Sistani and Jihad, No Jihad without Mahdi!

By brother Tripoly sunni:

السؤال: هل الجهاد في سبيل الله واجب ؟
الجواب: الجهاد مع المعصوم (علیه السلام) أو نائبه الخاص واجب وهو حكم شرعي.]

Question (1): Is Jihad in the cause of Allah an Obligation upon Muslims?
Answer: Jihad with the infallible PBUH or his special representative is an Obligation and a Hukm in Sharia.

So According to him  jihad against the occupiers is not an obligation upon any Muslim unless the MAHDI appears or one of his 4 emissaries who died 1200 years ago.

Shia Mahdi would come back in the holiday of majosiyah

Just quote and nothing more:

As a matter of fact, Nourouz or the Spring Equinox is not the mythology or superstitious practices that the wayward have tried to turn it into. It might have been punctually observed in Iran and definitely Persianized ever since Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon and borrowed this and other traditions from the astronomically advanced Mesopotamians, but there is no denying of the fact that it is as old as creation itself. You can discover the truth if you delve deeply into the Holy Qur’an, where God speaks of the yearly revival of nature as a sign to humanity of the eventual rising of the dead on the Day of Resurrection. The sayings of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.A.) and the infallible Imams of his Household help unravel the mysteries of the Spring Equinox.

Apart from certain ahadith that refer to the resting of Prophet Noah’s (‘a) Ark on Mount Joudi after the great flood and the parting of the sea-waters for Prophet Moses (‘a) on the Spring Equinox there is a narration that says it will be the Spring Equinox when the Savior of mankind, Imam Mahdi (as) will reappear to rid the earth of all vestiges of vices and oppression and to fill it with the global government of peace and justice.

So the Day of Nourouz, on which fasting has also been recommended, is a day to strengthen spiritual values, a day of self and social reform, a day to stand firm against the pressures of the unjust and oppressive powers, and a day to renew allegiance to the Lord of the Age, Imam Mahdi (as).

Source article “Norooz, the Iranian New Year” at

Uncle of shia Mahdi was “famous for lie” drunkard

Kulayni narrated a long hadih in his book “al-Kafi” (1/503-504):

“May Allah take my soul in service for your cause, now you may if you would so wish.” “. He then said to his guards to lead him to through the backside so that he (Al-Muwaffaq) would not see him. He stood up and my father also stood up and embraced him and he left. I asked the guards of my father and his servants, “Woe is you, who was the man whom you addressed by his Kunya before my father and my father treated him as he ddid?” They said, “This ‘Alawid man is called al-Hassan ibn Ali, know as ibn al-Rida .” This surprised me even more. The whole day I thought anxiously about his affairs and the behaviors of my father and I did not see him until it was night. He would usually say his ‘Isha (late evening) prayer and would study the things that he would need of the issue to present before the Sultan. When prayed and began to study I went and sat before him while he was alone. He asked, “Oahmad, do you need something?” I said, “Yes, my father. If you would allow me I would like to ask.” He said, “You have permission, my son, say whatever you would like.” I said, “Father, who was the man you met this morning and behaved with him the way you did towards him with so much glorification, greatness and reverence with such expressions as, ‘May Allah take my soul in service for your cause’?” He said, “My son, he was the Imam ((Leadership with Divine Authority) of the al-Rafida (those who refuse to accept the leadership people other than (Ali and his infallible descendants). He is al-Hassan ibn Ali, known as ibn al-Rida. He remained quite for a while and then said, “My son if the Imamat leadership would be removed from the Abbassid Caliphs no one from the clan of banu Hashim would deserve to become the Imam except this man. He deserves it because of his distinctions, piety, guidance, safety (from mistakes), his chastity, his worship, his beautiful moral characteristics and perfection. Had you had a chance to see his father you would have seen a man of great intelligence, nobility and excellence.” This increased my anxiety, thinking and anger towards my father and I thought his dealing and behavior towards him and his words for him were excessive

Thereafter, there was nothing more important to me than to ask more about him and investigate his affairs. Whoever of the members of Hashite clan or the guards, the clerks, the judges, the scholars of the law (Fuqha’) and other people that I would ask I would find him being glorified, mentioned with greatness and high position. I would hear very beautiful words about him and see him given preference over all members of Hashimite clan, their elders. The feeling of greatness for him increased in my heart because I would not find anyone of his friends or foe that would not speak good of him and praise him.” A certain person from the al-Asha‘ari beliefs present asked him, “What is the news about his brother, Ja‘far, O abu Bakr? (1)

He said, “Who is Ja‘far that you would ask about him or compare him with al-Hassan (a.s.). Ja‘far was an evil doer in public, polluted with sins, an addict drukered, the lowest of all man and the most humiliating of his own self among men. He was worthless and little to his own self.

In the footnote you can see shia muhaqeq said about Jafar: “HE WAS FAMOUS FOR LIE”.

And the only reason of this attitude of shias toward that man, that he rejected existence of his brother’s son.

Did ibn Sirin said that Mahdi better than some prophets?

Salam alaikum.

Shias claiming that he said that, and giving this hadith as a proof.

This athar is from “Fitan” li Nuyam ibn Khammad. 

1036 - حدثنا ضمرة عن ابن شوذب عن محمد بن سيرين
أنه ذكر فتنة تكون فقال إذا كان ذلك فاجلسوا في بيوتكم حتى تسمعوا على الناس بخير من أبي بكر وعمر رضى الله عنهما
قيل يا أبا بكر خير من أبي بكر وعمر
قال قد كان يفضل على بعض الأنبياء


Answered by Ayman bin Khalid:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem,

This narration is from the way of Damra who is Ibn Rabíaa. He is thiqa but has some Munkar hadeeths while the rest of narrators after him are Thiqaat. However, Ibn Hammad – the author of the book himself – is disputed over and classified as someone who makes Mistakes and have Munkar hadeeths. So, this narration is obviously Munkar and weak because of the following reasons:

1. It contradicts the Quran and Sahih Hadeeth from the Prophet – salla Allahu A’lihi wa Sallam. And this proves the existence of Munkar parts due to the narrtors who we have discussed above.

2. Ibn Hajar Al-Hatami narrated from Ibn Sireen similar narration but instead of the word “كان” the word was “كاد”. The former means he was whereas the latter means he almost. So, either the narration in the Musanaf had a Tasheef or it is due the mistakes that its narrators did!

** The understanding of this narration, if we argue its authentic, should be that he – Al-mahdi – almost reached that level due to the fact that he will lead the Salah while I’ssa – Alihi Al-Salam – in preseence! Nevertheless, this does not actually makes him better than a Prophet.

That said, we should know that, examining narrations require examining the texts as well not just narrators.

On other note, there is another narration that is mentioned in the Musanaf of Abu Shayba from – supposingly – Ibn Sireen: يكون في هذه الأمة خليفة لا يفضل عليه أبو بكر و لا عمر

It is weak due to its discontinous chain of narrator and was transmitted through a thiqa but was shiaa!!

Wallahu A’lam

Sheikh al-Khamis speaks about shia Mahdi

On his birth

About his mother

On shia ahadeth in Mahdi

On his personality and names

On shia narrators about Mahdi

Mahdi name Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Askari. But should be…

Why Mahdi still didn’t arise?

In which appearance Mahdi would arise? And how long would he stay in concealment?

Shirazi quluw in Mahdi

From the book titled ‘Dua wal Ziyaarah [supplication & ritual visits]‘ : sayyid As-shirazi says :

Chapter on Visiting The Imaam Mahdi may Allaah hasten his noble relief : 

‘Know that the Imaam hujjah [the proof] indeed he is living and present , and he one who is entitled -and is obligatory on all humans- to obey him , and is obligatory on all humans to believe in his leadership ; the one in whose right hand stood [the control of] the heavens and the earths.

It is a must on humans to stand to him in manner of discipline just as the public behaves infront of the leaders. And from the comprehensivenes of that : is to take him as an intermediary between a person and Allaah, and to visit him by everyperson near and far, and to wait for his coming-out.

And if one is given the facilitation to be among his army, and to be from those who call to him, then he has attained success of the world and the here-after.

And it has already been mentioned that the reward of visiting one of the Imaams is like the reward of visiting the Prophet (sallaAllaahu alayhi wasallam)…..”


Salam alaikum.

al-Khumayni claims that all of the Prophets failed to establish the foundation of justice, or to guide and reform humanity, saying:

“All prophets came for the purpose of laying down the foundation of justice in the world, but they failed to do so; even Prophet Muhammad [SallaahAllaahu alayhi wasallaam], the last of the Prophets who came to reform mankind and to apply justice failed too. The person who will succeed in all this and in laying down the foundation of justice in the world at all levels, and redressing the wrong is the expected mahdi…”

Here is the text : From the book his book called : Mukhtaarat min ahadeeth wa khutaab al-imaam khomeini [selections from the speeches and words of Imaam khomeini]

Birth of imam. Narrated by Majlese

Source: The book of
Chapter: His birth and story of his mother
Compiler: `Allamah Muhammad Baqir al-Majlisi
Translator: Hassan Allahyari
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications -Qom
First Edition 2003-1424-1382

Al-Husain Ibn Hamdān and another reliable Sheikh narrated to me from Hakīma Bint Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali al-Redhā (alaihi salam) narrated that she used to enter upon Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam) and pray for him that Allah may give him a son. She said, I entered upon her and said to him what I used to say and prayed as I used to pray. He said, “Aunt, as for your prayers that may Allah give me a son, it will happen tonight.” It was a Friday eve, three nights left from Sha‘bān of the year two hundred and fifty seven. “Have your iftār with us.” “Who is this blessed boy going to be born from, my Master,” I asked. “From Narjis, aunt.”
I said to him, “There is not one amongst your bondmaids more cherished to me than her.” I rose and went to her. When I entered upon her, she did to me what she always did. I bowed on her hands and kissed them and did not allow her do what she always did. She called me her lady; I called her the same. She said, “May I be your ransom,” she said. “I and the whole world be your ransom,” I returned.
She turned that down. I said to her, “Do not turn down what I did. For Allah will grant you in this night a boy, a Master in this world and the hereafter. He will be the relief of the believers.” She was bashful.
I looked at her closely but did not see any sign of pregnancy. I said to my Master Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam), “I do not see any pregnancy in her.” He smiled and said, “We the congregation of successors are not carried in the abdomens, but rather, we are carried on the sides. We do not come out from wombs, but rather from the right leg from our mothers. Because we are the Divine light to which impurities do not reach.” “My Master,” I said, “you just informed me he will be born in this night. In which time?” He said, “At dawn-break, the dignified before Allah will be born insha’Allah.
Lady Hakīma says, I got up and made iftār and then slept near Narjis. Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam) slept at the front deck of the house in which we were. When the time of nightly prayers arrived, I got up. Narjis was asleep. There was not any sign of parturition in her. I began my prayers and then performed the watr prayers. As I was in the watr, it occurred to my mind that the dawn has come. As doubts came to my heart, Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam) called out from the deck, “Aunt, dawn has not come.” I finished the prayers fast and Narjis moved. I came near her and pulled her to me and mentioned the name of Allah on her. “Do you feel anything?” I asked her. “Yes,” she said. A faintness overwhelmed me that I could not hold my person and it put me to sleep. The same happened to Narjis. I did not wake up but by feeling my Master the Mahdi and hearing the call of Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam), saying, “Aunt, bring my son to me.” I kissed him and removed the veil from my Master. There he was, prostrating, reaching the earth with his forehead, palms, knees, and toes. There was transcribed on his right arm, The Truth has came and vanity has perished, verily, vanity is ever perishing. I pulled him to myself and found him to be pure and clean without need to any attention. I wrapped him in a cloth and carried him to Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam). He picked his son and sat him on his left palm and placed his right palm on his back. Then he entered his tongue into the blessed baby’s mouth and touched his hand against the baby’s back and ears and joints. Then he said to him, “Talk, my son.” He said, “I bear witness that a deity other than Allah is not, and I bear witness that Muhammad is Messenger of Allah and that ‘Ali, the Prince of the Believers, is the Wali of Allah.” Then he kept counting the Master Imams, one after the other, until he reached himself. He beseeched relief for his devotees on his hands and then with great awe stopped.”
“Aunt, take him to his mother,” said Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam), “so he greets her. Then bring him to me.” I took him. He greeted his mother and then I returned him to his father. Then the like of a veil was erected between me and Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam) and I did not see my Master. I said to him, “My Master, where is our lord?” He said, “Took him someone who is more nearer to him than you. When it is the seventh day, come to us.” On the seventh day, I came and greeted him and sat down. He said, “Bring my son to me.” I brought my Master, who was in a yellow dress. His father did the same things to him like the first time and put his tongue into his mouth and then said to him, “Talk, my son.”
He said, “I bear witness that a deity other than Allah is not.” Then he praised Muhammad by beseeching blessings for him and the Prince of the Believers and the Imams one after the other until he stopped by mentioning his father. Then he recited, In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate; And We desire to confer kindness upon those who have been enfeebled on earth and make them Imams and make them heirs and give them power on earth and show Pharaoh and Hāmān and their armies from them what they have been averting.
Then he said, “Read, my son, from the books that Allah has revealed upon his prophets and apostles.” My Master began with the book of Adam and read it in Assyrian; he read the book of Idrīs, the book of Noah, the book of Hūd, the book of Sālih, the pages of Abraham, the Torah of Moses, the Psalms of David, the Evangel of Jesus, and the Qur’ān of my grandfather Muhammad (alaihi salam). Then he narrated the stories of the apostles and messengers until his own time.
After forty days, I went to the house of Abu Muhammad (alahi salam) and suddenly saw that the Master of the Age was walking about the house. I had never seen a face more beautiful than his, nor heard a tongue more eloquent than his. Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam) said to me, “This is the boy dignified before Allah, the Exalted.”
I said to him, “My Master, he is forty days old and I see him like this.” He said, “My aunt, don’t you know that we the congregation of legatees grow in a day so much that the others grow in a week, and grow in a week so much that the others grow in a year.” I rose and kissed his forehead and returned. I came back and looked him but did not see him. I said to my Master Abu Muhammad (alaihi salam), “What has our Master done?” He said, “Aunt, we entrusted him to the one mother of Moses entrusted her son to.” Then he said, “When my Lord granted me the Mahdi of this Ummah, He sent two angels, who carried him to the Pavilions of the Throne (Sarādiq al-‘Arsh), so much so they stood him in front of Allah, the Glorified. He said to him, ‘Blessed be you My servant for the support of my religion and manifestation of My command and guidance of My servants. I have taken an oath that through you I will seize, through you I will grant, through I will forgive, through you I will punish. Return him, O’ two angels, return him. Return him to his father like a friend of Mine is returned. Convey to his father that he is in My accord of protection, in My security, and in My eyes until I establish through him the truth, until I perish through him vanity, and until the religion is for Me forever.’”
She said, “When he fell from the abdomen of his mother on earth, he was found kneeling on his knees, raising his forefingers. Then he sneezed and said, ‘All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. And may Allah bless Muhammad—a humble servant, neither proud nor arrogant—and his household.’ Then he said, ‘The oppressors have presumed that the Hujja of Allah has perished. If I were given permission, this doubt would perish.’”

I don’t think that i need to comment anything. These words of imam: We do not come out from wombs, but rather from the right leg from our mothers. U can also find in the “Madeenatol majaiz” by Said Hasheem Bahrane 8/22.