Saturday, May 23, 2009
OUR PROPHET (SAAS) RECEIVED NO MADRASSA EDUCATION, AND HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL RECEIVE NO MADRASSA EDUCATION, EITHER, SIMPLY RULING WITH THE SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE GIVEN HIM
Our Prophet (saas) was illiterate, meaning he was unable to read or write. He had received no special madrassa training. Neither was he taught any foreign languages. Our Prophet (saas) only knew Arabic. Allah also bestowed on him innate knowledge and the knowledge of divine things. Hazrat Mahdi (as), who will appear in 1400 according to the Islamic calendar and who will be the greatest mujaddid (restorer of the faith), saint and final guide of the End Times, will receive no madrassa training, either, and will possess only innate knowledge and the knowledge of divine things. Allah will purify Hazrat Mahdi (as) in a single night, meaning that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come into possession of very profound knowledge in the course of a single night. Our Prophet (saas) tells us that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be enlightened with such special knowledge in the words:
Al-Mahdi is one of us, from the Ahl al-Bayt. ALLAH WILL PURIFY HIM IN ONE NIGHT (in other words, He will accept his repentance or equip him with spiritual knowledge and wisdom).
(Sunan Ibn Majah Kitab al-Fitan Translation and Commentary - Kahraman Press, Vol. 10, Translated: Haydar Hatipoğlu, Ch. 34, p. 348)