Sunday, February 7, 2010


The Mahdi will be so merciful that in his day nobody’s nose will bleed.
(al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar, p. 42)
His compassion for the poor is one of the signs of the Mahdi.
(Fera Idu Fevaidi'l Fiqr,)
He has great compassion for the wronged.
(Nu’aym ibn Hammad, vr. 50b; Al-Uqayli, An-Najmu al-Saqib, )
In listing the Mahdi’s characteristics, the great Islamic scholar Ibn al-Arabi refers to his superior compassionate thus:
1 He has foresight,
2 He understands the Book,
3 He knows the meaning of verses,
4 He knows that state and actions of those he will assign,
5 He will still be compassionate and just even when angered,
6 He knows the classes of beings,
7 He knows the intricate aspects of affairs,
8 He has a sound understanding of people’s needs, and
9 The manifestation of secret things in his time, because only then will he be able to resolve any problems that may arise.
(Signs of the Judgment Day, p. 189)

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