• الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنِّي أَجْلَى الْجَبْهَةِ أَقْنَى الْأَنْفِ يَمْلَأُ الْأَرْضَ قِسْطًا وَ عَدْلًا كَمَا مُلِئَتْ جَوْرًا وَ ظُلْمًا يَمْلِكُ سَبْعَ سِنِينَ

    (سنن أبي داود الحديث رقم 4285)

    Mahdi is from me. He has a long bright forehead and a long nose. He will dispense justice all over the earth as before him the earth is filled with sin and corruption. He will rule the earth for seven years.

  • لَوْ لَمْ يَبْقَ مِنْ الدَّهْرِ إِلَّا يَوْمٌ لَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ رَجُلًا مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي يَمْلَؤُهَا عَدْلًا كَمَا مُلِئَتْ جَوْرًا

    (سنن أبي داود الحديث رقم 4283)

    If the world is going to end one day, God will send down a man of my Ahl al-Bayt on that day. He will dispense justice on the earth where filled with oppression and corruption.

  • لَا تَذْهَبُ الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يَمْلِكَ الْعَرَبَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي يُوَاطِئُ اسْمُهُ اسْمِي

    (سنن الترمذي الحديث رقم 2230)

    The world will not end until a man from my Ahl al-Bayt with the same name as mine rules the Arabs.

  • يَلِي رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي يُوَاطِئُ اسْمُهُ اسْمِي

    (سنن الترمذي الحديث رقم 2231)

    A man will come from my Ahl al-Bayt with the same name as mine.

  • الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ يُصْلِحُهُ اللَّهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ

    (سنن ابن ماجه الحديث رقم 4085)

    Mahdi is from my Ahl al-Bayt. Allah will make him fit within a night.

  • يَكُونُ فِي آخِرِ أُمَّتِي خَلِيفَةٌ يَحْثِي الْمَالَ حَثْيًا لَا يَعُدُّهُ عَدَدًا

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 2913)

    At the End of the Time of my people there will be a caliph who will bestow wealth and never count it.

  • عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ خَشِينَا أَنْ يَكُونَ بَعْدَ نَبِيِّنَا حَدَثٌ فَسَأَلْنَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ إِنَّ فِي أُمَّتِي الْمَهْدِيَّ يَخْرُجُ يَعِيشُ خَمْسًا أَوْ سَبْعًا أَوْ تِسْعًا زَيْدٌ الشَّاكُّ قَالَ قُلْنَا وَمَا ذَاكَ قَالَ سِنِينَ قَالَ فَيَجِيءُ إِلَيْهِ رَجُلٌ فَيَقُولُ يَا مَهْدِيُّ أَعْطِنِي أَعْطِنِي قَالَ فَيَحْثِي لَهُ فِي ثَوْبِهِ مَا اسْتَطَاعَ أَنْ يَحْمِلَهُ

    (سنن الترمذي الحديث رقم 2232)

    Abu Saeed Khedri (one of the companions of the Prophet), says: Our fear of occurrence of tragedies after the Prophet’s death made us ask him questions about it. Prophet said: “Mahdi will rise amongst my nation. He will live for five, seven or nine years.” - The only doubt is associated with the narrator of the hadith, Zaid. The narrator was asked about the definite duration of Mahdi’s life and the truth about the figures. He said that he will live several years. Then God’s Messenger said that someone will come to him and ask him: “O Mahdi! Bestow upon me.” And he will give him so much gold and silver that he cannot carry.

  • عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ و َسَلَّمَ إِذْ أَقْبَلَ فِتْيَةٌ مِنْ بَنِي هَاشِمٍ فَلَمَّا رَآهُمْ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ اغْرَوْرَقَتْ عَيْنَاهُ وَ تَغَيَّرَ لَوْنُهُ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ مَا نَزَالُ نَرَى فِي وَجْهِكَ شَيْئًا نَكْرَهُهُ فَقَالَ إِنَّا أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ اخْتَارَ اللَّهُ لَنَا الْآخِرَةَ عَلَى الدُّنْيَا و َإِنَّ أَهْلَ بَيْتِي سَيَلْقَوْنَ بَعْدِي بَلَاءً وَ تَشْرِيدًا وَ تَطْرِيدًا حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ قَوْمٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ مَعَهُمْ رَايَاتٌ سُودٌ فَيَسْأَلُونَ الْخَيْرَ فَلَا يُعْطَوْنَهُ فَيُقَاتِلُونَ فَيُنْصَرُونَ فَيُعْطَوْنَ مَا سَأَلُوا فَلَا يَقْبَلُونَهُ حَتَّى يَدْفَعُوهَا إِلَى رَجُلٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي فَيَمْلَؤُهَا قِسْطًا كَمَا مَلَئُوهَا جَوْرًا فَمَنْ أَدْرَكَ ذَلِكَ مِنْكُمْ فَلْيَأْتِهِمْ وَلَوْ حَبْوًا عَلَى الثَّلْجِ

    (سنن ابن ماجه الحديث رقم 4082)

    Abdullah narrates that when we were sitting before God’s Messenger (PBUH), a group of Banu Hashim youth passed by. When Prophet (PBUH) saw them his eyes were filled with tears and his face went pale. We said: “O Prophet! We wish to never see you in sorrow and grief.” Prophet replied: “We are a family for whom God Almighty has preferred the hereafter over this world. After my death my Ahl al-Bayt will be faced with misery and displacement and will be expelled. This continues until they come after virtue from the east with black flags, but they will not get it. Therefore, they will fight for it and will be aided and will be given what they asked for. However, they will no longer accept it till they submit the affairs to a man from my Ahl al-Bayt. He will fill the world with justice as it was filled with tyranny and corruption by others. Therefore, each of you who will live in that time shall run toward them even if you have to crawl on snow.

  • لَا تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يُقَاتِلُونَ عَلَى الْحَقِّ ظَاهِرِينَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ قَالَ فَيَنْزِلُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَيَقُولُ أَمِيرُهُمْ تَعَالَ صَلِّ لَنَا فَيَقُولُ لَا إِنَّ بَعْضَكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ أُمَرَاءُ تَكْرِمَةَ اللَّهِ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةَ

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 156)

    One community of my nation constantly fights for the truth until the Judgment Day when Isa ibn Maryam (Prophet Jesus) is sent down and the ruler of that faithful group tells Isa: “Let’s say prayer with us (please be our prayer Imam).” And Isa replies: “No! Some of you are superior to other because this is God’s will to revere this nation.”

  • نَحْنُ وَلَدَ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ سَادَةُ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ أَنَا و َحَمْزَةُ وَ عَلِيٌّ وَ جَعْفَرٌ و َالْحَسَنُ وَ الْحُسَيْنُ وَ الْمَهْدِيُّ

    (سنن ابن ماجه الحديث رقم 4087)

    We are the offspring of Abdul-Muttalib: I, Hamzah, Ali, Ja’far, Hassan, Hussein, and Mahdi.

  • الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنِّي

    (سنن أبي داود الحديث رقم 4285)

    Mahdi is of me.

  • الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنْ عِتْرَتِي مِن ْوَلَدِ فَاطِمَةَ

    (سنن أبي داود الحديث رقم 4284)

    Mahdi is from my kin and Fatimah’s progeny.

  • الْمَهْدِيُّ مِن ْوَلَدِ فَاطِمَةَ

    (سنن ابن ماجه الحديث رقم 4086)

    Mahdi is one of Fatimah’s progeny.

  • قَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمًا فِينَا خَطِيبًا بِمَاءٍ يُدْعَى خُمًّا بَيْنَ مَكَّةَ وَالْمَدِينَةِ فَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ وَ أَثْنَى عَلَيْهِ و وَعَظَ و ذَكَّرَ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَمَّا بَعْدُ أَلَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ فَإِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ رَسُولُ رَبِّي فَأُجِيبَ و أَنَا تَارِكٌ فِيكُمْ ثَقَلَيْنِ أَوَّلُهُمَا كِتَابُ اللَّهِ فِيهِ الْهُدَى و النُّورُ فَخُذُوا بِكِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ اسْتَمْسِكُوا بِهِ فَحَثَّ عَلَى كِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ رَغَّبَ فِيهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ و أَهْلُ بَيْتِي أُذَكِّرُكُمْ اللَّهَ فِي أَهْلِ بَيْتِي أُذَكِّرُكُمْ اللَّهَ فِي أَهْلِ بَيْتِي أُذَكِّرُكُمْ اللَّهَ فِي أَهْلِ بَيْتِي

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 2408)

    One day Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) stood near a waterhole named “Khuum”, which was located between Mecca and Medina, and delivered a sermon to the audience. After praising God Almighty and giving advices and reminds, he said: “O people! I am indeed nothing but a human and the divine messenger is about to come to collect my soul and I will accept his invitation. I leave two valuable things for you. The first one is God’s book, to which you should adhere and hold to.” Then the Prophet gave many recommendations about Allah’s book and encouraged people to practice its orders. Then he added: “And my Ahl al-Bayt (my household)! I hereby remind you of the rights of my Ahl al-Bayt.” He repeated the latter sentence three times.

  • إِنِّي تَارِكٌ فِيكُمْ مَا إِنْ تَمَسَّكْتُمْ بِهِ لَنْ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدِي أَحَدُهُمَا أَعْظَمُ مِنْ الْآخَرِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ حَبْلٌ مَمْدُودٌ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ وَعِتْرَتِي أَهْلُ بَيْتِي وَلَنْ يَتَفَرَّقَا حَتَّى يَرِدَا عَلَيَّ الْحَوْضَ فَانْظُرُوا كَيْفَ تَخْلُفُونِي فِيهِمَا

    (سنن الترمذي الحديث رقم 3788)

    I leave two things to you so that you hold to them and not to be misguided. One is greater than the other; it is God’s Book, which is like a rope hanging from the sky and the second is my Ahl al-Bayt. These two valuable things are inseparable and will join me in the pool (in the paradise). Be careful how you treat my trusts.

  • خَرَجَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ غَدَاةً وَعَلَيْهِ مِرْطٌ مُرَحَّلٌ مِنْ شَعْرٍ أَسْوَدَ فَجَاءَ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ فَأَدْخَلَهُ ثُمَّ جَاءَ الْحُسَيْنُ فَدَخَلَ مَعَهُ ثُمَّ جَاءَتْ فَاطِمَةُ فَأَدْخَلَهَا ثُمَّ جَاءَ عَلِيٌّ فَأَدْخَلَهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 2424)

    God’s Messenger left the house in the morning wearing a patterned cloak of black hair. Hassan ibn Ali came and Prophet took him under his cloak. Then Hussein came and he took him under his cloak too. Then Fatimah came and Prophet covered her and then Ali came and went under the cloak. Then he recited this verse:

    “قَالَ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا”

    “Allah intends only to remove from you the impurity [of sin], O people of the [Prophet's] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification.”

  • لَمَّا نَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الْآيَةُ فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْا نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءَنَا و َأَبْنَاءَكُمْ دَعَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ عَلِيًّا وَ فَاطِمَةَ وَ حَسَنًا وَ حُسَيْنًا فَقَالَ اللَّهُمَّ هَؤُلَاءِ أَهْلِي

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 2404) When the verse “فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْا نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءَنَا و َأَبْنَاءَكُمْ” (English: Let us invite our offspring and you invite yours.) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) summoned Ali, Fatimah, Hassan, and Hussein and said: “Dear Lord! These are indeed my Ahl al-Bayt.”

  • مَّا نَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الْآيَةُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَ يُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا فِي بَيْتِ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ فَدَعَا فَاطِمَةَ وَ حَسَنًا وَ حُسَيْنًا فَجَلَّلَهُمْ بِكِسَاءٍ وَ عَلِيٌّ خَلْفَ ظَهْرِهِ فَجَلَّلَهُ بِكِسَاءٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ اللَّهُمَّ هَؤُلَاءِ أَهْلُ بَيْتِي فَأَذْهِبْ عَنْهُمْ الرِّجْسَ وَ طَهِّرْهُمْ تَطْهِيرًا قَالَتْ أُمُّ سَلَمَةَ وَ أَنَا مَعَهُمْ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ قَالَ أَنْتِ عَلَى مَكَانِكِ وَ أَنْتِ عَلَى خَيْرٍ

    (سنن الترمذي الحديث رقم 3205)

    When the verse “إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا” (English: “Verily God wants to keep evil and vice away from your family and He wants to make you all-pure”) was sent down to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), he was in Umm-Salama’s house. Then he summoned Fatimah, Hassan and Hussein and took them under his cloak. Then he took Ali, who was standing behind him, under his cloak. Then he said: “O Lord! These are my Ahl al-Bayt. So free them of any evil and abomination and make them pure and clean.” Then Umm-Salama asked: “O Allah’s Messenger! Am I one of them?” The Prophet responded: “You have your own place and you live with goodness and virtue (but you are not a part of this group).”

  • أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ كَانَ يَمُرُّ بِبَابِ فَاطِمَةَ سِتَّةَ أَشْهُرٍ إِذَا خَرَجَ إِلَى صَلَاةِ الْفَجْرِ يَقُولُ الصَّلَاةَ يَا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَ يُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا

    (سنن الترمذي الحديث رقم 3206)

    For six months, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) came to the door of Fatimah’s house before arriving to the mosque for morning prayers, and would say: “O Ahl al-Bayt! It is prayer time” (then he would continue with reciting this verse of Quran:)

    ! ِانَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا

    (English: Verily Allah intends only to remove from you the impurity [of sin], O people of the [Prophet's] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification).

  • عن عَامِرِ بن سَعْدِ بن أبي وَقَّاصٍ قال كَتَبْتُ إلى جَابِرِ بن سَمُرَةَ مع غُلَامِي نَافِعٍ أَنْ أَخْبِرْنِي بِشَيْءٍ سَمِعْتَهُ من رسول اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله قال فَكَتَبَ إلي سمعت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله يوم جُمُعَةٍ عَشِيَّةَ رُجِمَ الْأَسْلَمِيُّ يقول: لَا يَزَالُ الدِّينُ قَائِمًا حتى تَقُومَ السَّاعَةُ أو يَكُونَ عَلَيْكُمْ اثْنَا عَشَرَ خَلِيفَةً كلهم من قُرَيْشٍ

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 1822)

    Amer ibn Saad ibn Abi Vaqas says: my slave and I wrote to Jaber ibn Samureh to be informed of what he heard from God’s Messenger (PBUH). Jaber wrote that on the Friday night when Aslami was stoned he heard Prophet Muhammad say: This religion stands firm until the Judgment Day and you will have twelve caliphs all of whom are from Quraysh.

  • سَمِعْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ سَمُرَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِىَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ يَكُونُ اثْنَا عَشَرَ أَمِيرًا فَقَالَ كَلِمَةً لَمْ أَسْمَعْهَا فَقَالَ أَبِى إِنَّهُ قَالَ كُلُّهُمْ مِنْ قُرَيْشٍ

    (صحيح البخاري الحديث رقم 6796)

    “There will be twelve Amirs (princes).” Then he (Prophet) said something I did not hear, but my father said: “And Prophet said they are all from the Quraysh tribe.”

  • عن جَابِرِ بن سَمُرَةَ قال: دَخَلْتُ مع أبي على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فَسَمِعْتُهُ يقول: إِنَّ هذا الْأَمْرَ لَا يَنْقَضِي حتى يَمْضِيَ فِيهِمْ اثْنَا عَشَرَ خَلِيفَةً. قال: ثُمَّ تَكَلَّمَ بِكَلَامٍ خَفِيَ عَلَيَّ قال: فقلت لِأَبِي: ما قال؟ قال: كلهم من قُرَيْشٍ

    (صحيح مسلم الحديث رقم 1821)

    Jaber ibn Samureh says: I arrived at Prophet’s Muhammad with my father. We heard him saying: “Islamic caliphate will not end unless twelve successors govern Muslims”. Then he uttered words I could not hear. I asked my father: “What did Prophet say?” My father replied: “He said: All of these caliphs are from Quraysh.”