Reincarnation in Islam

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Today Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) reveals to us the secrets of the Raj’a (return/ reincarnation), which is an original true creed in the beliefs of Shia and Sunnis, especially that it is mentioned in several verses of the Holy Qur’an, in addition to the other religions and sects. An he informs us of the characters of the Returned ones (as) and they are with us today.

When Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan was asked:

"Is reincarnation or the returning of the soul back to this life with another body true?"

He (as) answered:

"In the Name of Allah, The Abundantly Merciful, The Intensely Merciful
All praises belong to Allah the Lord of the Worlds
O Allah send Your prayers upon Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad the Imams and the Mahdis
It is true. The soul never dies.See the answer on the Black Banner Forum


Reincarnation from an Islamic viewpoint is Al-Raj’a (The Return)

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There is a very important matter which has to do with reincarnation from an Islamic viewpoint - it is Al-Raj’a (The Return).
The narrations which talk about Al-Raj’a mention the return of Prophet of Allah (sawas), the return of Imams (as), and 12 Mahdis (as), who will come after Imam Al-Mahdi (as).

Interestingly the narrations about the Mahdis, and the narrations about the Raj’a both talk about dominance and victory for the believers, and the establishment of the 'State of the Divine Justice'.
And of course we know that the 'State of the Divine Justice' will be established by the hands of the Qa’im (as).

So obviously there is a strong connection between the following matters: the Mahdis & Raj’a, and the Qa’im & State of the Divine Justice. And the interwovenness of these four is clear like the sun.

But the narrations which talk about the Mahdis were not of interest to the Shia for a very long time, because it was difficult for the Shia to make sense or harmonize between:

  1. the narrations about the Raj’a (The Return)
  2. the narrations about the Mahdis (as)
  3. the narrations about the Imams (as)
  4. and the narrations about the Rise of the Qa’im (as).

And that is only to be expected, because those four matters are part of the secret Divine Plan for the establishment of the State of the Divine Justice. So surely not anyone would have access to it except it's real Companion.

Zurarah said: I asked Abu Abdullah (as), meaning Imam Al-Sadiq (as), about these great matters such as the Raj'a (The Return) and it's likes, so he (as) said: "Verily, this thing you are asking about,it's time has not arrived yet, rather they have denied that which they do not encompass in knowledge and which it's interpretation has not yet come them. - Al-Bihar 40/53

Therefore only the Qa’im of the Family of Muhammad himself is enitled to answer the question how the Raj’a happens, and what the connection between the Mahdis and the ones who return is. And only Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (as), who raised the prophesied Black Banners and has come on the day of death of the King Abdullah, clarified to us the connection between those four matters, in a way matches the Holy Quran and the Family of Muhammad (as). And as such he (as) has removed the contradictions which were faced by those who call themselves Shia and the Samiris of the office of the Najaf, whom were all trying to find a connection between those four important matters.

Proofs for the concept of reincarnation

Reincarnation is clearly explained in certain prophet's stories and other seperate verses in the Holy Quran.

Also it is mentioned in the narrations from the Family of Muhammad (as) the Ahlul Bayt (as).

Quranic verses about reincarnation

'The Known Day' is the time of the Qaim (as).

The quranic words al-Raj'ah and al-Karra mean 'return', and also mean reincarnation. Many verses from Holy Quran confirm al-Raj'a has happened in the past for some specific nations and individuals and will also happen in the future to some people - on other occasions than only the 'Known Day' or the Day of Ressurection/ Judgement Day.
In fact the return to wordly life multiple times has always been an islamic concept.
And the interpretation of the quranic verses only comes from the Family of Muhammad (pbuh). So read the following Quranic verses and their interpretation from the Ahlul Bayt...

  • {Says he (man): "Who will give life to the bones when they are rotten?" Say, "He will give life to them Who brought them into existence at first, and He is cognizant of all Creation."} – Holy Quran 36:78-79
  • {Does he promise you that when you are dead and have become dust and bones, you will be brought forth again?} - Surah Al-Muminoon verse 35
  • {Were We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?} - Surah Qaf, verse 15
  • From the story of prophet Hizkeel:
    Himran Ibn A’ayun narrated: I asked Abu Ja’far (as): "Is there anything that took place in The Children of Israel, which will not take place here?" He (as) said: "No."
    Then I asked: "So tell me about the saying of Allah (on the Children of Israel): {Have you not considered those who went forth from their homes, for fear of death, and they were thousands, then Allah said to them, Die, and then He again gave them life} - Holy Quran 2:243 So did Allah bring them back to life until the people looked at them and then He swt caused them. to die again? Or He (swt) brought them back to this world?" So he (as) said: "Rather, He (swt) brought them back to this world and they lived in houses and ate food and married women, and they remained alive after that until Allah willed, then they died after fulfilling their age." - Bihar Al-Anwar by AlMajlisi, v12 p381, Mukhtasar Basa'r Al-Darajat 23 and 24
Conclusion: This proves that there is a return of those people whom Allah has killed in this world and then Allah resurrected them in this world (where they lived in homes and ate food and married women, and they stayed in this condition as long as Allah wanted, then they died)
Context: Imam Abi Abdullah says that these people mentioned in the verse are a people from one of the cities of Sham (levant) and they were 70,000 households, and there was a plague that would constantly strike them, once or twice a year, so these people decided that if the plague returned they would leave the city, so when the plague returned they all left the city and the plague, and they avoided the plague, and the wandered the earth as Allah desired, until they came to a city that was destroyed, and abandoned by its people. So they settled in it. And when they put down their bags and felt assured to stay in it Allah (swt) told them: "Die." So they died this very hour and their bodies decomposed.
The Imam says they all died, so they died this very hour and their bodies decomposed, so after a while their bodies decomposed, meaning it turned into dust. So a prophet from the prophets of Bani Israel passed by them, whose name was Hizqeel (Ezekiel). Meaning he is a sent messenger. So when he saw these bones he cried and spoke to his Lord: "Oh Lord if you willed you would resurrect them this very hour just as you made them die, they made your lands prosperous and gave birth to your worshippers and worshipped you." So when Hizqeel (pbuh) said these words he saw the bones began flying one to the other until they (the people) came back to life, looking at each other and supplication to Allah (swt) and saying Allahu Akbar. So Hizqeel then said I testify that Allah (swt) is capable of everything.
  • Sheikh Muzzafar in his famous book "The Faith of Shia Islam":
    "In this question the Shi'a follow what has been said by the Household of the Prophet: That Allah will cause people to return to this world in the same form as they were before; that He will distinguish between the righteous and the wrong-doers, and between the oppressed and the oppressors; and that this will take place in the time of the Mahdi. Allah will not cause anyone to return unless he has attained a high degree of faith of has sunk deep into corruption. After this they will die again, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be raised again to be rewarded or punished, for Allah has mentioned in the Qur'an the desire of these people who have come twice into this world to come yet a third time in order to repent of their sins.
    {They shall say: Our Lord! Thou hast cause us to die two deaths, and Thou hast given us twice to live; now we confess our sins. Is there any way to go forth?} – Holy Quran 40:11
    Truly the Qur'an came to proclaim Raja in this world, as did many traditions from the house of Infallibility, and all the Imamites believe this…
Imam al-Baqir (as) said about this verse:
"This is exclusive to those (Kuffar) who return to this world after death, and this is their (statement) in the Day of Judgment (after the second rising).
So, far removed (from mercy) the wrongdoing folk." - Al-Bihar, v53, p116, Hadith #139
Conclusion: According to the above verse, in the Day of Judgment the Kuffar who had lived and died twice would ask for a third chance in order to repent for their sins. This means they live and die in this world, then will return to this world (al-Raj’a) and will die again, and thereafter they will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment.
  • Tafsir regarding 'the Day when We will gather from every nation a group':
    Abi Baseer said: Abu Jafar meaning Imam Al-Baqir (as) said to me: "Do the people of Iraq deny the Raja (The Return)?" So I said: Yes. So he (as) said: "Haven’t they read the Qur’an? {And the Day when We will gather from every nation a group} [Holy Qur’an 27:83]." - Bihar Al-Anwar page 40 volume 53
Imam Al-Sadiq (as) was asked about the saying of Allah (swt) {And the Day when We will gather from every nation a group of those who deny Our signs, and they will be [driven] in rows} [Holy Qur’an 27:83].
So he (as) said: "What do the people say regarding it?"
So I said: They say it is about the Day of Resurrection.
So he (as) said: "Would Allah gather on the Day of Resurrection one group from every nation and leave the rest?!" Rather indeed it is about the Raj’a (The Return). As for the verse of the Day of Resurrection then this it is the following: "and We will gather them and not leave behind from them anyone * And they will be presented before your Lord in rows, [and He will say], "You have certainly come to Us just as We created you the first time. But you claimed that We would never make for you an appointment."} [18:47-48]."
- Bihar Al-Anwar page 40 volume 53
Conclusion: {We will resurrect a group from each nation.} = Means the Minor Resurrection = means the rise of the Riser (pbuh) = means the return of the Righteous Ones = means "reincarnation" had been presented to us with it's code name "Raj'a"!
  • From the story of Jeremiah:
    It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah (pbuh) in a long narration aboutthe story of Nebuchadnezzar, that after the killing of Bani Israel, Armeia (Jeremiah) rode out on a donkey, and looked at the beasts of prey of the land and sky eating their corpses. So he said to himself "How will Allah enliven those, whose limbs have been eaten up by beasts!? Since now their flesh is in the stomach of these beasts." So God retrieved his soul. And this is the saying of Allah (swt) (regarding this incident):
    {Or consider such an example as the one who passed by a township which had fallen into ruin. He said, "How will Allah bring this to life after its death?" So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years; then He revived him.} - Holy Quran 2:259
    The Imam continues and says: So Allah inspired to him and said, "How long have you remained?" After he was brought back to life he was asked: "How long have you remained? He said, "I have remained a day." Then he looked at the sun high in the sky and said "or part of a day." He (swt) said, "Rather, you have remained one hundred years. Look at your food and your drink; it has not changed with time." Meaning even the food and drink did not rot with time. Recorded in Bihar Al Anwar.
  • From the story of Moses:
    {And [recall] when you said, "O Moses, we will never believe you until we see Allah outright"; so the thunderbolt took you while you were looking on. Then We revived you after your death that perhaps you would be grateful} - Holy Quran 2:56
    Imam Al-Ridha (pbuh) interpreted this verse saying: The speaker of Allah Moses son of Imran (pbuh) knew that Allah (pbuh) is far Exalted from being seen with eyes but when Allah (swt) talked to him and drew him near in (Divine) conversation he returned to his people and told them that Allah (swt) spoke to him and drew him near in (Divine) conversation. So they said "we will not believe you until we hear Him (swt) like you did." His close companions said these words to him, and the nation were 700,000 men, so he chose from them 70,000.

Ahadith about reincarnation

On the one hand there are quite a few ahadith against the concept of reincarnation. Al-Majlisi for example collected many of them in Bihar Al-Anwar Vol.2 door 5 "The invalidity of reincarnation (tanasukh)" (go to page 320). And Kamal Al-Haydari stated that the scholars agree that the concept on reincarnation (tanasukh) is invalid.

But on the other hand there are numerous ahadith in support of the concept of reincarnation.
In the following we will mention some narrations from the Family of Muhammad (as) the Ahlul Bayt (as) (besides their tafsir stated above) to prove this fact...

Even when we look into Sahih Bukhari we find ahadith that point us towards reincarnation:
The Prophet Mohammad (sawas) said: "... I would love to be martyred in Allah’s cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred... " - Bukhari 4.54

And as we have come to know from Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (as) reincarnation is truth. And the return of our souls to this world many times is a truth.

And we can find this truth about reincarnation, and it's rounds, and about the Judgement Day (after death), and entering Paradise or Hell after it, in a conversation that took place between Imam Al-Sadiq and Mufaddhal which has been compiled as the manuscript "Al-Haft al-Sharif". It is a manuscript that had been hidden for a long time and was published only in 1968 (by the arts scholar Mustapha Ghaleb). The English translation from the Arabic Original of Al-Haft Al-Sharif was done by Abdullah Hashem.
In the manuscript Imam Al-Sadiq (as) the grand grandfather of Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) cites the evidence for reincarnation from the Qur'an, Sunnah and Adadith. The doors (chapters) of the manuscript talk about different kinds of reincarnation e.g. Maskh (reincarnation from human to animal form) as well as Naskh (reincarnation from human to human form).

When Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) was asked if Al-Haft Al-Sharif is true, he replied:
"I have said that Al-Haft al Shareef is one of the greatest books present, but it also has alittle amount of corruption. But it is only a small amount."
Black Banners Episode number 9

Reincarnation in Al-Haft Al-Shareef

Aba Sadiq Abdullah Hashem (as) presented many of the doors of this manuscript in his 2010 series "TADS the 2nd Semester"...

Reincarnation in the Qur'an: Door 46 (TADS - The 2nd Semester part 133)
Maskh (Animal) Vs. Naskh (Human) vs. Raskh (Plant): Door 20 (TADS - The 2nd Semester part 161)

Reincarnation in Islam: Door 18 (TADS - The 2nd Semester part 131)
Human Cattle/Sheople in the Qur'an: Door 21 (TADS - The 2nd Semester part 134)

The Killings of the Imams and Prophets: Door 38 (TADS - The 2nd Semester part 151)
The Past Lives of the Believer: Door 48 (TADS - The 2nd Semester part 163)

Further Ahadith from the Ahlul Bayt about returning to this world

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  • Al-Hasan Ibn Jahm narrated: Al-Ma'mun asked Imam al-Ridha (as): "O' Abul Hasan! What do you say about al-Raj'a?" The Imam (as) replied: "It is truth. Verily it had been in the ancient nations and Quran has spoken about it, and verily the Messenger of Allah (sawas) said: 'There shall be for this nation all what had been for the previous nations like the similarity of two pair of shoes." - Uyun Akhbar al-Ridha (as) v1 p218 , Bihar alAnwar by AlMajlisi, v53 p59 Hadith #45
  • Al-Asbagh Ibn Nabata narrated that Abdullah Ibn Abi Bakr al-Yashkari (also known as Ibn al-Kawwaa who was one of al-Khawarij) asked the commander (prince) of the believers (as) about the possibility of returning to this world after death. Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) replied: "... Don't you know that Allah, to Whom belong might and majesty, said in His Book, {And Moses chose out of his people seventy men for Our appointment} (7:155)," ... {and when they said to Moses (as): "we will not believe in you until we see Allah manifestly"} (2:55), and Allah said {so the thunderbolt overtook you while you were watching. Then We raised you up after your death that you may be grateful}. (2:55-56)" Don't you see O'Ibn al-Kawwaa that they indeed returned to their homes after they died? Isn't it that (after the above verse) Allah informed in his book {And We made the clouds to give shade over you and We sent to you manna and quails} (2:57) Thus this was after they died and when Allah raised them again. O' Ibn al-Kawwaa, for some people from the Children of Israel about whom Allah said: {Have you not considered those who went forth from their homes, for fear of death, and they were thousands, then Allah said to them, Die, and then He again gave them lifev} (2:243)" And also saying of Allah, to Whom belong might and majesty, about Uzair where (Allah) said: {Or the like of him (Uzair) who passed by a town, and it had fallen down upon its roofs; he said: How shall Allah give it life after its death? So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him to life. He said: How long have you tarried? He said: I have tarried a day, or a part of a day. Said He: Nay! You have tarried a hundred years} (2:259)" So do not cast doubt, O' Ibn al-Kawwaa, on the power of Allah, to Whom belong Might and Majesty." - Bihar alAnwar by AlMajlisi, v53, p72, Hadith #72
  • Zurara narrated: I asked Imam al-Baqir (as) if death and being slain are the same. The Imam (as) replied: "Allah has differentiated between dying and getting killed in Quran. Then He (as) recited {Then if he dies or is slain} (3:144) and {And if indeed you die or you are slain, certainly to Allah shall you be gathered together} (3:158) ... and also {Surely Allah has brought from the believers their persons and their property for that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are slain, a promise on this which is the truth} (9:111) and also {Every soul will taste the death} (21:35). Don't you see that the one who is killed (by weapon) does not taste the death? He who is killed by sword is not like the one dies in bed. Thus (concluding the above verses) whoever (among believers) is killed should return to this world till he die (natural death). - Bihar Al-Anwar by AlMajlisi, v53, p65, Hadith #58
  • Abdurrahman Ibn Qasir narrated that Imam al-Baqir (as) recited the verse: {Surely Allah has bought from the believers their persons...} (9:111)" and then said: "Do you know what it means?" He (as) then continued: "Anyone among the believers who was killed will be resurrected till he dies, and anyone among them who died (a natural death) will be resurrected till he is killed. And this is the power of Allah, so do not deny it." - Bihar alAnwar by AlMajlisi , v53, p74, Hadith #73
  • Imam al-Baqir (as) said: "For every believer there is a death and martyrdom." - Bihar Al-Anwar by Al-Majlisi , v53, p64, Hadith #55
  • Faydh ibn Abi Shabeeh narrated: I heard Imam al-Sadiq (as) recited this Verse {and when Allah took the covenant of the prophets} (3:81) and said: "All the prophets believe in the prophet of Allah [Muhammad] (sawas) and give victory to Ali (as)" and then said: "Yes, and Allah resurrects [brings back to world] again all the prophets, which he sent from the time of Adam (as) until the last prophet [Muhammad] (sawas), so that they fight along with the commander of the believers." - Mukhtasar Basairo Al-Darajat p 26
  • Further, on the commentary of the verses {Nay! You shall soon know. Thereafter nay! You shall soon know.} (102:3-4) Abdullah Ibn Najih narrated that: Imam al-Sadiq (as) said: "The first instance refers to al-Karra (return to this world) and the second instance refers to the Day of Judgment." Source: Bihar Al-Anwar by Al-Majlisi, v53, p120, Hadith #156
  • Muhammad Ibn Abdullah al-Hussein narrated: My father asked Imam al-Sadiq (as): "What do you say about al-Karra (return)?" He (as) said: "I say what Allah, to Whom belong Might and Majesty, said and sent it's interpretation to the Messenger of Allah... Allah, to Whom belong Might and Majesty, said: {They say: That is then a return with loss} (79:12). This is when they will return to this world (and will be punished) while the revenge from them would not expire (i.e. it is a return with loss since their punishment in this world will not suffice their punishment in the hereafter." - Bihar Al-Anwar by Al-Majlisi, v53, p46, Hadith #17

There is a Raja in every age

Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) said:

"The Raj’a world is not a different world than this world, we are now in the Raj’a (Return) and in every age there was a Raja in it, and Raj’a has not stopped since. But this time it is particularly special and will not repeat again, because all the Prophets and Messengers and Vicegerents and Pure ones are gathered now." - Black Banners Episode 9

Therefore this return - in these End Times we are living - is not the Resurrection of the Day of Judgment, or the resurrection (Raja) which the 12er Sha expect to take place right before the end of this world. Rather it is a return in the time of the Qaim (as) and the Minor Resurrection.

Ahadith and quotes that prove that the Return (Raja’a) occurs in many rounds

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In the narration below there is a clear indication that the return of our souls to this world many times is a truth...

  • AbdulKareem ibn Amr Alkhath’ami said: I heard that Imam al Sadiq (as) said: Iblis said to Allah: {He said: my Lord! Then respite me till the time when they are raised} (15:36) and Allah (swt) did not accept his request and said: {He said: so surely you are of the respited ones till the day of the Known Time.} (15:37-38). So when the day of the Known Time comes Iblis, may Allah curse him, and all his followers since the creation of Adam (as) till that day, appear. That time will be the last Return (Raj’a / karra) of the Commander of the Believers.
    So I said to Aba Abdillah (as): "And is it Rounds?" So he (as) said: "Yes, it is Rounds and Rounds, and indeed there is no Imam in a century except that righteous and the immoral return with him during his age, so that Allah make the believer victorious over the disbelievers. So if the day of the Known Time comes, the Commander of the Believers (as) will return among his companions, and Iblis comes among his companions, and their appointment will be in a land from the lands of the Euphrates which is called 'Al-Rouha' which is close to your Kufa. So they will fight a fighting which no one has fought like it since Allah the Almighty created the worlds. It is as if I am looking at the Commander of the Believers (as) that he goes hundred steps back, and it is as if I am looking at them while some of them have reached the Euphrates, at that moment [the manifestation of] Allah the Almighty the Glorious {in the shadows of the clouds with the angels [as well] and the matter is [then] decided} (2:210) and the promise will be fulfilled; and the Messenger of Allah (sawas) has a bayonet of light in his hand, so if Iblis looked at him (sawas), he will return backing down turning on his heels. So his companions say to him: Where are you going while you are victorious? Iblis says: {surely i see what you do not see, surely i fear Allah} (8:48) so the Prophet (sawas) will catch him so he (sawas) will stab him between his shoulders, and such will be the destruction of him and the destruction of all his followers, so then Allah The Almighty The Glorious will be worshipped [truly] and noone will associate partners to Him, and the Commander of the Believers (as) will rule for 44,000 years, until the man from Ali's (as) Shia will have a thousand sons from his loins, and this is when two dark green gardens will appear near/at the mosque of Kufa and what surrounds it, by what Allah wills." - Mukhtasar Basair Al-Darajat p 27
  • Abu Abdillah (as) said about the Raj’a: "Yes, verily, it is rounds and rounds. There is no Imam in a century except that the good one and the bad one return with him in his age so that the believer may become victorious over the disbeliever…" - Bihar Al-Anwar, by Al-Majlisi, V53 P42
  • By Al-Walid bin Sabih by Abi Abdillah (pbuh), he said: "I entered upon him one day so he handed over to me clothes and said: O Walid return it to it's folded state, so I worked between his hands, so Abi Abdillah (pbuh) said: May Allah have mercy on Al-Mualla bin Khanis, so I thought that he was resembling me working between his hands to Al-Mualla bin Khanis working between his hands. Then he said to me: Woe to this world woe to this world, this world is an abode of tribulation that Allah has empowered his enemies on his successors in, and after it is an abode that is not like that. So I said: may I be your ransom where is that abode? He said: It is here, and he pointed with his hand to the earth." – Mukhtasar Basair Al-Darajat, pg 49.
  • Sheikh al-Sadooq narrates the questioning of Al-Mamun Al-Abbasi to Imam Al-Rida (pbuh) in a long narration, it is said: "… and Al-Mamun said: O father of Al-Hassan what do you say about the return? Al-Rida (pbuh) said: It is a truth and was present with the past nations and the Quran spoke of it and the Prophet of Allah (pbuh) has said that this nation shall have all what the past nations had the example of 'sandal by sandal and arrow by arrow'…" – Uyoon Akhbar Al-Rida (pbuh), vol 1 pg 218
  • Muhammad ibn Al-Tayyar said that Abu Abdullah (as) said regarding the verse {And the Day when We will gather from every nation a group} [Holy Qur’an 27:83]: "None of the believers were killed except that they return so that they die, and none of the believers died except that they return so they be killed." - Bihar Al-Anwar page 40 volume 53
  • Abu Hamza Al-Thimali narrated that Abu Ja’far (as) said in a Hadith about the Raj’a: "…so how amazing it is that dead people will be resurrected alive by Allah, time after time, while they had carried their swords, striking with them the heads of the tyrants/oppressors and their followers. Until Allah fulfills what He has promised them…" - Mukhtasar alBasa’ir 120/99 - Door of “The Rounds”
  • Asem ibn Humayd narrated that Abu Ja’far Al-Baqir (as) said: "The Commander of the Believers (as) said:
    Verily Allah The Blessed The Exalted, the One, The Indivisible, He made Himself singular in His oneness, then He spoke a word, so it became a light, then He created Muhammad sawas from that light [...] so how amazing! And how could I not be amazed from dead people whom Allah will resurrect alive, they will respond, a group after a group, with the response "at your service at your service O caller of Allah". They will walk in the paths of Kufa, carrying their swords on their shoulders, in order to strike with them the heads of the tyrants/oppressors and their followers, from the tyrants/oppressors of the first ones and the last ones! Until Allah fulfills what He has promised them in His (swt) saying: {Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them Succession upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them, and that He will surely establish for them their religion which He has preferred for them, and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me} [Holy Qur’an 24:55]. Meaning worship Me while feeling safe, they do not fear anyone from my servants, they do not have Taqqiyyah.
    And verily, for me is the round after the round, and the Raj’a (the return) after the Raj’a, and I am the companion/owner of the Raj’as and the Rounds." - Al-Bihar v53 p47 door 29 hadith 20; Mukhtasar Basa’ir alDarajat p32-33
  • The Commander of the Believers Imam Ali (as) said: “By The Sender of Muhammad and Abraham! I will kill the people of Sham by you several killings, and what killings these will be!
    By my right and glory, verily, I will kill the people of Siffin by you seventy killings! And I shall return to every Muslim a new life, and I shall give him his companion and his killer, until his chest is satisfied [by taking revenge] from him. And I shall kill a thousand man by Ammar ibn Yassir and Uways Al-Qarani! So woe to the oppressors!
    And it will be said: “If only, and how, and where, and when, and from where, and even so.”
    So how will you be if you see the companion of Sham spreading with the saws and cutting with the trowels, then I will indeed make him taste the pain of torment. Verily, have glad tidings, for to me the matter of the creation shall be returned tomorrow. So do not consider what I said to be too much, for we have been given the knowledge of calamities/ deaths and afflictions, and interpretation, and Tanzeel, and the final speech, and the knowledge of disasters and events/ occurrences. So nothing is [hidden] away from us.
    And it is as if I see this one [and he a.s pointed towards his son] coming from Madina to Karbala, and he will be killed while he is thirsty, and there will be men who will be killed between his hands, they have pledged allegiance to him upon the truth. I see things done to them as it is done to camels, the Earth almost swallow the ones who do this to them.
    And if I willed, I would name the ones who will be killed, one by one, and I would name their killers by their names and their mothers’ and fathers’ names. Here they are, they are close to me.”
    Jabir said: "And he (as) pointed with his hand towards them, so we saw before him men with faces which have more light than the moon, their colors change, they are thin, no one is more handsome than them, you do not know from where they came, those are the supporters of the truth...)
    So Jabir said: O my master, where will those ones be?
    So he (as) said: "O Jabir, they will be in the backs of their fathers until the known time (the time of the Qaim (as)), so they will move from the pure loins to the purified wombs… [until he said]… O Jabir, how will you be when the Naqous shouts, [and he pointed to Al-Hussayn (as)], and his light illuminates between his eyes, so he comes forth by his time, with a long longing/ yearning, he shall shake [the Earth] and make it collapse, and the believers will be with him from everywhere.
    By Allah, if I willed, I would name them one by one by their names and the names of their fathers, for they will keep being born from the loins of men and the wombs of women, until the day of the known time!” - Ilzam al-Nasib fi ithbat al-Hujjah al-Gha’eb - by Ali al-Ha’eri - Volume 2 - Page 213, Mashariq Anwar al-Yaqeen - Page 265

The Minor Resurrection in the time of the Qaim vs. The Major Resurrection on Judgement Day

In many narrations from Ahlul Bayt (as), we can see that there are two majorly important Resurrections: The Minor Resurrection which is in the time of the Qa’im (as), and the Greater Resurrection which is 'Judgement Day' after the last death.

Here are some narrations which are pointing to this important matter:

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  • From Muthannah Al-Hannat, from J’afar ibn Muhammad, from his father peace be upon them both, that he (as) said: "The Days of Allah the Almighty are three, the day the Qa’im rises, and the day of the Return (the Raj’a), and the Day of Resurrection." - Ma’ani al-Akhbar by Sheikh al-Sadooq p 366
  • Imam Al-Sadiq (as) said: "What do the people say regarding this verse? {And the Day when We will gather from every nation a group …} (Holy Quran 27:83) So I said: "They say it is about the Day of Resurrection." So he (as) said: "It is not like they say, rather indeed it is about the Raj’a (the Return). Would Allah gather on the Day of the Resurrection one group from every nation and leave the rest?! As for the verse of the Day of Resurrection then this is the following: {And we will gather them and not leave behind from them anyone} (Holy Quran 18:47-48) - Mukhtasar Basir Al-Darajat p41-42
  • It is narrated on the commentary of the verses: {And on the day when We will gather from every nation a group from among those who rejected Our Signs, then they shall be set in arrays. Until when they come, He will say: Did you reject my signs while you could not encompass them in knowledge? Or what was it that you did?} (Holy Quran 27:83-84) Imam al-Sadiq (as) said: "The Signs are the Commander of the Believers (as) and the Imams (as) (after him)... and this is about al-Raj'a." - Bihar alAnwar by AlMajlisi, v53, p53, Hadith #30
  • On the commentary of the verse: {And surely for those who are unjust there shall be a punishment before that, but most of them do not know}(Holy Quran 52:47) It is narrated that: Imam al-Baqir (as) said: "And surely for those who are unjust with regard to the right of family of Muhammad (as) there shall be a punishment before that (i.e. before the Day of Judgment) though most people do not know, and this refers to the punishment in al-Raj'a" - Bihar alAnwar by AlMajlisi, v53, p117, Hadith #144
  • From Jamil ibn Daraj, he said: "I said to Imam al Sadiq (as) about the word of Allah the Almighty the Glorious: {Surely, we shall help our messengers and the believers both in this world and on the day when the witnesses rise.} (Holy Quran 40:51) He (as) said: By Allah this will be in al Raj’a (the Return). Do you not you that many messengers were not helped in this world and were killed, and Imams were killed and were not helped, so that will be in al Raj’a." I said: {listen for the day when the caller will call from a nearby place. On the day when they will hear the shout, in truth that day they will emerge.} (Holy Quran 50:41,42) Imam (as) said: "That is al Raj’a (the Return)" - Mukhtasar Basa'ir alDarajat p18-19
  • Muhammad ibn Salem narrated that Abu Ja’far (as) said about the saying of the Almighty: {Our Lord, You made us lifeless twice and gave us life twice, and we have confessed our sins. So Is there any way to go out?} (Holy Qur’an 40:11) He (as) said: "It has to do with peoples in the Raj’a after death, and it takes place in the resurrection, so woe to the oppressors." - Muntakhab AlBasa'ir 484, Bihar alAnwar v53 p116, Mukhtasar Basa'ir alDarajat p194
  • From Mufaddal, he narrated that Abi Abdillah (as) about the word of Allah the Almighty: {On that day we shall gather a crowd from every nation} (Holy Quran 27:83), said: "There is no one from the believers who were killed except they return to the world and die, and do not return except the ones who have reached the epitome of Faith, and the one who have reached the epitome of disbelief." – Tafsir Qomi v2 p131, Bihar alAnwar v53 p53

You can find the many narrations which clearly show that there is special Return (al Raj’a) of the Pure Ones in the time of Qaim (as) here.

The Return of Muhammad (sawas) and the Imams (as)

After Allah (swt) has bestowed upon us the blessing of knowing the Light of Allah in the darkness of this world, and this light is Imam Ahmed Alhassan (as), and after the arrival of the blessed Black Banners of the East, Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) came forth to reveal the secrets of Allah (swt) which the minds have been confused about since the beginning of creation.

The case of the Returning (Raj'a) of the Prophet of Allah Muhammad (sawas) and the Imams (as) have long been considered as a great secret. Comprehension and understanding this esoteric subject was hard and heavy until its real Companion, Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (as), came forth and revealed the secrets to us.

As mentioned above that is because it was difficult for us to make sense or harmonize between the narrations of the Raj'a (The Return), the narrations of the Mahdis, the narrations of the Imams, and the narrations of the Holy Rise of the Qa'im (as). And that is to be expected, because those four matters have an important and strong connection to the secret Divine Plan for the establishment of the State of the Divine Justice. So surely not anyone would have access to it except it's real Companion.

  • Abi Abdillah (as) said: "Our Matter is a Secret in the Secret, and the hidden Secret, and a Mystery which has no use without the Mystery, and a Secret upon the Secret and a Mystery covered with the Mystery." - Mukhtasar Basa'ir alDarajat p48
  • Abi Abdillah (as) said: "Our Matter is the Truth and the Truth of the Truth and it is Apparent and Interior and it is the Secret and the Secret of the Secret and the hidden Secret and the Secret covered with the Secret." - Mukhtasar Basa'ir alDarajat p48
شخصيات آخر الزمان :رسول الله ص و الأئمة ع _ Characters in the End Times: Mohammed and the Imams a.s, 08.04.2016

And today, Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) reveals to us the secrets of the Raj'a. In the videos of the soldiers of the companions of the blessed Black Banners of the East, it has been revealed to us that...

the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (sawas) returned in his Raj'a as:

  1. Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (as)
  2. Imam Muhammad Al-Jawwad (as)
  3. Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (as)

And that Imam Ali (as) returned in his Raj'a as:

  1. Imam Ali ibn Al-Hussain Al-Sajjad (as)
  2. Imam Ali Al-Ridha (as)
  3. Imam Ali Al-Hadi (as)

And that Imam Al-Hassan ibn Ali (as) returned in his Raj'a as:

  1. Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (as)
  2. Imam Al-Hassan Al-Askari (as)

And that Imam Al-Hussein son of Ali (as) returned in his Raj'a as:

  1. Imam Musa Al-Kathim (as)
  2. Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as)

The Return of Muhammed as Imam Al-Mahdi

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In the book of Monotheism Ahmed Al-Hasan (as) says:
"And His [The Exalted] saying: {Do they await but that Allah comes to them in shades of clouds and the angels [as well] and the matter is [then] decided And to Allah [all] matters are returned} [Surat Al-Baqarah 2:210]. So the one who comes in the shades of clouds is Muhammad (pbuh & his Family) in the World of Raja' (The world of Return) and with him shall be the People of his House (Ahlul Bayt) and some of the Prophets (pbut). And it is known that Muhammad is the one shaded with the clouds, and there were glad tidings given with this description in the Torah and The Gospels about the Messenger Muhammad and the Riser (Al-Qa'im) from the family of Muhammad."
So Mohammed will come back in the Raja (that is now) in the clouds - as Imam Mahdi (as). Subhan Allah!

There are many narrations about this esoteric matter, here are some of them:

  • Abu Khalid al-Kabuli narrated: On the verse {Certainly the one who sent the Quran to you, shall return you to the returning (place)} (Holy Quran 28:85) Imam Ali Ibn Al-Hussein (as) said: "Your Prophet (sawas) shall return to you". - Bihar Al-Anwar v53, p56, Hadith #33, also p46, Hadith #19
  • Abu Marwan narrated: I asked Imam al-Sadiq (as) about the verse {Certainly the one who sent the Quran to you, shall return you to the returning (place)} (Holy Quran 28:85) The Imam (as) replied: "No by Allah! The world does not end till the Messenger of Allah (sawas) and Ali (as) come together in al-Thawiyya and meet each other and build a Mosque with 12000 entrances in al-Thawiyya, a place in al-Kufa." - Bihar AlAnwar v53, p113
  • Jabir ibn Yazeed narrated that Abu Ja'far (as) said about the saying of Allah the Almighty {O you who covers himself [with a garment] Arise and warn} (Holy Qur'an 74:1-2): He means by that Muhammad (sawas) and his rise in the Raj'a, he will warn in it. And His saying: {Surely, it is one of the greatest portents As a warner …} (Holy Qur'an 74:35-36), meaning Muhammad (sawas) a warner to humanity in the Raj'a, and when He says "we sent you to all the people", it means in the Raj'a." - Bihar AlAnwar v53 p52
  • On the commentary of the verse: {He is the One Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth in order to prevail over all religions, even though the polytheists may be averse.} (Holy Quran 9:33) Al-Mufadhdhal Ibn Umar narrated: I asked Imam al-Sadiq (as): "Didn't the Messenger of Allah (pbuhaf) prevail over all religions?" He (as) replied: "O Mufadhdhal! If the Messenger of Allah (sawas) had prevailed over all religions, there wouldn't have been any Magus, Jew, Sabian, or Christian, or any sect, disagreement, and doubt, or any polytheism, and idol. Verily, His saying {in order to prevail over all religions...} is in the time of al-Mahdi during the al-Raj'a, and this is His saying: {And fight them until there is no more trouble and till religion is only for Allah.} (Holy Quran 8:39)" - Bihar AlAnwar v53, p33
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  • Asim Ibn Hamid narrated from Imam al-Baqir (as) who said: the Commander of the Believers [Ali] (as) said: "Verily Allah, The most High, The One, was alone in His oneness, then He spoke one word, thereupon it became light and then He created from that light Muhammad (sawas) and created me and my progeny, ... and while there was no sun, no moon, no night, and no day we were glorifying Him and were praising Him, and this was before He created the creatures and took the covenant from the Prophets for faith and aiding us.
    And this is the saying of Allah: {And when Allah took a covenant from the prophets: Certainly for what I have given you of the Book and wisdom when an apostle comes to you verifying that which is with you, that you must believe in him, and you must aid him.} (Holy Quran 3:81)"
    Then the Imam (as) continued: "This means you (i.e. prophets) must believe in Muhammad (sawas) and you must aid his executor. And they all will soon aid his (executor). Allah took the oath for me along with Muhammad (sawas) for aiding one another. Most certainly, I aided Muhammad (sawas) and made jihad along with him and killed his enemies and fulfilled Allah's promise while no one among the Prophets and Messengers aided me. But they will soon aid me and I hold whatever between the East and the West.
    And verily Allah shall raise alive from Adam (as) to Muhammad (sawas) all the sent Prophets, and they fight along with me and along with all (other) notable dead and alive (believers). How amazing and how astonishing shall be the dead whom Allah shall raise alive group by group while they shall be uttering 'Labbaik Labbaik O the Caller of Allah' holding their weapons over their shoulders by which they shall hit notable disbelievers and the tyrants and their followers from among the oppressors of the first to the last generations till Allah fulfills what he has promised them in His saying: {Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they worship Me, not associate anything with Me} (Holy Quran 24:55). This means they worship Me in security without fearing from anyone and without any dissimulation." - Bihar Al-Anwar v53, p46, Hadith #20
  • Muhammad ibn Sinan narrated that Jabir ibn Yazeed al-Ja'fy said: When the Caliphate became for Bani Umayyah, they spilled forbidden blood and they cursed the Commander of the Believers (as) on the Pulpits for a thousand months and they declared themselves innocent from him, and they assassinated the Shia in every town and they removed them from the world for the ruins of their world. So they terrified the people everywhere. And whoever did not curse the Commander of the Believers (as) and whoever did not declare themselves innocent from him (as), they would kill him/ her no matter who they are." Then Jabir ibn Yazeed al-Ja'fy said: So I complained from Bani Ummayyah and their followers to the clear Imam the most pure of all pure ones, the adornment of all worshippers, the master of all the ascetic ones, and the Successor of Allah upon the creation, Ali son of Al-Hussayn, peace of Allah be upon both of them. So he (as) said: "O Jabir, if it weren't for the Known Time, and the inevitable term, and the ordained fate, by Allah I would have destroyed this upside-down/ deteriorating creation in a blink of an eye, no rather in a moment, no rather in a rapid glance. But we are honored servants who do not precede Him in word and who act by His command."

And here Imam Al-Baqir (as) points to the Known Time, which is the time of the appearance of Imam al-Mahdi (as), who himself is Muhammad (sawas)! And they do not precede Allah (swt) because they have the Known Time.

  • "Imam Mahdi will declare himself to be a prophet." - Al-Majlisi, Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 10, p. 550
    This also brings to light that Imam Mahdi (as) is indeed Prophet Muhammed (sawas).

And last but not least even the second illegitimate caliph Umar (la) was haunted by a true inspiration about Prophet Muhammed's (sawas) return...

  • Isma’il b. ‘Abd Allah – Sulayman b. Bilal – Hisham b. ‘Urwah – ‘Urwah b. al-Zubayr – ‘Aishah, the wife of the Prophet: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, died while Abu Bakr was at a place called al-Sunah (i.e. al-‘Aliyah). Umar stood up, saying, “I swear by Allah! The Messenger of Allah is not dead!” She (‘Aishah) narrated: ‘Umar said, “I swear by Allah! Nothing occurred to my mind except that. Verily! Allah will resurrect him and he will cut the hands and legs of some men." - Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad b. Isma’il b. Ibrahim b. Mughirah al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi, al-Jami’ al-Sahih al-Mukhtasar (Beirut: Dar Ibn Kathir; 3rd edition, 1407 H)
  • another version: Umar stood at the Mosque of the Prophet when the Prophet passed away, and said: "There are hypocrites who allege that the Messenger of God has died. Certainly the Messenger of God did not die, but he went to his Lord, as Moses, son of Imran, went to his Lord (for receiving the heavenly commandments). By God, Muhammad will return as Moses returned, and he shall cut off the hands and legs of those who alleged that the Messenger of Allah has died." - Al-Sira al-Nabawiyya, by Ibn Hisham, v2, p655
Sunni traditionists and commentators supressed any hadith about the concept of Raja (except for the case of Jesus), to disclaim the fact that the Imams of Ahlul-Bayt (as) will once rule on the earth without any rival.
(Note: One cannot say that Umar took this idea from Abdullah Ibn Saba. Saif Ibn Umar al- Tamimi (who allegedly invented this character) wrote that Ibn Saba came to Medina and became Muslim during the reign of Uthman (la), which is far after the death of Prophet (sawas).)

The Return of Hussain (as) as the Qaim in the End Times

  • Imam al-Sadiq (as) said: "The first one who shall return to this world (at the time of al-Mahdi (as) is Al-Hussein Ibn Ali (as) who rules until his eyebrow falls over his eyes due to his old age." - Bihar alAnwar v53, p46, Hadith #19
  • From Jaber Aljo'fy: I heard Aba Ja'far (as) saying: "Then Al-Montassir (The Victor), shall emerge to he Dunya (this worldly life ), and he is Al-Hussein (as), avenging his blood, and the blood of his companions." - Bihar Alanwar v53 p196
  • Saleh ibn Sahl narrated that Abu Abdullah (as) said regarding the verse {Then We gave back to you the return against them.} (Holy Quran 17:6), he (as) said: "The emergence of Al-Hussein (as) in the Return, with seventy men from his companions who were killed with him. On them will be the white golden helmets, each helmet has two faces, and which lead the people to the fact that Al-Hussein had emerged among his companions, so that the believers may not doubt him and so that they know that he is not a Dajjal nor a Shaytan, while the Hujjah the Qa'im will be among them. So if the knowing that he is Al-Hussein (as) became settled in the believers' hearts, death will come to the Hujjah (as). So the one who would be washing him (as), and shrouding him (as), and embalming him (as), and burying him (as) in his grave would be Al-Hussein son of Ali (as). And no one succeeds a Vicegerent except a Vicegerent." - Bihar Al-Anwar v51 p56

You can read more about the Returns of Imam Hussain (as) on the page "Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan is Al-Hussain, and also Imam Musa Al-Kathim".

The congruence of Muhammad (sawas) and Ali (as) & The Oneness of Ahlul Kisa (as)

The following narrations are only a sample, because in fact there are tens of these narrations, which confirm that The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (sawas) is from Imam Ali (as) and that Imam Ali (as) is from The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (sawas):

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  • Imam Ali (as) said in a long Hadith with Salman (as) and Abu Dharr (as), Imam Ali (as) said: "O Salman, and O Jundab." So both said: "Labayk O Commander of the Believers, may the prayers of Allah be upon you". So he (as) said: "Muhammad and I were one light from the light of Allah the Almighty. So Allah the Blessed the Exalted commanded this light to be divided in half. Then He said to one half: Be Muhammad. And He said to the other half: Be Ali. And from that the Messenger of Allah (sawas) said: Ali is from me and I am from Ali, and no one fulfills [my religion/my task] except for Ali. O Salman and O Jundab, I am Muhammad, and Muhammad is me. And I am from Muhammad, and Muhammad is from me. Allah The Exalted said: {He released the two seas, meeting together between them is a barrier, neither of them transgresses.} (Holy Qur'an 55:19-20). O Salman and O Jundab." So both said: "Labbayk O Commander of the Believers." So he (as) said: "Verily, whoever dies from us has not died, and whoever is absent from us is not absent. And whoever is killed from us has not been killed." - Bihar alAnwar v26 p3-6
  • He (as) said: "O Jabir, do you know what Ma'rifa (Knowing) is? Ma'rifa (knowing) is proving Monotheism firstly, then knowing the meanings secondly, then knowing the doors thirdly, then knowing the creation fourthly, then knowing the pillars fifthly, then knowing the Chieftains sixthly, then knowing the Chosen ones seventhly, and it is the saying of Allah swt: {"If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement."} [Holy Qur'an 18:109]" And he also recited {And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven [more] seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.} (Holy Qur'an 31:27).
    He said: "O Jabir, if you do not know anyone from them, then I indeed know few of them who come to me and greet me and learn from me our secret and our hidden and the inner of our knowledge." I said: "Indeed so and so, son of so and so, and his companions, are from those to whom that description applies to, for I have indeed heard from them a secret from your secrets and an inner from your knowledge. And I do not think they would know that if they hadn't completed and reached (a high rank)." So he (as) said: "O Jabir, call them tomorrow and bring them with you." I said: "So I brought them the next day, so they greeted the Imam (as) and exalted him and revered him, and they stood between his hands. So he (as) said: "O Jabir, those are your brothers, but something still remains upon them. O people do you acknowledge that Allah The Exalted does whatever He wills and judges however He wills, no one can change His judgment and no one can cancel His ordainment, and no one can ask about what He does, but they are asked?" So they said: "Yes, Allah does whatever He wills, and He judges however He wills." I (Jabir) said: "All praises belong to Allah. They have indeed deeply perceived and known and reached." So he (as) said: "O Jabir, do not hasten in what you do not know." So I remained confused.
    So he (as) said: "Ask them can Ali son of al-Hussayn (as) become the image of his son Muhammad?" So Jabir said: So I asked them, so they remained silent. So he (as) said: Ask them, o Jabir, if Muhammad can become in my image? So Jabir said: So I asked them, so they remained silent. So he (as) looked at Jabir and said: "O Jabir, didn't I tell you that something still remained upon them?" So I said to them: "What's the matter with you, why aren't you answering your Imam?!" So they remained silent and doubted. So he (as) looked to them and said: "O Jabir, this is what I have informed you of, there is something which remains upon them." And Imam Al-Baqir (as) said: "What's the matter with you?! Why aren't you speaking?!"
    So they looked to each other wondering, they said: "O son of the Messenger of Allah, we do not have any knowledge except for what you have taught us." So Imam Zainul Abideen Ali son of al-Hussayn (as) looked to his son Muhammad al-Baqir (as), and he said to them: "Who is this?" So they said: "This is your son." So he (as) said: "Who am I?" So they said: "You are his father, Ali son of al-Hussayn". So he spoke with a speech which we did not understand, and there! Muhammad was in the Image of his father Ali, and Ali was in the image of his son Muhammad! So they said: There is no God by Allah! So the Imam (as) said: "Do not be amazed from the ability of Allah. I am Muhammad. And Muhammad is me." And Muhammad (as) said: "O People! Do not be astonished from the matter of Allah. I am Ali. And Ali is me. And we are all one, from one light, and our soul is from the command of Allah. Our first is Muhammad, and our middle is Muhammad, and our last is Muhammad, and all of us are Muhammad." So when they heard that, they fell on their faces in prostration while they were saying: "We have believed in your Wilayah and your secret and your apparent and we have acknowledged your special merits/ qualities." So Imam Zainul Abideen (as) said: "O people, lift your heads up, for you now are the knowing the winners the ones who have been enlightened with deep vision, and you are the complete, the ones who have reached. Allah Allah! Do not let anyone from the shortcomers or the weak/ oppressed know what you have seen from me and from Muhammad, so that they do not slander you and belie you…" - Bihar alAnwar v 26 p 8-13

And here Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (as) says "I am Muhammad, and Muhammad is me." And then Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (as) says: "I am Ali, and Ali is me." And this is exactly the same sentence which Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) said about the Messenger of Allah (sawas) when he was talking to Salman and Abu Dharr as we saw in the first narration.
Therefore, Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (as) and Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (as) are themselves Imam Ali (as) and the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (sawas), turning from one image to another, as Allah wills.

  • Surah ibn Kulayb narrated that Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (as) said: "We are the Mathana (the seven repeated verses) which Allah has given to our Prophet, and we are the face of Allah, we turn in the Earth between your backs (among you). Whoever knows us, knows us. And whoever is ignorant of us, is ignorant of us. Whoever has known us, then infront of him is the Yaqeen (certitude). And whoever has been ignorant of us, hell fire is infront of him." - Bihar al-Anwar volume 24, page 114.
  • Ibn Abbas narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sawas) said to Ali (as): "O Ali, your Shia are the winners on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever insults one of them would be insulting you, and whoever insults you would be insulting me, and whoever insults me Allah would make him enter into hell fire forever and how wretched that destiny will be! O Ali, you are from me, and I am from you. Your soul is from mine, and your clay is from mine." - Al-Amali by al-Suduq page 66
  • In the Hadith of Munashada, Imam Ali (as) said: "Do you acknowledge that there was no difficulty that befell the Holy Prophet (sawas) except that he sent me forward to it, trusting me, and he never called me by my name but always used to say: "O my brother", and "call my brother"?" They answered: By Allah yes this is true we acknowledge it. So he (as) said: Do you acknowledge that the Messenger of Allah (sawas) judged between me and Ja'far and Zayd regarding the daughter of Hamza so he said: "O Ali, verily, you are from me, and I am from you. And you are the Wali of every believer after me?" So they answered: "By Allah yes this is true we acknowledge it." - Sulaym ibn Qays page 196
  • Abaya Al-Asady said that Abdullah ibn Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib said: The Messenger of Allah (sawas) said to Umm Salama: "O Umm Salama, Ali is from me, and I am from Ali, his flesh is my flesh, and his blood is my blood, and his rank to me is the same of Aaron's to Moses. O Umm Salama, listen and testify, this is Ali the master of Muslims". - Al-Amali by al-Toosi page 50
  • Habashi ibn Junada said: The Messenger of Allah (sawas) said: "Ali is from me and I am from him, and no one fulfills my religion except me and Ali." - Bihar alAnwar v38 p73-4
  • Ya'li al-‘Amri narrated: He went out with the Messenger of Allah (sawas) because they were invited to eat. Hussain (as) was playing in the road, so the Messenger of Allah (sawas) hurried in front of the people. Then he (sawas) stretched his hand, so he was passing from here once and from there once, and the Messenger of Allah (sawas) was playing with him making him laugh. Until the Messenger of Allah (sawas) took him, so he (sawas) put one of his hands on his chin, and the other one on his head, then he (sawas) hugged him and kissed him. Then he (sawas) said: "Hussain is from me, and I am from Hussain. Allah loves whoever loves Hussain. Hussain is a sibt (descendant) from the Asbat (descendants)." - Kamel AlZiyarat page 116

Imam Ali (as) will not return in the Raja of the End Times

Incarnations of Imam Ali AS, by Noor Al Ahmad Noor Al Mahdi, 11.04.2016

In the Black Banners Episode 10 Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan furthermore explained, that…

  • Imam Ali (as) will not return at all
  • Prophet Muhammed (sawas) will only have one last return in the very very End of Times

As for the ahadith which mention their return, like the following one...

Abu Marwan narrated: I asked Imam al-Sadiq (as) about the verse {Certainly the one who sent the Quran to you, shall return you to the returning (place)} (28:85)." The Imam (as) replied: "No by Allah! The world does not end till the Messenger of Allah (pbuahf) and Ali (as) come together in Al-Thawiyya and meet each other and build a Mosque with 12000 entrance in Al-Thawiyya, a place in Al-Kufa." - Al-Bihar, v53, p113, Hadith #138-17

the response is…
If we said something about a man and it was not him but it was his seed, do not deny.

Just like the following hadith: Imam Jaafer (as) said: "And if we told you something about a man, and it was from his son, or son of his son do not deny it" – Bihar Al Anwar v.26 p.225; Nimat Allah Jaza'eri p.435

In a Paltalk Q&A Aba Sadiq Abdullah Hashem was asked...
"Are Imam Ali a.s. and Imam Al-Hassan a.s. here now?" Aba Sadiq (as): "No they are not here now. However they are here with their soul/spirits, and not with their physical bodies".

The Return of the Angels

Characters of the Raj'a pt. 4: The Angels Have Returned, 26.04.2016

The Angels, peace be upon them, are from the companions of Al Hussein (as) in his Return (al Raj’a).

  • Abi Abdillah (as) said: "... and indeed Al-Hussein (as) read his scroll which he was given, and it was interpreted for him what will come and what will remain, and there remained some things in it which did not take place. So he went out to fight. And those things which remained [and did not take place] was that the Angels had asked Allah for permission that they may give Al-Hussein (as) victory, so He (swt) gave them permission. So the Angels remained preparing for the fight and getting ready for that, until Al-Hussein (as) was killed. So when the Angels came down his time had already passed and he had been killed, may the prayers of Allah be upon him. So the Angels said: O Lord, You allowed us to go down, and you gave us the permission to give him victory. So we went down, but You had already taken him? So Allah The Blessed The Exalted inspired to them: Stay committed/ stick to his dome until you see that he emerged, then give him victory, and cry over him and over what you missed from giving him victory. And you have been specialized by giving him victory and crying over him. So the Angels cried seeking closeness [to Allah] and grieving over what they missed from giving victory to Al-Hussein (as). So when Al-Hussein (as) emerges, they will be from his Ansar (supporters)." - Bihar alAnwar by alMajlisi V53 -P106 , Mukhtasar Basa'ir alDarajat p178
  • Abi Hamza al-Thimali narrated: I heard Abu Ja'far Muhammad son of Ali (peace be upon them both) saying: "If the Qa'im of the Family of Muhammad (as) emerges, Allah will indeed give him victory by the Angels who are the swooping/ marked, following one another (or ranks upon ranks), sent down, and cherubim. Gabriel will be infront of him, Michael will be on his right, and Israfil will be on his left..." [Until he (as) said] "Glad tidings to whoever realizes/ reaches him, and becomes of his Ansar (supporter) . And woe and woe to whoever opposes him and whoever goes against his command and whoever is from his enemies." Then he (as) said: "He rises with a new matter, and a new Sunnah, and a new ruling, it will be difficult upon the Arabs. His matter will be killing, and he will not ask anyone for their repentance, and he does not fear the blame of anyone [for what he does] in [the sake of] Allah (swt)." - Book of Ghaybat - by Muhammad ibn Ibrahim alNo'mani page 239
  • Abu Baseer said: Abu Abdullah pbuh said: "The Qaim will not emerge until the circle is complete." So i said: And how many [are needed] to complete the circle? He said: "Ten thousand. Gabriel on his right and Michael on his left. Then he will shake the banner and walks by it, so there will remain no one in the east or the west except that they will curse it, and it is the banner of the Messenger of Allah (sawas), Gabriel came down with it on the day of Badr [until the End of the narration]." - Ghaybat Al-No'mani Page 19, Bihar Al-Anwar Volume 52 Page 360
  • And Jabir narrated from Imam Sadiq (as) that he (as) said: "... I, after being killed, stay as much as Allah wills and will be the first one, for whom the earth will be splitted and [I] exit it with a exiting that will be in the same time as the exit of the Commander of the Believers and the Rise of our Riser (Qaim (as) and the life of the prophet of Allah (sawas). After that representatives/ agents from the Sky/Heaven, near to Allah will descend for me, who have never descended before that, and Gabriel and Michael and Israfil and the Army of the Angels will be sent for me. Surely Muhammad (sawas) and Ali (as) will be sent , and I and my brother and all those who Allah obliged them, will descend on the Markabs from the Markabs of Allah, horses with white and shining foreheads which no creation have ever ridden them… [ Until the End of the Hadith ]." - Mukhtasar Basa'ir alDarajat p37

Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) said a long time ago (in 2003) in 'The Sermon of the Story of Meeting Imam Mahdi':
"On any condition, O people of Iraq, verily my father sent me to the people of the Earth and he has begun with you and with the mother of cities, Al Najaf, and verily I am supported by Gabriel, Michael, Israfil and the Kingdom of the Heavens. And many who accepted me with truth, the veil was lifted from them and their vision today is iron."

{Allah chooses from the Angels messengers and from the people. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Seeing.} - Holy Quran 22:75

{whoever is an enemy of Allah, his angels, his messengers, Gabriel, and Michael indeed Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.} - Holy Quran 2:98

{they ask: "why has no angel been sent down to him?" If we had sent down an angel, their fate would have been determined and they would never have been respited. If we had made him an angel, we would have given him the resemblance of a man, and would have as such confused them with that in which they are already confused.} - Holy Quran 6:8-9

{At that time Michael, the great leader, the Riser who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people, everyone whose name is found written in the book, will be delivered.} - Book of Daniels 12:1

And we, the Companions of the Black Banners of the East, are the first to ever give the glad tidings of the return of Imam Al-Hussein (as) and with him is the close Angel Michael (as) Is there anyone to ponder? Is there anyone to give victory to Muhammad (sawas) and his Family (as)?

You can read more about As it has been revealed to us in the Video series of the Black Banners of the East "Characters in the End Times"...

Refutation of the misconception the Illegitimate office spread about the Raja

Dr Ali demolishes the Raj'a book of the FB Calf, originally published on 17.01.2016

Raj’a (the return) of the human being is through a new birth to life

Translation of a post by Dr. Ali al-Ghorayfi علي الغريفي to prove that the Raj’a will be by birth (being born again)

"Many people ask from the Companions of the Black Banners to present a proof that the Raj’a will be by birth.
The fact that the people have started to return to the Hadiths, this is a good thing.
During the age of the Marja’s, the Hadiths were only for the “great ones” of the people. As for the common people, they had submitted their religion to the ones who are specialized in religion, in order that they grant for them to enter Paradise!
And all preference go back to Imam Ahmed Alhassan (as) and his father (as) who have made the people return to the Hadiths of the Ahlul Bayt (as)
But whenever The Abundantly Merciful builds a path, Iblis builds a deceptive path next to it! It is a Sunnah which never changes.
The request of the stubborn ones that we present a decisive proof from the Hadiths of Ahlul Bayt which proves that Raj’a is by birth, might seem a logical request at the first glance according to our incompetent/incomplete minds. But if you look closely, you will find that their request is nothing but a confusion they are attempting to raise.
A question:
If there isn’t a Hadith which contains the details that they are looking for, would that prove that the Raj’a by birth is false?
The sane person must never reject that the Raj’a is by birth just because there isn’t a Hadith which has clear accurate details (as the people of raising confusions desire). And that is due to the following reasons:
1. We are used to the fact that the Holy Qur’an and the Ahlul Bayt (as) do not mention the details of the incidents. Rather, they always mention the incidents in a symbolized manner. The mentioning of the details and the explanation of the symbols are always left for the next Divine Messenger to clarify.
2. The purpose of the symbols in the Qur’an and the Hadiths is to give the Divine Messenger the authority over the people, and this authority is through him revealing clearly the meanings of the Hadiths and Verses.
3. Imagine what the hypocrites would do to the Messengers (as) if all the Hadiths and Verses were detailed very accurately? Even though those hypocrites only have very little knowledge, and even though there are many symbols, and even though the Qur’an prevents them from interpretation, we still find them today filling the world with confusions they raise [because of their own interpretations and wrong understanding].
So imagine if the hypocrites had all the details and all the knowledge, then what would they have done to the Messengers (as)?
4. Is it permissible for us to say that the Maghrib prayer is not three Raka’s, just because this is not mentioned in the Qur’an?
5. Imagine if we actually had come to them with Hadiths which clearly and accurately say that the Raj’a is by birth, what would the hypocrites have said? They would have said "Your Imam did not come with anything new, and he is only taking from the office, he is only copying. Therefore he is not an Imam."
6. If the principle is as they are saying, then the birth of Imam Mahdi (as) more than a thousand years ago is a lie and the Wahabis are right, and that is because there isn’t a Qur’anic verse which mentions that.
7. Whoever requests such Hadiths must prove first that he is an Infallible Imam. Because those with incomplete minds are forbidden to interpret.
Therefore, after what has been presented, whoever asks for such proofs (which is a reflection of Wahabi like requests) is a person who denies the Sunnah of Allah (swt), because he is acting like His enemies and fighting His Awliyaa’, and he does not have any share in the wilayah whatsoever.
The true believer does not start from here. The true believer starts from proving the Imamate of the Messenger.
As for the confusions which could be raised, they are so many, as many as the minds of mankind."

And also the following hadith shows, that the Raj’a is by natural birth (being born again):
The Commander of the Believers Imam Ali (as) said: "...then He created them from a sperm and they were nothing, is a proof of their return as a new creation after perishing, as He created them the first time." - Dua' of The Commander of the Believers (as) in glorifying Allah and praising Him, Al-Sahifa Al'Alawiyya

Let us furthermore ponder on the fb-post by BBS brother وعد الله...

"Raj’a (the return) of the human being is through a new birth to life" post by BBS brother وعد الله

Biblical proof for reincarnation

"Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on it's course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again… What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." – Ecclesiastes 1:4-9

Biblical proof for the reincarnation of Prophets

Christian Scriptures state that John the Baptist (pbuh) is the reincarnation of Elijah (pbuh).

Jesus with him or scattered.jpg

In the Bible, Matthew 11:7–15, Jesus (pbuh) said:
"I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come' Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

In the Bible, John 3-12, Jesus (pbuh) also said:
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"

In the gnostic document Pistis Sophia we find a closer description:
"Moreover in place of the soul of the ruler which he was appointed to receive, I found the soul of the prophet Elias in the æons of the sphere; and I took him thence, and took his soul and brought it to the Virgin of Light, and she gave it over to her receivers; they brought it to the sphere of the rulers and cast it into the womb of Elizabeth. So the power of the little Iaō, who is in the Midst, and the soul of the prophet Elias, they were bound into the body of John the Baptizer. For this cause then were ye in doubt aforetime, I when I said unto you: 'John said: I am not the Christ,' and ye said unto me: 'It standeth written in the scripture: When the Christ shall come, Elias cometh before him and maketh ready his way.' But when ye said this unto me, I said unto you: 'Elias verily is come and hath made ready all things, as it standeth written, and they have done unto him as they would.' And when I knew that ye had not understood that I had discoursed with you concerning the soul of Elias which is bound into John the Baptizer, I answered you in the discourse in openness face to face: 'If ye like to accept John the Baptizer: he is Elias, of whom I have said that he will come."

Furthermore in the gnostic gospel Pistis Sophia, Jesus (pbuh) prophecises that his diciples will come back with him (reincarnate in the end of times) and rule the world:
"And when Jesus had heard these words, he said: "Finely [said], Matthew. Now, therefore, amēn, I say unto you: When the perfect number is completed and the universe is raised hence, I will take my seat in the Treasury of the Light, and ye yourselves will sit on twelve light-powers, until we have restored all the orders of the twelve saviours to the region of the inheritances of every one of them."

The Greek Philosopher Plato about "Maskh"


It is interesting to see that the Greek Philosopher Plato obviously believed in "Maskh" - the reincarnation of a human into an animal...

S: [Inferior men of previous bad upbringing] wander [in the underworld] until their longing for that which accompanies them, the physical, again imprisons them in a body, and they are then, as is likely, bound to such characters as they have practiced in their life.
C: What kind of characters do you say these are, Socrates?
S: Those, for example, who have carelessly practiced gluttony, violence, and drunkenness are likely to join a company of donkeys or similar animals. Do you not think so?
C: Very likely.
S: Those who have esteemed injustice highly, and tyranny and plunder, will join the tribes of wolves and hawks and kites, or where else shall we say that they go?
C: Certainly to those.
S: And clearly, the destination of others will conform to the way in which they have behaved?
C: Clearly.
S: The happiest of these, who will also have the best destination, are those who practiced popular and social virtue, which they call moderation and justice and which was developed by habit and practice, without philosophy or understanding?
C: How are they the happiest?
S: Because it is likely that they will again join a social and gentle group, either of bees or wasps or ants, and then again the same kind of human group, and so be moderate men.
C: That is likely.
S: No one may join the company of the gods who has not practiced philosophy and is not completely pure when he departs from life, no one but the lover of learning…


Reincarnation had always been present with the Muslims under it's code name "Raj'a"...

And indeed it had been foretold by Ahlul Bayt (as) that the interpretation of the great matter of rajah would come at it's time...

Zurarah said: I asked Abu Abdullah (as), meaning Imam Al-Sadiq (as), about these great matters such as the Raj'a (The Return) and it's likes, so he (as) said: "Verily, this thing you are asking about, it's time has not arrived yet, rather they have denied that which they do not encompass in knowledge and which it's interpretation has not yet come to them." - Al-Bihar 40/53

You can read more about the characters who have returned in the End Times here.

And all praise is due to Allah, The Lord of the worlds...