The leadership of the apocalyptic uprising by Imam Mahdi (AS) instead of Jesus (AS) - 8

17:04 - 2024/05/01

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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Sheikh Mofid in the book “Awael al-Maqalaat” defines Imamate as the successor of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in the execution of Ahkam/decrees and the establishment of Hodud/boundaries. The Imam knows how to maintain the Sharia and educate the people.[1] According to this definition, which is based on the belief of the followers of the Ahl al-Bayt, Imamate is something beyond the leadership and government over the people. Rather, all the duties of prophets - except receiving revelation and what is similar to it - are determined for Imams.[2]

Imam Reza (peace be upon him) says about the position of Imamate:

 “Imamate” is the rulership of the religion and system of Muslims. It is the welfare of the world and the honor of the believers. Imamate is the basis of fruitful Islam and its long branch. With the Imam, prayer, zakat, fasting, Hajj and Jihad will be completed. The wealth of the Treasury and charity will be increased. The limits and rules of Islam will be enforced by the Imam. He prohibits [fulfills] and establishes the divine limits/Hodud and defends the religion of God. He calls to his Lord by means of knowledge, good admonitions, clear and firm proofs”.[3], [4]

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[1] Awael al-Maqalat, Sheikh Mufid, p. 65.

[2] Payam e Quran (The Message of the Qur'an), Makarem Shirazi, vol. 9, p. 21.

[3] Al-Kafi, vol. 1, p. 200.

«إِنَّ الْإِمَامَةَ زِمَامُ الدِّينِ وَ نِظَامُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَ صَلَاحُ الدُّنْيَا وَ عِزُّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِنَّ الْإِمَامَةَ أُسُّ الْإِسْلَامِ النَّامِي وَ فَرْعُهُ السَّامِي بِالْإِمَامِ تَمَامُ الصَّلَاةِ وَ الزَّكَاةِ وَ الصِّيَامِ وَ الْحَجِّ وَ الْجِهَادِ وَ تَوْفِيرُ الْفَيْ‏ءِ وَ الصَّدَقَاتِ وَ إِمْضَاءُ الْحُدُودِ وَ الْأَحْكَامِ وَ مَنْعُ الثُّغُورِ وَ الْأَطْرَافِ الْإِمَامُ يُحِلُّ حَلَالَ اللَّهِ وَ يُحَرِّمُ حَرَامَ اللَّهِ وَ يُقِيمُ حُدُودَ اللَّهِ وَ يَذُبُّ عَنْ دِينِ اللَّهِ وَ يَدْعُو إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّهِ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَ الْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَ الْحُجَّةِ الْبَالِغَة»؛

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