Description : The unanimous (Ijmaa-ee) belief of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah (the Followers of the Four Math-habs) that Imaam Mahdi (alayhis salaam) will appear during the last of ages namely during the age when Hadhrat Nabi Isaa (alayhis salaam! and Dajjaal will make their appearance. The Shiahs subscribe to a concocted and baseless view regarding Imaam Mahdi (alayhis salaam). They believe that at the age of five or six years in the fifth century Imaam Mahdi disappeared with the origi- nal Qur'aan and is until this day hibernating in a cave in concealment and fear. He will appear according to their baseless concoction during the final era of this world and exhume the bodies of Hadnrat Abu Bakr Hadhrat Umar and Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anhum) and punish them severely after having restored them to life. In these days modernists?or some deviant modernists ? have cast aspersions on the authentic ahadith which report and establish beyond any vestige of doubt the Ahlus Sunnah's belief regarding the advent of Imaam Mahdi (alayhis salaam). All authorities of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah ?of former and later times?unanimously proclaim the correctness of the belief regarding Imaam Mahdi (alayhis salaam).
Author : Mujlisul-Ulama of South Africa