Imam Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni
A questioner asked and said:
Arrived some narratives of the Sunnis that the name of the father of the Awaited Imam Mahdi is ((Abdullah)) so how can that be while your father’s name is Mohammad?
Has passed some of the narrators of the Sunnis a narrative from Ibn Mas’oud, from the prophet -prayer of Allah’s forgiveness and peace be upon him and his family- that he said: «The Mahdi whose name coincides my name, and the name of his father is my father’s name», and a man in some of it: «The world’s life does not end or: the hour will not rise until Allah sends a man, and in some other of it: «until a man becomes a king over the people from the family of my house, whose name coincides my name, and his father’s name is my father’s name» (1).
We note in this area are several things worthy of contemplation:
1 And narrated this narrative some of the Sunnis narrators from Ibn Mas’oud himself, as in Musnad Ahmad in several places, and in which: (and whose name is my name) only
2 Some others of the Sunnis narrators -as Al-Tirmidhi in His sunan- narrated this narration from Ibn Mas’ud, in which (and whose name is my name) only, and Al-Tirmidhi said: At the door: from ‘ Ali, Abu Said, Umm Salamah, and Abu Huraira, and this narrative is correct (3). It is for this narrative with this phrase other grounds due to all these companions -other than Ibn Mas’ud- is consistent in free of increase (and the name of his father is my father ‘s name).
And most of the memorizers have followed the lead of Al-Tirmidhi, so Al-Tabarani has brought out this narration in his grand lexicon of Ibn Mas’oud many other ways the words , «whose name is my name» (4). And pulled out a ruling in «Mustadrak upon Al-Sahihain» the mentioned narrative from Ibn Mas’oud word «whose name coincides my name» only, and then said: This narrative is true on a condition of the two sheikhs and they did not bring it forth (5), and followed Al-Thahabi on that is summarizing Al-Mustadrak and narrated it Al-Baghawi in «Lanterns of the year » from Ibn Mas’oud without this addition, and said good narration (6).
Al-Maqdisi Al-Shafei declared that imams of the narration did not narrate that addition, so he said -after he cited narration- can not be possible to ration the agreeing of those memorizers on dropping this addition (and his father’s name is my father’s name) if it was truly narrated by Ibn Mas’oud without addition- narrated by a group of imams of the narration in their books, including: Imam Abu Issa Al-Tirmidhi in his collection, and Imam Abu Dawud in his Sunan, and Hafiz Al-Bayhaqi, and Sheikh Abu Amro Al-Dani, thus all of them ». Which means, without addition (and the name of his father is my father’s name), then Al-Maqdisi Al-Shafei brought forth series of narrations supporting to it, referring to the directed imams maintain as Al-Tabrani, and Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Al-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud, Bayhaqi, from Abdullah bin Mas’oud, and Abdullah bin Omar and Huzaifa ( 7).
And can not be rationally the agreement of these imams maintain the projection of this addition (and the name of his father is my father ‘s name) if it was really narrated by Ibn Mas’oud.
3 Al-Hafiz Abu Naeem Al-Isfahani investigated (T. 430 AH) in his book « The virtues of the Mahdi» ways of this narration from Assem Bin Abi Al-Najoud, the son of Mas’oud, delivers up to 31 way, and he did not narrate in one of which is (and the name of his father is my father’s name), but all agreed on a narration(whose name is my name) only. And Al-Kenji Shafi’i transferred the text of his speech (d . 638 AH) in his book « The statement in the news of His time, peace be upon him» and then then he commented it by his words:
and is narrated other than Asim, from Zarr – he is Amro Ibn Hamza – from Ibn Mas’oud, all these narrated (his name is my name ), but what it was from Ubaidullah Ibn Mousa, form Zaidah, from Asim, from Ibn Mas’oud, in which he said «and the name of his father is my father’s name» and Al-Labeeb does not suspect in this addition has not count for it with a meeting of these imams on the dispute about it (8).
Then the Awaited Mahdi rules between them with Truth and I say: Verily the True narration is [His name coincides my name]
then we proved from the Quran the True explanatory-statement for the coinciding that it is the concurring and not the absolute matching, and if the coinciding is the matching it is then we would have found that the hebrew lunar year matching the After Hijra lunar year that begins with Muharram then ends with Dhul Hijja, but the first of the sacred months for a divine wisdom is Rajab to be the first of the sacred months, and between it and the other sacred months; Shaaban, Ramadan, and Shawal, then comes the second of the sacred months which is Dhul Qida then Dhul Hijja then the first month of the year for the After Hijra year (Muharram) to be the last of the sacred months. So those who want mischief faced a problem in the number of what Allah made sacred and it is month of Muharram, so if they made the infidel year matches the lunar year then definitely it will end with the month of Dhul Hijja the third of the sacred months and left with them the month of Muharram, surely they can not make it the first of the sacred months because they know that it is the last of which that forced them to make their year in excess of twelve months in order to coincide the month Muharram so it would be the last month in their year then it ends through it in order for them to establish the new year festive-day then they make lawful what Allah has forbade.
Therefore, the problem they have is not in the month of Rajab, nor Dhul Qida, nor Dhul Hijja; in fact in the month of Muharram to the fact it is the first of the AH year and the last of the sacred month, and for that they were forced to the increase to get the sacred month of Muharram for the fact the three first (sacred) months are secured is they make their year matches the After Hijra year then they definitely will ensure the month of Rajab, Dhul Qida and Dhul Hijja but left with them the sacred month of Muharram and for that they had to increase for they coincide the number (of months) which Allah has made sacred which is the sacred month of Muharram, which means that they want to concur the last month in the blasphemous year the first month for the After Hijra (AH) year to make lawful in their polytheist events what Allah made sacred as like the new year holiday.
O my honorable brother, preceded our fatwa with Truth that if the intended with coinciding is the matching there would not been an access month; in fact they will make the blasphemous year matches the lunar year, [U]and for a godly wisdom separated the sacred months so He made the month in order for those who disbelieved to increase in disbelief, so they had to the increase because as long as the sacred month of Muharram is the last in the sacred months they would never lengthen it even if the made the blasphemous year coincide with the lunar year for the fact it will end in the month of Dhul Hijja, and for that they had to increase in order to coincide the number of the fourth month and it is the sacred month of Muharram.
In any case, it cleared to you that the coinciding is not the matching at all in fact it is the concurring, and you are witnesses that you mean in your words: “Coincided so and so with so and so” which means “Concurred so and so with so and so”, and you did not mean with your words that “so and so coincided with so and so” that it is “so and so matched with so and so”. O people, why altering your language while you know?
And the conclusion of the matter verily you know that the coinciding is the concurring, and since you believe that the coinciding as well means the concurring; based on it the Awaited Mahdi Nasser Mohammad directs this question to Ibn A’la and it is: Have you found that the name (Mohammad) concur in the name (Nasser Mohammad) and Allah made the concurring for the name Mohammad in my name in my father’s name, or do you deny that my name is (Nasser Mohammad)? Therefore the name Mohammad concurs in my name, and Allah only made the point of concurring in my name for the name Mohammad is in the name of my father, and that is a far reaching wisdom in order for the name to carry the announcement and the banner of the matter, that’s because Allah did not send the Awaited Mahdi as a prophet nor a messenger; in fact He sent him as (Nasser) supporter to Mohammad prayer of Allah’s forgiveness and peace be upon him and his family, with that the far reaching wisdom requires from the coinciding but you made the coinciding is matching despite that you surely know in the Arabic language that the coinciding should not be the matching, that’s because it is not correct to say: (so and so matched with so and so to kill so and so); in fact you say: (so and so coincided with so and so to kill so and so).
Consequently the coinciding is the concurring and not the matching my honorable brother.
And peace be upon the messengers, and praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds..
Your brother the Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni.
The straight ______________________________ path
The supporter to Allah’s Book the True sunna of His messenger; the Imam Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni