MAHDAVIYAT

The Belief in Awaited Saviour (a.t.f.s.)

TRADITIONS THAT DENOTE THE NUMBER OF THE TWELVE CALIPHS

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0051. Musnad-e-Tayalesi1: Jaaber Ibn Samarah says that I heard the Messenger of Islam (s.a.w.a.) say, “Surely Islam will always remain mighty till there are twelve caliphs in it.” Then he said something, which I didn’t understand. I asked my father ‘What did the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) say?’ He replied, “All of them will be from Quraish.”

2. Musnad-e-Tayalesi2: Jaaber Ibn Samarah says, ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) say during a sermon “Surely Islam will always remain mighty till there are twelve caliphs in it.” Then he said something, which I didn’t understand. I asked my father ‘What did the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) say?’ He replied, “All of them will be from Quraish.”

3. Al Fetan3: Jaaber Ibn Samarah says that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) said, “This affair shall always remain mighty till there are twelve caliphs it. All of them will be from Quraish.”

4. Musnad-e-Ahmad4: Jaaber Ibn Samarah says, ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) say, “There will be twelve caliphs after me, all of them will be from Quraish.” They asked, ‘Then whatwill happen?’ He (s.a.w.a.) said: “Then there will be turmoil (haraj).”

1 Musnad-e-Tayalesi, vol. 3, pg. 105, Tr. No. 767, published at Hyderabad, Deccan (India) in 1321 A.H.; Al-Mo’jam al-Kabeer, vol. 2, pg. 258, Tr. No. 1964.

2 Musnad-e-Tayalesi, vol. 6, pg. 180, Tr. No. 1278.
3 Al-Fetan, vol. 1, pg. 39, Chap. 7, Tr. No. 2; Al-Malaahem wa al -Fetan, pg. 32, chap. 29.
4 Musnad-e-Ahmad, vol. 5, pg. 92; Kanz al-Ummaal, vol. 12, pg. 33, Tr. No. 33860 narrating from Tabaraani.

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