Similarities between Imam Mahdi & The Prophets

Imam Mahdi (as) is the final link in the chain of proofs from Allah. After Prophethood and Messengership was terminated upon Holy Prophet (sawa), the period of Imamate began with Imam Ali (as) and continues till today with the blessed presence of Imam Mahdi (as). He (as) is the manifestation of all qualities of Prophets, Messengers and Imams (as). He is the inheritor of their legacies and their merits and excellences.

There are several similarities between Imam Mahdi (as) and the prophets. As regards his similarities with other Imams (as), one can pay attention to the introduction of Imam Mahdi (as) in Durood Tusi. This is a famous dua, very similar to Dua Tawassul. The section on Imam Mahdi (as) states –

O Allah send blessings, peace And abounding bounties On him who,

  • Is keeping alive the message of Holy Prophet (sawa),
  • the prevailing genius of Haider (Imam Ali (as)),
  • the integrity of Fatemah (sa),
  • the gentle kindness of Hasan (as),
  • the alert fearless courage of Husain (as),
  • the dedicated worship of Ali As-Sajjad (as),
  • the profound intellectual power of Mohammed Al-Baqir (as),
  • the in-depth wisdom of Jafar As-Sadiq (as),
  • the all-knowing knowledge of Musa Al-Kazim (as),
  • the decisive arguments of Ali Ar-Reza (as),
  • the Liberal generosity of Mohammed At-Taqi (as),
  • the purest purity of Ali An-Naqi (as),
  • the awe-inspiring reverence of Hasan Al-Askari (as),

Imam Mahdi (as) also enjoys some similarities with previous prophets. Those which are narrated to us through the Holy Imams (as) and reported in the book Kamaluddin are given below.