Al-Mahdi: What You Need To Know
There is a lot of confusion concerning the role of the person Muslims know as Al-Mahdi (The Guided One). Some people are not sure if he’s a soldier, or an Imam, or the Messiah, or something else. There have also been many false claims by people professing to be The Mahdi.
The information available about the Mahdi is scant and sometimes contradictory. There are also a lot of false stories and speculation about him as well. Even I was forced to do some speculation (as you’ll see in the video) because there are so many unanswered questions.
However, what I propose as fact has been obtained from authentic hadiths mostly from The Book of the End by Imam Ibn Kathir. I used other sources as well and encourage you to do your own research. But if you don’t want to spend a couple of weeks sorting through lots of books, you can just listen to this 10 minute video and get a good summary.