Whatever the return of Hz.Jesus means for the Christians, the
appearance of the
‘’Expected Mahdi’’ has the same meaning for the Shiites, which
is the first sect in the Islamic world that has both religious
and political aspects.
Today, the Shiites are believing that the expected Mahdi is
the twelfth imam and he will become visible in Mecca and
after establishing the order he will die within 7-11 years.
The interesting is that they are saying
‘’believing in the 12th Imam
is believing in tomorrow’s world’’.
the other hand the ones who have been expecting the Mahdi to
come and become visible have changed their expressions
suddenly and they have started to say
‘’What is really being meant
by the Mahdi is to know our reality/our origin. The Mahdi (as
a person) will not come’’.
If, we examine these closely from the point of Islam, then we
can see that there isn’t any information in the Koran about
the coming, the appearance of the Mahdi as well as in the
two important hadith sources such as Buhari and Muslim.
However, in the other hadith books especially in Abu Dawud’s
‘’Sunan’’ extensive information has been given anout the
Mahdi. Also, the ideas of the Saints of Allah about the
Mahdi are confirming the information given by him.
However, I am sad to say that regarding the above mentioned
information I must come back to this point and correct the
misunderstandings as follows:-
There is only a similarity of names between the
Mahdi who is the twelfth
Imam and the
Mahdi (a.s) who is
expected to become visible. The Shiites have confused the
Mahdi who will come with the one who has lived centuries
ago. The Mahdi will appear at a time close to the dooms day
and before his appearance in a very interesting way Saudi
Arabia will no longer be ruled by the kings.
According to another opinion one should accept as the
appearance of the Mahdi to know the being in his essence (and
not expect any visible person to appear). This is also
correct, but it is another aspect of the whole process.
For those who want to learn about this dimension which is
also defined as the doom of the individual it would be
sufficient to look at the book
written by Hz. Abd al-Karim
al-Jili who is the grandson of the
Ghawthu’l Azam Hz.Abd
al-kadir al Jilani .
According to strong information it would be insufficient to
consider the Mahdi who will become visible as non existent
and to consider this event only as the manifestation of the
power in our essence. As you would appreciate, in order for
the one who is for the time being invisible for us to become
visible the Saudi Kingdom should come to an end (Saudi Arabia
will no more be ruled by the kings).
These findings are correct, however following this the people
should not become restless when they think about the
probability whether the Mahdi is the person whom they expect
or someone else. What I am saying is
‘’The human being should ask
for Allah’s science at every moment, try to complete the
missing parts in his knowledge and leave this world (die) in
such a state.’’ Yes, knowing the Mahdi is a great
favour for the individual, however in order to understand him
it is necessary to free oneself from being imitative, not to
consider the Mahdi as superhuman and the individual should
follow the scientific path. Please, do not forget this point.
Remain with love and may you be entrusted to Allah.