The leadership of the apocalyptic uprising by Imam Mahdi (AS) instead of Jesus (AS) - 2

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Why is Imam Mahdi (AS) leading the uprising of the end of the time 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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For example, we read in a tradition narrated by Shia and Sunni: “The Mahdi is the one to whom Jesus son of Mary (pbuh) descends and prays behind him”.[1] Now the question that may come to mind is that: despite the presence of Jesus (peace be upon him) as a Great prophet, why is it the responsibility of the Mahdi to lead the uprising of the end of time?

The possibility of making such a comparison about the Noble Prophet Mohammad (PBUH):

If this objection is accepted, this question should be raised before the skeptic's objection: Why was the Messenger of God (PBUH) not preserved and alive like Jesus (PBUH) in his place, to be the leader of the end-of-time uprising?! If the longevity of Jesus (pbuh) is acceptable through religious faith and it is scientifically possible, then this longevity will be more appropriate and more possible for the Messenger of God Mohammd (pbuh). But God's will and expediency required that the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) should pass away and Jesus (PBUH) should live. According to this, the divine wisdom of the Imam and the leader of the end of time is one of the descendants of the Messenger of God Mohammad(PBUH), which is also confirmed by the narrations of the Fariqain (Shias and Sunnis”.  The Messenger of God (PBUH) said: “What will happen to you when the son of Mary descends among you while your Imam is from among you?”.[2], [3]

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[1] Al-Fattan, Na'eem bin Hammad, research: Samir Amin Al-Zuhiri, Al-Tawhid Library, Cairo, 1412 AH, first edition, vol. 1, p. 373, 1103 AH; Al-Malaham and Al-Fatn, Ibn Tavus, Ali Ibn Musa, Islamic Publications, Tehran, first edition, p. 70.

الْمَهْدِيُّ الَّذِي يَنْزِلُ عَلَيْهِ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ، وَيُصَلِّي خَلْفَهُ عِيسَى، عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ

[2] Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, p. 168, H. 3449. كَيْفَ أَنْتُمْ إِذَا نَزَلَ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ فِيكُمْ، وَإِمَامُكُمْ مِنْكُمْ

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