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According to the narrations, twelve Mahdis follow the twelve Imams.
Reincarnation can be found in the verses of the Quran as well as in the narrations of the Ahlul Bayt (pbut).
Before the death of the Prophet (pbuhahf), God had given him the task of delivering a an important revelation to his followers, a message so great and important that if it was not delivered it would be as if nothing of Islam was accomplished:
O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message. And Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. – Quran Al-Ma’idah Verse 67
This verse was revealed on the day of Ghadir Khumm, an event which has been marked by both Sunnis and Shia as one of his most vital messages which completed Gods religion at that time.
Reincarnation can be found in the verses of the Quran as well as in the narrations of the Ahlul Bayt (pbut)
Shia Muslims and Catholic Christians have numerous similarities, the most important being the belief in a divine successor of God on earth.
Both the Old and New Testament shows us that God always places a vicegerent on earth. It has been God’s system of divine guidance since the time of Adam until today.
Jesus was the Messiah, a saviour figure for the Jewish nation. Many Christians mistakenly believe that Jesus was God. However, upon investigation of the scriptures it is clear that Jesus made a distinction between himself and the almighty God. The early Christians did not agree that Jesus was God. In fact, the trinity doctrine was invented in the 4th century AD.
Of the 27 books in the New Testament of the Bible, 13 or 14 are traditionally attributed to Paul, a man who never even met Jesus. Furthermore, Paul’s teachings often contradict the teachings of Jesus.
Jesus came as the Messiah to the Jewish people. Jesus explicitly declared his mission to be focused only on Israel (Matthew 15:24). The covenant changed when the Israelites rejected their own Messiah.
Read more in the article: “The Seven Covenants of God”
No. Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matthew 5:17-18
The notion that Jewish law was abolished through Christ is an innovation from the false apostle Paul.
Read more in the article: “Was Paul An Apostle of Jesus?”
In the 20th century, a large library of suppressed gospels was re-discovered. The New Testament of the Bible excluded numerous texts written by the early Christians for political reasons.
The concept of reincarnation can be found in the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible.
Genesis 16:11-12 states:
11 The angel of the Lord also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” – Genesis 16:11-12
However, we believe that the aforementioned statement that Ishmael will be like a wild donkey is not true, and it is in direct contradiction to the previous verse:
10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count. – Genesis 16:10
Does it make sense that an angel of the Lord reveal this while at the same time Abraham is trying to build his nation? Would it make sense that Abraham would try to conceive a child with this woman if that were so?
19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him. – Genesis 17 Verse 19-22
In order to understand this concept, one must first understand the word “covenant.”
A covenant is like a contract with God. It doesn’t come for free. Any time two parties make a deal, they must first lay out the terms of their agreement. If one of the parties fails to fulfill those terms, it results in breach of contract–or, in other words, breaking the covenant.
The covenant, which God entered into with Abraham and his descendants was broken and thus given to another people.
Today, God has offered a covenant to all mankind, through Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan, the 7th covenant.
Look at the condition of the children of Israel in history, when they upheld the commandments and obeyed God through his prophets and messengers Israel was blessed and had prospered. But when they descended into sin and disobedience God had punished them. So when Prophet Jeremiah was sent to them as a clear warning they objected and God had punished them by the hands of the Babylonians through Nebuchadnezzar II. Jesus the awaited Messiah of the Children of Israel performed many great miracles but he was denied and attempts on his life were made and a new covenant was made making the previous covenant obsolete.
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” – Luke 22:20
The destruction of the temple of Solomon and the exile of the Children of Israel lasted for decades because of the evil deeds committed by the children of Israel. But the attempt on the life of the awaited Messiah caused the same punishment to be repeated, after the crucifixion the 2nd temple got destroyed and the Children of Israel were once again scattered and became a nation without a home for nearly 2000 years, is it not a coincidence according to the Jewish people God has not sent a prophet to his “Chosen” people ever since? Unless the man they denied was indeed the bearer of a new covenant sent by God. After all, Jesus did indicate that they would no longer be Gods chosen people when he said:
“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.” – Matthew 21 Verse 43
Yes. Jesus was the awaited Messiah of the Jewish people.
Jesus was meant to rule but did not rule due to the shortcoming of his nation. But if you must judge Jesus on the basis that he did not rule, then in all fairness you must judge Moses for not living up to the promise he made to his people on inheriting the promised land.
“Thirty-eight years passed from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the Lord had sworn to them. The Lord’s hand was against them until he had completely eliminated them from the camp.” -Deuteronomy 2:14-15
Although a matter is delayed or completely canceled it does not invalidate the man who is sent by the almighty. If so then we would have to deny Prophet Jonah who foretold of a promised punishment from God that never took place
Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” -Jonah 3:4
But something unexpected took place which shocked Gods Prophet greatly.
When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. – Jonah 3:10
If you can accept Jonah as a Prophet although his prophecy never came to fruition then how can you deny Jesus under the same circumstance? An unfulfilled prophecy or promise does not invalidate Gods chosen man.
There are numerous Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, which Jesus fulfilled. However Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 describe Jesus and the events of the crucifixion in startling detail.
God had previously sent 6 great individuals as Prophets, Messengers, and Covenant bearers. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed (pbut). During the Adamic covenant God wanted the seed of Adam to inherit the earth over the seed of Cain. In the Noahic covenant the survivors of the flood and their descendants were under his covenant. For Abraham it was him and his family exclusively, for Moses it was again exclusive for his people. And Jesus was for the Arabs after the children of Israel had betrayed and abandoned him. And Muhammad was for the whole world. Today the 7th covenant is no longer about the flesh and bodies but rather it is the covenant of the souls, and everyone now has a chance whether they want to be of those who purify themselves for the sake of their souls or to lose theirs forever.
Every human being has questioned whether or not God exists and that is evidence in and of itself.
Plato’s Republic discusses the concept of the Divine Just State.
Plato’s Republic discusses in-depth Socrates’ thoughts about the ideal society.
Hinduism is a religion brought by prophets of God, from the lineage of prophet Noah (pbuh).
This means that people today who practice the Hindu faith will find that great concepts such as reincarnation and karma are considered to be absolute truths that are core beliefs of the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light.
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan has revealed that Rama and Krishna were, in fact, messengers from God. In fact, Rama was mentioned in the book of Genesis as one of the descendants of prophet Noah.
The Bhagavad-Gita is considered by Imam Ahmed Al Hassan and Abdullah Hashem Aba Al Sadiq as being one of the sacred texts that have preserved a great deal of truth.
It covers great events that took place during the lives of two of the great messengers of the Noahic Covenant, Prophet Krishna and Prophet Arjuna.
Imam Ahmed Al Hassan has confirmed that Lao Tzu was indeed a great Prophet of God, peace be upon him.
The Ahmadi faith believes in divinely appointed leadership, meaning there must always be a representative of God on earth who is imbued with divine attributes. Just as Mani was the successor of Jesus and Mani appointed a man named Sisin as his successor, the believers in the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light believe that the divinely appointed guides in this day and age is Imam Mohammed Mahdi (pbuh), whose successor is Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (fhip), the first of the Mahdis. The successor of Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan is Abdullah Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip), the second Mahdi. These are the divinely appointed and protected guides today.
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan, like Mani, has taught that the concept of reincarnation is true. The soul, unlike the physical body, is eternal and it returns for many rounds or lifetimes.
Like Mani taught, Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that the creator of our world is not the almighty God, rather our world came about from a struggle between light and darkness. As a result, the material world is a mixture of light and darkness.
Mani (pbuh) was the successor of Jesus (pbuh) and Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that there is much more to the story of Mani and Jesus. Mani spoke of a teacher who he called the “heavenly twin” or “twin spirit.” This teacher was none other than Jesus. Mani called himself the “apostle of Jesus” which indicates a deeply personal relationship; perhaps a belief that he was personally saved by Jesus. And that is because Mani’s Heavenly Twin, the figure who guided him, was Jesus Christ. Jesus and Mary Magdalene were the physical parents of Prophet Mani.
Prophet Mani (pbuh) has returned for this day and age, the time in which darkness will be overturned in favor of light. The soul of prophet Mani has returned as the second Mahdi Abdullah Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip).
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) has revealed that the physical world is not the direct creation of the almighty God, rather it was created by the fallen angel, Iblis. Prophet Mani likewise taught that God is in fact not the direct creator of this world. Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (fhip) has confirmed Mani’s teaching.
“Creation of these realms is hard to fathom, not everyone knows the way to knowledge and its secret is well concealed. In the beginning was God the only eternal God and nothing else, from terror sprang the light, the High king lent Azazel (dear one of God) his light and using this light he shaped his creations , this arrogant one told God you are God and I am a God and both these spirits we have made.” Umm Al Khitab
Due to the initial struggle between light and darkness, some light has been mixed into this material world and part of the goal of the believer is to reclaim and recapture the divine light and return it to its eternal source.
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (fhip) was asked about reincarnation, so he (fhip) answered and said: “It is true. The soul never dies”. Furthermore, Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan has revealed that the pure and righteous souls of past prophets and messengers have returned in this day and age.
Read more in the articles in the Reincarnation Section