ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّٰهِ
Respected and Honorable Scholars of Islam.
Question 1) what do the honorable ulamaa say about this topic – whether the Mahdi as promised in the sacred Ahadith has already come and gone from this world or whether Mahdi has not yet come.
Question 2) During the rule of Mughal Emporer around 1500 CE, a person by the name of Syed Mohammed Jawnpuri declared himself as the promised Mahdi in Makkah and India at least twice. His followers are mainly in Hyderabad India, and some other parts of India. They are known as the Mahdavi sect. They believe Syed Mohammed Jawnpuri as the promised Mahdi and claim that anyone who doesn’t accept Syed Mohammed Jawnpuri as the promised Mahdi is a kafir.
There are many seekers of truth in the Mahdaviya community who will accept the truth if the honorable ulamaa can clearly explain this matter.
It will be beneficial to list all the alaamat of Mahdi listed in the Sahih Ahadeeth and state for each alaamat (sign of Mahdi) why it is not satisfied by Syed Mohammed Jawnpuri thus disqualifying his claim of Mahdi.
The details for question 1 and 2 are requested because there are many innocent people in the Mahdaviya community who do not know the truth. And if they see the details Insha Allah they can be guided to the truth.
جزاكم الله خيرا
We do not believe that the Mahdi has already come and gone. The following article highlights some of the key issues with the Mahdawi group and where their beliefs conflict with Islam. This should be sufficient for any seeker of truth.
Ifta Research Fellow
Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel