The Mahdi will be from the offspring of al-Hasan: Ibn al-Qayyim

Ibn al-Qayyim, in his book al-Manaar al-Muneef, while collecting the different views of the Mahdi, brings this as the opinion of Ahl al-Sunnah:

أنه رجل من أهل البيت النبي ﷺ ، من ولد الحسن بن علي ، يخرج في آخر الزمان ، وقد امتلأت الارض جوزا وظلما ، فيملؤها قسطا و عدلا ، وأكثر الأحاديث على هذا تدل.

He is a man from the ahl al-bait (household) of the Prophet (ﷺ), from the children of al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali, who will come at the end of time. And the earth will have been filled with injustice, so he will fill it with justice, and most of the ahaadeeth show this.

في كونه من ولد الحسن سِرٌّ لطيف ، وهو أن الحسن رضي الله تعالى عنه ترك الخلافة الله ، فجعل الله من ولده من يقوم بالخلافة الحق المتضمنة للعدل الذي يملأ الأرض ، وهذه سنة الله في عباده : أنه من ترك لأجله شيئا أعطاه الله ، أو أعطى ذريته أفضل منه ، وهذا بخلاف الحسين رضي الله عنه ، فإنه حرص عليها ، وقاتل عليها فلم يظفر بها ، والله أعلم

In his being from the offspring of al-Hasan is a subtle wisdom, and that is that al-Hasan (raadi Allaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) abdicated the khilaafah, so Allah then made someone from his progeny to establish the khilaafah in truth to establish the justice which would fill the earth. And this is the sunnah of Allah with His slaves: that whoever gives up something for His sake, then Allah gives him – or He gives to his progeny – something better than it. And this is in contrast to al-Husain (raadi Allaahu ‘anhu), for verily he was keen on attaining the khilaafah, and he fought for it, and he did not achieve it, and Allah knows best.

وقد روى أبو نعيم من حديث أبي سعيد الخدري ، قال : قال رسول الله ﷺ : يخرج رجل من أهل بيتي ويعمل بسنتي ، ويُنزل الله له البركة من السماء ، وتُخرج له الأرض بركاتها ، و يملأ الأرض عدلاً كما ملئت ظلما ، ويعمل على هذا الأمر سبع سنين ، وينزل بيت المقدس

And from Abu Nu’aym is the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eef al-Khudri who said that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

A man will come from my family and act according to my sunnah, and Allah will send barakah from to the sky to him, and bring out barakah from the earth for him, and fill the earth with justice just as it has been filled with injustice, and he will do this for seven years, and he will come Jerusalem.

وروى أيضا من حديث أبي أُمامة ، قال : خطبنا رسول الله ﷺ ، وذكر الدجال ، قال : فتنفي المدينة الخبث كما ينقي الكير خبث الحديد ، ويُدعى ذلك اليوم يوم الخلاض ، فقالت أم شريك : فأين العرب يا رسول الله ؟ قال : هم يومئد قليل ، وجلهم بيت المقدس ، وإمامهم المهدي ، رجل صالح

And he also narrated the hadeeth of Abu Umaamah who said that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) gave us a speech, and he mentioned the Dajjaal. He said:

Al-Madeenah expels filth just as a furnace expels the impurities of iron, and that day will be called the Day of Purity. So Umm Shareek said, “And where will the Arabs be on that day?” He said, “They will be few on that day, and most of them will be in Jerusalem, and their imam will be the Mahdi, a righteous man.

وروى أيضا من حديث عبد الله بن عباس ، قال : قال رسول الله ﷺ : لم تهلك أمة وأنا في أولها ، وعيسى والمهدي في وسطها

And he also narrated the hadeeth of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbaas that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

This Ummah will never be destroyed and I am the first of them, and ‘Eesaa and the Mahdi will be in its middle part.

وهذه الأحاديث وإن كان في إسنادها بعض الضعف والغرابة ، فهي مما يقوي بعضها بعضا ، وتشد بعضها بعضا ، فهذه أقوال أهل السنة

And these ahaadeeth, even if some of their isnaads are weak and odd, thee strengthen and reinforce one another. And these are the statements of people of the sunnah.

[al-Manaar al-Muneef p. 151-152]

See also: A brief clarification on ‘Aashooraa’: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

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