That talk about the 'return of Mahdi'

The Glorious Quran tells us loud and clear, that the Last Day will come "unawares." This means that it will come suddenly without any warning signals when people will be least expecting it.

"Nay, but it will come upon them unawares so that it will stupefy them, and they will be unable to repel it, neither will they be reprieved." 21:40 Al-Anbiya

Yet there are so many hadith narrations that talk about "signs" of the Last Day. There's one notion according to hadith that says the Last Day will be on a Friday, and on that Friday the sun will rise from the West and set towards the East. This means we will get a 'notice' of several hours before Doomsday takes place. Indeed, this blatantly contradicts the Quran.

There are many other such stories.

But the most widely accepted sign of Qaiamah (The Last Day) according to the myth of hadith is supposed to be the return of Mahdi. Like the bulk of Hadith ideologies, this too has been borrowed from the Bible. The Christians believe that Jesus, son of Mary, (peace on them both) will return. Thus, Hadith propagates the same notion. Also, it goes a step further in this concocted copy-cat theory by saying that Imam Mahdi will also return. The re-appearance of both Jesus, son of Mary, and Imam Mahdi is supposed to signify the 'end of time.' Again, it means we'll get plenty of warning before the Last Day actually takes place. And again, a clear contradiction of the what Allah has confirmed in the Quran many times that the Last Day will arrive suddenly. Both sects, Shiias and Sunnis, blindly accept the stories of return of Jesus and Mahdi without bothering to reflect on the Words of Allah.

Mahdi is said to be a distant descendent (or will be a distant descendent) of Prophet Muhammad (SAAW) of the line of Fatimah Zahra. Of course, there's absolutely NO mention of Mahdi in the Quran.

Traditionalists and as well as modernists like Yahya Harun and others blindly accept the stories of the return of Jesus and Mahdi, and confound the Ummah yet more. Although the flaws of these fractured tales are very easy to catch, the Ummah prefers to intentionally blurr its vision.

It goes without saying that the Noble Quran gives us no reason to believe in such notions. The Quran tells us that Jesus, son of Mary, did not die on the cross, and that the Almighty Allah made him ascend unto Him. There's no mention nor any references of Jesus returning again.

"And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah son of Mary, Allah's messenger They slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture ; they slew him not for certain," 4:157 An-Nissa

"But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, wise." 4:158 An Nissa

Thus, as sincere believers, we need to believe completely in what Allah has said to us. Nothing more and nothing less. Otherwise we will make ourselves guilty of constructing lies about Allah - an enormous sin!

"See, how they invent lies about Allah! That of itself is flagrant sin." 4:50 An-Nissa

The principles of the Glorious Quran make it crystal clear that once any living being leaves this earthly world and goes to the other realm, there's no coming back again. And Ressurection will only take place on the Day of Judgement.

To give an idea of the cooked up tales created by the Sunnis and Shiias on the Essa / Mahdi issue (much like the fictions of the Bible and Torah writers), the following are some sad and appaling gossips.

According to scholar Moojan Momen, signs that Sunni and Shi'a are agreed upon include:

- The Mahdi will be a descendant of Muhammad of the line of Fatimah.
- His name will be as the name of Muhammad.
- He and Isa (Jesus) will rule for either 40 years (though these years are consisted of days not necessarily the same as 24 hour days)
- His coming will be accompanied by the appearance of the Ad-Dajjal (the 'Great Deceiver').
- There will be a lunar and solar eclipse within the same month of Ramadan
- A star with a luminous tail will rise from the East before the Mahdi emerges.
- He will restore faith to its original form and eradicate moral corruption.
- He will have a broad forehead, a prominent nose, and his eyes will be naturally mascaraed
- He will fill the world with justice and fairness at a time when the world will be filled with oppression.

To read my debate on this topic at Afghan Forums, click HERE


  1. Yet again, copy-cat notions taken from the Christian faith. The same way the hadithers copied 'adhab al qabr' (punishment of the grave) from the Jewish concept of 'Sheol', you can look it up at your leisure if you want.

    I just wanted to add, the Qur'an does not only say that Jesus (pbuh) was raised but that before being raised he died (not on the cross of course). Here's the verse that many sunni/shia scholars have distorted to fit their wild prophecies.

    ٣:٥٥ اذ قال الله يا عيسى اني متوفيك ورافعك الي ومطهرك من الذين كفروا وجاعل الذين اتبعوك فوق الذين كفروا الى يوم القيامه ثم الي مرجعكم فاحكم بينكم فيما كنتم فيه تختلفون

    The verse clearly uses the word 'متوفيك' which in Arabic means 'cause you to die'(physically). Yet if we look at the distorted English translation, it translates it into 'I will take thee' which has nothing to do with 'متوفيك'!!!

    Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

    Can't these people see how they are relying on Sunnah to distort the Qur'an, the words of Allah? Let's see what Allah subhanahu wa taala has to say about this offense:

    But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few - ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind.

  2. Indeed the notion of the return of Mahdi is a copy-cat version of the return of Jesus son of Virgin Mary. Also, the concept of punishment in the grave is not contained anywhere in the Noble Quran. As confirmed in the Quran, even if the duration between death and resurrection is millions of years, upon resurrection it will seem like a day or two or an hour or two. Thus, as far as we're concerned and for all practical purposes, the Day of Judgment will be shortly after death. There are some exceptions about whom the Quran does hint that their punishment would start soon after death as in the case of Pharaoh but the clear connotation is that the commencement of their punishment prior to the Day of Judgment will be in Hellfire, not in the physical grave. Regarding the ascension of Jesus son of Virgin Mary, it's not possible to confirm his exact state of existence when he was taken away from this world .. whether it was in a state of regular death or some state of oblivion somewhat different from the usual death of common people. Only God Almighty would know that best. Thus, I wouldn't go further into that. There are certain aspects (involving narrations of the past, not commandments) in the Quran that need to be left alone which might be disclosed to us on the Day of Judgment, if Allah wills. Otherwise, the differences keep multiplying and subsequently stories keep multiplying too.


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