The Expected Mahdi (A.S.) and His Government of Justice

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 The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
" Al-Mahdi is of my progeny from the sons of Fatimah (a.s)."
Sunan-i-Abu Dawud, vol. 4, p. 107
 The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
" Happiness is for the one who will attend the Gha'im of my Ahlul-Bayt and will follow him before his rise. This person will love his (Gha'im's) lovers and hate his enemies, and will accept the leadership of the Imams from before his advent. These ones are my friends, and are the most sincere members of my Ummah whom I honour very much."
Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 129
 The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
" Allah will raise a man from my progeny, from my Ahlul-Bayt, by whom the earth will be filled with justice thoroughly the same as it has been filled with injustice and oppression."
Al-Musannaf, vol. 11, p. 371
 The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
" The person who dies and has not known the Imam of his time (Imam Mahdi (A.S.)is that of the present time) has died the same as one who died during the Age of Ignorance."
Musnad-i-Ahmad-ibn-Hanbal, vol. 2, p. 83 & vol. 3, p. 446 & vol. 4, p. 96 Sahiu-i-Bukhari, vol. 5, p. 13 & Sahiu-i-Muslim vol. 6, p. 21, No. 1849 In addition to 25 other references introduced by Sunni scholars
 Imam Amir-ul-Mu'mineen Ali (A.S.)said:
" When our Ghaim rises, the sky will send down its drops, the earth will grow its plants, enmity will come out from the servants' hearts (in order that they live in peace and brotherly love), and savages and beasts will continue to live together peacefully. ..."
Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 316
 Abil-Jarud said: "I asked Imam Baqir (A.S.)whether he knew about my love and sincerity for him and he answered he did. Then, I said I had a question for him to answer me, for my eyes were blind and I scarcely walked, so I could not always go to visit him. He wanted me to express my question. I requested him to inform me of the creed by which he and his household adored Allah, Almighty and Glorious, so that I could worship Him, too, by it. He responded: ` You asked a great thing, though you stated a short expression. By Allah, I give you (your answer of) my religion and the religion of my fathers by which we worship Allah, Almighty and Glorious. It is: the confession of faith that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad (S.A.W.) is the Messenger of Allah, with affirmation that what has come to him (the Qur'an) is from Allah, having affection (for us and) for the lovers and obedients to us (Ahlul-Bayt) and hatred to our enemies, surrender to our cause, awaiting our Gha'im (the twelveth Imam, for whom there is a domination that will come whenever Allah wills), and endeavouring (for establishing divine obligation and lawful matters) and being pious, (with avoiding unlawful things)'."
Al-Kafi, vol. 1, p. 34
 Imam Baqir (A.S.)said:
" When our Gha'im rises, sets his hand (authority) over the heads of the servants, then, he will give them intellectual development and completes their patience and insights. After that, Allah will extend their sights and their hearing so that there will be no barrier between them and the Gha'im when he decides to speak with them, then they hear, and they can watch him while he is in his place."
 Imam Sadiq (A.S.)said:
" At the time of Al-Gha'im (Al-Mahdi) (A.S.)a believer who is in the East can see his (Muslim) brother who is in the West, and vice versa, the one who is in the West can see his (Muslim) brother who is the East."
Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 391
Note: Dear reader! surely the existence of the means of communication such as satelites, televisions and the like can be helpful for us to understand this tradition although none of these technological devices existed when these precious words were uttered.
 Imam Sadiq (A.S.)said:
" He (Al-Mahdi) will stay (in a place close to the Kabah) between the Pillar and the Standing-palce (of Abraham) and will call a call, when he says: ` O' group of my administrators and the prominent people of mine whom Allah has stored preparing for my triumph before my advent over the face of the earth! come to me obediently.' Then, his call will reach them while they are in their praying places and at home in their beds whether in the East of the Earth or in its West. So, they hear him with this single call which reaches the ears of every one, and, they totally respond (by coming to him) as well. Then, it takes for them but a moment that all of them gather there, between the Pillar and the Standing-place (of Abraham), attending him (a.s)."
Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 53, p. 7
 Imam Mahdi (A.S.)said:
" I am Al-Mahdi and I am the still-living one who will establish justice throughout the world the same as it has been filled with oppression. Surely the earth will never remain without a witness, and people will not live in lack of a leader.
Kamal-ud-Din, p. 445
 Imam Mahdi (A.S.)said:
" But for the incidents that happen (for Muslims), refer to the narrators of our traditions, (i.e. scholars), because they are my witnesses upon you and I am the witness of Allah upon them."
Kamal-ud-Din, p. 484
 Imam Baqir (A.S.)said:
O' Lord! We eagerly desire that thou assign us in the just, fair Islamic government, (the which is really the rightful government of Hazrat Mahdi, may Allah hasten his holy reappearance). Through his auspicious government, thou reactivate and dearly loved Islam and its followers while thou humiliate hypocrisy and the hypocrite. And, in that period, include us among those who invite people unto Thy obedience and lead them to Thy path of guidance; and, endow us the honour and grandeur of both this world and the next.
Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 91, p. 6