The Glad Tidings of the Appearance of the Mahdi

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"The inevitable signs of the emergence of Imam Mahdi peace be upon him" from the Black Banners of the East Satellite Station, 27.06.2018

Most Shia Muslims know the following signs for the rise of Imam Mahdi(as) mentioned by Abi Abdullah (as) by heart who said:
"The Sayha is from the inevitable [signs], the Sufyani is from the inevitable, the Yamani is from the inevitable, the killing of the Pure Soul is from the inevitable and the Hand that comes out from the sky is from the inevitable." – Ghaiba alNu'mani p.252, Door.14, Hadith.11; Bisharat al-Islam, Door.7, Hadith.383; Mu'jam Ahadith al-Imam alMahdi, vol.3 p.464, Hadith.1025

Are there further hints which AhlulBayt (as) left for us?

The Yamani gives the glad tidings of the reappearance of the Qaim on behalf of Muhammed

Saudi King Fahd and his brother King Abdullah († 23rd, January 2015)

One should know that the death of Kind Abdullah is an another imperative sign for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as) - and that it has already come to pass, too:

"The Messenger of Allah (sawas) said: Hijaz will be ruled by a man who has the name of an animal (i.e King Fahd (leopard). If you looked at him you will see that he is cross-eyed from far and if you came close to him, you will not see anything wrong with his eyes. A brother called Abdullah will succeed him. Woe unto the Shia from him, he repeated it three times, give me the glad tidings of his death, I will give you the glad tidings of the appearance of the Hujjah" - 250 Signs p.122 Muhammad Ali Tabatabai
[1], [2], [3]

This hadith is a true miracle, because has been fulfilled in every single detail, and contemplating it is of utmost importance. Just as the prophecy predicted, Hijaz or Saudi Arabia was indeed ruled by a man who’s name is the name of an animal. His name was King Fahd (Leopard), his eyes appeared crossed from a far, but from close they appeared normal. Afer his death, his brother Abdullah succeeded him precisely as the hadith has mentioned. So the first part of the narration was fulfilled.

And in the last part of the narration, the Prophet (sawas) said "give me glad tidings of [King Abdullah's death] and I will give you the glad tidings of the appearance of the Hujjah". This was indeed fulfilled when on the 23 of January 2015 Abdullah Bin Abdel-Aziz' death was announced, and that very same night 12 men were taken to meet the Hujjah of Allah, Imam Mohamed Ibn Al-Hassan Al-Askari (pbuh) and announced his (as) return.

Note: These 12 men are the only people on the planet earth to fulfill this ancient promise of the Prophet (sawas), and bring glad tidings from his successor to those who have ears to listen, and this in itself is a great proof against any denier. Yet many belied them and continue to do so until today, fulfilling yet again another prophesy.

The double glad tidings for the believers
In the hadith about the death of King Abdullah, the messenger of Allah (sawas) says, give me the glad tidings of his death, and I will give you the glad tidings of the appearance of the Hujjah. So no one other than Muhammad (sawas) can give glad tidings about the appearance of the Hujjah.
So the first to give glad tidings about the appearance of the Hujjah after King Abdullah's death must be truthful. Just like how Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) and Ahlul Bayt (pbut) say, that the first one to claim the will is the rightful claimant, because no one claims the will except it's companion. So it is the same concept of Divine protection of the fulfillment of a prophecy or promise.

Glad tidings promised by Prophet Muhammed (sawas)


  1. Even though Tabatabai cited Ahmad ibn Hanbal’s Musnad as the source, the hadith cannot be found in Musnad Ahmad these days. But Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) knows, that his Ansar use this hadith as a proof and did not remark that, but rather approved it by silence. So the Black Banner Ansar have firm belief in this hadith. Furthermore there are many reasons why this Hadith of AhlulBayt (as) cannot be easily invalidated. There is an essay about this hadith in which the author says: "This is a Sunni narration, from Ahmad bin Hanbal’s al-Musnad.
    This Hadiyth is narrated, reported, and referenced in a Shia book, authored by Ayatollah Muhammad Ali Tabatabai in ‘250 Signs’. This is not a Hadiyth book, but a book of signs and prophecies. It is a recent work, not an ancient one. The author, born 1945 CE, is a very reliable scholar of our generation.
    The author copied the Hadiyth from Musnad Ahmad. But, now, it cannot be found in Musnad Ahmad.
    It has been argued that since the author is a very reliable scholar, then the Hadiyth must have been dropped from the new prints of Musnad Ahmad due to influence from the Saudis.
    This can be checked from an old copy of Musnad Ahmad.
    It has further been argued, that since the book was written before the fulfillment of the prophecies, so the Hadiyth must be authentic; because it has spoken about future events, which have come true.
    The attempt, by the Saudis, to invalidate the existence and the authenticity of the Hadiyth is futile."
  2. Hadith-about-King-of-Hijaz-means-Abdullah-not-another-King-mp3:
    Some people now try to create doubt around this narration by saying that it is allegorical and that it might be talking about the death of King Fahd and not the death of King Abdullah. Before clarifying that this narration is clear and precise, we say:
    This narration has two characters, a character who represents the Messenger of Allah in this age and he is the character who gives the glad tidings concerning the appearance of the Hujjah, and another character who is the Hujjah himself who is Imam Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan (as) who has appeared.
    This Messenger (the one who represents the Messenger of Allah sawas) must be the Yamani (as), because he is the one who "calls to our companion the Hujjah Imam Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan (as)." For Al-Baqir (as) said: "And there is no banner which is more guided than the banner of the Yamani, it is a banner of guidance, because he call to you companion…[until the end of the narration]" Al-Ghaybah - Mohammad Ibn Ibrahim Al-Noa'mani p. 264.
    So he must be Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as). because he is the Vicegerent and Messenger of Imam Mahdi (as).
    1) Whoever says that this narration is talking about the death of King Fahd and that "the appearance of the Hujjah" is the appearance of Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as), we say to him: Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan as. appeared in 1999, and Fahd may Allah curse him died in 2005.
    2) Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as). did not give the glad tidings of the appearance of his father in 2005. Therefore, this proves that Fahd is a sign for King Abdullah, and not vice versa.
    3) Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as). said in his sermon "And I will not return except with my father Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan Al-Askari." So he must appear first before he returns with him!
    4) Does it make sense that the Messenger of Allah would mention the one he means before he mentions the sign for this one? [Meaning the Messenger of Allah mentioned King Fahd in detail in order that he may be a sign for King Abdullah who comes after him], so if the Messenger of Allah meant the death of King Fahd, and not the death of King Abdullah, then he would have mentioned the ruler who ruled before Fahd, and by that the presence of King Abdullah in the narration would be unnecessary.
    5) King Fahd was mentioned and his descriptions were mentioned in detail to be a sign for King Abdullah, and not that King Abdullah is a sign for King Fahd!
    6) We have come to you on the 23rd of January 2015, and we have given you the glad tidings of the appearance of Imam Mahdi (as) on the same day of the death of King Abdullah, and therefore the narration has been fulfilled by us, all praises belong to Allah, and the one who has given us the glad tidings is Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as). So all you have to do is to ask Allah swt about us." – Exerpt of fb-post from sister زينب محمد, translation by sister Norhan Al-Quersh
  3. Side note to the Facebook Imam Supporters: This narration is mentioned by all the “Ansari” sheikhs and approved by them.

Shuyukh of the Illegitimate Office confirmed the narration about King Abdullah

"Najaf office uses the Glad Tidings narration as a Clear Undeniable Proof" from the Ahmed Al Hassan Youtube Channel, 31.08.2016

An old statement of by Nathim Al-Uquaily, by the title "How to follow Imam al-Hussein a.s" which was produced on Muharram 1st 1426 A.H on almahdiyoon-forum

Also see how Nathim al-Uqeili himself (may Allah curse him) stated that he was waiting for the death of King Abdullah as a guarantee for the appearance of Imam Mahdi:
"And certainly now we are in the age of the holy appearance, and our relief is by the day of the nasibi Abdullah "whoever guarantees for me the death of Abdullah, I guarantee for him the Qa'im", and here is Abdullah he has ruled Hijaz, so I wonder how long will he live?!"

He is confirming that by the death of Abdullah king of Hijaz (may Allah curse him) our relief - which is the appearance of Imam al-Mahdi (sawas) - must take place.
Yet he and the hypocrites like him disbelieved when the Black Banners of the East were raised on the very same day of the death of Abdullah of Hijaz by a command of Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) whom through the 12 men (as) has given the glad tidings of the appearance of the Hujjah (sawas), on the very same day of the death of Abdullah King of Hijaz.
SubhanAllah. Allah (swt) says in His Holy Qur'an:
{And when there came to them a Book from Allah confirming that which was with them - although before they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieved - but then when there came to them that which they know, they disbelieved in it; so the curse of Allah is upon the disbelievers.} - Holy Qur'an 2:89

Also "Ansari Shaikh" Haydar Al-Ziyadi mentioned the accuracy of the Hadith about King Abdullah in his book "The Promised Hujjatullah Al-Yamani"

Furthermore in an old episode from The Arrived series Tawfik Masrour (la) commented with his own voice on the glad tidings narration. Tawfik Al-Maghribi testifies that this narration has been narrated in the books of Sunnis and Shia, and that the death of Abdullah king of Hijaz is from the closest signs of the appearance of the Hujjah (as), and that it is narrated in the ancient book Musnad Ahmad!
So he is in fact testifying that this narration could not have been fabricated because it was narrated long time before Abdullah of Hijaz and his brother Fahd came to existence!
Yet today they deny the narration and some of them try to say that it is fabricated or that it is made up or that it is about another Abdullah! May Allah curse them, and you Tawfik, and whoever else misguides the people knowingly.

The death of Abdulllah is a compelling sign for the Qaim

As if this was not proof enough, there is another hadith on this issue:

"It is narrated from Fazl from Uthman bin Isa from Darast from Ammar bin Marwan from Abu Basir that he said:
I heard Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) say:
“I am prepared to guarantee Imam Qaim to one who guarantees the death of Abdullah; because after the death of Abdullah, the Muslims will not have consensus on any one person and this matter will not end except with your Imam. If Allah wills, the kingdom running into years will end and the kingdom running into days and months will begin.” I (the narrator) asked: “Would this matter be prolonged?” He replied: “Definitely not."
Ghaibat Tusi, p.271

Firstly Imam Al-Sadiq (as) guarantees to us that the Hujjah (as) will appear not long after King Abdullah's death. So the above ahadiths state the death of Abdulllah is a compelling sign for the Qaim. Both hadiths mention the double glad tidings. First, being the death of King Abdullah (May Allah curse him) second being the appearance of Imam Mahdi (as).

The video which was uploaded on the 23.01.2015 by one of the 12 men on the Youtube channel 'Ansar Din Alhak' titled "ظهور الامام محمد ابن الحسن العسكري ع 2015/01/23" (This video also shows that his Youtube account had been taken down to destroy this proof - but luckily he had screen-recorded his original video showing the publishing date of this divine proof.)

And truly on January 23rd when King Abdullah died that very same day 12 people confirmed to have been taken by Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) to Imam Mahdi (pbuh) and that he informed them of many things, which goes with the hadith: "The Qa'im will not rise until 12 men say that they have seen him, so the people belie them." Hadith from Imam Al-Sadiq (as) from the book Ghaybat Al-Noamani p.277 Read the about the different versions of the belie-them-hadtih.

What is the proof that they made this statement on the day of King Abdullah's death? Here is one of the videos that was uploaded to Youtube with the above statement, it is dated 23rd of January 2015.

Secondly Imam Al-Sadiq (as) guarantees that the reign of the heir to the throne after the death of Abdullah will not last for even one year, but only for month. This prophecy is proving true with the hospitalization of Saudi king Salman. (check this news on liveleak)
Furthermore Ahmed Al-Hassan predicted in the Black Banners Episode 8, that one of the Arab rulers who will become very sick, so that everybody thinks he will die, which possibly also refers to King Salman.

About the second part of the hadith ...the Muslims will not have consensus on any one person and this matter will not end except with your Imam..." the author of the study further says:

"This is self-explanatory. Some people who see with one eye have actually argued their case, that since we have a new King in Salman, and that the successor ship to Salman is also decided, this Hadith invalidates itself. I say, hold, wait, stop, be patient, before jumping to conclusions. This is only what is apparent. The reality is quite different. What this Hadith essentially means is that the case of the new King will not be unanimously accepted. Even if there is apparent solidarity in the Kingdom, in reality it is flimsier than the spider’s web. There will be internal turmoil, trouble, anarchy, disorder, and chaos in the Kingdom.
And this matter will not end, except for your companion (Imam Mahdi) Insha-Allah.

After the death of Abdullah, there will be a period of chaos. Then the Khalifah will return, with Imam Mahdi (a) as the Khalifah, Insha-Allah.
And the kingdom of years will be over, and it will become the kingdom of months and days.
After Abdullah’s death, and before Imam Mahdi (a) becomes the Khalifah, there will be a period of chaos in which rulers will come and go, ruling only for months or weeks or days, no more for years."

In conjunction with the first hadith it becomes absolutely clear, that also this prophecy refers to Abdullah, the previous King of Saudi Arabia.

Ahadith indicating towards the reapparance of Imam Mahdi

Imam Mahdi (as) reappeared on 23 Jan 2015, which makes 100 years


No one in the whole world gave you this news except the 12, the companions of the Black Banners, and this is a proof that Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) is with us, and that the 12 are messengers from him to the world, because they gave the world the news, which noone except Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) can give!

A question to the Illegitimate Office:
What is the proof from the Ahlul Bayt (as) that Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) is with you O Samari?

Do bring on "The Law of Knowing the Hujjah", because it exclusively serves to prove the infallibility of Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as), which we all do not differ about.

Do you have a tradition that indicates that Imam (as) is with you, which is by the preference of Allah (swt) and that is the glad tidings and promise of the Prophet of Allah (sawas)?

Q&A with Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan in regards to the appearance of Imam Mahdi (as)

Was the appearance of Imam Mahdi (as) a private appearance?

Someone asked Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as):
"My master was the appearance of Imam Mahdi Muhammed Al-Hassan Al-Askari (as) - on the day of the death of King Abdullah may Allah curse him - a private appearance, and his appearance between the Rukn and Maqam will be a general encompassing appearance? Is that correct?..."

"The appearance of the Imam a.s. was not hidden but it was public
The Imam a.s. is in front of you always. In front of your eyes.
You see him and he sees you.
But what shall he do if you do not feel?
And there is no power nor might except through Allah.
Verily Allah is closer to you than your jugular vein." - See answer in Paltalk transcript pdf

Is Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan the one who will be given allegiance between the Rukn and Maqam?

"Is Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan the one who will be given allegiance between the Rukn and Maqam? And will his father Imam Mahdi a.s. be with him between the Rukn and Maqam?"

"Is Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan the one who will be given allegiance between the Rukn and Maqam? And will his father Imam Mahdi a.s. be with him between the Rukn and Maqam? 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 People will give allegiance to Imam Ahmed Al Hassan a.s. after they give allegiance to Imam Mahdi a.s." - See answer in Paltalk transcript

Note: Many ahadith state that Imam Mahdi (as) will be given allegiance in Mecca between the Rukn and the Maqam. Here just one example...

"It is narrated from Muhammad bin Maqil Qarmisini from Muhammad bin Asim from Ali bin Husain from Muhammad bin Marzuq from Aamir Sarraj from Sufyan Thawri from Qais bin Muslim from Tariq bin Shahab from Huzaifah that he said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (pbuhap) say:
"When it will be the time of the reappearance of the Qaim, a caller will call out from the sky: O people, now the time of domination of the oppressors is over; now the best of the Ummah of Muhammad is your ruler; go and meet him in Mecca."
Upon hearing this voice the nobles of Egypt, the key persons of Shaam and the royals of Iraq will come out. They will be humble worshippers of the Almighty Allah at night and brave lions during the day. Their hearts will be like iron ingots and they will come to Mecca and pledge allegiance to Imam Mahdi (as) between Rukn and Maqam." - Bihar Al Anwar; v, 51-52-53 Part 2 - The promised Mahdi - 196 - 72, 73

When we look at the answer Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) gave, it becomes clear once more that the words of the Ahlul Bayt (as) are not always to be taken literally, but rather carry many meanings just as the Holy Quran. In order to understand them we must always seek the explanation from Ahlul Bayt themselves, look at the overall picture, and ask our Lord (swt) for guidance.

If he is enforced by the Imam Mahdi, then let him come out

In a Paltalk Session with Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) someone requested from the Imam...

Mohammed Make: "If he is enforced by the imam Mahdi, then let him come out and Allah is the protector."

The Imam (as) answered as foon_mik...
"Muhammad (sawas) was enforced by Allah Almighty, so why did he leave from Mecca to Medina?
And Ali (as) and all the Imams were enforced, so why were they killed and forced to be homeless?
What kind of speach is this? Respect your minds O people what's wrong with you, how are you judging?

ابو هᘘطي: "If the imam is present then how are we able to speak on the Internet?"

foon_mik: "Glory be to Allah (subhanAllah), what kind of minds are these? May the curse of Allah be upon those who made your minds harden by these thoughts." - See Paltalk transcript from June 19th, 2017 as pdf

What will the imam fight with if technology remains?

In a Paltalk Session with Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) someone asked...

ماهر ᣢᢝ الخزع: "What will the Imam fight with if technology remains?"

The Imam (as) answered as foon_mik...
"Don't worry, we own what they own and we own what they don't own.
Do they have atomic and nuclear weapons?
We have the same.'
Do they have al-Sarekh (The Shouter)?
We have al-Sarekh (The Shouter.)
Do they have there is no power nor strength except by Allah?
We have there is no power nor strength except by Allah.

They don't have it and they won't have it.
We are the only ones on the face of earth who have with us Allah Almighty.
They don't have al-Sarekh (The Shouter) and we have al-Sarekh (The Shouter).
And they won't own it and Allah won't let them reach this knowledge that Allah has bestowed upon us." - See Paltalk transcript from June 19th, 2017 as pdf