah says: ْ ‫م‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫س‬ َِ‫ة‬ َ ّ ‫مل‬ ِ ‫را‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ‫و‬ ُ ‫ال‬ ُ ‫ما ُ ك‬ ّ ‫س‬ َ ‫هي‬ ْ ‫أبي ُ ك‬ ّ َ ‫لمي‬ َ ُ‫م ه‬ َ ْ ‫م ِإب‬ “…the faith of your father Ibrahim. it is mentioned in the Holy Quran. from the beginning to the end. is there any mention of it in the Holy Quran? He replied: Yes.” . it was Islam and nothing else.accepted from him.

” (Surah Zariyat 51:36) And the statement of the Almighty Allah: َ ِ ‫ما ُأن ِ ز َ ل‬ َ ِ ‫مآ ُأن ِ ز َ ل‬ ّ ‫نا ِبا‬ ُ‫ب‬ ِ ‫ما‬ ِ ‫را‬ َ ْ ‫إلي‬ ِ ‫لل‬ ّ ‫م‬ َ ‫عقو‬ ُْ َ ‫ق وَي‬ َ ‫س‬ ْ ‫وإ‬ ْ ‫وإ‬ َ ‫ح‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ‫هي‬ َ َ‫نا و‬ َ َ‫ه و‬ َ ‫وا آ‬ َ ْ ‫إلى ِإب‬ ْ ‫ول‬ ُ ‫ق‬ َِ ‫عي َ ل‬ َِ ‫م‬ َّ ‫عيسى وما ُأوت ِي ال‬ َُ ‫م َ ل‬ ُ ‫ر‬ ٍ ‫حد‬ ِ ‫يو َ ن‬ ِ ‫با‬ َ ‫ن َأ‬ ّ ‫نب‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ِ َ‫سى و‬ َ ‫مو‬ ْ ‫وال‬ ْ ِ‫رب ّه‬ َ َ ُ ‫ي‬ َ َ‫ط و‬ َ ْ ‫ق ب َي‬ ّ ‫نف‬ ّ ‫من‬ َ َ ِ ‫ما ُأوت‬ َ ‫مو َ ن‬ ْ َ ‫م وَن‬ ْ ‫م‬ ُ ِ ‫سل‬ ُ ‫ه‬ ُ ‫ن َل‬ ْ ُ‫من ْه‬ ّ ُ ‫ح‬ “Say: We believe in Allah and (in) that which had been revealed to us. and (in) that which was given to the prophets from their Lord.s.” (Surah Baqarah 2:136) Mufaddal says: I asked: My master. willingly or unwillingly…” (Surah Aale Imran 3:83) And it is mentioned in the story of Prophet Lut (a.s. because they attribute falsehood on Prophet Adam (a.) that: َ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫سل‬ ٍ ْ ‫ر ب َي‬ ِ ‫نا‬ َ ْ ‫جد‬ َ َ‫ما و‬ ْ ‫م‬ ُ ْ ‫ن ال‬ ّ ‫ت‬ َ ‫ف‬ َ ‫في‬ َ ‫مي‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ْ ‫ها َ غي‬ “But We did not find therein save a (single) house of those who submitted (the Muslims).) has said: ّ ‫نا ِبا‬ ّ ‫را‬ ّ ‫إلى ا‬ َ ِ ‫صا ِ ري‬ َ ‫ه‬ ْ ‫وا‬ ‫مو َ ن‬ ّ ‫بأ‬ ِ ‫لل‬ ّ ‫م‬ ِ ‫لل‬ ِ ‫لل‬ َ ِ ْ ‫شهَد‬ ْ َ ‫يو َ ن ن‬ ّ ِ‫وار‬ َ ْ ‫قا َ ل ال‬ ْ ‫م‬ ُ ِ ‫سل‬ ُ ‫نا‬ َ ‫هآ‬ َ َ ‫ن َأن‬ َ ‫ن َأن‬ َ ‫ه‬ ُ ‫صا‬ ُ ‫ح‬ َ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫م‬ “Who will be my helpers in Allah’s way? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the way) of Allah: We believe in Allah and bear witness that we are submitting ones.” (Surah Aale Imran 3:52) The Promised Mahdi 294 And the Almighty Allah has said: َ ‫ها‬ ً ْ ‫ر ِ ض َ طو‬ ً ‫ر‬ ِ ‫وا‬ ِ ‫من‬ ّ ‫في ال‬ َْ ‫ه َأ‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ‫سل‬ ُ ‫ول‬ ْ ‫وَك‬ َ ‫عا‬ ْ ‫وال‬ َ ‫ت‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ “…and to Him submits whoever is in the heavens and the earth.s. how many sects are there? He replied: Four and the Shariat are also four.) and they . Mufaddal says: I asked: My master. why are Majus called as Majus? He replied: They are called as Majus in Syriac. we do not make any distinction between any of them.(Surah Naml 27:44) And Prophet Isa (a. and to Him do we submit. and (in) that which was given to Musa and Isa. and (in) that which was revealed to Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaq and Yaqub and the tribes.) and Prophet Sheeth (a.s.

please tell me from where will Imam Mahdi (a.s. convey this to my Shia so that they may not harbor any doubt in religion. how vast is the knowledge! Imam (a. No time is fixed for prayers.) said: O Mufaddal. Mufaddal says: I asked: My master. Prophet Adam and Sheeth (a.).) is quoted in the Holy Quran: ّ ‫را‬ ّ ‫إلى ا‬ َ ِ ‫صا ِ ري‬ َ ِ‫لله‬ ِ‫لله‬ ْ َ ‫يو َ ن ن‬ ّ ِ‫وار‬ َ ْ ‫قا َ ل ال‬ َ َ ‫ن َأن‬ َ ‫ن َأن‬ ُ ‫صا‬ ُ ‫ح‬ َ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫م‬ “Who will be my helpers in Allah’s way? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the way) of Allah:” (Surah Aale Imran 3:52) Mufaddal says: I asked: Why are the Sabians known as such? He replied: Because they are inclined to invalidate all the prophets.) reappear? He replied: At the time of the reappearance not one eye will see him but .s.say that they had legalized incest. they should face it in worship.) replied: Because the statement of Prophet Isa (a. And they are deniers of the monotheism of Allah. And that they ordered them that when the sun rises.s.” (Surah Araaf 7:156) Then he asked: Why the Christians are called as Nasara? He (a.) called Yahud? He replied: Because the Almighty Allah has quoted them in the Holy Quran: َ ِ ‫نا‬ َ ْ ‫إلي‬ ِ‫ك‬ َ ْ ‫نا هُد‬ ّ‫إ‬ “…for surely we turn to Thee. even though it is a falsehood attributed to the Almighty Allah. prophethood of the prophet and the successorship of the successors and neither they have any book nor prophet. Mufaddal said: Subhan-Allah. messengers and all religions and Shariats.s. they are in a state of suspension. why is the community of Prophet Musa (a.s.s. Mufaddal said: My master.

So much so.H. he will be seen for two years and nine months. he should be considered a liar. would no one see him even at the time of his birth? He replied: Yes. but it would in fact be Saman Raa. the date of the demise of his respected father. But he will not be Mutawakkil.H. The doubter will not be able to see him and till that time his commands and prohibitions will be in force. That town is named Surre man Raa. he will disappear in such a way that no one will be able to see him. which would have been established by an arrogant tyrant named Ja’far and having the title of Mutawakkil. Mufaddal said: My master. 260 A. only the true believers will be able to see him.H. a day will come when all would be able to see him..every eye will see him and if anyone else says to the contrary. Mufaddal said: My master. with whom will he interact during this period? . After that he will go into occultation and then he will reappear in Qasr Sabar in the sanctuary of his respected grandfather. 8th Rabiul Awwal. that is Medina and there only those will able to meet him whom the Almighty Allah bestows the fortune. And he will pass away in town at the banks of Tigris River. Till 260 A. from the time of his birth till the passing away of his respected father. till Friday. Then on the last day of 266 A. That is from the time of his birth. that is one who sees it would be aggrieved. on the contrary he would be Mutakkil. that is one who sees it will be pleased.H. Friday dawn on 9th Shaban 257 A.

now the kingdom shall be yours. he will reappear alone and come upto the Holy Kaaba alone.s. O Mufaddal. where and how he would reappear? He replied: “O Mufaddal.) said: “Angels and believers from the Jinns and his trustees will convey his commands and prohibitions to his governors and representatives. Some weak goats will be ahead of him and he will be herding them.w. Mufaddal said: My master. After that he will appear in Mecca. having stitches. His Eminence. . that he has entered Mecca with the robe of the Messenger of Allah (s. When it is late into the night and all the people go to sleep. he will come in whichever glory he likes and will appear in whichever form he likes. He will reach the Holy Kaaba in such glory. a yellow turban on the head and wearing sandals of the Prophet.s. He will enter the Kaaba alone. as if I see with my own eyes. By Allah. Mufaddal said: My master. but no one will be able to recognize him and he will be youthful at the time of the reappearance.) on his shoulders. would anyone be able to recognize him? When the command of Allah is issued. He will remain alone there for the night.Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. His sentry on the day of the occultation will be Muhammad bin Nusayr al Namiri in Sabar.a. he will reappear in old age or youthfulness? He replied: Pure is the being of Allah. He will be holding the staff of the Prophet. Jibraeel and Mikaeel will descend with rows of angels and Jibraeel will step forward and say: O chief and leader! Your prayer has been accepted.

Mufaddal said: My master.s. The light of this effulgence will even enter their homes by which the believers shall be extremely happy. He will be wearing a black turban. so goodly is the reward of the workers.s.) will reappear. and He has made us inherit the land. Come to me at once! Thus these people will hear him from the east and the west wherever they might be. whom the Almighty Allah had kept alive on the earth. since before my reappearance to help me.” But they will not know that our Qaim has appeared. His voice will reach to everyone of them and in an instant they would all reach Mecca and join him between Rukn and Maqam.s. After that they will stand before Imam Mahdi (a. is it possible to take allegiance from Imam Qaim (a.” (Surah Zumar 39:74) Then he will stand between the Rukn and Maqam and call out loudly: O my deputies! My special helpers. Mufaddal said: My master. we may abide in the garden where we please.s. that is 313. Then the Almighty Allah will command the ‘Noor’ and a pillar of light will be established from the earth to the heavens through which all the believers of the earth receive light. who were martyred with Imam Husain (a.) till the morning and their number will be equal to the companions of Badr.) before? . along with twelve thousand Shia of Ali (a. Who has made good to us His promise. will he be accompanied by the seventy-two.s.).The Imam will pass his hand over his face and say: ُ َْ ‫نا ا‬ ْ َ َ‫ث ن‬ ‫ر‬ ُ ْ ‫حي‬ ِ َ ‫شاء‬ ِ ّ ‫جن‬ ِ ‫ض ن َت َب َوّأ‬ َ ‫رث‬ َ ‫دق‬ ِ ّ ‫ه ال‬ ِ ّ ‫مد ُ ل ِل‬ ْ ‫م َأ‬ َ ‫ة‬ َ ْ ‫ن ال‬ َ ‫ص‬ َ ‫ال‬ َ ْ‫فنع‬ ْ ‫ح‬ َ ‫ر‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ُ ‫ج‬ َ ‫م‬ ْ‫ل‬ َ ْ‫وأو‬ َ ُ‫نا وَع ْد َه‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫م‬ ِ ‫عا‬ َ ْ ‫ال‬ َ ‫لي‬ “(All) praise is due to Allah.)? He replied: From them only Imam Husain (a. whether busy in worship or sleeping on their beds.

They will say: Who is this man at the side of the Kaaba and who are in his company? What are these signs and portents that we witnessed last night? We never saw such signs before. from Allah and the Almighty Allah commands you to pledge allegiance. And when the sun would be up. O Mufaddal. he is the Mahdi of Aale Muhammad . we don’t recognize anyone except four from Mecca and four from Medina and that is so and so. An effulgence will emit from his palm.) said: O Mufaddal every allegiance taken before the reappearance of the Qaim is heresy. There will be a clamor among the people of Mecca. They will say: No. Then they will say to one another.Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. the hand of Allah is above their hands. he breaks it only to the injury of his own soul…” (Surah Fath 48:10) Thus the first to pledge allegiance to him will be Jibraeel. It is the same shepherd. All this will occur at the time of sunrise. And curse of Allah be on one who takes allegiance on his behalf or one who demands allegiance from him. Then they will say among themselves: Try to recognize someone from his companions.s. hypocrisy and a deception. which will be heard by all in the earth and the heavens: O creatures. Then he will recite the following verse: َ َ ‫عون‬ ِ‫على‬ َ ‫ين ُ ك ُ ث‬ ِ َ ‫ما ي ُب‬ ِ َ ‫ن ي ُب‬ ِ َ‫نَكَث‬ ِ ْ ‫ه َفوْقَ َأي‬ ِ ّ ‫ه ي َد ُ الل‬ ِ ّ ‫ن ال‬ َ ‫ما‬ ّ ‫من‬ ُ ‫اي‬ ُ ‫اي‬ ّ ‫إ‬ َ ّ ‫فإن‬ َ ‫م َف‬ ْ ‫دي ِ ه‬ َ ّ ‫عو َ ن الل‬ َ ّ ‫ك ِإن‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ‫ه‬ ْ َ‫ن‬ ِ ‫س‬ ِ ‫ف‬ “Surely those who swear allegiance to you do but swear allegiance to Allah. Therefore whoever breaks (his faith). a caller will call out from the horizon. the Qaim will lean on the Kaaba and stretch his hand. after that angels and nobles from Jinns and after that nobles will pledge allegiance for him. And he will say: This is the hand of Allah.

s. should know that I am Adam and Sheeth. Imam Hasan Askari (a. When the sun will be about to set. And . resting his back to the Kaaba.s.w. the Messenger of Allah (s. And all the creatures will hear that call. Jinns and nobles will refute and reject him. whether they be on land or at sea. Do not act contrary to his orders or you will be deviated.a. And our master. Imam Qaim (a.s. After that announcement the first to shake hands with him will be the angels.(a. then Jinns and then nobles and they will say: We have heard the call from the sky and we submit to him. And he is from the lineage of Uthman bin Ambasa Amawi Yazid bin Muawiyah. All of you pledge allegiance to him and you will be guided.). And he will say: O people.s. your Lord has appeared in Palestine in the valley of Yabis.) and his Kunniyat.s.) would be standing. And they will say: We heard you but we will not follow your advice. Saam.) to Imam Husain Ibne Ali (a. His lineage reaches through his father. should know that I am that same Nuh and Saam. Abul Qasim is also same. whose name is same as that of his respected grandfather. in habitations or in wilderness. You must follow him and you will be guided and do not oppose him or you shall be deviated. whoever wants to see Adam and Sheeth. a caller will call out from the west: O creatures. At that time there will be no doubting infidel or hypocrite who will not be deviated on hearing that last call. And whoever wants to see Nuh and his son. And the angels. And they will discuss among themselves.).

And whoever wants to see Muhammad (s.s. these are the complete scriptures that he has shown us. And whoever wants to see Hasan and Husain. Injeel and Zabur. And whoever wants to see the Imams from the progeny of Husain. should know that I am those same purified Imams.a.s.) and Amirul Momineen. should know that I am that same Muhammad and Amirul Momineen. And whoever wants to see Musa and Yusha.whoever wants to see Ibrahim and Ismail. Accept my call and gather near me as I would inform you about all that has been said and all that has not been said. And whoever wants to see Isa and Shamoun. The people of Taurat.). should know that I am that same Isa and Shamoun. Injeel and Zabur will .” Those of you who has read the heavenly books and divine scriptures should hear this: After that he would begin reciting those scriptures that were revealed on Prophet Adam and Prophet Sheeth and the community of Prophet Adam and Prophet Sheeth would listen to it and say: By Allah. After that he will he will recite the scriptures of Prophet Nuh and Ibrahim (a. should know that I am that same Ibrahim and Ismail. which even we were unaware of and whatever had been concealed from or whatever that had been cancelled from them and that which had been interpolated and changed in them.w. and the Taurat. should know that I am that same Musa and Yusha. should know that I am that same Hasan and Husain.

Then he will recite the Holy Quran and the Muslims will exclaim: By Allah.) and some verses had been cancelled from it and interpolations had been done in this. . and it is better than whatever we used to recite so far. Then a man will come to Imam Qaim (a. The Imam will ask him to narrate the incident about himself and his brother.s. this is the complete Taurat. After that a walking creature (Dabba) will appear between the Rukn and Maqam and he will write on the forehead of the believer that he is a believer and mark the forehead of an infidel that he is an infidel.w. Then we moved forward and destroyed Kufa.say: Indeed. Injeel and Zabur.s. Bashir will say: I and my brother were in the army of Sufyani.a. I am Bashir and an angel has ordered me to present myself in your service and deliver to you the good news of the sinking of the army of Sufyani in Baidha. this is in fact is the Quran that the Almighty Allah revealed on Prophet Muhammad (s. these are the scriptures of Prophet Nuh and Ibrahim and from which omissions and interpolations are made. By Allah.) whose face will be turned to his back and he will say: My Chief and master. From there we set out for Medina and destroyed it. We set out from Damascus and reached Zora and plundered it. Then we thirteen thousand persons set out from there to raze the Kaaba and eliminate the Meccans. Finally we demolished the pulpit of the Prophet and tied our horses in the Masjid of the Prophet and desecrated the place.

by Allah.) and told me: O Bashir. At that time there will be 46000 angels in his army and 6000 (according to another report 46000) jinns. a caller announced from the sky: O Baidha. destroy these unjust people.s. On hearing this Imam (a. except me and my brother. they will camp on the land of Hijrat between Kufa and Najaf. Mufaddal asked: My master. O Mufaddal. O Mufaddal. would they go with them? He replied: Yes. how will they deal with the Meccans? He replied: He will call them through wisdom and a goodly exhortation and they will obey him. Mufaddal asked: My master. by Allah.) and convey to him the good news of the destruction of the unjust and repent for your past deeds in his presence. I said: O Master. Meanwhile an angel slapped both of us causing our faces to be turned backwards as you can see and they told my brother: O warner. how will they deal with the Kaaba? .When we reached Baidha and camped there. would the angels and jinns become visible to humans during that period. So much so that not even a tether remained intact.s. So the ground sunk within itself swallowing all the men. they will converse with them like they talk to their companions and family members. go to Damascus and inform the Sufyani about the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a. He replied:: Yes. go to Mecca and meet Imam Mahdi (a. He will accept your repentance. The Almighty Allah will grant him victory through them.s. After that he will appoint a person from his Ahle Bayt (a. Mufaddal asked: My master.s.) as his representative and set out for Medina.) will pass his hand over his face and it will return to its normal condition and Bashir will pledge allegiance at his hands and remain in his company.

Imam Mahdi (a.) and on which Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail had raised the walls. O Mufaddal. would Imam Mahdi (a.s. In Mecca as well as in Medina rather in all the countries. In this way he would destroy all the monuments built by the oppressors. Mufaddal asked: My master.s. “If the mercy of your Lord had not encompassed everything.s. And no one has rebuilt it on those foundations.s.) continue to camp in Mecca? He replied: No.) and set out from there. They have not left any excuse between the Almighty . On getting this news.) will return to Mecca and the Meccans will come to him weeping and wailing in regret and say: O Mahdi of Aale Muhammad (a. As soon as he sets out from there.) we repent! We repent! He will dispense good counsel to them and again appoint another representative and set out from there. Then he will also demolish the Atiq Castle because its founders had been accursed. I would also have accompanied you. again they will attack him and assassinate him.He replied: He will raze the Kaaba and rebuild it on the foundations laid during the period of Prophet Adam (a. But as soon as he sets out from there.s. and I am that mercy. the Meccans will attack and assassinate him. he will appoint a representative from a person of his Ahle Bayt (a. So the Imam will send some jinns and nobles from his army with instructions not to leave anyone alive who does not bring faith. In the same way he will raze the Kufa Masjid and rebuild it on its original foundations.

) said: Kufa will be his capital and his proclamations will be issued from Kufa Jame Masjid and Masjid Sahla will be the Public Treasury and center for distribution of funds.) and the place of the gathering of believers? Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. Mufaddal asked: My master. would all the believers reside in Kufa at that time? He replied: Yes. by Allah. At that time the population of Kufa will spread to a radius of fifty-four miles and its borders will touch the borders of Kerbala and the Almighty Allah will exalt the status of Kerbala so much that it will be frequented by angels and believers all the time. in exchange of his single prayer would give him wealth equivalent to thousand times the rulership of the world. The price for land enough to accommodate a horse will reach upto 2000 dirhams and most people will even be willing to buy a span of land in Saba in exchange of a span of gold.) sighed and said: O Mufaddal. It will have a strange glory and so many blessings will come down there.” Thus by Allah.s. that if a believer stands there and calls his Lord. Then Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s. please tell us the location of the holy house of Imam Mahdi (a.Allah and me. every believer will reside there or its outskirts.s. Mufaddal asked: My master. the helper jinns will come to Mecca and will not leave one in a hundred or even one in a thousand. Saba is an area of Hamadan. once the . the Almighty Allah.

is this the grave of my grandfather? People would reply: O Mahdi of Aale Muhammad (a. Yet people would pay attention to what he is saying.w. Maryam had performed the Ghusl of birth on Isa (a.) at this place and also performed the Ghusl herself. Mufaddal said: My master. Mufaddal said: My master.s. He would ask: Who are buried with him? They will say: Two of his companions.s.s. He would ask: Who are they and how did only these two from all the people were buried with my .a.s.different parts of land boasted among themselves.).s. There is the shore where the head of Husain was washed. this is the tomb of your grandfather. And in this land there is good for our Shia till the reappearance of the Qaim (a.a. It is that blessed land where Musa (a. where will Imam Mahdi (a. what will be the cause of that joy and sorrow? Imam said: He will come to the grave of the Holy Prophet (s.) had taken refuge. keep quiet.) was called by the blessed tree.w.s. The Almighty Allah revealed to it: O Kaaba. This is the best land from where the Holy Prophet (s. Although he would be knowing them better than anyone else.s.) go after this? He replied: After that he will proceed to Medina and camp there and the believers will experience a strange joy and the infidels will be sorrowful in a strange way. It is the place where Maryam and Masih (a.) and call out: O people.). don’t be arrogant to Kerbala. Thus Kaaba prided itself over Kerbala. yes.) had gone to Meraj.s.

Then Imam Mahdi (a. anyone who has even a little devotion to them should come and witness this spectacle.grandfather? Perhaps others are also buried here.). because they were caliphs and fathers-in-law of the Prophet. Then he will order them to be hung from a dried up tree. He would ask: Is there anyone among you having another opinion or having any doubt in it? People would say: No.s. They would put their hands inside the grave and pull them out as fresh as they were three days ago.s.s. they would come out fresh and un-decayed. but as soon as they hang the corpses on it. it would become green and fresh.) would repeat this question thrice and then order them to be taken out from their graves. Imam Mahdi (a. no one other than these two are buried here. After that Mahdi will come to their graves and order his men: Open their graves and search for them. When they remove the two corpses.s.) would ask: Does anyone of you recognize them? People would reply: Yes.) would delay their removal for three days and this news would spread among the people. they were companions of your grandfather. we recognize them through their qualities. Seeing this their followers would remark: This is the true dignity which they possessed and we would also benefit by our devotion to them. Then Imam Mahdi (a. People would say: O Mahdi of the progeny of Aale Muhammad (a. .

) will order the black wind to blow on them and they will fall dead like dry date palms. then stoking of the fire for Prophet Ibrahim (a. Thus Mahdi (a.w. beginning with the killing of Habil. Should we become aloof from them now inspite of seeing their bodies so fresh and how the leafless tree became green due to them? By Allah we seek aloofness from you and those who have faith in you and from those who don’t bring faith on them. throwing of Prophet Yusuf (a.s. since at that time we were not aware of your status and the position that the Almighty Allah has given you. People would divide into two groups: a group friendly to them and a group inimical to them.) in the belly of the whale.s.) into the well.).) would order them to be brought down and they would become alive by the command of Allah and all the people would be ordered to gather there.a.s. should move to one side. we did not become aloof from them. Then Imam Mahdi (a.Meanwhile the caller of the Imam would call out: All those who are devoted to the two companions of the Prophet. captivity of Prophet Yunus (a. They would say: O Mahdi of the progeny of the Messenger of Allah (s.s.) would ask the group friendly to them to recant their loyalty. Imam Mahdi (a. persecution of Isa .s.). Then he would mention all the crimes in every period of time and attribute them to those two.s.s. killing of Prophet Yahya. and those who have hung them on the tree and dug them out of the grave and dealt with them in this manner.s.). son of Adam (a.

s.s.).s. torture of Prophets Jirjees and Daniyal (a.s.). killing of Imam Husain (a. .s.a. and sin and oppression which is committed by human beings from the time of Adam (a. no. lashing the side of Lady Fatima (s. miscarriage of Mohsin.s.).) till the occasion of the reappearance of Imam Qaim (a.s. is it the last chastisement they would suffer? The Imam replied: No. Lady Fatima.). and every fraud and evil act. Hasan and Husain (a. and every blood that is shed unrightfully and every lady who is molested. Amirul Momineen (a. he would make the two of them responsible to all of them and they would also confess being responsible for them. Then he would have them hung from the tree again and then issue a command by which a fire would emerge from the ground and burn them along with the tree on which they are impaled.).).s. by Allah.). arson of the house of Amirul Momineen.).s.w. Mufaddal asked: Master. O Mufaddal.a.a. cousins and friends and taking prisoners of the descendants of the Prophet and shedding of the blood of Aale Muhammad (a.) and his children.). poisoning of Imam Hasan (a. tomorrow on Judgment Day every believer and infidel would be present on the mass gathering and also the Holy Prophet (s.). Lady Fatima (s. After that he would order the wind to blow their ashes to the seas.s. beating of Salman Farsi. Then he would announce that however has suffered any injustice at their hand should take retaliation from them and they will do that.(a.

” After that Imam Mahdi (a. And one who leaves that place has been bestowed with mercy by the Almighty Allah. what will be the condition of the abode of the sinners at that time? He replied: Curse and will be descending on it and it will be involved in divine chastisement. 6000 jinns and nobles and 313 special companions with him. also all the flags from far and near will wreak havoc on it and its inhabitants. Many will destroy it completely. its residents will live in such a way that all will say that it is the world.) and all would take retaliation from those two.s. and the Holy Imams (a.). On the contrary such chastisement will befall it that no eye has ever seen and no ear has ever heard. So much so that they would killed a thousand times everyday and every time revived by the command of Allah so that they may be punished again. They will be bent on opposition .s. from the beginning of the time till the end. invader from peninsula. There will be a storm of swords there.s.Imam Hasan and Imam Husain (a. Their houses will be like the castles of Paradise and their girls will be like the Houries of Paradise and their boys will be like the boys of Paradise. By Allah. Yellow flag and different flags of the west. At that time there will 46000 angels. Mufaddal said: My master.) will set out for Kufa and halt between Kufa and Najaf. Woe on its inhabitants! Whoever continues to reside there is really very unfortunate. By Allah. all the chastisements that have befallen the accursed and rebellious people will befall it. They will be thinking that the sustenance that the Almighty Allah has created for people is only for them.

Then he shall say: If you are the Mahdi of Aale Muhammad. These will not be treasures of gold and silver.to the Almighty Allah and the Holy Prophet (s. who is this gentleman that has entered our boundaries? He will reply: “Come on. His companions shall ask: O son of the Prophet. but they will be strong men mounted on crimson horses and carrying weapons and slaying the oppressors they will reach Kufa. Then the news of the reappearance of Mahdi (a. Treasures and what kind of treasures.). False testimonies. by this time most of the areas will be cleaned up and it will be a place of refuge for them.s. .). They are men with hearts like iron. wine and sinfulness.s. not silver neither gold.a. Then Hasani shall come out till he would reach the Mahdi (a. Their judgments will be taken without the Holy Quran. And this call will be issued from the Zari. murder and killings will be widespread in all the world. while by Allah. And then the Hassani will emerge. who is the righteous youth near Dailam and shouts in eloquence: "respond O Ansar Aale Ahmad. Then divine treasures hidden in Talekan will harken to his call. and he shall say that only so that they may recognize the companions of His Eminence. unlawful income.) will reach Sayyid Hasani and his companions. Then the Almighty Allah through those mischiefs and different flags destroy it in such a way that anyone passing from there will remark: Once Zora was based at this spot." The oppressed caller near the burial cite and so treasures of Allah in Taleqan. lets go and see who it is”.w. Sayyid Hasani would know that it is Mahdi.s.

” .s. Mahdi (a. O son of the Prophet. Mahdi (a. it would instantly produce sparks. “God is the Greatest (Allaahu Akbar). leave it as it will cause them despair just as they have changed and tampered it and they have not acted according to it. Then Mahdi (a. Yarbu (his horse). Duldul his horse. his finger ring. Buraq and the Mushaf (scroll) of Amirul Momineen (a. Yafoor his donkey and the original horse of the Messenger of Allah (s. Sayyid Hasani and his companions will pay allegiance to him. He would take up the staff of the Prophet and hit it upon a hard stone.s. his dress and coat of armor (Fazil)? Where is (Sahaab) his turban. His aim by this is to show the greatness and excellence of Mahdi (a. will not pay allegiance.s.s. But 4000 persons having the scroll. the Prophet. saying: This is great magic.) will stretch out his hand.w.)? Then His Eminence will show him all these things. but they would persist in their infidelity and rebellion.a. inviting them towards himself. The armies shall confront each other. Ghazba (his camel).). His Eminence will order that they all be killed and they shall be put to the sword.s. Then Sayyid Hasani would remark. give me your hand so that I may pledge allegiance to you.) will come out towards the deviated group and dispense good counsel to them.s.) will say to his companions: Do not take their Qurans.) to his companions so that they pledge allegiance to him.where is the staff of your grandfather. who will be known as Zaidiyyah.

s. and those who brought faith in him and those who testify to him and the ones who were martyred in the battles in his company. which on reaching its destination will apprehend Sufyani and slaughter him at Saqra.) will appear and a dome will be fixed for him at Najaf. Prophet Muhammad (s. what will Imam Mahdi (a. And the mysteries will be investigated. and you shall see men intoxicated. and every pregnant woman shall lay down her burden. one in Sana and one in Tayyaba.) do after that? Imam (a.” (Surah Hajj 22:2) After that the great Sayyid.a. After that Imam Husain (a. disobeyed him and .s. one of whose pillar will be in Najaf Ashraf and another in Hijr.w. and they shall not be intoxicated but the chastisement of Allah will be severe. ّ ُ‫ع ك‬ ّ ُ‫ل ك‬ ُ َ‫ت َذ ْه‬ َ ‫ل‬ ‫رى‬ ّ ‫رى ال‬ ِ ‫ذا‬ ٍ َ ‫ضع‬ ِ ‫ر‬ َ ‫مٍل‬ َ ‫ت‬ ُ ‫ض‬ َ َ ‫ت وَت‬ َ ‫ر‬ َْ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫ح‬ ْ َ ‫ضع‬ ّ َ‫ة ع‬ ُ ‫ل‬ ُ ‫س‬ َ ‫نا‬ َ ‫مل‬ َ ‫س َ كا‬ َ َ ‫ها وَت‬ ْ ‫ما َأ‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ‫ه‬ َ َ‫ن ع‬ ُ ‫ما‬ ِ ‫ش‬ ِ ّ ‫ب الل‬ َ ‫رى‬ ٌ ‫ديد‬ َ ‫ذا‬ َ َ‫و‬ ُ ‫هم ِب‬ ّ ِ ‫ولك‬ َ ‫س َ كا‬ “…every woman giving suck shall quit in confusion what she suckled.Mufaddal said: My master.s. As if I can see that the lamps of this dome is emitting light like that of the sun and the moon. Amirul Momineen Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a. Those who had falsified him will also be presented and doubted his prophethood. all of them will come back into the world (Rajat).s. What an age of glory it would be! Then the Siddiq Akbar.) said: After that he will send an army to Damascus.s.) will do Rajat and arise with 12000 Siddiqeen and seventy-two companions who were martyred with him.) along with his Ansar and Muhajireen.

And the interpretation of the following verse will be realized: َ ِ ‫علهم َأئ‬ َْ ‫في ا‬ َ ‫ج‬ ‫ن‬ ُ ِ ‫ضع‬ َ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫م ال ْوَا ِ ر‬ ِ ‫فوا‬ ِ ّ ‫على ال‬ ْ َ ‫مة وَن‬ ْ َ ‫ر ِ ض وَن‬ ْ ُ ‫ست‬ ُ َ‫و‬ ْ ‫نا‬ ُ ُ‫عله‬ ّ ْ ُ َ ‫ج‬ ُ ّ ‫ن ِ ريد ُ َأن ن‬ َ ‫ثي‬ ْ‫ل‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ّ ‫م‬ َْ ‫في ا‬ ‫رو َ ن‬ َ َ‫رع َوْ َ ن و‬ ُ ‫ما َ كا‬ ِ ‫ما‬ ُ ‫ج‬ ِ ‫م‬ ْ َ ‫نوا ي‬ ُ َ‫ما َ ن و‬ ُ َ‫ر ِ ض و‬ ّ ‫هم‬ َ ُ‫نود َه‬ َ ‫ها‬ ْ ُ‫ن َله‬ َ ُ ‫وَن‬ ُ ْ ‫من‬ ُ َ ‫حذ‬ ْ ِ‫ن ِ ري ف‬ ْ‫ل‬ َ ّ ‫مك‬ “And We desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land. killed. and to make Firon and Haman and their hosts see from them what they feared. and to make them the heirs.a.s. And from the reappearance of the Prophet till the advent of the Mahdi. he speaks according to his personal whims. I can see that we Imams are standing before the Holy Prophet (s.s. who are the Firon and Haman? He replied: So and so. abused and cursed us and threatened us with death and before the eyes of the Ummah the tyrant rulers forced us out of our homes and took us to their capitals.) and Amirul Momineen (a.s.” (Surah Qasas 28:5-6) Mufaddal said: My master.w. how it rejected our statements. Mufaddal said: My master. and to grant them power in the land.) is weeping and then he says: . would the Holy Prophet (s.) complaining for the atrocities wreaked upon us by the Ummah. poisoned and imprisoned us. all the acts committed by them will be scrutinized. soothsayer and insane.w.w.s. O Mufaddal.) accompany Imam Mahdi (a. and to make them the Imams.a.continued to say: He is a sorcerer. Upon this the Messenger of Allah (s. and they will be made to compensate fully for all this.a.)? He replied: In is inevitable that the two of them will travel to the face of the earth till they reach to the cave of Qaf and in the depths of darkness in the oceans. Also will be presented those who fought against him. Thus no place will remain where they don’t step.s.

s.s. her protestations for restoration of her rights in the crowd of Muhajireen and Ansar and their usurpation of Fadak on the pretext that neither the prophets inherit nor are they inherited.) for all the calamities that were forced on him after the passing away of the Prophet.). First of all Lady Fatima (s.a.): I had to face the same situation that was faced by Harun (a.s.s. I remains satisfied with divine decree.w. O Messenger of Allah (s. And he will also say what he said to Prophet Musa (a.a. I have also observed patience and restraint. After that the complaints of Amirul Momineen (a.s.a. all these calamities had previously befallen your grandfather also.w.). therefore make not the enemies to rejoice over me and count me not among the unjust people.w. so much so that I was assassinated by Abdur Rahman Ibne Muljim and how they broke the allegiance they had .) from Bani Israel.s.) to the Messenger of Allah (s.) will initiate her complaints and narrate all the harassments on her through Abu Bakr and Umar. And her argumentation through the examples of Prophet Zakariya and Yahya and Prophet Dawood and Sulaiman. I have borne so much that no one from the successors of the prophets has done.O sons.a.” (Surah Araaf 7:150) Thus. that is usurpation of Fadak. O Messenger of Allah (s.): َْ ‫ن ا‬ ُ ُ ‫قت‬ ْ ُ ‫ني َف َ ل ت‬ ‫ع‬ ْ َ ‫دوا ْ ي‬ ُ َ ‫ضع‬ ِ َْ‫جع‬ ِ َ ‫لون‬ ِ ‫ش‬ َ ‫م‬ ْ َ‫و َ ل ت‬ َ ْ ‫ي الع‬ ُ ‫و َ كا‬ ْ َ ‫ست‬ ّ ‫م ِإ‬ َ ْ‫لقو‬ ّ ‫ن ُأ‬ ْ ‫ما‬ َ ‫لني‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ‫داء‬ َ ‫ت ِب‬ َ ‫وني‬ َ ْ ‫اب‬ ِ ‫ف‬ ّ ‫وم ال‬ َْ ‫ا‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫ظال‬ َ ‫مي‬ ِْ ‫لق‬ “Son of my mother! surely the people reckoned me weak and had wellnigh slain me. although I had exhausted the proof on them and they had broken the pledge that you had taken from them.s. Then saying of Amirul Momineen (a.

It was a terrible situation that I faced and it was an important contest. It was the most difficult battle that I had to fight. Twenty thousand Muslims were killed in that battle and seventy hands were severed on the reins of the camel.w. َ‫س ِ ل‬ ِ ‫زم‬ ِْ ‫فا‬ َ ‫رَك‬ ُ ‫ر‬ َ ‫ما‬ ّ ‫ن ال‬ َ ‫م‬ ُْ ‫ر ُأ‬ َ َ ‫صب‬ ْ ‫صب‬ ِ ْ َ‫ولوا ال ْع‬ “Therefore bear up patiently as did the apostles endowed with constancy bear up with patience…” (Surah Ahqaf 46:35) And He said: ّ ‫ك ِإل ّ ِبا‬ َ ‫ر‬ ِ‫لله‬ ِْ ‫وا‬ َ َ‫ر و‬ َ ‫ما‬ ُ ْ ‫صب‬ ْ ‫صب‬ َ “And be patient and your patience is not but by (the assistance of) Allah…” (Surah Nahl 16:127) In fact. which was not seen in your battles or even after that.s.). In spite of that they did not desist. O Messenger of Allah (s. But I observed patience. O Messenger of Allah (s. the Holy Quran and you. And how Talha and Zubair went to Mecca with Ayesha under the pretext of going to the Hajj and their going to Basra from there. since you had ordered me patience and the Almighty Allah has (also) commanded patience.a. I adjured to them in the name of Allah.s.a.a.w. and finally I had to pursue them.s.w.paid to me as the Almighty Allah is the one who sees everything. As a result of which the Almighty Allah gave me victory on them.) the interpretation of this verse that the Almighty Allah had revealed was realized after your passing away. it was a severe day.). O Messenger of Allah (s. َ َ ‫م‬ ٌ ‫سو‬ ‫على‬ َ َ ‫ت َ ل ان‬ َ ْ ‫ل َقد‬ ِ ُ‫و ق‬ ِ ‫س ُ ل َأ‬ ِ ِ ‫من َقب ْل‬ ِ ‫ت‬ َ ‫م‬ ُ ‫ر‬ ْ ُ ‫قلب ْت‬ َ ‫ما‬ ّ ‫فإن‬ ْ ‫خل‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ُ ‫ما‬ َ َ‫و‬ ُ ‫ر‬ ْ ‫ت َأ‬ ّ ‫ه ال‬ َ ّ ‫مد ٌ ِإل‬ ّ ‫ج ِ زي ا‬ ّ‫را‬ ًْ ‫ش‬ َ ‫ب‬ َْ ‫أ‬ َ َ‫ه‬ ّ ‫ه ال‬ َ ‫ه‬ َ‫ن‬ ِ ‫عق‬ ِ ْ ‫قب َي‬ ِ َ‫ى ع‬ َ َ ‫من ي‬ ِ ‫شا‬ ْ َ ‫سي‬ ُ َ ‫فلن ي‬ ْ ِ ‫نقل‬ َ َ‫يئا و‬ ُ ‫لل‬ َ ‫لل‬ َ َ‫م و‬ ْ ‫اب ُ ك‬ َ ‫ك ِ ري‬ ّ ‫ض‬ َ ‫عل‬ .

And if anyone refused. (You can see that) the country is being destroyed and all divine signs are being erased. he sent Ziyad with 150000 strong army and ordered him to apprehend me. prayed there and then went to the pulpit. if then he dies or is killed will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns back upon his heels. I went to Kufa Masjid. when he was assassinated by the accursed Abdur Rahman Ibne Muljim and he made to me the bequest you had made to him. And the interpretation of the following verse has been realized fully: َ َ ‫م‬ ٌ ‫سو‬ ‫على‬ َ َ ‫ت َ ل ان‬ َ ْ ‫ل َقد‬ ِ ُ‫و ق‬ ِ ‫س ُ ل َأ‬ ِ ِ ‫من َقب ْل‬ ِ ‫ت‬ َ ‫م‬ ُ ‫ر‬ ْ ُ ‫قلب ْت‬ َ ‫ما‬ ّ ‫فإن‬ ْ ‫خل‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ُ ‫ما‬ َ َ‫و‬ ُ ‫ر‬ ْ ‫ت َأ‬ ّ ‫ه ال‬ َ ّ ‫مد ٌ ِإل‬ . Kufa. Now the divine proof has been completed and the signs have become clear. and Allah will reward the grateful.) will rise up before his respected grandfather and say: Dear grandfather.) in the abode of migration. I was with Amirul Momineen (a.” (Surah Aale Imran 3:144) O Mufaddal. the apostles have already passed away before him. his head should be cut off and sent to Muawiyah. When I got this information.s. my brothers and all supporters and take allegiance for Muawiyah. How much patience can one have? The acts of these satans and rule of the usurpers is unbearable. After divine praise and glorification I said: O people. And when the news of my father’s martyrdom reached Muawiyah.“And Muhammad is no more than an apostle. after that Imam Hasan (a. People gathered to listen to my sermon. he will by no means do harm to Allah in the least.s.

that it does not give a ear to anyone and does not harken to any call. We agree to obey you. he will by no means do harm to Allah in the least. What do you say? But no one harkened to me as if all of them were under the rein of silence.ّ ‫ج ِ زي ا‬ ّ‫را‬ ًْ ‫ش‬ َ َ‫ه‬ ّ ‫ه ال‬ َ ‫ه‬ َ‫ن‬ َ ‫ب‬ َْ ‫أ‬ ِ ‫عق‬ ِ ْ ‫قب َي‬ ِ َ‫ى ع‬ َ َ ‫من ي‬ ِ ‫شا‬ ْ َ ‫سي‬ ُ َ ‫فلن ي‬ ْ ِ ‫نقل‬ َ َ‫يئا و‬ ُ ‫لل‬ َ ‫لل‬ َ َ‫م و‬ ْ ‫اب ُ ك‬ َ ‫ك ِ ري‬ ّ ‫ض‬ َ ‫عل‬ “And Muhammad is no more than an apostle.s. I . You have opposed the practice of the Prophet and what a pity how blind and deaf this mischief is. Even if one of your groups is with sincere intention. I looked left and right and could not see anyone besides the twenty.” (Surah Aale Imran 3:144) By Allah. O people. So may Allah have mercy on you. Opponents are roaming about with their flags. we have control over our own selves. if then he dies or is killed will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns back upon his heels. Hypocrisy is everywhere. my grandfather. Only twenty men arose and said: Son of the Messenger.) has passed away and my respected father has been martyred. You may issue any command to us. I will fight them at every step and hinder their approach. beneficial knowledge. wake up from the sleep of unawareness. the apostles have already passed away before him. By the one who split the seed and germinated it. May Allah have mercy on you. Satanic doubts have begun to haunt the people. ever-lighted lamps and the ever-evident truth. Armies of rebels are marching from Iraq and Shaam. Hasten to clear light. the Messenger of Allah (s. and Allah will reward the grateful. unblemished by hypocrisy.a.w. Crows of mischief have begin to crow.

w. but they also broke my allegiance and joined Muawiyah and what I had predicted came to pass. when I also have as many supporters.) sees him in that condition. he declared his prophethood.s.s. I said: You are disloyal. putting the ladies and children to the sword. (You saw) that I invited them to the truth. But they were not prepared to harken to my call and they ignored the duty of rendering help to me.said to myself that I should act on the practice of my respected grandfather. warned them and enjoined good to them and forbid evil.) will arise smeared in blood in the company of those who were slain with him.a. because in the initial stages. After that I left Kufa for Medina. plundered the Muslims and also slew those who did not oppose them. send such a chastisement on them that does not spare them. Now they came to me and said: Muawiyah’s army came to Anbar and Kufa. When the Holy Prophet (s. I will do Jihad in the way of Allah as it deserves to be performed. but in spite of that I sent some men and a unit of the army. After that Imam Husain (a. And they on the contrary began to assist my enemy. O Allah. although there were thirty-nine persons with him and when their figure reached forty. he will weep profusely and all the folks of the sky and . Then I raised my head to the sky and said: My Lord. Saying this I descended from the pulpit. In the same way.

and Lady Fatima (s.a. if they fall from the eye of one who can discern the truth.) will be on his right. Lady Fatima (s.) and Ja’far Tayyar will be to his left.s. And His Eminence.s. Mufaddal asked: What is your opinion about the following verse: .) will be to his right. Amirul Momineen (a. along with Imam Hasan (a.) will embrace him and say: O Husain.a. And in this way Imam Husain (a. may I be sacrificed on you. Mufaddal also continued to lament for quite a long time.w. Hamza. Then he asked: My master.s.s. it shall wish that between it and that (evil) there was a long duration of time…” (Surah Aale Imran 3:30) After narrating this. May Allah make you happy.s.) weeps so much that his beard will be wet in his tears. They would be weeping in profusion and Mohsin’s mother.” (Surah Anbiya 21:103) ّ ُ ‫ت ِ جد ُ ك‬ ‫ها‬ ٍ َ ‫سو‬ َ ‫ن‬ ْ َ‫ل ن‬ ِ ‫ت‬ َِ َ ‫ما ع‬ ِ ‫ت‬ َِ َ ‫ما ع‬ ّ ‫و َأ‬ َ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ْ‫ي َو‬ ُ ‫من‬ ْ ‫مل‬ َ َ‫را و‬ ّ ‫يٍر‬ ْ ‫مل‬ ّ ‫فٍس‬ َ ‫م‬ َ َ ‫ن ب َي ْن‬ ْ ‫ء ت َوَد ّ َل‬ ً ‫ض‬ ْ ‫خ‬ ْ ‫م‬ ‫دا‬ ِ َ ‫دا ب‬ ً ‫عي‬ ً ‫م‬ َ ‫ه َأ‬ ُ َ ‫وَب َي ْن‬ “On the day that every soul shall find present what it has done of good and what it has done of evil. After that he said: May the Almighty Allah never show happiness to the eye that does not shed tears on this mention. And Lady Khadija binte Khuwailad and Lady Fatima binte Asad will come with Mohsin.a.a.) and Lady Fatima (s. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.) will proceed and the Holy Prophet (s. lion of Allah will be on the right of Imam Husain (a.) on seeing her son in that condition will scream in such way that the earth and its inhabitants will tremble.) will say: ‫دو َ ن‬ ُ ‫م‬ ِ ّ ‫م ال‬ ُ َ ‫توع‬ ْ ُ ‫ذي ُ كنت‬ ُ ُ ‫مك‬ ُ ْ‫هَ َ ذا ي َو‬ “This is your day which you were promised. what is the recompense of these tears? He said: Unlimited.earth will weep on his weeping.s.

rejoicing in what Allah has given them out of His grace and they rejoice for the sake of those who. On the contrary those who were killed in the way of Allah.a. they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord. (being left) behind them. Mufaddal asked: My master. the carriers of Arsh and all those who reside in space and the inhabitants of the earth and below the surface of the earth will all begin to lament and wail to the Almighty Allah.) will say: O Allah. After that those who had oppressed and killed us and those who were pleased at our oppression.” (Surah Aale Imran 3:169-170) Mufaddal asked: My master. ‘Mawaddat’ means Mohsin and you must regard as a liar anyone who says to the contrary. there will no death for them. by Allah.s. will on that day be killed a thousand times.ْ ‫وإ َ ذا‬ َُ ‫ؤو‬ َ ‫ي‬ ُ ْ ‫مو‬ ‫ت‬ َِ ُ‫ذن ٍ ب ق‬ َِ ‫س‬ َ ِ {8 } ‫ت‬ ُ ‫دة‬ ْ ‫تل‬ ْ ‫ئل‬ َ ‫ال‬ ّ ‫بأ‬ َِ “And when the female infant buried alive is asked for what sin she was killed…” (Surah Takwir 81:8-9) Then the Imam said: O Mufaddal.) replied: After that Lady Fatima (s. but some of your Shia do not believe in the . usurped by rights and forced to me to lament each of my child. all those who inhabit the seven heavens. that they shall have no fear. nay. Upon these words. nor shall they grieve. what will happen after that? Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. have not yet joined them. fulfill Your promise and decide between me and those who oppressed me. As the Almighty Allah has said: ّ ‫بي ِ ل ا‬ { 169 } ‫زقو َ ن‬ ِ ‫ياء‬ ُِ ‫ن ُق‬ ً ‫وا‬ ِ ‫لل‬ ِ ‫وا‬ ِ ّ ‫ن ال‬ َُ ‫ر‬ ّ ‫ر‬ َ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫ب ْ ل َأ‬ َ ‫تا‬ ْ َ‫و َ ل ت‬ َ ‫في‬ َ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫بِه‬ ْ ‫ه َأ‬ ِ ‫س‬ ْ ُ‫م ي‬ َ َ ‫عند‬ َ ‫م‬ ْ ‫تل‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ّ َ ‫سب‬ َ ّ ‫ما‬ َُ ْ ‫م ي َل‬ َّ ‫م َأل‬ َ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫فِر‬ ِ ّ ‫رو َ ن ِبال‬ ِ ْ ‫ست َب‬ ِ ِ ‫ضل‬ ِ ‫ه‬ َ ‫ما آ‬ ِ ْ ‫خل‬ ْ ‫من َف‬ ْ َ ‫ه وَي‬ ْ ‫فِه‬ ّ ‫وا ِب ِ هم‬ ْ ‫ن َل‬ ُ ‫لل‬ ُ ُ‫تاه‬ َ ‫ن ِب‬ ْ ‫م‬ ْ ‫حق‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ُ ‫ش‬ َ ‫حي‬ َ ‫ف‬ ‫نو َ ن‬ َ ٌ ْ ‫خو‬ ُ‫ز‬ َ ‫ح‬ ْ َ‫م ي‬ ْ ُ‫و َ ل ه‬ ْ ‫يِه‬ َ ‫م‬ ْ ‫عل‬ “And reckon not those who are killed in Allah’s way as dead.

) said: O Mufaddal.Rajat of you all? He replied: Even though they have heard the statement of my grandfather and all the Imams about this: َْ ‫ذا ِ ب ا‬ َ ْ ‫ع َ ذا ِ ب ا‬ ْ ‫ن‬ َ َ‫دو َ ن ال ْع‬ ‫بِر‬ َ ْ ‫لد‬ ِ ‫م‬ َ ْ ‫لك‬ ُ ‫نى‬ َ ‫ال‬ َ ِ ‫ولن ُذ‬ ْ ُ‫يقن ّه‬ َ ‫م‬ َ “And most certainly We will make them taste of the nearer chastisement before the greater chastisement…” (Surah Sajdah 32:21) Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. َ َ ُ ّ ‫ي َوم ت ُب َد‬ َ ْ ‫حد ِ ا‬ ّ ‫وا‬ ‫ها ِ ر‬ ِ ‫وا‬ ُ‫ر‬ َ ْ ّ ‫وال‬ ُ ‫وا‬ َ ‫س‬ ّ ‫لق‬ ُ ‫ر‬ َ ْ ‫للهِ ال‬ ْ ‫ز‬ َ َ ‫ت وَب‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ ‫رِض‬ ْ ‫ر ال‬ َ ْ ‫ض َ غي‬ ْ ‫ل ال‬ “On the day when the earth shall be changed into a different earth.s. Knowing.s.” (Surah Ibrahim 14:48) Mufaddal asked: My master. and they shall come forth before Allah. this is clear from the following verse: ّ ‫وا‬ َ َ‫عوهُ وَه‬ ِ‫ن‬ ِ ْ ‫مؤ‬ ِ ّ ‫وال‬ ِ ّ ‫م َلل‬ ِ ‫را‬ ّ ‫ولى ال‬ ُ َ ‫ن ات ّب‬ ّ ‫إ‬ ُ ْ ‫ي ال‬ ُ ‫لل‬ َ ‫نآ‬ َ ‫هي‬ ِ ِ ‫نا ِ س‬ َ ‫مني‬ ّ ِ ‫ه وَل‬ َ ‫وا‬ ْ ُ ‫من‬ َ ‫ذي‬ َ ‫ي‬ ّ ِ ‫ذا الن ّب‬ َ ‫ذي‬ َ ْ ‫بإب‬ َْ ‫ن َأ‬ “Most surely the nearest of people to Ibrahim are those who followed him and this Prophet and those who believe and Allah is the guardian .) said: In the following verse. where is our mention in this Quran? Mufaddal said: By Allah. and Allah is Hearing. and the heavens (as well). the Supreme.” (Surah Aale Imran 3:33-34) Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.” (Surah Anam 6:124) َ َ‫على ال ْع‬ َ َ‫ص‬ ّ‫نا‬ ِ‫ة‬ َ ‫را َ ن‬ ً ّ ‫ري‬ ِ ‫وآ َ ل‬ ِ ‫ال‬ ِ ‫را‬ ُ َ‫م و‬ ً ‫نو‬ ّ ‫إ‬ َ َ ‫طفى آد‬ ْ ‫ع‬ َ ‫هي‬ َ ‫لل‬ ْ ‫ها‬ ّ ُ ‫ { ذ‬33 } ‫ن‬ َ ‫مي‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ْ ‫وآ َ ل ِإب‬ َ ‫حا‬ ّ ‫وا‬ ‫م‬ ِ َ‫ع ع‬ ِ ‫س‬ ِ ‫ها‬ ٌ ‫مي‬ ْ َ ‫من ب‬ ُ ْ‫ب َع‬ َ ‫ه‬ ٌ ‫لي‬ ُ ‫لل‬ َ ‫ض‬ َ ‫عٍض‬ “Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of Imran above the nations. And the greater chastisement is the chastisement in which the earth and the heavens will change. Offspring. we know that you Imams are the chosen servant of the Almighty Allah according to the following verses: َ ّ ‫من ن‬ ‫شاء‬ ٍ ‫جا‬ َْ َ ‫ن‬ َ ‫ر‬ ُ ‫رف‬ ّ ‫ت‬ َ َ‫ع د‬ “We exalt in dignity whom We please…” (Surah Anam 6:83) َ ‫س‬ ّ‫ا‬ ُ َ ‫جع‬ ‫ه‬ َْ ‫ه َأ‬ ُ ْ ‫حي‬ ْ َ‫ث ي‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ِ‫ل ر‬ ُ َ ‫الت‬ ُ ‫عل‬ ُ ‫لل‬ “Allah best knows where He places His message. one of the other. the nearer chastisement implies the chastisement during Rajat. the One.

a. I am incapable of it. how do you know that the oppressor will not get the post of Imamate? Mufaddal: My lord and master.of the believers.s. don’t take my test. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.) did not worship idols even for a second.w. neither did he indulge in polytheism. Ibrahim said: And of my offspring? My covenant does not include the unjust. which will not be given to any oppressor. We have benefited from you Imams alone.” (Surah Baqarah 2:124) In this verse ‘covenant’ means Imamate. if you had not confessed to it. you would not have been like this. Also the Almighty Allah has said: َ ُ ‫عل‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ ‫ن‬ َ َ‫ت‬ َ ْ ‫وإذِ اب‬ ‫تي‬ ِ ّ ‫ري‬ ِ ‫ك‬ ِ ‫جا‬ ِ َ‫قا َ ل و‬ ّ ‫لل‬ ّ ‫قا َ ل ِإ‬ ٍ ‫ما‬ ِ ‫را‬ َ ‫ني‬ ً ‫ما‬ َ ‫نا ِ س ِإ‬ ّ َ ‫فأت‬ َ ِ ‫ه ِب َ كل‬ ُ ّ ‫رب‬ َ ‫هي‬ ّ ‫من ُ ذ‬ ّ ُ‫مه‬ َ ‫م‬ َ ْ ‫تلى ِإب‬ َِ ّ ‫دي ال‬ َ ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫ظال‬ ِ ْ‫نا ُ ل ع َه‬ َ َ ‫قا َ ل َ ل ي‬ َ ‫مي‬ “And when his Lord tried Ibrahim with certain words. He named you Muslims…” (Surah Hajj 22:78) َ ‫م‬ َ ‫ص‬ ْ ‫وا‬ َ ‫نا‬ َِ َ‫بني و‬ ِْ ُ ‫جن‬ ْ ‫ي َأن ن ّعْب ُد َ ال‬ ّ ‫بن‬ َ “…and save me and my sons from worshipping idols…” (Surah Ibrahim 14:35) And we know that the Messenger of Allah (s. said He. because we have received all of it from you Imams only.s. Then he said: O Mufaddal. tell me where in the Holy Quran it is mentioned that infidels are oppressors? Mufaddal said: The Almighty Allah says: ّ ‫م ال‬ ْ ‫وا‬ ‫مو َ ن‬ ُ ِ ‫ظال‬ ُ ُ‫رو َ ن ه‬ ُ ِ‫ل َ كاف‬ َ .” (Surah Aale Imran 3:68) ْ ‫م‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫س‬ َِ‫ة‬ َ ّ ‫مل‬ ِ ‫را‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ‫و‬ ُ ‫ال‬ ُ ‫ما ُ ك‬ ّ ‫س‬ َ ‫هي‬ ْ ‫أبي ُ ك‬ ّ َ ‫لمي‬ َ ُ‫م ه‬ َ ْ ‫م ِإب‬ “…the faith of your father Ibrahim. The bounty that the Almighty Allah has bestowed to you regarding this. Please don’t test my knowledge. He said: Surely I will make you an Imam of men.): You are right O Mufaddal. he fulfilled them. Then he said: O Mufaddal.

its interpretation is realized through us.they are the sinners.s.) said: O Mufaddal. O Mufaddal.they are the unjust.s.s. when was our kingdom usurped that it would be restored to us? Mufaddal said: Your kingdom has never been usurped from you. and to grant them power in the land. and to make them the Imams.” The Almighty Allah will not appoint as Imam. if our Shia had pondered on the Holy Quran.“….” (Surah Baqarah 2:254) and it is derived from the verse of Surah Maidah that “…. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.” (Surah Qasas 28:5-6) By Allah. Imamate and successorship.and the unbelievers. because it is in fact prophethood.) as the ruler. Have they not heard the following saying of the Almighty Allah? َ ِ ‫علهم َأئ‬ َْ ‫في ا‬ َ ‫ن‬ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫م ال ْوَا ِ ر‬ ُِ ‫ض‬ ِ ‫عفوا‬ ِ ّ ‫على ال‬ َ ‫ج‬ ْ َ ‫مة وَن‬ ْ َ ‫ر ِ ض وَن‬ ْ ُ ‫ست‬ ُ َ‫و‬ ْ ‫نا‬ ُ ُ‫عله‬ ّ ْ ُ َ ‫ج‬ ُ ّ ‫ن ِ ريد ُ َأن ن‬ َ ‫ثي‬ ْ‫ل‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ّ ‫م‬ َْ ‫في ا‬ ‫رو َ ن‬ َ َ‫و َ ن و‬ ُ ‫ما َ كا‬ ِ ‫ما‬ ُ ‫ج‬ ِ ‫م‬ ْ َ ‫نوا ي‬ ُ َ‫ما َ ن و‬ ُ َ‫ر ِ ض و‬ ّ ‫هم‬ َ ُ‫نود َه‬ َ ‫ها‬ ْ ُ‫ن َله‬ َ ُ ‫وَن‬ ُ ْ ‫من‬ ُ َ ‫حذ‬ ْ َ ‫رع‬ ْ ِ‫ن ِ ري ف‬ ْ‫ل‬ َ ّ ‫مك‬ “And We desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land. And Firon and Haman are from Bani Teem and Adi (that is Abu Bakr and Umar). you have made a nice statement. and to make Firon and Haman and their hosts see from them what they feared. But woe unto them. anyone who has sinned and transgressed. messengership. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. they would never have doubted in our excellence.) said: O Mufaddal.and the unbelievers. . although the above-mentioned verses were revealed in connection with Bani Israel. Now tell me in what type of our Rajat do you believe? While some of our miserly Shia consider that the Almighty Allah will give material rule and wealth and make Imam Mahdi (a. and to make them the heirs.

give them their dowries as appointed. provided that you seek (them) with your property.s. but do not give them a promise in secret unless you speak in a lawful manner…” (Surah Baqarah 2:235) Imam (a.s. Wise.) said: Mutah is lawful and its evidence is present in the Holy Quran. Then as to those whom you profit by. and there is no blame on you about what you mutually agree after what is appointed. whereas for . The Almighty Allah has made it lawful in His book and the Messenger of Allah (s.” (Surah Nisa 4:24) And the difference between the lady who enters Nikah and one who enters Mutah is that dower is prescribed for the former.a. taking (them) in marriage not committing fornication.Mufaddal asked: My master. Allah knows that you will mention them. surely Allah is Knowing.) has made it lawful for all Muslims on behalf of the Almighty Allah. what do you say regarding Mutah? He replied: Mutah is lawful and it is proved by the following saying of the Almighty Allah: ّ‫ما‬ َ ‫ح‬ ‫ه‬ ُ ‫في َأن‬ ِ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫ف‬ ِ ‫م‬ َ ‫و َأ ْ ك‬ ِ َ ‫خط ْب‬ ِ ‫ه‬ ِ ‫تم ِب‬ ُ ‫ض‬ ِ ‫م‬ َ ‫ج‬ ْ ‫ر‬ َ ‫نا‬ ُ ‫وَل‬ َ ّ ‫ة الن‬ ُ ‫لل‬ َ ِ ‫م ع َل‬ ْ ُ ‫سك‬ ْ ُ ‫ننت‬ َ ‫في‬ ْ ‫يُك‬ ْ ‫ساء َأ‬ ْ ‫م‬ ّ َ ‫ما ع‬ ْ ‫عل‬ َ َ‫وفا‬ ِ ‫وا‬ َُ ‫س را ِإل ّ َأن‬ ِ ‫ول‬ َ ‫ن‬ ُ ‫ع‬ ّ ‫أ‬ َ ‫م‬ ّ ‫وًل‬ َ ‫س‬ ْ ‫نُك‬ ً ‫ر‬ ُ ْ ‫مع‬ ْ ‫وا َق‬ ْ ‫ول‬ ُ ‫تق‬ ّ ُ‫دوه‬ َ ُ ‫كن ل ّ ت‬ ّ ُ‫رون َه‬ ُ ‫تْذُك‬ ِ ‫ن‬ “And there is no blame on you respecting that which you speak indirectly in the asking of (such) women in marriage or keep (the proposal) concealed within your minds. Thus it is mentioned: ّ‫با‬ ْ َ‫و‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ‫راء‬ َ ‫ه‬ َ ‫ما‬ ِ ُ ‫م وَأ‬ ِ ‫لل‬ َ ِ‫م ك‬ ِ ‫ت‬ َ ‫ص‬ َ ‫تا‬ ُ ‫ما‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ّ ‫ن الن‬ ّ ‫ل َل ُ كم‬ ْ ‫يُك‬ ْ ‫نُك‬ َ ْ ‫ت َأي‬ ْ ‫مل َ ك‬ َ ّ ‫ساء ِإل‬ ُ ‫نا‬ ُ ‫ال‬ َ ‫ح‬ َ َ‫ما و‬ ْ ‫عل‬ َ ‫م‬ َ‫ن‬ ِ ِ‫ساف‬ ُ ‫ن َفآ‬ ِ ‫ه‬ ِ ‫تم ِب‬ ُ ْ‫مت َع‬ ِ ‫ح‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ِ ‫وا‬ ْ ‫ما ا‬ َ ‫م‬ ْ َ ‫ست‬ َ ‫ن َف‬ ُ ‫ر‬ ّ ‫ل ُ كم‬ ْ ‫بأ‬ ْ ُ ‫ذل ِك‬ ّ ُ‫توه‬ ّ ُ‫من ْه‬ َ ‫حي‬ َ ْ ‫ن َ غي‬ َ ‫صني‬ ِ ‫وا‬ َ ‫م‬ ْ ُ‫م َأن ت َب ْت َغ‬ ّ‫نا‬ َ ‫ه‬ ُ‫كا َ ن‬ َ ْ ‫من ب َعْدِ ال‬ َ ‫ح‬ ِ ‫ض‬ ِ ‫ه‬ ِ ‫تم ِب‬ ُ ْ ‫ضي‬ ِ ‫م‬ َ ‫ج‬ ّ ‫ة ِإ‬ َ ‫ري‬ َ ‫را‬ َ ‫نا‬ ُ ‫وَل‬ ًَ ‫ري‬ ُ ‫أ‬ َ ‫لل‬ َ ‫في‬ ْ ‫يُك‬ َ َ ‫ما ت‬ ْ ‫عل‬ َ ‫ضة‬ ّ ُ‫ره‬ َ ‫جو‬ ِ ‫ف‬ ِ ‫ن َف‬ ‫ما‬ ِ َ‫ع‬ ِ ‫ح‬ َ ‫ما‬ ً ‫كي‬ ً ‫لي‬ “And all married women except those whom your right hands possess (this is) Allah’s ordinance to you. and lawful for you are (all women) besides those.w.

a.w. and progeny of Qahtan.) and the Holy Quran. And neither did anyone say that no prophet or book has come after the Messenger of Allah (s. But one day when Umar came to Afra. I prohibit it and I will lash one who denies its unlawfulness. which was lawful during the time of the Prophet.s. who is the daughter of my mother Khaithama and father. even though being without husband?” Some people said: “No. so all understood that Umar has summoned them for something important.w.s.a. Who from among you would like that your sisters and daughters should give birth to and suckle children. I adjured her and asked from where she got the child? She said: I had done Mutah. So all Muslims continued to practice Mutah during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (s. even though it was not a time for prayers. which .” So dreading his lashes all accepted the verdict and no one dared to oppose it.) on the occasions of Hajj etc. he found her suckling an infant. He told them to announce the public prayers. Khattab is also without a husband?” People said: “Yes.” Umar said: “Don’t you know that my sister.the latter. we don’t like such a situation. it is known as payment.” He said: “I had just been to her place and I found this child in her arms. we know that. People gathered immediately and Umar said: “O Muhajireen and Ansar. He was highly infuriated and he took the child from her and brought it to the Masjid and mounted the pulpit. during the whole tenure of Abu Bakr and the first four years of Umar’s reign.” “Now all of you should know that the Mutah.

a.) about the oppressions wrought on him by Mamun Rashid. Musa (a.s.a. the Messenger of Allah (s.s.) will come forward and complain to his grandfather.s.a.) about the oppressions wrought on him by Mamun Rashid.s.w.s.) will stand up and complain to his grandfather.w. what are the requirements for Mutah? He replied: There are seventy conditions for it.w.s.may abrogate its commands. the Messenger of Allah (s.) and the Holy Quran.) will arise and complain to their respected grandfather for the oppression they had to suffer at the hands of his Ummah. the Messenger of Allah (s. all of them accepted it without any objection. On the contrary.s.) and my father Imam Muhammad Baqir (a. Thus. Anyone who goes against even one of those conditions has wrought oppression on himself. Ali bin Husain (a.a. Then my son. after that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.) will come forward and complain to his grandfather. Then Ali bin Muhammad (a.s.) about the oppressions wrought on him by Mutawakkil.) about the oppressions wrought on him by Harun Rashid.) will come forward and complain to his grandfather. Mufaddal asked: My master.) about the oppressions .a.s. the Messenger of Allah (s. Then Ali bin Musa (a.s. Then Imam Hasan Askari (a.w.s.s. the Messenger of Allah (s.) said: Then my grandfather. Therefore we don’t accept your command in opposition to the Holy Prophet (s.w.) about the oppressions wrought on me by Mansur Dawaniqi. Then Muhammad bin Ali (a. the Messenger of Allah (s.w.a.) will stand up and complain to his grandfather. Then I will stand up and complain to my grandfather.s.a.w.s.s.

s.) will come forward. Angels will be to his left and he will approach and stand before the Holy Prophet (s.) and say: O respected grandfather. And today he does not even have any descendants. Then Imam Mahdi (a. And if he had been a fact.a.a. the Messenger of Allah (s. Then he will say: َ ْ ‫ر الل ّهِ وَا‬ ِ‫ح‬ ُ ْ ‫لفت‬ َ ‫إ َ ذا‬ ْ َ ‫جاء ن‬ ُ ‫ص‬ “When there comes the help of Allah and the victory…” (Surah Nasr . whose name will be same as that of my respected grandfather’s and he would be wearing the shirt of the Prophet.wrought on him by Motizbillah. O respected grandfather! Upon this. you had informed your Ummah about my distinctive qualities and guided the people about me. who made true His promise and made us inherit the complete earth. having stains of blood when he was injured in Battle of Uhad. why the Almighty Allah should have delayed his reappearance? I continued to observe patience even after hearing this. But in spite of that your Ummah refused to believe in me and they were bent on rebellion claiming that he is not even born yet. but now the Almighty Allah has commanded me to reappear.) will say: Praise be to Allah. You had told them about my name and lineage and even declared what my Kunniyat will be. Where he was previously and where he is at present? Where he will be and if even if he had been there previously he must have died by now.s. and we shall reside wherever we may choose in Paradise and how good is the reward for the doers of good.s.w.w.

) had prayed: O Allah. but do not make me ashamed before the prophets and messengers. Surah Saff 61:9) Then he would recite the following verse: ُّ ‫حا‬ َ ‫نب‬ َ ‫ر َل‬ َ ‫نا َل‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ ‫ما‬ ِ‫ه‬ ّ ‫تأ‬ ِ َ ‫من ذ‬ ِ ‫م‬ ِ ْ‫{ ل ِي َغ‬1 } ‫نا‬ ً ‫مبي‬ َ ‫ح‬ ّ‫إ‬ ً ْ ‫ك َفت‬ ْ َ ‫نا َفت‬ َ ّ ‫تقد‬ ُ َ ‫مت‬ َ ْ‫م ِنع‬ ّ ِ ‫ر وَي ُت‬ َ َ‫ك و‬ َ ‫ه‬ ُ ّ ‫ك الل‬ َ ‫خ‬ َ ‫ف‬ ً ‫را‬ َ ‫ر‬ َ َ ‫ك وَي َهْد ِي‬ َ ْ ‫علي‬ َ ‫زا‬ ِ َ ‫ست‬ ِ ‫ك‬ ً ‫را عَ ِ زي‬ َ َ‫{ و‬2 } ‫ما‬ ْ ‫م‬ ُ ّ ‫ك الل‬ ً ‫قي‬ ّ ‫طا‬ ْ َ‫ه ن‬ ُ ‫ين‬ ً ‫ص‬ َ ‫ص‬ َ ‫ص‬ “Surely We have given to you a clear victory. though the polytheists may be averse.s. So the Almighty Allah transferred the burden to him and then He forgave all the sins. Ahle Bayt (a. that He might cause it to prevail over all religions. what sin of the Prophet is mentioned in this verse. you and people like you are those Shia. the Messenger of Allah (s.s. That Allah may forgive your community their past faults and those to follow and complete His favor to you and keep you on a right way.a.” (Surah Fath 48:1-3) Mufaddal asked: My master. And that Allah might help you with a mighty help.s.w. which the Almighty Allah forgave? Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. please transfer the burden of the sins of the former and latter Shia of my brother and descendants successor.s. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.” (Surah Taubah 9:33.) said: O Mufaddal.) replied: O Mufaddal.).110:1) And this statement of the Almighty Allah is true: ِْ ُ ‫ق ل ِي‬ ْ ‫ه ِب‬ َ ُ ‫ره‬ ِ ّ ‫دي ِ ن ك ُل‬ ِ َ‫دى و‬ ِ ّ ‫و ال‬ ّ ‫على ال‬ َ ْ ‫دي ِ ن ال‬ َ ُ‫اله‬ ُ ‫ر‬ َ ‫و َ ك ِ ره‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ُ ‫ول‬ َ ‫ر‬ ْ ‫ول‬ َ ‫ه‬ َ ‫ظه‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ‫سَل‬ ْ ‫ذي َأ‬ َ ُ‫ه‬ ْ ‫م‬ ‫ر ُ كو َ ن‬ ُ ْ ‫ال‬ ِ ‫ش‬ “He it is Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth. the Almighty Allah has bestowed this mercy to us for the sake of you. or they would . but don’t narrate this tradition to low-grade Shia. Mufaddal said: I continued to weep for along time and then said: My master.

there would not have remained on the earth.” (Surah Anbiya 21:28) Mufaddal said: My master.s. neither these sects would have remained nor any opponent nor doubter.) said: O Mufaddal.) had prevailed on all religions.s.w.) was not able to prevail on all religions? Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a. either a Jew or a Majusi or Sabean or Christians. because we are only such as the Almighty Allah has said: ّ ‫عو َ ن ِإ‬ ْ ‫م‬ ْ ‫خ‬ ْ َ ‫ول ي‬ ‫فقو َ ن‬ ُِ ‫ش‬ َ ‫ش‬ َ ‫ن‬ ُ َ‫ضى و‬ ِ ِ ‫شي َت‬ َ َ ‫رت‬ ُ ‫ف‬ ُ ‫ه‬ ّ ‫هم‬ َ ِ‫ل ل‬ ْ ‫م‬ ْ ‫مِنا‬ َ “…and they do not intercede except for him whom He approves.a. Moon and stars. On the contrary what the Almighty Allah has said is that: ِْ ُ ‫ل ِي‬ ‫ه‬ َ ُ ‫ره‬ ِ ّ ‫دي ِ ن ك ُل‬ ّ ‫على ال‬ َ ‫ظه‬ “…that He might cause it to prevail over all religions…” (Surah Taubah 9:33) He has in fact said it with regard to the time of the reappearance of the Mahdi.leave good deeds and then no one will be able to save them from divine chastisement. if the Messenger of Allah (s. worshippers of Laat and Uzza or devotees of Sun.w. polytheist or idol worshipper. It will be the time of Rajat and it was in connection with that time that the Almighty Allah has said: ّ ‫ه‬ ‫لله‬ ٌ َ ‫ت ُ كو َ ن فِت ْن‬ ُِ ‫وقا‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ّ ‫ي ُ كو َ ن ال‬ َ ‫م‬ ُ ّ ‫ن ُ كل‬ َ ‫تى َ ل‬ ْ ُ‫تلوه‬ ُ ‫دي‬ َ َ‫ة و‬ َ “And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah…” (Surah Anfal 8:39) Mufaddal said: I testify that your knowledge is derived from the knowledge of the Almighty Allah and you possess the kingdom given to .s.a. the Almighty Allah says: ِْ ُ ‫ل ِي‬ َ ُ ‫ره‬ ِ‫دي ِ ن ك ُل ّه‬ ّ ‫على ال‬ َ ‫ظه‬ “…that He might cause it to prevail over all religions…” (Surah 9:33) But the Messenger of Allah (s. and for fear of Him they tremble. No fire or idol worshipper.

) in Bani Israel .s.s. the cursed one had built after he had slain Husain bin Ali (a. Thus after that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.s.) replied: “The first thing on the agenda of Mahdi (a. after having conquered the east and the west.and on his companions treasures of the earth from gold and jewels and … he would distribute it. accursed. Thus even if a piece of garlic or a grain of mustard is owed by a Shia. you speak with His permission and act according to His commands.) is that he would have it announced openly in all the world: Pay attention.s. anyone owes anything to anyone.you by Allah.) replied: “Qaim (a. he must inform us so that it may be repaid. would come to Kufa Masjid and he would raze down a Masjid that Yazid bin Muawiyah. Mufaddal asked: My master. it would be repaid. please tell me what the fate of one of your Shia will be if he dies indebted to other? Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and also one who makes a Masjid that is not for Allah is accursed.) said: “Then Mahdi will return to Kufa and the sky would rain golden locusts – just as the Almighty Allah rained them on Prophet Ayyub (a. All the debts shall be repaid even if they constitute huge amounts of gold and silver or some other wealth. what will be the tenure of Qaim’s rule? َُ ‫ن‬ َ َ { 105 } ٌ ‫عيد‬ َ َ‫ر و‬ َ ‫م‬ َ‫ق‬ ِ ‫س‬ ِ ‫ز‬ ِ ‫م‬ ّ ‫في ال‬ ِ ‫وا َف‬ ِ ّ ‫ما ال‬ ِ ‫ش‬ ِ ‫ف‬ َ ‫ها‬ َ َ‫ي و‬ ٌ ‫هي‬ ْ ُ‫نا ِ ر َله‬ ّ ‫فأ‬ ْ ُ‫من ْه‬ َ ‫في‬ ٌ ‫في‬ ْ ‫شق‬ َ ‫ذي‬ ّ ‫ق‬ ِ ‫ش‬ َ َ ّ ‫رب‬ َ ّ ‫رب‬ ٌ ‫عا‬ َ ‫ما‬ 106 } ‫ل‬ َ } ِ ‫م‬ ِ ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫خال‬ ّ َ‫ك ف‬ ّ ‫ك ِإ‬ َ ‫ما‬ ّ ‫ت ال‬ َ ّ ‫ض ِإل‬ ُ ‫وا‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ‫دا‬ َ ‫ها‬ ُ ‫ر‬ َ ‫في‬ َ ‫ن‬ َ ‫شاء‬ ْ ‫وال‬ َ ‫ت‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ ‫دي‬ .” Mufaddal asked: My master.s.” Mufaddal asked: My master. if from among our Shia.). what will happen after that? Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.

‫ت‬ َ ‫ة‬ ِ ‫م‬ ِ ‫ن‬ ِ ِ ‫خال‬ ِ ّ ‫جن‬ ِ ‫وا َف‬ ِ ّ ‫ما ال‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ ْ ‫في ال‬ ّ ‫ت ال‬ ُ ‫ن‬ ُ ‫وا‬ َ ‫س‬ َ ‫دا‬ َ ‫ها‬ ّ ‫وأ‬ َ ّ‫ل‬ َ ‫في‬ َ ‫ما‬ َ ‫دي‬ ْ ُ ‫سعِد‬ َ ‫ذي‬ َ { 107 } ُ ‫ريد‬ ِ ُ ‫ما ي‬ َ َ ّ ‫رب‬ َ ‫ما‬ ٍ‫ج ُ ذوذ‬ ْ ‫م‬ َ ‫ر‬ َ ّ ‫ض ِإل‬ ُ ‫ر‬ َ ْ ‫ك عَ َ طاء َ غي‬ َ ‫شاء‬ ْ ‫وال‬ َ “…then (some) of them shall be unhappy and (others) happy. After that Qiyamat will occur that the Almighty Allah has mentioned in His Book and all praise is for the Almighty Allah and may blessings continue to descend on Muhammad. except as your Lord please. So as to those who are unhappy. And as to those who are made happy. the bounty of the Lord would be never-ending and their rule will never come to an end except by the will of Allah regarding which no one has any knowledge.” (Surah Hud 11:105108) In this verse. for them shall be sighing and groaning in it: Abiding therein so long as the heavens and the earth endure. a gift which shall never be cut off. who is the Messenger and his purified progeny and peace be on him and his descendants in excess . they shall be in the garden. surely your Lord is the mighty doer of what He intends. except as your Lord please. they shall be in the fire. abiding in it as long as the heavens and the earth endure.

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