8 hadiths regarding The Mahdi

1. The Mahdi will be from the family of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

“The world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs.”

– Prophet Muhammad (Tirmidhi Sahih, Vol. 9, P. 74; Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 5, P. 207; also narrated by Ali ibn Abu Talib, Abu Sa’id, Umm Salma, Abu Hurayra)

2. He will spread justice and equality & eradicate tyranny and opression

“Allah will bring out from concealment al-Mahdi from my family and just before the day of Judgment; even if only one day were to remain in the life of the world, and he will spread on this earth justice and equity and will eradicate tyranny and oppression.”

– Prophet Muhammad (Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Vol. 1, P. 99)

3. The Mahdi will rise even if it is one day before Qiyamah

“Even if only a day remains for Qiyamah to come, yet Allah will surely send a man from my family who will fill this world with such justice and fairness, just as it initially was filled with oppression.”

– Prophet Muhammad (Abu Dawood)

4. The Mahdi will emerge within a single night

“The promised Mahdi will be among my family. God will make the provisions for his emergence within a single night.”

– Prophet Muhammad (Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)

5. The Mahdi will be a descendant of Fatima

“The promised Mahdi will be among my progeny, among the descendants of Fatima.”

– Prophet Muhammad, narrated by Umm Salmah, the Prophet’s wife (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 207; Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)

6. The Mahdi will be from the household of the Prophet (Ahlul-Bayt)

“Al-Mahdi is one of us, the members of the household (Ahlul-Bayt).”

– Prophet Muhammad (Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 2, Tradition No. 4085)

7. An army will proceed from Syria to attack the Mahdi and be swallowed into the ground

“After the death of a Ruler there will be some dispute between the people. At that time a citizen of Madina will flee (from Madina) and go to Makkah. While in Makkah, certain people will approach him between Hajrul Aswad and Maqaame Ibraheem, and forcefully pledge their allegiance to him.

Thereafter a huge army will proceed from Syria to attack him but when they will be at Baida, which is between Makkah and Madina, they will be swallowed into the ground.”

– Prophet Muhammad, narrated by Umm Salmah, the Prophet’s wife (Abu Dawood)

8. Jesus will descend and pray behind the Mahdi

“A group of my Ummah will fight for the truth until near the day of judgment when Jesus, the son of Mary, will descend, and the leader of them will ask him to lead the prayer, but Jesus declines, saying: “No, Verily, among you Allah has made leaders for others and He has bestowed his bounty upon them.”

– Prophet Muhammad (Sahih Muslim)



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Who is Dajjal ?

Dajjal in Arabic means lair, the deceiver. Prophet Mohammad(SAW) said Dajjal will not appear until people forget about him and the Imam stop mentioning him on the pulpits.

Dajjal will not come out

  • Until temple of solomen is rebuilt.
  • State of Israel becomes established.

Description of him is as follows –

  • His right eye will be like a floating grape. The left eye will also be defective which will give it look of green glass.
  • He will be ruddy white.
  • He will be young in age, probably mid thirties.
  • His forehead will be prominent and his neck wide.
  • He will be a short, stout and powerfully built man.
  • His feet will be set apart and he will have lot of curly hairs.
  • He will also be sterile.

He will come in the time of Mahdi, after Mahdi succeeds in overcoming forces of other nations and sets up a rule, a time when justice will be spread throughout the earth.

Towards the end of his rule a drought will begin on earth. In the first year, one-third of rain will seize. In second year two-third of rain stops. In third year there will be no rain throughout the world. At that time dajjal will appear from the east and he will not be able to enter Mecca and Medina.

It is termed as greatest of trials in history of mankind. Dajjal will have power of psychological deception. He will deceive people and people will follow him.

He will live for 40 days. After 40 days have ended the Muslims will be praying behind Al Mahdi almost about to pray salat ul zuhr, in Damascus, Syria in Masjid Al Minara Beyda. At this time Allah sends them their solution, Isa ibn Maryam will descend.

Dajjal when sees Isa(AS) he runs away and literally began to melt. Isa(AS) will follow him with his sword and he will be killed finally when he bleeds and dies and rest Allah knows the best.



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