Thursday, May 28, 2009
HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL STRUGGLE AGAINST THE HYPOCRITES, WHO WILL OCCUPY THE VERY LOWEST LEVEL OF THE FLAMES
He [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will depart from them for a time, and thus people of deviance will be separated. So that the ignorant will say: There is no need for the Family of Muhammad [one from the line of our Prophet (saas)] in order to reach Allah.”
(Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Nomani, al-Ghaybah al-Nomani, p. 161)
Throughout human history, Allah has sent prophets and messengers to tell every people of the true faith, proper moral values, the existence of the Hereafter and the temporary nature of the life of this world. Allah makes these messengers as an instrument to call people to salvation and the true faith.
Hazrat Mahdi (as) is also a messenger, whose coming our Prophet (saas) says will take place in 1400 according to the Islamic calendar, and who will lead people to salvation. By the hand of Hazrat Mahdi (as) Allah will also intellectually neutralize the system of the Dajjal those satanic systems such as Darwinism, materialism, communism and fascism that inflict suffering, tensions and war on the world, drowning it in blood and tears. In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) people will believe in Allah, adopt the moral values of the Qur’an, live according to the Sunnah of the Prophet (saas) and dwell in peace, brotherhood, unity and security.
Within that climate, however, Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers will live out of sight for a time. During that time, hypocrites who seem to be Muslims on the surface but who do not in fact believe will emerge from among his followers and abandon Hazrat Mahdi (as), saying things like; “We have no need of anyone descended from the line of the Prophet (saas) in order to believe in Allah.” In the same way that Allah’s prophets, messengers, renovators, restorers of the faith, great scholars and holy figures have been rejected by the deniers throughout the course of history, some hypocrites will also emerge from among his followers and reject Hazrat Mahdi (as):
If they deny you, those before them also denied the truth. (Surah Fatir, 25)
The fact is, however, that at times when people turn away from religious moral values and when evil, violence, injustice and immorality increase, Allah has always called people back to the moral values of the religion by sending prophets, messengers, renovators, holy figures and guides to salvation to tell communities about the true faith, warn them of what is lawful and unlawful and command them to do what is good.
Children of Adam! if Messengers come to you from among yourselves, recounting My signs to you, those who have faith and put things right, will feel no fear and will know no sorrow.
(Surat al-A’raf, 35)
In the End Times, when corruption and evil have grown, when lawful things are regarded as unlawful, and unlawful things as lawful, Allah will send Hazrat Mahdi (as), the greatest mujaddid (a great scholar sent at the beginning of every century in order to teach the truths of the faith according to the requirements of the time), judge, guide to salvation and Qutb az-azam (chief of Allah’s saints on Earth) of the End Times.
The teacher Said Nursi describes in his letters how Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be sent at the time of the worst corruption of the End Times:
“Almighty Allah will send a person of light who is certainly the greatest mujtahid, or the greatest mujaddid (great scholars and leaders who deduce decrees from the hadith and verses of the Qur’an), or the ruler, or the Mahdi, or murshid (the guide), or Qutb az-azam (the greatest leader of the time) during the time of the biggest corruption of the End Times and this person will be from the family of the Prophet (saas).(Letters, 29th Letter, Seventh Section)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will rule among people with the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas). No matter how much the hypocrites and deniers seek to hinder him, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will, by Allah’s leave, perform his duty in the finest manner possible.
The term “Family of Muhammad” also once again indicates that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be descended from our Prophet (saas).