Following are the extracts from some of the comments made
by a few Muslim scholars about the personality and teachings
of Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri, the promised Mehdi, (A.S.)
ABUL KALAAM AZAD (In Tazkira):
- The really practical period of Islamic teachings was started by the
- In this period, thousands of such people were seen who, for the sake of
pronouncing the truth, leave all their beloved, and in the path of Allah
gladly tolerated harsh oppressions which they underwent at the hands of the
worshippers of falsehood.
- Syed Mohammed was a resident of Jaunpur, born in the year 847H. Even his
bitter enemies acknowledge that in addition to formal education, he was
matchless in continence and saintliness, and abstinence and piety.
- An occurrence fell on him and it appeared that a voice "YOU ARE THE MEHDI"
(Ant'al Mehdi) was coming. He was hesitant for many years, and when the same
affair kept repeating consistently, he openly declared his claim of Mehdi.
ABUL QASIM FARISHTA (In Tareekh-e-Farishta):
In India, Syed Mohammed (Jaunpuri) claimed that according to
Sharia he was the Promised Mehdi. Since many symbols and
qualities attributed to the promised Mehdi were found in
him, people accepted him as such which is clear as broad day
ABDUL QADER BADAYUNI (A renowned historian of
"I have lived among many Mahadavis. I found their
pleasing manners and pleasing qualities, piety and annihilation at an exalted
Though they had not acquired formal education, yet I have heard from
them so much about explanation of Qur'an and its subtle points regarding the
hints of the Truth and elegant significance of the mystic knowledge of God (Ma'rifat),
that if one wants to compile some of that as an abstract in a book, it will
itself be another volume.