I have come across an article about mahdi and i have a few queries.
Does this mean that khalifat will be established before imaam al mahdi appears?A man by the name of Haarith bin Harrath will emerge from beyond the Euphrates river, and before him will be another by the name of Mansoor. The former (i.e. Haarith) will be preparing the minds of Muslims to accept Imam Mahdi when he comes. He will perform the same task for Imam Mahdi, which the Quraish performed for Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam in Madina before Hijrat. Mansoor will aid him in this direction. It is wajib upon every Muslim to help this Haarith, or to respond to his call.
Could this possibly mean muslims from different sects fighting to claim leadership?The Abdaals and pious leaders will all be on the lookout for Imam Mahdi, knowing that only he could bring final succour to the failing Ummat. There will be a fight in Makka between three people, each one being the son of a khaleefa, over leadership of the Muslims. But none of them will gain the khilafat. This fight will take place in the month of Zhul-Qa’dah, and even in Mina during Hajj, there will be continuation of hostilities. All this will occur in the same year as Imam Mahdi’s election.
Also Could the islamic state established by mansoor possibly be in saudi arabia?
.An army will come from the East towards Arabia. The East here refers to Khurasan, i.e. northeastern Iran, which includes the borders of Russia and Afghanistan. They will pave the way for the establishment of Imam Mahdi’s kingdom. This army will carry black banners. Nothing shall halt their onward march, and eventually they will plant their flag on the soils of Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem). (This is a clear sign that Al-Quds will eventually be liberated and conquered by the forces of Islam.)
This army will seek the leadership of Arabia. The current leader will refuse to hand over the khilafat.
A tremendously fierce battle will ensue, the likes of which Muslims had never yet experienced. The army from Khurasan will be victorious and will eventually assume the leadership
Many have stated that the black banners will be from a warrior nation and possibly from afghanistan. Could it be the pashtuns or mujahiden of taliban?
It is clear that when they travel to arabia muslims from other sects will try to defeat them for leadership but the black banners will be victorious.
It is stated imam al mahdi will be arab and born of medina. He will be the general or part of the black banners army. So it could mean he travels to khurasaan and joins them somehow. He will be an imaam with military expertise.