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  • Date: 2010 Jun 26

Identifying the Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)


           
The contemporary Scholar, Safi Golpaygani, has collected all these traditions in his book: Muntakhab al-athar, citing their Sunni and Shi'i sources. Following is the list of the subject and the number of traditions on that subject:
  
91 Hadith on: "The Imams are twelve in number, among whom the first is Ali b. Abi Talib and the last is the Mahdi."
  
94 Hadith on: "The Imams are twelve, and the last one is the Mahdi."
  
107 Hadith on: "The Imams are twelve, nine among whom are the descendants of Husayn, and the ninth is the Qa'im."
  
389 Hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the progeny of the Prophet."
  
214 Hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the descendants of Ali."
  
192 Hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the descendants of Fatima."
  
185 Hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the descendants of Husayn."
  
148 Hadith on: "Mahdi is the nineth descendant of Husayn."
  
185 Hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Ali b. al-Husayn."
  
103 Hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Muhammad Baqir."
  
103 Hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Ja'far Sadiq."
  
99 Hadith on: "Mahdi is the sixth descendant of Imam Sadiq."
  
101 Hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Músa al-Kazim."
  
98 Hadith on: "Mahdi is the fifth descendant of Imam Qaim."
  
95 Hadith on: "Mahdi is the fourth descendant of Imam Ali Ridha."
  
90 Hadith on: "Mahdi is the third descendant of Imam Muhammad Taqi."
  
90 Hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Ali al-Hadi."
  
145 Hadith on: "Mahdi is Imam Hasan Askari's son."
  
148 Hadith on: "The name of Mahdi's father is Hasan."
  
47 Hadith on: "The name and patronymic of the Mahdi will be that of the Prophet's name and patronymic."
 
 
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Reference: Friday Journal : 14th August 98
 
 
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