A QUESTION BY; MAHDI MORTAZAVI
There is no doubt that faith in Rajat is one of the aspects of the Shiite truthful religion which can be proved via certain reasons. Prior to address these reasons, we should figure out the truth of Rajat
The truth of Rajat in the view of Shiites
Rejat, is one of the events which will occur in the reappearance of his Holiness Mahdi (may GOD precipitate his blessing reappearance). According to this belief, some of the believers will return to this world to obtain the reward of aiding Imam of the age and to see the divine government which has long been expected as well as to enjoy the government of justice and equity and from the other side, some of the hypocrites who deny the establishment of this state and committed various evil deeds will be returned to face their own punishment of their acts even in this world and encounter humility and inferiority
The late Shakh Mofid (may GOD be pleased with him) says pertaining to this case that
والرجعة إنما هي لممحضي الإيمان من أهل الملة وممحضي النفاق منهم .
Rejat, from one side, is pertaining to those men from the Moslem community who possess the topmost extent of faith as well as a pure beliefs and from the other side, is for those hypocrites who have possessed the highest degree of discord
-Al-Masael Al-Sarvie Al-Sheikh Mofid; p 35
And Sayed Mortaza (may GOD be pleased with him) says that
اعلم أن الذي تذهب الشيعة الإمامية إليه أن الله تعالى يعيد عند ظهور إمام الزمان المهدي (عجل الله تعالي فرجه الشريف) قوماً ممن كان قد تقدم موته من شيعته ليفوزوا بثواب نصرته ومعونته ومشاهدة دولته، ويعيد أيضاً قوماً من أعدائه؛ لينتقم منهم فيلتذوا بما يشاهدون من ظهور الحق وعلو كلمة أهله .
The faith of the Imamate Shiite pertaining to Rejact is that; Allah the Almighty in the era of the reappearance of Imam of the age Mahdi (may GOD precipitate his blessing reappearance) will cause to return to this world some of His Holiness’ Shiites who died prior to his age in order to gain the reward of the aid of His Holiness and to see the establishment of His government. And also some of the people who were among his enemies will be revived in order to be revenged as well as to suffer to see the rise of the truth government and the leadership of its followers
-Rasael Al-SayyedMorteza v 1 p 125; Al-Sayyed Mahdi Al-Rajaee
And the late Tabarsi (may GOD be pleased with him) says as well that
وقد تظافرت الأخبار عن أئمة الهدى من آل محمد ( صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم ) في أن الله تعالى سيعيد عند قيام المهدي قوماً ممن تقدم موتهم من أوليائه وشيعته ليفوزا بثواب نصرته ومعونته ويبتهجوا بظهور دولته، ويعيد أيضاً قوماً من أعدائه لينتقم منهم وينالوا بعض ما يستحقونه من العذاب في القتل على أيدي شيعته والذل والخزي بما يشاهدون من علو كلمته .
Many narrations have been mentioned from Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) that in near future Allah the Almighty will cause to return some of our Shiites who died prior to his age in order to gain the reward of His Holiness’ aid and companionship and to enjoy th establishment his government as well as some of His Holiness’ enemies will be revived to be revenged
-Majma Al-Bayan, Tabarsi v 7 p 367
And faith in Rejat caused that Shiites who have been blamed throughout history in such a manner if a narrator was an authentic one he was ignored by the Sunnite prejudiced scholars for instance, Moslem Ibn Hajaj says in the introduction of the book Sahih Moslem that
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو غَسَّانَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَمْرٍو الرَّازِيُّ سَمِعْتُ جَرِيرًا يَقُولُ لَقِيتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ يَزِيدَ الْجُعْفِيَّ فَلَمْ أَكْتُبْ عَنْهُ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِالرَّجْعَةِ .
Abu Qasan says that I have heard from Jarir who was saying that; I met Jaber Ibn Yazid Jofi but I do not quote a narration from him since he believes in Rajat
While he explicitly says that he knew more than 70,000 sayings
سَمِعْتُ جَابِرًا يَقُولُ عِنْدِي سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ حَدِيثٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كُلُّهَا .
I heard from Jaber that stated; I know more than 70,000 narrations while all of them have been quoted from the holy prophet of GOD (peace and bless of GOD be upon him and his progeny) by Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him)
-Sahih Moslem v 1 p 15-16
There are various reasons from the holy Qur’an and the tradition in order to prove the truthfulness of the faith in Rajat, in such a way that the late Allamah Majlesi (may GOD be pleased with him) has quoted tens of the narrations pertaining to this case in the book Behar Al-Anvar, volume 53
And at first, we are going to quote the holy Qur’an documents and then some of the narrations
The holy Qur’an documents pertaining to the likelihood of Rajat
There are various verses in the holy book which imply in the faith in Rajat
1, some men will be return from each nation
Allah the Almighty states in the holy chapter Naml ( The Ant) verse 83 that
وَيَوْمَ نَحْشُرُ مِنْ كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ فَوْجًا مِمَّنْ يُكَذِّبُ بِآَيَاتِنَا فَهُمْ يُوزَعُونَ .
‘’and on the day when We will gather from every nation a party from among those who rejected Our communications, then they shall be formed into groups’’
Allah the Almighty explicitly states in this verse that We will gather some of the oppressive and not all of them and in fact, this gathering and return cannot be the day of resurrection since the return of the Judgment Day while the whole people and no one will be left unless he will be returned in the Day of Judgment in order to see consequences of his own deeds and this point can be proved with respect to the various verses of the holy Qur’an for example, Allah the Almighty states in the chapter Kahf ( The Cave) that
وَحَشَرْنَاهُمْ فَلَمْ نُغَادِرْ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا .
We will gather them and leave not any one of them behind
Or in the chapter Naml, verse 87 states that
وَيَوْمَ يُنْفَخُ فِي الصُّورِ فَفَزِعَ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا مَنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ وَكُلٌّ أَتَوْهُ دَاخِرِينَ
And on the day when the trumpet shall be blown, then those who are in the heavens and those who are in the earth, shall be terrified except such as Allah please and all shall come to Him abased
Thus the real intent of Allah the Almighty of the statement ‘’ We will gather from every nation a party’’ cannot be the gathering of the resurrection day, thus the real purpose of this sentence is not something except the same Rejat that Shiites believe in.
2, revival for two times after two times of deaths
Allah the Almighty states in the verse 11 of the chapter Qafer that
قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَمَتَّنَا اثْنَتَيْنِ وَأَحْيَيْتَنَا اثْنَتَيْنِ فَاعْتَرَفْنَا بِذُنُوبِنَا فَهَلْ إِلَى خُرُوجٍ مِنْ سَبِيلٍ .
In the Day of Judgment the unbelievers say that; O GOD, you caused us to die for two times and revived us for two times and now when we have accepted our sins then is there any way out from this difficulties?
In this verse, Allah the Almighty has stated pertaining to two times of life and death and every death implies in the previous life as the same as two times of lives imply in the previous death, the first die is after the worldly life and the second death is after the life in Rajat as the first revival is pertaining to Rajat and the second revival is concerned with the Day of Judgment
3, the revival of the Cave men
One of the reason of the accuracy of Rajat’s likelihood is the revival of the Cave men after 300 years that Allah the Almighty has emphasized that in the chapter Kahf (The Cave)
وَتَحْسَبُهُمْ أَيْقَاظًا وَهُمْ رُقُودٌ ... وَكَذَلِكَ بَعَثْنَاهُمْ لِيَتَسَاءَلُوا بَيْنَهُمْ .
And you might think them awake while they were asleep…and thus did We rouse them that they might question each other ( the chapter Kahf ( The Cave) verses 18, 19
وَكَذَلِكَ أَعْثَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَأَنَّ السَّاعَةَ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهَا . الكهف / 21 .
And thus did We make ( men) to get knowledge of them, that they might know that Allah’s promise is true and that as for the hour there is no doubt about it ( the chapter Kahf, verse 21)
وَلَبِثُوا فِي كَهْفِهِمْ ثَلَاثَ مِئَةٍ سِنِينَ وَازْدَادُوا تِسْعًا . الكهف / 25 .
And they remained in their cave three hundred years and (some) add (another) nine
4, the story of Aziz (Uzair)
أَوْ كَالَّذِي مَرَّ عَلَى قَرْيَةٍ وَهِيَ خَاوِيَةٌ عَلَى عُرُوشِهَا قَالَ أَنَّى يُحْيِي هَذِهِ اللَّهُ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا فَأَمَاتَهُ اللَّهُ مِئَةَ عَامٍ ثُمَّ بَعَثَهُ قَالَ كَمْ لَبِثْتَ قَالَ لَبِثْتُ يَوْمًا أَوْ بَعْضَ يَوْمٍ قَالَ بَلْ لَبِثْتَ مِئَةَ عَامٍ فَانْظُرْ إِلَى طَعَامِكَ وَشَرَابِكَ لَمْ يَتَسَنَّهْ وَانْظُرْ إِلَى حِمَارِكَ وَلِنَجْعَلَكَ آَيَةً لِلنَّاسِ وَانْظُرْ إِلَى الْعِظَامِ كَيْفَ نُنْشِزُهَا ثُمَّ نَكْسُوهَا لَحْمًا فَلَمَّا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ قَالَ أَعْلَمُ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ . البقره / 259 .
Or the like of him (Uzair) who passed by a town, and it had fallen down upon its roofs, he said; when will 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 part of a day. Said He; Nay. You have tarried a hundred years; then look at your food and drink- years have not passed over it; and look at your ass. And that We may make you a sign to men, and look at the bones, how We set them together, then cloth them with flesh, so when it became clear to him, he said; I know that Allah has power over all things. The chapter Baqarah (The Cow), verse 259
5, 70,000 refugee households from plague
One of the other reasons of the accuracy and likelihood of Rajat, is the story of 70,000 refugee households from plague who died a sudden death and then via the prayer of Hazqil, the third heir of His Holiness Moses revived and Allah the Almighty has stated the story in the holy Qur’an in such a manner that
أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ خَرَجُوا مِنْ دِيَارِهِمْ وَهُمْ أُلُوفٌ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ فَقَالَ لَهُمُ اللَّهُ مُوتُوا ثُمَّ أَحْيَاهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ . البقره / 243 .
Not seen those who came out of their homes as they warned of thousands of death said to them, God Mutua then Ohaahm God is bountiful to the people , but most people do not give thanks .
It has been said that; these were 70,000 households who used the illness plague as an excuse to flee from the battle and did not participate in the holy war ( Jihhad) and had left their houses and then on their way, all of them died and then they have been revived by the third heir of His Holiness Moses (peace be upon him) and they were from the Israelites
The late Tabarsi says pertaining to this issue in the interpretation book Majma Al-Bayan that
هؤلاء ( الذين خرجوا من ديارهم ) قيل : هم من قوم بني إسرائيل ، فروا من طاعون وقع بأرضهم ، عن الحسن . وقيل : فروا من الجهاد ، وقد كتب عليهم .
These men were from the Israelites who escaped as a result of plague and Hasan has said that they had escaped from the holy war which was necessary to participate in that
-TafsirMajma Al-Bayan Al-Sheikh Tabarsi v 2 p 132
6, 70 companions of His Holiness Moses (peace be upon him) have been revived
You may have heard this story for many times that His Holiness Moses (peace be upon him) brought 70 men of his companions to his own place of meeting in the mountain Tur, but in spite of seeing numerous miracles they insisted on their own ignorance and asked His Holiness to see Allah the Almighty via their own physical eyes and then Allah the Almighty sent down His punishment upon them and they destroyed by lightening but His Holiness prayed for them and once again they revived and Allah states the whole story in such a way that
وَإِذْ قُلْتُمْ يَا مُوسَى لَنْ نُؤْمِنَ لَكَ حَتَّى نَرَى اللَّهَ جَهْرَةً فَأَخَذَتْكُمُ الصَّاعِقَةُ وَأَنْتُمْ تَنْظُرُونَ . ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَاكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَوْتِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ .
As you said , O Moses, you would not believe until we see God openly Vokhztkm bolt you look . Then Bosnakm after your death , that ye may be grateful.
7, the revival of a dead man of the Israelites
a killed man was discovered among the Israelites and it was not obvious who was the murderer and everyone accused he others for this murder until it has been revealed from Allah the Almighty to kill a cow and strike the end of its tail to the dead body in order to reveal his murderer
وَإِذْ قَتَلْتُمْ نَفْسًا فَادَّارَأْتُمْ فِيهَا وَاللَّهُ مُخْرِجٌ مَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْتُمُونَ . فَقُلْنَا اضْرِبُوهُ بِبَعْضِهَا كَذَلِكَ يُحْيِي اللَّهُ الْمَوْتَى وَيُرِيكُمْ آَيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ . البقره / 72 و 73 .
The chapter Baqarah ,verses 72, 73
And when you killed a man, then you disagreed with respect to that, and Allah was to bring forth that which you were going to hide
So We said; strike the (dead body) with part of the (sacrifices cow), thus Allah brings dead to life, and He shows you His signs so that you may understand
8, the revival of the children of Job
In the interpretations pertaining to the below verse has been mentioned that
وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُ أَهْلَهُ وَمِثْلَهُمْ مَعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِنَّا وَذِكْرَى لِأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ . ص / 43 .
It means that Allah the Almighty has revived the children of Ayub (Job) to him after their deaths and they lived with His Holiness for many years
It has been mentioned in the interpretation Jalalayn that
أي أحيا الله له من مات من أولاده ورزقه مثلهم .
It means that Allah the Almighty has returned to him his dead children as well as the children like them
-Tafsir Al-Jalalin; Al-Mahali; Al-Souti p 603
Baqavi writes in the quotation of Ibn Abbas in his interpretation that
ان الله رد على المرأة شبابها فولدت له ستة و عشرين ذكراً
And Allah the Almighty granted his wife youth and after that she gave birth to 26 sons for him
The majority of the Sunnite commentators such as Ibn Kathir, Souti, Ibn Abi Hatam, Shokani and …have said that
ورد الله عليه ماله وولده عيانا ومثلهم معهم .
Allah the Almighty has returned to him his property and children as well as the same property and children like them
-TafsirIbnAbiHatam, IbnAbiHatam Al-Razi v 10 p 3245; IbnKasir, IbnKasir; v 3 p 198-199; Dor Al-Mansur; Jalal Al-Din Al-Souti v 5 p 311; Fath Al-Ghadir Al-Shokani v 4 p 439
When it has been proved that return from death to this world has been occurred in the previous nations as well as in the Moslem nation and tens of the authentic narrations from Aemah Athar (peace be upon them) have proved this issue then what can stop the faith in Rajat? Unless Sunnites have taken the majority of their faiths from the narrations which originally drawn from the Israelites that men like Kab Al-Ahbar have entered in the Sunnite faiths such as the belief in Tajsim
The verse which was referred to the invalidity of Rajat
Othman Al-Khamis has referred to this verse to prove the invalidity of the faith Rajat and its contrast to the holy Qur’an that
حَتَّى إِذَا جَاءَ أَحَدَهُمُ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ رَبِّ ارْجِعُونِ . لَعَلِّي أَعْمَلُ صَالِحًا فِيمَا تَرَكْتُ كَلَّا إِنَّهَا كَلِمَةٌ هُوَ قَائِلُهَا وَمِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ بَرْزَخٌ إِلَى يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ . المؤمنون / 99 _ 100 .
So if someone comes to death, says the Lord of Arjon . Ali was working for a good while both left word that she is the one who says it is behind the isthmus to the Day of Resurrection
Most apparently, the opponents to Rejat have considered the word Kalla ( never) as the clear sign of the rejection of the demand to return to the word by the unbelievers while it is not like that. Allah the Almighty has not stated that We will never return them rather than He states that; if We cause them to return then they will not do the good deeds and will insist on their own previous evil acts and oppression and the clear mark of this issue is the verse 28 of the chapter Anam in which Allah the Almighty states that; if We cause them to return they will do the same evil acts as they have done
وَلَوْ رُدُّوا لَعَادُوا لِمَا نُهُوا عَنْهُ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ . انعام آيه 28 .They had responded to returned to the forbidden it and they are liars .
As the Sunnite great commentator, Ibn Kathir Salafi Dameshqi writes in the below of the verse that
كلا أي لأنها كلمة أي سؤاله الرجوع ليعمل صالحا هو كلام منه وقول لا عمل معه ولو رد لما عمل صالحا ولكان يكذب في مقالته هذه كما قال تعالي « ولو ردوا لعادوا لما نهوا عنه وإنهم لكاذبون » .
The real purpose of Ibn Kathir is that the word kala (never) means that they ask Allah the Almighty to come back to this world for the second time in order to do the good deeds but Allah the Almighty stats that if We even cause them to return to the world but they will not do the right acts and they are lying as Allah the Almighty has stated that they will turn to the same evil acts which have been prohibited to do
And then he writes in order ti prove this idea that
وقيل : لو أجيب إلى ما يطلب لما وفى بما يقول ، كما قال : « ولو ردوا لعادوا لما نهوا عنه » .
-Tafsir Al-Ghotobi v 12 p 150
And also Qartabi one of the Sunnite well-known commentators has referred to the same statement that
أو المعنى : أنه لو أجيب إلى ذلك لما حصل منه الوفاء كما في قوله « ولو ردوا لعادوا لما نهوا عنه » .
-Fath Al-Ghadir v 3 p 498
If Allah the Almighty accepts their prayers and cause them to return once again they will not keep their own promises as the holy verse ( if We will cause them to return then they will do the same acts which have been prohibited to do) refers to the same point as well
And Shokani one of the other Sunnite great commentators has referred to the same possibility that
أو المعنى : أنه لو أجيب إلى ذلك لما حصل منه الوفاء كما في قوله « ولو ردوا لعادوا لما نهوا عنه » .
-Fath Al-Ghadir v 3 p 498
The word’’ Kalal’’ means that if Allah the Almighty hears and accept their remarks and causes them to return to this world they will break their own promises as another verse states that; ‘’ and if they return they will commit the same acts which have been prohibited to do’’
The narrations from Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) pertaining to the authenticity of Rajat
1. قال علي بن إبراهيم وحدثني أبي عن أبي عمير عن عبد الله بن مسكان عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله تعالى ( وإذ اخذ الله ميثاق النبيين لما اتينكم من كتاب وحكمة ثم جاء كم رسول مصدق لما معكم لتؤمنن به ولتنصرنه ) قال ما بعث الله نبيا من ولدن آدم عليه السلام الا ويرجع إلى الدنيا فينصر أمير المؤمنين ( ع ) وهو قوله لتؤمنن به يعني برسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ولتنصرنه يعنى أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام .
Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) stated that pertaining to the statement of Allah the Almighty
-MokhtasarBasaer Al-Dorajat, Al-Hassan IbnSoleiman Al-Heli; p 42
2. سعد ، عن ابن يزيد ، وابن أبي الخطاب واليقطيني وإبراهيم بن محمد جميعا ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن ابن أذينة ، عن محمد بن الطيار ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قول الله عز وجل : « ويوم نحشر من كل أمة فوجا » فقال : ليس أحد من المؤمنين قتل إلا سيرجع حتى يموت ولا أحد من المؤمنين مات إلا سيرجع حتى يقتل .
There is no apostle of His Holiness Adam’s children unless he will come back to the world and aids the commander of the faithful (peace be upon him) and this is the same statement of Allah the Almighty that ‘’ in order to believe in Him’’ and the real intent of this comment is the faith in the holy prophet of GOD (peace and bless of GOD be upon him and his progeny) and the real purpose of Allah the Almighty of the comment ‘’ in order to aid him’’ is the assistance to the commander of the faithful (peace be upon him)
-Behar Al-Anwar Alame Al-Majlesi v 53 p 40
3. سعد ، عن ابن عيسى ، عن الأهوازي ، عن حماد بن عيسى عن الحسين بن المختار ، عن أبي بصير قال : قال لي أبو جعفر عليه السلام : ينكر أهل العراق الرجعة ؟ قلت : نعم ، قال : أما يقرؤن القرآن « ويوم نحشر من كل أمة فوجا » .
Mohammad Ibn Tayar says that; Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) stated pertaining to the holy verse that; and the day We will gather from every nation a party’’ that no faithful man was killed unless he will come back to this world until he dies and no faithful man will die unless he will return to this world to be get killed
-Behar Al-Anwar Alame Al-Majlesi v 53 p 40
Abi Basir quotes that; Imam Baqer (peace be upon him) asked me that do the people of Iraq deny the issue of Rajat? I said; Yes. Imam stated that; did not read in the holy Qur’an that we will gather a party from every nation?
4. سئل الإمام أبو عبد الله عليه السلام عن قوله « ويوم نحشر من كل أمة فوجا » قال : ما يقول الناس فيها ؟ قلت : يقولون : إنها في القيامة ، فقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام : أيحشر الله في القيامة من كل أمة فوجا ويترك الباقين ؟ إنما ذلك في الرجعة فأما آية القيامة فهذه « وحشرناهم فلم نغادر منهم أحدا » إلى قوله « موعدا »
And it has been asked from Imam Sadeq pertaining to the holy verse ‘’ the day We will gather a party from every nation’’ and His Holiness stated that; what do people say about this case? He said; they say it is pertaining to the Day of Judgment. HIS Holiness stated that; is it true that in the Day of Judgment only one group of every nation will be gathered and the rest leaves behind? No it is not like that. This verse is pertaining to Rajat and the verse which is concerned with the Day of Judgment is this’’ We will gather all of the nations and no one will be left behind’’
-Behar Al-AnvarAlameMajlesi v 53 p 51
5. حدثني أبي قال : حدثني ابن أبي عمير ، عن المفضل ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله « ويوم نحشر من كل أمة فوجا » قال : ليس أحد من المؤمنين قتل إلا يرجع حتى يموت ، ولا يرجع إلا من محض الايمان محضا أو محض الكفر محضا .
Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) stated pertaining to this statement of Allah the Almighty that ‘’ this day We will gather a part from every nation’’ there is no faithful man who was killed unless he will come back to this world to die and no one will return unless he was be a highly pious man or a highly wicked infidel
-Behar Al-AnvarAlameMajlesi v 53 p 53
6. حدثنا تميم بن عبد الله بن تميم القرشي رضي الله عنه قال : حدثني أبي قال : حدثنا أحمد بن علي الأنصاري عن الحسن بن الجهم قال : حضرت مجلس المأمون يوما وعنده علي بن موسى الرضا عليه السلام وقد اجتمع الفقهاء وأهل الكلام من الفرق المختلفة فسأله بعضهم ... فقال المأمون : يا أبا فما تقول في الرجعة فقال الرضا عليه السلام : إنها لحق قد كانت في الأمم السالفة ونطق به القرآن وقد قال رسول الله ( ص ) يكون في هذه الأمة كل ما كان في الأمم السالفة حذو النعل بالنعل والقذة بالقذة قال عليه السلام : إذا خرج المهدي من ولدي نزل عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام فصلى خلفه وقال عليه السلام : إن الاسلام بدأ غريبا وسيعود غريبا فطوبى للغرباء قيل : يا رسول الله ثم يكون ماذا ؟ قال ثم يرجع الحق إلى أهله .
-OyoonAkhbar Al-Reza ; Al-Sheikh Sadugh v 1 p 217-218
The Caliph Mamun Abbassides asked Imam Reza (peace be upon him) that; what do you think pertaining to Rajat? His Holiness stated that; Rejat is a true issue. It has been occurred in the previous nations and the holy Qur’an has mentioned some cases and the holy prophet of GOD (peace and bless of GOD be upon him and his progeny) stated that; whatever has been occurred in the previous nations will occur the same instances in my nation and stated as well, in the era of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (may GOD precipitate his blessing reappearance), His Holiness Jesus (peace be upon him) will come down from heavens and will perform prayer behind His Holiness and again His Holiness stated that; Islam was strange and once again it will become strange and good for the strangers then they asked; what will happen next? His Holiness stated that; the right will be return to its men
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