Say thou (O Muhammad) "This is my way, I do invite unto Allah on an insight clear as the seeing with one’s eyes, I and the one who followeth me. Glory be to Allah! and I am not of the polytheists!" Al-Qur’an 12/108

What Others Say About Imam Mehdi (A.S.)

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 Mahdavia society.
  • 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 light.

ABDUL QADER BADAYUNI (A renowned historian of 16th century):
[In Nija'at-ur-Rasheed]:

"I have lived among many Mahadavis. I found their pleasing manners and pleasing qualities, piety and annihilation at an exalted rank.

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.
 

 

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