لا مهدي إلا عيسى بن مريم
There is no Mahdi besides ‘Isa ibn Maryam.
The narration is not sahih.
Al Bayhaqi said, “The ahadith which emphatically declare the emergence of al Mahdi are definitely more sahih taking into consideration isnad.”
Al Qurtubi remarks, “Not sahih. Al Bayhaqi said in Kitab al Ba’th wa al Nushur since the narrator is Muhammad ibn Khalid al Jundi―who is majhul―from Aban ibn Abi ‘Ayyash―who is matruk―from Hassan from Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and this is munqati’. The ahadith that appear before it categorically declaring the emergence of al Mahdi, as well as al Mahdi being from the family of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, have more authentic isnads.”
 Quoted by Hafiz in Tahdhib al Tahdhib vol. 9 pg. 126.
 Tafsir al Qurtubi vol. 8 pg. 122.
 Mizan al I’tidal vol. 6 pg. 132.
 Ibid vol. 7 pg. 317.Back to top