Black banners coming from the direction of Khurasan

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Q: Below is a statement by a sincere friend of mine is it inconformity with what comes in the kitabs? “If you see the black banners coming from the direction of khurasan,then go to them,even if u have to crawl, because among them will be allah’s caliph the mahdi”.

A: Yes, this appears in the hadeeth and it refers to the time when Mahdi (Radhiyallahu anhu) will appear.

و عن ثوبان قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” إذا رأيتم الرايات السود قد جاءت من قبل خراسان فأتوها فإن فيها خليفة الله المهدي ” . رواه أحمد والبيهقي في ” دلائل النبوة ” (مشكاة المصابيح)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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