KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
INTRODUCING THE MAHDI
According to the following Hadith, the Mahdi will come from the Prophet Muhammad's own progeny. In this sense the word Progeny actually refers to his seed.
Biharul Anwar Vol.51 Page 85 Kashfal Ghammah
" The Messenger of Allah Said," Al-Mahdi is from my Progeny, his face is like the BRIGHTLY ILLUMINATED MOON."
This Hadith refers to the Prophet Muhammad's Son Ibrahim(Abraham) who died on the New Moon during a Solar Eclipse. When a Solar Eclipse occurs the Moon is illuminated with a glowing Crown known as a Corona.Therefore the one who is of the progeny of the Prophet Muhammad and whose is likened unto an illuminated Moon is most certainly Abraham the Son of the Prophet Muhammad.
Some Muslims believed that the Solar Eclipse was a sign of Mourning for the death of Abraham the son of the Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet Muhammad made it very clear that neither the Sun nor the Moon eclipse because of someone's death. However the Prophet Muhammad did acknowledge that the Sun and the Moon are two signs among the signs of Allah. During a Solar Eclipse the Sun is blocked and the Moon has a glowing Crown or Halo known as a Corona.
When Jesus was on the Cross a Lunar Eclipse had occurred and when Abraham the Son of the Prophet Muhammad died a Solar Eclipse occurred as well. The blocking of sunlight from the surface of the Moon was a sign of the Messiah and the illuminated Crowning(Corona) of the Moon was a Sign that Abraham the Son of Muhammad will be the Mahdi.
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
Sahih Bukhari Chapter No: 18, ECLIPSES
Hadith no: 168
Narrated: Al-Mughira bin Shuba
On the day of Ibrahim's death, the sun eclipsed and the people said that the eclipse was due to the death of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah's Apostle said, "The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of someone's death or life. So when you see them, invoke Allah and pray till the eclipse is clear."
The Prophet Muhammad stated that the Sun and the Moon are Two Signs from Allah. In this regard they are Signs of the Messiah and the Mahdi. In addition the Prophet Muhammad commanded his followers to pray until the Eclipse is clear. The Book of Luke informs us that the miraculous Lunar Eclipse which occurred while Jesus was elevated on the cross took place between Noon(12PM) and 3(PM). Therefore the Midday prayer is a Standing or Elevated Prayer that reminds us of the Messiah and his suffering on the Cross.
AMIDAH - QIYAAM AL-NAHAR قِيَام نَهَار
(THE STANDNG NOON PRAYER)
SURAH 2:238 HOLY KORAN
Attend constantly to prayers and to the MIDDLE PRAYER and STAND UP truly obedient to Allah.
Even Peter performed the Midday Noon Prayer on an Elevated roof top:
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
The Holy Koran states that the Sign for establishing God's Kingdom on the rejuvenated earth will be the emergence of the Ark of the Covenant, which contains the priestly belongings of Aaron and Moses. It is the Mahdi who will fulfill the sign of restoring the Ark of the Covenant.
And the prophet said to them: Surely the SIGN OF HIS KINGDOM is, that there shall come to you the chest in which there is tranquillity from your Lord and residue of the relics of what the children of Musa and the children of Haroun have left, the angels bearing it; most surely there is a sign in this for those who believe.
In addition to the Ark of the Covenant the Mahdi will also bring forth the Original Torah and the Injeel.
According to the Israilyaat (Israelite-Islamic Teachings) he is called the Mahdi meaning the Guided One because he will be Guided to a place in the mountains of Syria where he will emerge with the Hidden Volumes of the Original Torah:
1.Kab Al-Ahbar says: “He will be called Mahdi because he will guide(Yahdi) to something hidden and will bring out the Torah and Gospel(Injeel) from a town called Antioch.” (Abu Nu'aym)
2. As – Suyuti mentioned in Al-Hawi...”He is called the Mahdi because he will guide the people to a mountain in Syria from which he will bring out the volumes of the Torah to refute the Jews. At the hands of the Mahdi the Ark of the Covenant will be brought forth at Lake Tiberias and taken and placed in Jerusalem
3.Ad-Dani said: “He is called the Mahdi because he will be guided to a mountain in Syria from which he will bring forth the volumes of the Torah with which to argue against the Jews and at his hands a group of them will become Muslims
4. Sulayman Ibn Isa said: “I have heard that it is at the hands of the Mahdi that the Ark of the Covenant will be brought from Lake Tiberias and will be carried and placed before him in Jerusalem. When the Jews see it, they will become Muslims except for a few of them.”
The above mentioned Israilyaat were listed in AL-MAHDI AND THE END OF TIME – MUHAMMAD IBN IZZAT – MUHAMMAD ARIF- DAR AL-TAQWA PUBLISHERS 1997
The mother of Mahdi Abraham was an Egyptian Coptic Christian, Mary Al- Qibtiyya.
The Prophet Muhammad's marriage to an Egyptian Christian named Mary was of great symbolic significance, Firstly she was a slave and in that regard his marriage to an Egyptian Slave mirrored the marriage of Abraham to the Egyptian Servant Hagar. Hagar was the Matriarch of the Ishmaelite tribes from which the Prophet Muhammad was descended.
Secondly She was a Christian named Mary. This would give Abraham a feeling of kinship to the Messiah Jesus(Isa).
MUHAMMAD - A BIOGRAPHY OF THE PROPHET - KAREN ARMSTRONG. HARPER-SAN FRANCISCO 1992
'The Muqawis of Egypt is said to have sent Muhammad a beautiful curly haired Egyptian Slave girl, a Coptic Christian called Maryam and Muhammad took her as his concubine.....Abraham of course had taken Hagar as his concubine, and Ishmael the father of the Arabs had been the child of that union. So it must have seemed propitious when Maryam became pregnant and when his son was born the following year, Muhammad called him Ibrahim.'
In the end times Abraham the Son of the Prophet Muhammad will return as the long awaited Mahdi
THE MAHDI WILL BE BORN IN MEDINA:
Nuaim Bin Hammad narrates based on Ali Bin Abi Talib that the Mahdi will be born in Medina:
(Abraham the Son of the Prophet Muhammad was born in Medina)
THE MAHDI WILL BE OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S FAMILY AND WILL HAVE HIS NAME.
The world will not pass away before the Arabs are ruled by a man (referring to the Mahdi) of my family whose name will be the same as mine." (Abu Dawud)
The Mahdi coming from the Prophet Muhammad's FAMILY and of whom has the SAME NAME means that he will be specifically of the PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S FAMILY AND NOT THAT OF ALI. This once again refers to Abraham the Son of the Prophet Muhammad.
THE GRAVE OF MAHDI ABRAHAM IN MEDINA: