List of Quranic Verses about Imam al-Mahdi (a)
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Quranic Verses about Imam Mahdi (a) or verses of Mahdawiyya are those verses of the Qur'an that refer to issues related to Mahdawiyya such as the reappearance, uprising, occultation and rule of Imam al-Mahdi (a). Hadiths from Ahl al-Bayt (a) are being cited in the interpretation of these verses.
No. Verse Reference Interpretation
1 Certainly We wrote in the Psalms, after the Torah: ‘Indeed My righteous servants shall inherit the earth.’ Qur'an 21:105 Imam al-Baqir (a) is reported to have said, “righteous servants” in this verse refers to the companions of Imam Mahdi (a) in the end times.
2 And We desired to show favour to those who were abased in the land, and to make them imams, and to make them the heirs, Qur'an 28:5 According to a hadith of Imam Ali (a), “those who were abased in the land” refers to the Prophet’s family, whose enemies will be defeated by Imam Mahdi (a).
3 Allah has promised those of you who have faith and do righteous deeds that He will surely make them successors in the earth Qur'an 24:55 Al-Tusi reports that this verse, according to hadiths, is about Imam Mahdi (a).
4 This is the Book, there is no doubt in it, a guidance to the Godwary, (2) who believe in the Unseen, maintain the prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them; Qur'an 2:2-3 According to some hadiths, the “hidden” in this verse refers to the Hidden Imam.
5 ...Wherever you may be, Allah will bring you all together... Qur'an 2:148 A hadith of Imam al-Sadiq (a) states that this verse is about Imam Mahdi (a) and his companions, who will gather together without prior appointment.
6 We will surely test you with a measure of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth, lives, and fruits... Qur'an 2:155 It is reported that Imam al-Sadiq (a) mentioned some of the signs of Imam Mahdi’s return and then recited this verse.
7 O you who have faith! Be patient, stand firm, and close [your] ranks, and be wary of Allah so that you may be felicitous. Qur'an 3:200 Imam al-Baqir (s) mentioned among the duties of the Shia: “Be prepared for (rabitu) for your Awaited Imam”.
8 Whoever obeys Allah and the Apostle—they are with those whom Allah has blessed, including the prophets and the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous, and excellent companions are they! Qur'an 4:69 Imam al-Sadiq (a), according to a hadith, interpreted the sentence “and excellent companions are they” as referring to Imam Mahdi (a).
9 It is He who has sent His Apostle with the guidance and the religion of truth that He may make it prevail over all religions, though the polytheists should be averse. Qur'an 9:33 & Qur'an 61:9 Islam becoming the universal religion under the rule of Imam Mahdi (a)
10 ...and remind them of Allah’s [holy] days... Qur'an 14:5 According to a hadith of Imam al-Baqir (a), the days of God are three: the day in which the Qa’im rises, the day of Raj’a, and the Day of Judgment.
11 He said, ‘My Lord! Respite me till the day they will be resurrected.’ Said He, ‘You are indeed among the reprieved, until the day of the known time.’ Qur'an 15:36-38 The “Day of the Known Time” is interpreted in a hadith of Imam al-Sadiq (a) as referring to the day when Imam Mahdi (a) returns.
12 Certainly We have given you [the surah of] the seven oft-repeated verses and the great Quran. Qur'an 15:87 The expression “the great Quran” is interpreted as referring to Imam Mahdi (a).
13 ...and whoever is killed wrongfully, We have certainly given his heir an authority. But let him not commit any excess in killing [the murderer],... Qur'an 17:33 According to some hadiths, this verse is concerning Imam al-Husayn (a) and his “heir” who is Imam Mahdi (a).
14 And say, ‘The truth has come, and falsehood has vanished. Indeed falsehood is bound to vanish.’ Qur'an 17:81 Interpreting this verse, Imam al-Baqir (a) is reported to have said that when al-Qa’im rises, the rule of falsehood will vanish.
15 He knows what is before them and behind them, though they do not comprehend Him in their knowledge. Qur'an 20:110 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that the expression “that which is behind them” refers to the reports about Imam Mahdi (a).
16 Certainly We had enjoined Adam earlier; but he forgot, and We did not find any resoluteness in him. Qur'an 20:115 According to a hadith of Imam al-Baqir (a), God took a pledge from prophets (a) about His lordship, the prophethood of the Prophet of Islam (s) and the imamate of the Twelve Imams (a) as well as about Mahdi (a) with whom the Almighty will support His religion, establish His rule, and take revenge on His enemies.
17 Say, ‘Everyone [of us] is waiting. So wait! Soon you will know who are the people of the right path, and who is [rightly] guided.’ Qur'an 20:135 In a hadith of Imam al-Kazim (a), “the right path” is interpreted as the path of Imam Mahdi (a) and the “guided” as those who are guided to obey him.
18 And we used to deny the Day of Retribution until death came to us.’ Qur'an 74:46-47 “Day of retribution” and “al-yaqin” (lit. certainty) are interpreted in a hadith as referring to the days of al-Qa'im.
19 Do you not see that Allah has disposed for you whatever there is in the heavens and whatever there is in the earth and He has showered upon you His blessings, the outward, and the inward?... Qur'an 31:20 According to a hadith, Imam al-Kazim (a) interpreted “inward” (or “hidden”) blessings as referring to the Hidden Imam (a).
20 Yet if there comes any help from your Lord, they will say, ‘We were indeed with you.’ Qur'an 29:10 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that divine support refers to Imam Mahdi (a).
21 But Allah desires to confirm the truth with His words, and to root out the faithless, (7) so that He may confirm the truth and bring falsehood to naught, though the guilty should be averse. Qur'an 8:7-8 Imam al-Baqir (a) said, according to a hadith, the one who destroys falsehood is Mahdi (a).
22 ...‘Allah will test you with a stream: anyone who drinks from it will not belong to me,... Qur'an 2:249 Commenting on this verse, Imam al-Sadiq (a) reportedly said that the companions of Mahdi (a) will be tested like the troops of Talut.
23 By Time! Man is indeed in loss, Qur'an 103:1-2 According to a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), “Time” in this verse refers to the time of Imam Mahdi’s return.
24 ...That is the upright religion. Qur'an 98:5 A hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a) states that “the upright religion” indicates Mahdi (a).
25 It is peaceful until the rising of the dawn. Qur'an 97:5 “The time of dawn” is interpreted in a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a) as referring to the time of Imam Mahdi’s return.
26 By the day when it brightens, Qur'an 92:2 “Day” in this verse indicates, according to some hadiths, the return of the Twelfth Imam (a).
27 by the day when it reveals her, Qur'an 91:03 According to a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), “day” here indicates Imam Mahdi (a).
28 By the Dawn, Qur'an 98:1 Imam al-Sadiq (a) reportedly interpreted “dawn” in this verse as referring to Imam Mahdi (a).
29 By the heaven with its Houses, Qur'an 85:1 The Prophet (s) is reported to have said that “appointed houses” in this verse means the Imams, the first of whom is Ali (a) and the last of whom is Mahdi (a).
30 Did you receive the account of the Enveloper? Some faces on that day will be humbled, wrought-up and weary: they will enter a scorching fire Qur'an 88:1-4 This verse refers, according to a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), to the return of Imam Mahdi (s).
31 So I swear by the stars that return, (15) the comets, Qur'an 81:15-16 In a hadith from Imam al-Baqir (a), this verse is said to point to the Twelfth Imam’s occultation and return.
32 When the Trumpet will be sounded, (8) that will be a day of hardship, (9) not at all easy for the faithless. Qur'an 74:8-10 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that this verse refers to the return and uprising of the Twelfth Imam (a).
33 When they see what they are promised, they will know who is weaker in supporters and fewer in numbers. Qur'an 72:24 Imam al-Kazim (a) reportedly interpreted this verse as pointing to the Twelfth Imam (a) and his companions.
خَاشِعَةً أَبْصَارُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْيَوْمُ الَّذِي كَانُوا يُوعَدُونَ
with a humbled look [in their eyes], overcast by abasement. That is the day they had been promised. Qur'an 70:44 Imam al-Baqir (a) reportedly said about this verse that the promised day means the day of the return of the Twelfth Imam (a).
وَالَّذِينَ يُصَدِّقُونَ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ
and who affirm the Day of Retribution Qur'an 70:26 According to a hadith from Imam al-Baqir (a), “the Day of Retribution” in this verse is the day of the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ أَصْبَحَ مَاؤُكُمْ غَوْرًا فَمَن يَأْتِيكُم بِمَاءٍ مَّعِينٍ
Say, ‘Tell me, should your water sink down [into the ground], who will bring you running water?’ Qur'an 67:30 In some hadiths, this verse is said to refer to the return of Imam Mahdi (a) and his universal establishment of justice.
يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّـهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ
They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light though the faithless should be averse. Qur'an 61:8 Imam al-Kazim (a) is reported to have said that the sentence “Allah is intent on perfecting His light” indicates God’s will to complete the wilaya of the Twelfth Imam (a).
اعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يُحْيِي الْأَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا
Know that Allah revives the earth after its death. Qur'an 57:17 According to a hadith from Imam al-Baqir (a), bringing the earth back to life is through the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
يُعْرَفُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ بِسِيمَاهُمْ فَيُؤْخَذُ بِالنَّوَاصِي وَالْأَقْدَامِ
The guilty will be recognized by their mark; so they will be seized by their forelocks and feet. Qur'an 55:41 When Imam Mahdi (a) returns, God bestows upon him the ability to know people by their faces.
فَوَرَبِّ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ إِنَّهُ لَحَقٌّ مِّثْلَ مَا أَنَّكُمْ تَنطِقُونَ
By the Lord of the sky and the earth, it is indeed the truth, just as [it is a fact that] you speak. Qur'an 51:23 In a hadith from Imam al-Sajjad (a), “the truth” is said to refer to the uprising of Imam Mahdi (a).
وَاسْتَمِعْ يَوْمَ يُنَادِ الْمُنَادِ مِن مَّكَانٍ قَرِيبٍ يَوْمَ يَسْمَعُونَ الصَّيْحَةَ بِالْحَقِّ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ يَوْمُ الْخُرُوجِ
And be on the alert for the day when the caller calls from a close quarter, (41) the day when they hear the Cry in all truth. That is the day of rising [from the dead]. (42) Qur'an :41-42 In a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), it is said that “the Cry” will be in the name of Imam Mahdi (a) and “the day of rising” refers to the day of Imam Mahdi’s rising.
لَوْ تَزَيَّلُوا لَعَذَّبْنَا الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا
Had they been separate, We would have surely punished the faithless among them with a painful punishment. Qur'an 48:25 According to a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), the verse means that the punishment of hypocrites and unbelievers will be delayed until their believing descendants are be born and then the Twelfth Imam (a) will rise.
قُل لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يَغْفِرُوا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ أَيَّامَ اللَّـهِ لِيَجْزِيَ قَوْمًا بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ
Say to the faithful to forgive those who do not expect Allah’s days, that He may [Himself] requite every people for what they used to earn. Qur'an 45:14 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that the day of the return of Mahdi (a) is among the days of God.
هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا السَّاعَةَ أَن تَأْتِيَهُم بَغْتَةً وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
Do they not consider that the Hour may overtake them suddenly while they are unaware? Qur'an 43:66 In a hadith from Imam al-Baqir (a), the “hour” is referred to the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
وَلَمَنِ انتَصَرَ بَعْدَ ظُلْمِهِ فَأُولَئِكَ مَا عَلَيْهِم مِّن سَبِيلٍ
As for those who retaliate after being wronged, there is no ground for action against them. Qur'an 42:41 According to a hadith from Imam al-Baqir (a), this verse points to the punishment of the Umayyads, deniers of truth, and the enemies of Ahl al-Bayt (a).
مَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ حَرْثَ الْآخِرَةِ نَزِدْ لَهُ فِي حَرْثِهِ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ حَرْثَ الدُّنْيَا نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَمَا لَهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِن نَّصِيبٍ
Whoever desires the tillage of the Hereafter, We will enhance for him his tillage, and whoever desires the tillage of the world, We will give it to him, but he will have no share in the Hereafter. Qur'an 42:20 “He will have no share in the hereafter” is interpreted to mean, he will have no share during the reign of Imam Mahdi (a).
سَنُرِیهِمْ آیاتِنَا فِی الْآفَاقِ وَفِی أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّیٰ یتَبَینَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُ
Soon We shall show them Our signs in the horizons and in their own souls until it becomes clear to them that He is the Real. Qur'an 41:53 Imam al-Baqir (a) has interpreted this verse as referring to the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
لِّنُذِیقَهُمْ عَذَابَ الْخِزْی فِی الْحَیاةِ الدُّنْیا
...We might make them taste a humiliating punishment in the life of the world... Qur'an 41:16 The “punishment of disgrace” in this verse is said to mean the punishment of the staunch deniers of truth in this world prior to the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
وَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَهَدَینَاهُمْ فَاسْتَحَبُّوا الْعَمَیٰ عَلَی الْهُدَیٰ فَأَخَذَتْهُمْ صَاعِقَةُ الْعَذَابِ الْهُونِ بِمَا کانُوا یکسِبُونَ
As for [the people of] Thamud, We guided them, but they preferred blindness to guidance. So the bolt of a humiliating punishment seized them because of what they used to earn. Qur'an 41:17 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have interpreted Thamud in this verse as referring to a group of the Shia who, like the historical people of Thamud, denied the truth. The Imam (a) also reportedly interpreted the “bolt” as referring to the punishment of sword upon the return of the Twelfth Imam.
وَأَشْرَقَتِ الْأَرْضُ بِنُورِ رَبِّهَا
The earth will glow with the light of her Lord, Qur'an 39:69 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that the lord of the earth is the Imam of the earth whose light will illuminate the earth.
وَلَتَعْلَمُنَّ نَبَأَهُ بَعْدَ حِینٍ
and you will surely learn its tidings in due time.’ Qur'an 38:88 It is said, in a hadith from Imam al-Baqir (a), that the “due time” refers to the time of the return of al-Mahdi (a).
وَإِنَّ مِن شِيعَتِهِ لَإِبْرَاهِيمَ
Indeed Abraham was among his followers, Qur'an 37:82 According to a hadith, this verse is about the Imams (a), including Imam Mahdi (a) and his followers.
وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذْ فَزِعُوا فَلَا فَوْتَ وَأُخِذُوا مِن مَّكَانٍ قَرِيبٍ
Were you to see them when they will be stricken with terror, without any escape, and are seized from a close quarter. Qur'an 34:51 According to a number of hadiths from the Prophet (s) and Imam al-Baqir (a), among the instances of this verse is the revolt of al-Sufyani near the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
قُلْ يَوْمَ الْفَتْحِ لَا يَنفَعُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِيمَانُهُمْ وَلَا هُمْ يُنظَرُونَ
Say, ‘On the day of judgement their [newly found] faith will not avail the faithless, nor will they be granted any respite.’ Qur'an 32:29 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said, the “day of victory” is the day when the world will be subdued to al-Mahdi (a).
وَلَنُذِيقَنَّهُم مِّنَ الْعَذَابِ الْأَدْنَىٰ دُونَ الْعَذَابِ الْأَكْبَرِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
We shall surely make them taste the nearer punishment prior to the greater punishment, so that they may come back. Qur'an 32:21 It is said, in a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), that “the greater punishment” is the uprising of Imam Mahdi (a) with sword during the end times.
وَیوْمَئِذٍ یفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
and on that day the faithful will rejoice Qur'an 30:04 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that the rejoicing of believers is on the day of the return of al-Mahdi (a).
إِن نَّشَأْ نُنَزِّلْ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ آيَةً فَظَلَّتْ أَعْنَاقُهُمْ لَهَا خَاضِعِينَ
If We wish We will send down to them a sign from the sky before which their heads will remain bowed in humility. Qur'an 26:4 Imam al-Baqir (a) reportedly said that this verse is about Mahdi (a), whose name will be announced from heaven.
أَفَرَأَيْتَ إِن مَّتَّعْنَاهُمْ سِنِينَ ﴿٢٠٥﴾ ثُمَّ جَاءَهُم مَّا كَانُوا يُوعَدُونَ ﴿٢٠٦﴾ مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا يُمَتَّعُونَ ﴿٢٠٧﴾
Tell me, should We let them enjoy for some years, (205) then there comes to them what they have been promised, (206) of what avail to them will be that which they were given to enjoy? (207) Qur'an 26:205-207 In a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), it is said that “that [which] they were promised” refers to the return of Imam Mahdi (a) and “the enjoyment of the days they were given” refers to the Umayyad rule.
اللَّـهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِي اللَّـهُ لِنُورِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is a niche wherein is a lamp—the lamp is in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star—lit from a blessed olive tree, neither eastern nor western, whose oil almost lights up, though fire should not touch it. Light upon light. Qur'an 24:35 According to a hadith, the light of God in this verse refers to Imam Mahdi (a).
الَّذِينَ إِن مَّكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَوُا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَمَرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلِلَّـهِ عَاقِبَةُ الْأُمُورِ
Those who, if We granted them power in the land, will maintain the prayer, give the zakat, bid what is right and forbid what is wrong. And with Allah rests the outcome of all matters. Qur'an 22:41 In some hadiths, this verse is said to be about Imam Mahdi (a) and his companions.
وَيَقُولُونَ لَوْلَا أُنزِلَ عَلَيْهِ آيَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ ۖ فَقُلْ إِنَّمَا الْغَيْبُ لِلَّـهِ فَانتَظِرُوا إِنِّي مَعَكُم مِّنَ الْمُنتَظِرِينَ
They say, ‘Why has not some sign been sent down to him from his Lord?’ Say, ‘[The knowledge of] the Unseen belongs only to Allah. So wait. I too am waiting along with you.’ Qur'an 10:20 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have interpreted the “hidden” in this verse as referring to Imam Mahdi (a).
أَفَأَمِنَ الَّذِينَ مَكَرُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ أَن يَخْسِفَ اللَّـهُ بِهِمُ الْأَرْضَ أَوْ يَأْتِيَهُمُ الْعَذَابُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
Do those who devise evil schemes feel secure that Allah will not make the earth swallow them, or the punishment will not overtake them whence they are not aware? Qur'an 16:45 According to a hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), this verse refers to the uprising of a man from the family of the Prophet with 313 men and to the swallowing by the earth in Bayda’.
أَتَىٰ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ فَلَا تَسْتَعْجِلُوهُ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
Allah’s edict is coming! So do not seek to hasten it. Immaculate is He and exalted above [having] any partners that they ascribe [to Him]. Qur'an 16:1 According to some hadith, the command of God in this verse refers to the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
حَتَّىٰ إِذَا اسْتَيْأَسَ الرُّسُلُ وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهُمْ قَدْ كُذِبُوا جَاءَهُمْ نَصْرُنَا فَنُجِّيَ مَن نَّشَاءُ ۖ وَلَا يُرَدُّ بَأْسُنَا عَنِ الْقَوْمِ الْمُجْرِمِينَ
When the apostles lost hope and they thought that they had been told lies, Our help came to them, and We delivered whomever We wished, and Our punishment will not be averted from the guilty lot. Qur'an 12:110 Imam Ali (a) is reported to have said that believers will have a difficult life during the occultation until God blesses them with the return of Mahdi (a).
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّـهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
O you who have faith! Obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those vested with authority among you. Qur'an 4:59 It is said the hidden Imam will benefit people as the sun behind clouds benefits people.
وَلَهُ أَسْلَمَ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ طَوْعًا وَكَرْهًا وَإِلَيْهِ يُرْجَعُونَ
Do they seek a religion other than that of Allah, while to Him submits whoever there is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him they will be brought back? Qur'an 3:83 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that this verse refers to the return of Imam Mahdi (a) and the guidance of all people to the One God at his time.
يَوْمَ يَأْتِي بَعْضُ آيَاتِ رَبِّكَ لَا يَنفَعُ نَفْسًا إِيمَانُهَا لَمْ تَكُنْ آمَنَتْ مِن قَبْلُ أَوْ كَسَبَتْ فِي إِيمَانِهَا خَيْرًا ۗ قُلِ انتَظِرُوا إِنَّا مُنتَظِرُونَ
The day when some of your Lord’s signs do come, faith shall not benefit any soul that had not believed beforehand and had not earned some goodness in its faith. Say, ‘Wait! We too are waiting!’ Qur'an 6:158 Imam al-Sadiq (a) reportedly said, “the day when some of your Lord’s sings do com” refers to the day of the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
وَمِن قَوْمِ مُوسَىٰ أُمَّةٌ یهْدُونَ بِالْحَقِّ وَبِهِ یعْدِلُونَ
Among the people of Moses is a nation who guide [the people] by the truth and do justice thereby. Qur'an 7:159 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that some of the believers among the people of Moses (a) will be among the companions of Imam Mahdi (a).
قَالَ لَوْ أَنَّ لِي بِكُمْ قُوَّةً أَوْ آوِي إِلَىٰ رُكْنٍ شَدِيدٍ
He said, ‘If only I had the power to deter you, or could take refuge in a mighty support!’ Qur'an 11:80 Imam al-Sadiq (a) reportedly interpreted the “power” as referring to the power of Imam Mahdi (a) and “a mighty support” to his companions and supporters.
أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَاتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ظُلِمُوا ۚ وَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِيرٌ
Those who are fought against are permitted [to fight] because they have been wronged, and Allah is indeed able to help them Qur'an 22:39 Imam al-Sadiq (a) has reportedly said that this verse is about Mahdi (a) who will revenge for the murder of Imam al-Husayn (a).
إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْدًا ﴿١٥﴾ وَأَكِيدُ كَيْدًا ﴿١٦﴾ فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْدًا ﴿١٧﴾
Indeed they are devising a stratagem, (15) and I [too] am devising a plan. (16) So respite the faithless; give them a gentle respite. (17) Qur'an 86:15-17 Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have said that respiting the faithless means respiting them until the return of Imam Mahdi (a).
أَمَّن يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الْأَرْضِ ۗ أَإِلَـٰهٌ مَّعَ اللَّـهِ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Is He who answers the call of the distressed [person] when he invokes Him and removes his distress, and makes you successors on the earth...? What! Is there a god besides Allah? Little is the admonition that you take. Qur'an 27:62 In some hadiths, this verse is referred to the uprising of Imam Mahdi (a) and “the distressed” is said to indicate him.
The material for this article is mainly taken from فهرست آیات مهدویت in Farsi Wikishia.
Imam al-Mahdi (a)
Mahdi • Al-Qa'im • Belief in the Savior • Aba Salih • Al-Nahiya al-Muqaddasa • Verses of Mahdism
Imam Zaman (a)
Mid-Sha'ban • Occultation of Imam al-Mahdi (a) • Minor Occultation • Major Occultation • Waiting for reappearance • Raj'a • Baqiyyatullah • Tawqi' • Reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi (a) • Intizar al-Faraj • Letters of Imam al-Mahdi (a) • Special Deputyship • General Deputyship • 'Arida • Meeting with Imam al-Mahdi (a) • Prayer of Imam al-Mahdi (a) • Claimers of Special Deputyship • Companions of Imam al-Mahdi (a) • Ninth of Rabi' I
Heavenly Cry • The Uprising of al-Sufyani • Uprising of al-Yamani • Al-Khasf bi-l-Bayda' • Murder of al-Nafs al-Zakiyya • End Time • Dajjal • Battle of Qirqisiya • Sayyid al-Khurasani • Black Flags • Al-Sayyid al-Hasani
Claimers of Niyabat
Al-Shalmaghani • Ahmad b. Hilal al-Karkhi • Al-Hasan al-Shari'i
Imam al-Hasan b. 'Ali al-'Askari (a) • Imam 'Ali b. Muhammad al-Hadi (a) • Narjis • Hakima bt. al-Imam al-Jawad (a) • Ja'far b. al-Imam al-Hadi (a) • Marriage of Imam al-Mahdi (a)
'Uthman b. Sa'id • Muhammad b. 'Uthman • Al-Husayn b. Ruh al-Nawbakhti • 'Ali b. Muhammad al-Samuri
Agents and Assistants
Ahmad b. Ishaq al-Ash'ari al-Qummi • Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Qattan al-Qummi • Muhammad b. Ibrahim b. Mahzyar al-Ahwazi
Shuʿayb b. Salih
Al-Bayan fi akhbar Sahib al-Zaman • Al-Najm al-thaqib • al-'Urf al-wardi fi akhbar al-Mahdi • al-Fusul al-'ashara fi l-ghayba • Al-Ghayba • Kitab al-Ghayba • Kamal al-din wa tamam al-ni'ma • → other
Jamkaran Mosque • Mount Radwa • Dhi Tuwa • Al-Sahla Mosque • Sardab al-Ghayba • Al-Jazira al-Khadra' • Bayda' • 'Arida Well • Wadi Yabis • List of Quranic Verses about Imam al-Mahdi (a)