The leadership of the apocalyptic uprising by Imam Mahdi (AS) instead of Jesus (AS) - 3

15:21 - 2024/04/28

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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One of the great scholars of the West says: If Ali (peace be upon him) had not been martyred by Ibn Muljam, he might have lived forever in the world, because complete moderation ruled his existence in all aspects of life.[1] Natural laws and attention to things such as the environment, proper nutrition, healthy mental and physical activities, etc., as effective factors in health, longevity can be justified. This shows that longevity all the Infallible Imams (peace be upon them) have existed. Therefore, just as God gave Jesus (peace be upon him) a long life, He could also give such a long life to the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) so that he could carry out such a mission. However, his divine wisdom did not have such a requirement. Among the Prophets and Imams, Imam Mahdi's (peace be upon him) duty is to appear after a long life and fulfill such a mission because of his superiority and excellence, for which we were forced to provide preliminary explanations.

The supremacy of the Prophet (PBUH) over all divine prophets from various aspects:

The Holy Prophet says in a hadith: “...The Almighty God gave His messengers the superiority over His close angels and me over all the prophets and messengers...”.[2]

One of the most important aspects of the superiority of the Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) over other prophets is his finality and universality of his mission. Although he was sent to Hijaz, his mission was not limited to the borders of that land. [3]

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[1] Our religion (the origin of Shia), Makarem Shirazi, Nasser, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (peace be upon him), Qom, 1388 AH, first edition, p. 162.

[2] Bihar Al-Anwar, vol. 57, p. 303

قال رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ صَلَّى اَللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ : ...انَّ اَللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى فَضَّلَ أَنْبِيَاءَهُ اَلْمُرْسَلِينَ عَلَى مَلاَئِكَتِهِ اَلْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَ فَضَّلَنِي عَلَى جَمِيعِ اَلنَّبِيِّينَ وَ اَلْمُرْسَلِينَ وَ اَلْفَضْلُ بَعْدِي لَكَ يَا عَلِيُّ وَ لِلْأَئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلاَمُ مِنْ بَعْدِكَ...

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