moreover, that which we shall narrate later on (the fact that Mahdi, the awaited one is the twelfth from the caliphs, imams, legatees and divine proofs) also proves this matter.
the author of «yanabi-ul-muwadda» on page 491 has narrated from «arba'een» of hafez abu na'eem who in turn has narrated from ibn-kheshab who said: 'sadeq-ibn-musa narrated to me from his father who narrated from ali-ibn-musa ar-reza who said:- the virtuous successor shall be from children of hassan-ibn-ali askari. he is the Mahdi, the master of time.
the author of «es'aaf-ur'raghebeen» on page 157 has narrated from the book «al-yawaqit-wal jawahar» of abdul-wahab sha'rani who in turn has narrated from the book of «al-fotouhat al- makkiyah» as follows:-
'know that the emergence of Mahdi is inevitable. however he shall not emerge until the earth has been filled with cruelty and oppression. then he shall fill it with equity and justice. he shall be from the generation of the holy prophet (s.a.w.a.) and from the progeny of fatemah (peace be upon them). his great grand-father is hussein-ibn-ali-ibn-abi talib and his father is hassan askari, the son of imam ali an-naqi, the son of imam muhammad taqi, the son of imam ali ar-reza, the son of imam musa kazim, the son of imam jafer sadeq, the son of imam muhammad baqir, the son of imam zain-ul-abedeen, the son of imam hussein, the son of imam ali-ibn -abi talib (peace be upon them all).
his name is the same as the holy prophet's name and the muslims will give allegiance to him between 'rukn' and 'maqaam' (station of ibrahim).
the author says: most of our (shiite) scholars as well as the scholars of ahl-e-sunnah have narrated these invaluable and precious sentences or expressions from the book of «al-yawaqit-wal-jawahar» where its author in turn has narrated from the book of «al-fotouhat al-makkiyeh». however in the recent edition of that book i have not seen the above expressions. so please ponder (a metaphoric remark that perhaps the afore-mentioned tradition has been dropped).
the author of «y anabi-ul-muwadda» on page 451 has narrated from the book «fasl-ul-khetaab» as such: 'and it is the saying of the pure imam abu muhammad hassan askari where he says- 'and shall not leave any son except abul-qasim muhammad who shall be given such titles as 'qaem', 'hujjat', 'Mahdi', 'saheb-uz-zaman' and 'khatam-ul-ai'mma ithna-ashar among the imamiahs'.
the author says: the words «among the imamiahs» is related to the fact that hazrat is twelfth in number and not that it is refering to the other afore-mentioned titles.
the same scholar in the afore-said book, on page 470 says: sayyid abdul-wahab sharani in the sixty fifth chapter of his book , al-yawaqit-wal-jawahar' writes: 'Mahdi is the son of imam hassan askari'.
once again, the same scholar on page 471 of his book narrates from «matalib-ul-su'ool» and durrul-munazzam» of kamaluddin thalha who has written as such: 'Mahdi is the son of muhammad hassan askari'.