Hadith on Mahdi: Allah will raise up the Mahdi in a single night

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Mahdi is from us, the prophetic household. Allah will set right his affairs in a single night.

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4085

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

‘Ali al-Qari said, “Allah will set right his affairs and raise his status in one night, or in a moment of one night, such that those invested with authority will agree upon his Caliphate.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 8/3439

عَنْ علي بن أبي طالب قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ يُصْلِحُهُ اللَّهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ

4085 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب الفتن باب خروج المهدي

2371 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح بمجموع طرقه في السلسلة الصحيحة

قال علي القاري يُصْلِحُ الله أَمْرَهُ وَيَرْفَعُ قَدْرَهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ أَوْ فِي سَاعَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ حَيْثُ يَتَّفِقُ عَلَى خِلَافَتِهِ أَهْلُ الْحَلِّ وَالْعَقْدِ فِيهَا

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