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Imam Muhammad Mahdi PBUH is Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF

Imam Ahmed Al Hassan has clarified that the Twelfth Imam PBUH is in fact Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF in his return

There are multiple narrations that point to the return of Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF during the End Times. And we know from the knowledge of Imam Ahmed Al Hassan PBUH that Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF has indeed returned and that he reincarnated as the Twelfth Imam, Imam Muhammad Ibn Al-Hassan Al-Askari PBUH, the long-awaited Imam Mahdi, of whom Imam Ahmed Al Hassan PBUH is his right hand.

In the book of Monotheism Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan PBUH says:

“And His [The Exalted] saying: {Do they await but that Allah comes to them in shades of clouds and the angels [as well] and the matter is [then] decided And to Allah [all] matters are returned} [Surat Al-Baqarah 2:210]. So the one who comes in the shades of clouds is Muhammad (pbuh & his Family) in the World of Raja’ (The world of Return) and with him shall be the People of his House (Ahlul Bayt) and some of the Prophets (pbut). And it is known that Muhammad is the one shaded with the clouds, and there were glad tidings given with this description in the Torah and The Gospels about the Messenger Muhammad and the Riser (Al-Qa’im) from the family of Muhammad.”

From the Ahadith of the Ahlulbayt PBUT

‘Your Prophet shall return to you.’


Abu Khalid al-Kabuli narrated: On the verse {Certainly the one who sent the Quran to you, shall return you to the returning (place)} (Holy Quran 28:85) Imam Ali Ibn Al-Hussain PBUH said: “Your Prophet SAWW shall return to you”. – Bihar Al-Anwar v53, p56, Hadith #33, also p46, Hadith #19


The world does not end before the Prophet SAWW returns


Abu Marwan narrated: I asked Imam Al-Sadiq PBUH about the verse {Certainly the one who sent the Quran to you, shall return you to the returning (place)} (Holy Quran 28:85) The Imam PBUH replied: “No, by Allah! The world does not end till the Messenger of Allah SAWW and Ali PBUH come together in al-Thawiyya and meet each other, and build a Mosque with 12000 entrances in al-Thawiyya, a place in al-Kufa.” – Bihar AlAnwar v53, p113

The return of Prophet Muhammad SAWW is mentioned in the Quran according to the Ahlulbayt PBUT


Jabir ibn Yazeed narrated that Abu Ja’far PBUH said about the saying of Allah the Almighty {O you who covers himself [with a garment] Arise and warn} (Holy Qur’an 74:1-2): He means by that Muhammad SAWW and his rise in the Raj’a (Return), he will warn in it. And His saying: {Surely, it is one of the greatest portents As a warner …} (Holy Qur’an 74:35-36), meaning Muhammad SAWW, a warner to humanity, in the Raj’a, and when He says, “We sent you to all the people”, it means in the Raj’a.” – Bihar AlAnwar v 53 p 52

The return of Prophet Muhammad SAWW is during the time of Al-Mahdi in the End Times


On the commentary of the verse: {He is the One Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth in order to prevail over all religions, even though the polytheists may be averse.} (Holy Quran 9:33) Al-Mufadhal Ibn Umar narrated: I asked Imam Al-Sadiq PBUH: “Didn’t the Messenger of Allah SAWW prevail over all religions?” He PBUH replied: “O Mufadhal! If the Messenger of Allah SAWW had prevailed over all religions, there wouldn’t have been any Magus, Jew, Sabian, or Christian, or any sect, disagreement, and doubt, or any polytheism, and idol. Verily, His saying {in order to prevail over all religions…} is in the time of Al-Mahdi during the al-Raj’a, and this is His saying: {And fight them until there is no more trouble and till religion is only for Allah.} (Holy Quran 8:39)” – Bihar Al Anwar v 53, p 33

Imam Mahdi is a prophet

Imam Mahdi will declare himself to be a prophet.” – Al-Majlisi, Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 10, p. 550

From the Ahadith in the books of the Sunnah

The books of the Sunnah have narrations that mention the Return of Prophet Muhammad SAWW as well.

‘The Messenger of Allah SAWW is not dead’

Isma’il b. ‘Abd Allah – Sulayman b. Bilal – Hisham b. ‘Urwah – ‘Urwah b. al-Zubayr – ‘Aishah, the wife of the Prophet: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, died while Abu Bakr was at a place called al-Sunah (i.e. al-‘Aliyah). Umar stood up, saying, “I swear by Allah! The Messenger of Allah is not dead!” She (‘Aishah) narrated: ‘Umar said, “I swear by Allah! Nothing occurred to my mind except that. Verily! Allah will resurrect him…” – Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad b. Isma’il b. Ibrahim b. Mughirah al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi, al-Jami’ al-Sahih al-Mukhtasar (Beirut: Dar Ibn Kathir; 3rd edition, 1407 H)

‘Muhammad will return as Moses returned’

Umar stood at the Mosque of the Prophet when the Prophet passed away, and said: “There are hypocrites who allege that the Messenger of God has died. Certainly the Messenger of God did not die, but he went to his Lord, as Moses, son of Imran, went to his Lord (for receiving the heavenly commandments). By God, Muhammad will return as Moses returned…” – Al-Sira al-Nabawiyya, by Ibn Hisham, v 2, p 655

We can see from narrations such as these that the people of that era were speaking very candidly about the concept of Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF returning to this world. This indicates that it should not be a far-fetched idea for the Muslim nation to believe that the souls of Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF returns during the End Times. And indeed, Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan PBUH has testified that Prophet Muhammad PBUHAHF is indeed our master the Twelfth Imam Muhammad Mahdi PBUH.

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