The leadership of the apocalyptic uprising by Imam Mahdi (AS) instead of Jesus (AS) - 10

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Why is Imam Mahdi (AS) leading the apocalyptic uprising despite Jesus (AS)?

 Imam Mahdi (a.s) and Jesus Christ (a.s)

Imam Mahdi (a.s) and Jesus Christ (a.s)

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Many narrations about the superiority of the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt over the Prophets (include Jesus) have been narrated from the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his Ahl al-Bayt).[1] Among these narrations, there is a narration that was narrated from Abu Dharr: “The Prophet (peace be upon him) while looking at Ali bin Abi Talib (peace be upon him) said: “He is the best of the first and the last of the people, the people of the heavens and the earth”.[2] In a narration from Imam Reza (peace be upon him), who narrated from his pure ancestors to Imam Ali (peace be upon him) and he was also narrated from the Messenger of God (peace be upon him), who said to Amir al-Mu'minin: “...O Ali! Indeed, God gave the prophets superiority and virtue over the close angels and gave me superiority and virtue over all the prophets. O Ali! Grace and supremacy after me is for you and the Imams after you...”[3] Imam Baqir (peace be upon him) also says: “Fourteen thousand years before the creation of Adam, God created fourteen lights from the light of His greatness. . So those fourteen were the lights of our souls”.[4]

The narrations whose subject is the supremacy of the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) over all the creatures of the world - including the prophets - are very numerous and reach the stage of frequency.[5] Therefore , we see that Allameh Majlisi believes that one who follows the narrations, if he is knowledgeable, he admits to such a virtue, and the deniers are the only people who are unfamiliar with the Shia hadith heritages.[6], [7]


[1] It is clear that this position was given to them because of Imamate; Because according to verse 124 of Surah Baqarah: (My covenant [and the position of Imamate] does not reach the wrongdoers [and only those of your children who are pure and innocent are worthy of this position]), the position of Imamate is the most important position that pure people have after Hard tests can achieve it.

[2] Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 27, p. 315, and vol. 57, p. 302.

   نَظَرَ النَّبِيُّ(ص) إِلَى عَلِيِ‏ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ(ع) فَقَالَ هَذَا خَيْرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ‏ وَ خَيْرُ الْآخِرِينَ مِنْ أَهْلِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ أَهْلِ الْأَرَضِين‏

[3] Ayoun Akhbar al-Reza (AS), Sadouq, vol. 1, p. 262.

[4] Bihar Anwar, vol. 25, p. 4.

[5] Bihar Anwar, vol. 26, p. 297.

[6] Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 26, pp. 297 and 298.

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