DENIAL OF MAHDI A.S. IS BLASPHEMY
Here we will prove that the
denial of Iman-e-Zamana (A.S.) is synonymous to infidelity. First of all we should know
what is the actual meaning of idolatry and who is an idolator ? Fourteen hundred years ago
part of the globe known as Arabia was the cradle of ignorance andits inhabitants were in a
state of illitracy and uneducation. The darkeness of ignorance illuminated with the advent
of Islam brought by Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (Peace be on him and and his progeny).
The people one after the other embraced Islam with few exceptions who due to racial and
tribal hatred refused to accept the Prophet of Goda and were hell-bent to falsify the Holy
Book descended on him by the God. It is clear that he who refuses to acknowledge him as
Prophet and has no faith in his teachings and in Quran and in Doomsday. (Last day of
judgment) is an infidel even if he claims to believe in all previous prophets and he can
be called as an infidel. It is accepted by the Shias and Sunnis as well that the
Prophet-hood of Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa is established by the Quran as well as by
narration (Hadees). The Quran acclaimed Mohammad (Peace be on him and and his progeny)
that resembles the above Sura of the Holy Book. The Prophet speaks that "Thirty of my
followers would claim to be Prophets after me though I am the last and there will be no
Prophet after me. "Thus a person who has faith in any Prophet after the holpy prophet
and in any other book after Holy Quran is also an infidel as the finality of prophethood
and Quran is an established fact by Quran itself and one who denies it is an infidel. In
the same way even Mahdaviyat is a established fact by Quran and one who rejects it will be
and the belief in Mahdaviyat :
1. "And most surely it is a knowledge of the hour,
therefore have no doubt about it."
(Zukhruf : 61) The gret well-known Sunni interpretor of Quran,
Muqaatil bin Sulaiman, says about the above verse as follows :
"This verse is
revealed about Mahdi."
1. Al-Bayan fi Akhbare
Saheb ez Zamaan of Hafiz Ganji Shafaee, P. 109.
2. As'aaf-ur-Raaghebeen of
Ibne Subbaan, P. 156.
3. As-Sawaaeq ul Muhreqah,
of Ibn Hajar Asqalaani, P. 96.
4. Tafseer-o-Durril Mansoor
of Hafiz Jalaaluddeen Suyooti, Vol. 6, P. 21.
5. Noorul Absaar of
Shablanji, P. 153.
6. Yanaabeeul Mawaddah, of
Hafiz Sulayman Qondoozi, P. 470.
2. Shablunji Shafai writes,
When the Imam (A.S.) would re-appear, he would stand with his back against the wall of
Kaaba. When all his 313 (three hundren thirteen) followers would gather around him, the
Imam (A.S.) would receite the above Sura and would speak to them that "Imam the last
sign of Allah send towards you." All his followers would address him
"Assalamu-Alaikaya Baquet allah". (Oh! the last sign of Allah our good wishes
and salaam be on you).
Noor ul-Absar P-172)
3. Scholar Shafai Mohammad
Ibn Ibrahim Hamavi writes about the above Sura that Hasan Ibn Khalid enquired form Imam
Ali bin Musa (A.S.) the meaning of "Waqtul Maloom the Imam (A.S.) replied' that its
meaning is the day of reappearance of Imam Mehdi (A.S.)."
4. It is decided to appoint
them as leaders who are made weak on the earth. "Ibn abil Hadeed writes in his book
that this Sura is directely connected with Imam Mahdi (A.S.).
(Sharh-e-Ibn Abil Hadid
Vol. 4, p. 336. Number of verses of this type are written in the Holy Book also.)
The above Suras are ample
proofs that there is a mention of Imam-e-Zaman (A.S.) in Quran also and they all are
supported by the Shia as well Sunni ullama and Scholars.
Imam (A.S.) in the Traditions :
related by the Holy Prophet of God (S.A.) are all written in books of narrations. About
the Prophet himself the God had said "the obedience to Propher (A.S.) is the
obedience to God." (Nisa.80)
2. Accept whatever is given
to you by the Prophet and refrain from things for - bidden by him. (Hashr : 7)
3. He never speaks of his
own unless Commanded by the God to do so through the divine message.
From the above three verses
the following facts are now established without doubt :-
1. Allegiance to the
Prophet amounts to allegiance to God. To deny him is to deny God.
2. Receive whatever is
given by him.
3. Whatever he speaks is
actually the Command of God.
Let us see what that
Prophet in whose praise the above three verses have descended, has said about Imam (A.S.)
Declination of the
re-appearence of Imam (A.S.) is the refusal of all that has come down to the Prophet from
Refrence 1; Ibn-e-Hajare Asqalani in lesanol Mizan page 2; by
Ibn-e-Hajare Macci Shafaii, Qaulul Mukhtasar fi alamate-e-Mahdi il Muntazar page 56;
3; Hamuyi in
Faraedus-Simtain Vol : 2 This Hadees and appropriateness of its sources provides no
opportunity ofr criticism at all in any form.
It openly declares him as
an infidel who disagrees with the re-appearence of Imam (A.S.) and conceives that only the
Quran is sufficient for his guidance. The above is a glaring instance of the re-appearence
of Imam (A.S.). A day can not be transformed into night by closing one's eyes. One would
be called blind if one denies a existence of moon in the moon lit night. As one who has no
faith in Islam and not following its tenet is an infidel. So also the belief in Mahdaviyat
can also be judged in that light. It has found mention in Quran and as well as traditions.
So disagreement with Mahdaviyat amounts to infedility. The scholars, ulama and writers of
all the sects of Islam like Hambali; Shafai; Maleki, Hanafi; Wahabi Ashaira and Mutazela
have finally agreed that the faith in Mahdaviyat is one of the essentials of religion and
the refusal is at part with infidelity. The above is mentioned in the following books by
following authors :
(1) Alburhan fi alamate
Mahdi aakheruz zaman by Muttaqie Hindi chap. 13;
(2) Sharah-e-Nahul Balaha
by Ibn Abil Hadid Mutazeli Vol 2, p. 535
MuqaddamaeIbneKhaldum Page 367
(4) Sabaaekuz Zahab by
Suwaidi page 78;
(5) Ghayatul Mamool by
Shaikh Nasif page 362 and 381;
(6) Aquidae Ahle Sunnat wal
Asaar Fi Mahdie Muntazer.....by Abul Mohsine Wahabi
(7) Leasn ul Mizan by
Ibn-e-Hajare Asqalaani V 5 Page 130
(8) Al Qaul ul Mukhtasar fi
Mehdi il Muntazar by Ibn Hajari Haithami page 56.
(9) Al Faraydus Simtain by
Have the founders of
different sects of Islam in their authentic religious books adjuded wrongly ? These so
called founders and pillars of their sects in their books after indepth study of Quran,
Ahadees and History have arrived at this decision. We can only then see the things in
their true form by removing the spectacle of bigotry and orthodoxy. Pointing a finger in
one's direction without proof is ignorance.
In the end it can be
Concluded as follows :-
1. Mahdaviyat is a
religions belief. It has found mention both in Quran as well as in Ahadees.
2. Denial from this faith
is in fact denial from Islamic tenets such persons are called infidels.
3. Those who have no faith
in it and hide the facts are doing so due to sectarian bigotry. If any one inspite of
knowing these factsis refusing to accept he should be ready to brave the anger of Imam
(A.S.) on the day of his re-appearance: Then we can not say that the facts were not known
to us. On the day of judgement all will be presented before God, then according to the
saying (Hadees) of the Prophet (A.S.) that "one" who will die without knowing
the Imam of his time die as an infidel.
Then according to Quran
"On that day all mankind
would be called along with their Imams."
Beware of that day when you
(Muslims) would also be told to come out from the queue and to stand along with infidels.
Then those Muslims would ask with wonder, Oh God ! We were all Muslims. Then they would we
questioned whether they were knowing the Imam of their time.
1. Faraedus Simtain page.2
2. Al-Qaulul Mukhtasar Fi
Alamaate Mahdi Mentazar by Ibn Hajare Makki
Shafai Page 56
Forty Traditions From Imam
1. "I am the Mahdi. I
am the Qaem of the time" (Bihar V.52 p.2)
2. "I am the one who
will fill it (the earth with justice as it would be full of tyranny." (Bihar V.52,
3. "I am the remainder
of Allah in His earth." (Bihar, V.52,p 24)
4. "I am the avenger
from His enemies" (Bihar, V,52 p24)
5. "I am the seal of
successors." (Bihar V,52 p30)
6. And through me shall
Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, drive away the calamities from my progeny and mys
Shias." (Bihar, V,52, p.30)
7. "Surely, I am
indeed the (cause of) security for the inhabitant of the earth." (Bihar V 53 p 181)
8. "When Allah permits
us to speak, truth will previal and falsehood will vanish." (Bihar, V.53, p 196)
9. "And as for those
who fix the time (of re-appearance) they are liars." (Bihar, V,53 p. 181)
10. "Invoke more for
the hasteing of the re-appearance, for surely this is your safety." (Bihar.)
11. "There were none
of my fore fathers except that the allegiance of the oppressive rulers of their times was
in their necks." (i.e. the previous Imams were forced to pay allegiance).
12. "As for deriving
benefit from me in my occulttation is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides
behind the clouds." (Bihar, V.53, p 181)
13. "And surely on my
re-appearance, whenever I reappear, there willbe no allegiance in my neck of any of the
oppressive tyrants." (Bihar. V,53, p 181).
14. "If any incident
occurs (now) then refer for it to the narrators of our trandtions. Fore surely, they are
my proof on you and I am the proof of Allah upon them." (Bihar, V.53, p 181)
15. "For surely our
knowledge encompasses information about you and none of your news is concealed form
us." (Bihar, V.53, p 175)
16. "Surely, we do not
neglect your conditions nor are we forgetful of your remembrance." (Bihar,V.53 p
17. "Then each one of
you should do those deeds which bring you closer to our love." (Bihar, V.53. p 176).
18. "And you must
refrain from (all such acts) which make you nearer to our displeasure and our anger."
19. "Then nothing
keeps us away from them except that they attach to us what we dislike." (Bihar.
20. "As for your
weath, we shall not accpet it except that it should be purified (halaal). Then whoever
wants, he can associate (with us) and whoever wants, he can serve." (Bihark, V53 p
21. "Whoever eats from
our wealth (i.e. Khums) even an iota then he is taking fire in his abdomen and soon shall
he be casted in it." (Bihar V.53, p 183).:
22. "Allah's, the
Mighty and the Glorious, Destinities are not overpowered, and His intentions are not
rejected, and His Grace is not left behind." (Bihar 53/191).
23. "Seeking knowlege
through any other means than us Ahle'Bait, tantamounts to denial (in our
mastership)." (Kitab Deen-o-Fitrat: Vol - 1)."
24. "Surely Allah the
Almighty, did not create the creatures in vain and did not provide them freedom without
reason." (Bihar V 53/194).
25. "(Allah) sent
Mohammad (SAWA) as a mercy unto the worlds and completed his bounties through him."
26. "And He sealed
through him (Mohammad S.A.) His prophets and sent him to the whole of mankind."
27. "Surely, the earth
can never be void of a divine proof, whether he is seen or hidden." (Bihar 53/91).
28. "Allah, Mighty and
Glorious be He, has denied the truth any thing except perfection and falsehood except
destruction." (Bihar, 53/193).
29. "Certainly there
is no (physical) relationship between Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He and any body
else." (Bihar 53/180)
30. "Nothing is better
than namaz to make shaitan bite the dust, then perform namaz and make Shaitan bite the
dust." (Bihar 53/182).
31. "The thanks giving
prostration is amongst the most necessary and obligatory Sunnah." (Bihar 53 p 161).
32. "I seek refuge in
Allah from blindness after vision." (Bihar 53/191).
33. "And from staying
off after guidance." (53/191)
34. "And from the
destructive acts and demolishing instigations." (Bihar 53/191)
35. "If you seek
guidance you will be guided and if you search, you will find (the path)." (Kamaluddin
Vol 2. p 502)
36. "Then do not ask
questions which do not hold any meaning for you." (Bihar, V-53, P-181)
37. "And do not put
yourself into (unnecessary) trouble in gaining knowledge in which you have sufficed
yourself." (Bihar 53/181)
38. "Surely the truth
is with us and in us and non can say like this except us. And if any one says then he is a
liar a deciever. None claims thus other than us except a strayed and lost one.
39. "Our hearts are
the vessels for Allah's instentions. "Then whenever He is pleased, We are
pleased." (Bihar V.52 / p 51).
40. If our Shias (May Allah
give them opportunity of obedience) would be firm on their promises wholeheartedly, our
meeting would not be delayed
The 15th of Shabaan is the
birhtday of this righteous Imam. It is his birthday whoe is the centre of expectancy of
all prophets, Imams, believers and oppressed of the universe and due to him the world
stands in it's place. Whose reappearance is the ultimate guarantee for the perfectio of
prophetic teachings, Quranic life, actual interpreatation of Imams (A.S.)' knowledge,
reliable support for the weakened and oppressed and the overwhelming victory of the
religion and belief over disbelief and hyposrisy.
Awaiting his re-appearance
is the best form of worship and one who awaits is like the one who is martyred in the
battlefield fighting alongwith the Holy Prophet (S.A.) and praying for the re-appearance
is the choicest invocation. At present, this enlightened sun of Imamat is concealed behind
the clouds of occultation and benefits the entire world from behind them. In such
difficult times, the responsibility of awaiters increases manifould times. It should not
be that our continuous negligence towards our responsisbilities and duties becomes the
cause for delay in his re-appearance. If, God forbid, it is true, then it is indeed our
On this auspicious
occassion, let all of us, our men, our women, our children, the lovers of Ale Mohammad
(S.A.) renew our oath in the presence of the Almighty God and wail and cry while reciting
the following sentence of Doa-e-Ahd after every morning prayers :
"O Allah, I renew my
covenant through the Imam this morning, and for the time my life continues, as convenant
and agreement and promise through him, and as my sacred obligation. I will not avoid it or
break it. O Allah, keep me among his friends and companious and defenders, those to arrive
quickly at his service and to meet his needs, those who carry out his commands, those who
resist opposition to Thee, those who anticipate Thy will and find their opportunity for
martyrdom in His behalf."
"O Allah, if only
death stands between me and the Imam, the death that Thou hast decreed for Thy servants as
inevitable, then deliver me from my grave, arrayed in my grave clothes, my sword evident,
my naked lance in my hand, myself in readiness to answer the summons of my leader,
incommands immediate and remore."
Let us make our hearts overflow with belief
and actions, remove our negligence, struggle hard in his way, and take our existence and
life to such hights that it becomes 'Awaiting Personified'. AAMEEN.