«Mahdi and submission»
the author of «eqdud-durar» narrates in chapter no. 3 from abu abdullah na'eem-ibn-hemad and he, from iaber-ibn-abdullah who said:- 'a person once visited abu jafar muhammad-ibn-ali and said: take these 500 dirhams from me concerning 'zakat' (alms-tax) on my wealth. abu jafar said:- 'pick them up and give them to your muslim neighbours and those brethrens who are in dire need. thereafter he said: when Mahdi from our progeny shall emerge, he shall distribute wealth equally and act justly with the people. therefore, any one who obeys him has obeyed Allah and anyone who disobeys him has disobeyed Allah.
the author of «eqdud-durar» narrates in the fourth chapter from hafez abu abdullah na'eem-ibn-hemad that the holy prophet (s.a.w.a.) said: 'a caller shall call out from the heavens as such:
know that, the chosen one of Allah amongst his servants is so and so. thus listen to him and obey him.(72)
the same tradition has come in the seventh chapter of the afore-said book and its author mentions that by so and so is meant 'Mahdi'.
the author of «yanabi-ul-muwadda» narrates (on page 435) from ibn-maaja who in turn narrates from ibn-omar who narrates from the holy prophet (s.a.w a.) as such:
'the angels shall cry out from the heavens and will incite the people towards him and say: verily Mahdi has emerged. obey him.'
Mahdi and truth
the author of «eqdud-durar» narrates (in the seventh chapter) from 'muajam' of abul-qasim tabarani, 'manaqib-ul-Mahdi' of abu na'eem esfahani and hafez abu abdullah na'eem-ibn- hemad who in turn narrate from amir-ul-mumineen ali-ibn-abi talib (a.s.) that the holy prophet (s.a.w.a.) said:-
'whenever the caller shall cry out from the heavens that the truth can be found in muhammad's household, Mahdi shall emerge at that very moment.(73)