Q: I read in one hadith that the Mahdi will come out at the death of the Khalifa and the dispute of the next khalifa. Does that mean that the khillafat has to be re established before he appears?
A: The Hadith in question refers to the Muslim ruler of that area.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)