The Saviours of Mankind: Imam Mahdi (a.s.) & Jesus Christ (a.s.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is adapted from various swuhbat from Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.).  It is his explanation of the coming of the Mahdi (a.s.) and Jesus Christ (a.s.).  According to Shaykh Nazim (q.s.), the Mahdi (a.s.) is already here.  Jesus Christ or ‘Isa (a.s.) will come back as the Messiah, al-Masih, to kill the Anti-Christ, who is also known as Dajjal al-Masih, the False Messiah.  Some of this is allegorical.  Much of this was said many years ago, from the 1990s.

Muhammad al-Mahdi (a.s.) is a descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) through his daughter Fathimah az-Zahrah (r.a.) and her sons, Hasan (r.a.) and Husayn (r.a.), in the 40th generation.  So he is Sayyid al-Hasani and al-Husayni.  His parents live near Jeddah.  He was born between 1930 and 1940 in the Wadi Fatima, a green valley on the way from Jeddah to Madina.  When he was growing up, he had such lights, such a nur about his face.  The people started to notice him because his growth was miraculous.  He has a spot of ashes on his right cheek, like a star, and his arms reached to his knees.

By the order of the Prophet (s.a.w.), he was taken away from people by the awliya’ of the Nuqabah, the Nujabah, the Budalah, the Awtad and the Akhyar, whose imam is Shahab ad-Din (q.s.), to a place behind the mountain of Qaf.  Then he was ordered to remain in the empty quarters, the Ruba’ al-Khali, a desert between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.  No one can go there, because there are quicksand and moving sand dunes.  He is not living with ordinary people now because he has such spiritual strength that people cannot look to him.  He lives in that desert with his 99 khulafa’, all highly spiritual people.  There is a huge cave; its entrance is 40 meters wide. In that cave is the Dome of Happiness, which had been built by the angels. No one may approach that cave because it is protected by jinn who send out electricity that may kill anyone.  The Mahdi (a.s.) and his caliphs await there for the Divine Command of Allah (s.w.t.) to appear.  The Mahdi (a.s.) is the most spiritual person on earth now, and all awliya’ are under his command.

When he appears, he will say, “Allahu Akbar,” three times, in Damascus, and this will be heard from East to West.

And then the Archangel Gabriel (a.s.), will shout, “Khalifatullah!  Allah Almighty’s Khalifah has just appeared!  Join his army, O believers!”  Everything will be clear.  Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) will appear with such a power that all technology will stop.

Each man in his army will be worth an army.  12,000 soldiers from five countries of the West, known only to the awliya’, will come.  They are always in contact with Divine Powers, which is a sign of real faith. They are steadfast, never turning from the Face of Allah (s.w.t.) under any circumstance.  Armies turn to ashes beneath their gaze.  They are descendants of ‘Ali (k.w.).  When Imam Mahdi (a.s.) says, “Allahu Akbar!” they will be ready at the south gate of Damascus, from Amman.

Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will come as a saviour before Jesus Christ (a.s.) to stop Armageddon, the 3rd World War, with Divine Power, because no one and nothing except Divine Power can stop it.  No country will remain neutral in this war.  All the bombs will be under the control of jinn, and the jinn are under the command of Imam Mahdi (a.s.).  So nothing will be by chance; it will be only as much as Allah (s.w.t.) Wills.  Everything is arranged.  There is a group of awliya’, the five aqthab, who look after everything according to the Will of Allah (s.w.t.).  Nothing on this earth happens by chance or accident.  And nothing happens without a reason.

Armageddon is the war between the East and the West, and it is written that the West will win and the East will vanish.  This biggest of all wars is between the believers, followers of Jesus Christ (a.s.), people who have prepared themselves for the Saviour, and the followers of the Anti-Christ, unbelievers, who are running after this life’s pleasures, following materialistic thoughts, seeking pleasures which their egos are asking for, asking for every freedom.  They are people who always come into contact with the devil, falling under his control, and supporting the kingdom of Shaythan.  They will be with the Anti-Christ because they are evil in themselves.  The devils will carry them to the source of evil and devils: the Anti-Christ.

Humanity is now following false teachings, supporting the kingdom of devils on earth, and that is why a storm of fire will come as a punishment, blowing from East to West, North to South.  The supporters of the devils will die, but the supporters of the Saviours, Mahdi (a.s.) and Jesus Christ (a.s.), will be saved.  There is no shelter for the cruel, or the disobedient.  Therefore, everybody must try to prevent his ego from doing bad things and from having bad intentions.  There is no shelter for unbelievers; nothing and no one can protect them.  There is always the danger that Divine Wrath will reach them, even underground or in the skies.  To believe is the first refuge.

False beliefs are also dangerous.  For these people, it will be as if they have a shield with holes, so that the arrows of Divine Wrath may reach them.  Therefore, another refuge is to believe in the right way.  For some people, their good character will be a refuge; people with good intentions, who are sympathetic, helpful, just and respectful towards others, loving them.  And another refuge is to give charity and to pray, especially during prostration.  Allah (s.w.t.) Promises to shelter His good servants.  Everybody must ask how he can be good.

Nowadays, everything is mixed up; Truth with untruth, good with evil, purity with impurity.  Until the last world war comes, times will get worse and worse.  When Jesus (a.s.) comes, he will put everything in its place, and no one will be able to object.  The 21st century will be the century of truth.  In the last days, so many men will be killed that there will be 40 times more women than men.  This is because men are more violent than women, so many of them will die, and most of the women will stay.  And in that war, for every seven people, six will die.  For those women who do not have a husband anymore, Allah (s.w.t.) will send people from behind the mountain of Qaf, so that no one will be alone in that time.  When Imam Mahdi (a.s.), he will bring with him many people from unknown realms around this earth.

The world will be empty after that war; everywhere will be open for the believers.  According to their share, which is Written on the Lawh al-Mahfuzh, the Preserved Tablet, Imam Mahdi (a.s.), will show everyone their place.  After this big war people will be like a candle ready for the match.  Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will open the seed of faith in their hearts, opening the hearts of the believers who lived through that war.

Imam Mahdi’s (a.s.) first appearance was in Hijaz, in Makkah, on Mount Arafat.  That was around 1960.  It was a private appearance, only for the awliya’.  12,000 awliya’ came and put their hands on his hand, taking bay’ah with him.  Once, when Shaykh Nazim (q.s.) was passing through Beirut, Lebanon, on his way to Cyprus, he met a shaykh from Lebanon, and was a guest in his house.  He asked Shaykh Nazim (q.s.), “What news does your shaykh have about Imam Mahdi (a.s.)?”

Shaykh Nazhim (q.s.) told him that a certain number of years ago, he was with his shaykh on Arafat with Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and 12000 rijalullah, a specific category of awliya’, and that they all took bay’ah with Imam Mahdi (a.s.).  Shaykh Nazim (q.s.) was with Grand Shaykh ‘Abdillah ad-Daghistani (q.s.).at that time.  He had taken Shaykh Nazim (q.s.) with him, ‘like a hunter keeps his dog with him,’ as Shaykh Nazim (q.s.) said.

The shaykh from Lebanon then said, “You are right.  I was in Makkah al-Mukarramah the same year with my shaykh, and we met someone from Sudan.  We asked him, ‘Where are you from?’, and he told us that he had come from Central Africa: ‘A year ago, I was ordered by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) to be here this year to take bay’ah with Imam Mahdi (a.s.).  I have been travelling by foot since then to arrive here.’”

The awliya’ have already taken the bay’ah with Imam Mahdi (a.s.), in that year.  There is a second kind of bay’ah, in dreams, for people who are not prepared to meet Imam Mahdi (a.s.) physically.  And now he awaits for the order, and then common people will take bay’ah with him.  There are one hundred and one hindrances which he must overcome, before he can appear.  Ninety-nine of those hindrances have passed.  Now only two are remaining.

‘Red-coloured people’ have come to Afghanistan.  They must also go to Pakistan, and then to Turkey.  That is the first sign: Russians coming to Turkey.  Huge Russian armies will be at the West of Aleppo.  They will come up to the plain of Yarmuk near Aleppo.  At the same time, the Americans will be in Turkey, in Adana, near the sea.  There will be a great slaughter in that plain.  That conflict will last three months and during that event, Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will appear.  It will be in a year of Hajj al-Akbar.

Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will appear during hajj, where people will rush to take bay’ah from him.  From there, he will go to Damascus.  He will make takbir three times as mentioned above.  With those takbirat, the problem of technological advantage is will be addressed, and it will be the signal for all Muslims to attack the devils.

There are 40 stations on Imam Mahdi’s (a.s.) way between Makkah and Damascus.  He will come to the gates of Damascus, firstly to a place where the footprints of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and his camel are in a stone.  He will enter Damascus, and there, the people will take bay’ah with him.

Then there are seven stations on his way from Damascus to Istanbul: Homs, Hama, Trablus, Halep, Konya, Bursa and in Istanbul he will take out the flag of the Prophet (s.a.w.) from Topkapi Palace.  But before that, the Padishah will appear and they will meet in Konya, where Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will put on the sword and the coat of the Prophet (s.a.w.), the amanat kept there.

After Imam Mahdi (a.s.) has taken out the flag in Istanbul, the Anti-Christ will come quickly through Khorasan in Iran, and run to Jerusalem, to go around the whole world from there for 40 days.  The Anti-Christ, the Dajjal, is now in chains- imprisoned on an unknown island that no one can approach, because he says, “I am your Lord,” claiming to be the Lord of mankind, not just a prophet.  He cannot move from there.  He is still giving orders, and he has thirty deputies who are preparing people for his coming.  And he is one-eyed.

The Muslims are expecting Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and they await also the return of Jesus Christ (a.s.) from the Heavens.  The Christians are expecting Jesus Christ’s (a.s.) return as well.  But the Jews, because they do not believe in Jesus (a.s.) and Muhammad (s.a.w.), are still waiting for a prophet from among themselves to appear.  There will be a Divine Announcement: “The enemy of Allah, Dajjal, has appeared.  Whoever wants to save himself from him must go to Damascus, Makkah or Madina.  So the believers will run because Dajjal will be after them.  They will run like streams to Damascus, and the believers there will be besieged for 40 days.  Dajjal will go around the whole world, but 700 Angels, 700 jinn, and 700 awliya’ from the Budala, the Nujaba, the Nuqaba, the Awtad and the Akhyar will protect Damascus, so he will not be able to enter it.

Damascus is a holy area, the place of the Judgement Day, where twice a day comes Nur, Divine Light, and Mercy.  This area covers all that a man can see from the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque, and its Barakah spreads for a distance of six or seven days’ camel ride in all directions.  After 40 days, Jesus (a.s.) him will come down from the Heavens.  It will be the time of fajr, when he comes down in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.  He will descend to a minaret of that Dome in the East, under which Yahya (a.s.), John the Baptist, is buried.  Two angels will protect him with their wings, and bring him down to earth.  He will be wearing a green turban, and he will be shining.  He has the most beautiful face, rosy and white.  His beard is red, and he will be perspiring.  And he has a sword.  When he was on earth, he never touched a sword, but now that he comes as a Saviour, to save people from the hands of the Anti-Christ, he will bear one.  His sword is a miraculous sword, a Divine sword.  It can reach any point he sends it.  The Lord Gave it to him.

He is not coming as a prophet anymore, but as a member of the ummah of Muhammad (s.a.w.), following his shari’ah.  Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will offer the place to be the imam of swalah fajr to Jesus, but Jesus (a.s.) will decline.  Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will lead the prayer once, and after that, Jesus (a.s.) will be imam.  And Imam Mahdi (a.s.) will be with him for seven years. Jesus (a.s.) will kill the Anti-Christ, break the crosses, and make clear the truth about himself and his mother Maryam (a.s.).  He will govern the Kingdom of Heaven on earth for 40 years.

After Jesus (a.s.) has killed the Anti-Christ, there will be no more devils and evil in his time; people will live a life as if in Paradise.  Paradise has appeared.  Tajalli, Divine vision, will come on them.  Jesus (a.s.) will marry and have children.  When time on earth is past, he will be buried in Madina, in the fourth tomb next to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.), Abu Bakr (r.a.) and ‘Umar (r.a.).  That grave is empty now.

We Sent aforetime our messengers with Clear Signs and Sent Down with them the Book and the Balance (of right and wrong), that men may stand forth in justice; and We Sent Down iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may Test who it is that will help unseen, Him and His messengers; for Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might (and Able to Enforce His Will). (Surah al-Hadid:25)


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