The town of Kufa, which lies to the south of Baghdad, is one of the most significant towns for Muslims, and is where Hazrat Ali was martyred and where his tomb stands. It became the capital of the Islamic Empire in the time of Hazrat Ali.
In describing the events that will take place during the time of the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as), our Prophet (saas) also noted things that would take place in Kufa, saying that conflicts there would be one of the portents of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as).
Indeed, the Messenger of Allah (saas) provided astonishing details, such as the collapse of the dome and walls of the Kufa Masjid.
1. THE DOME OF KUFA WILL COLLAPSE
I said to him, when will he [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] come out? He said: when you saw armies from the city of Anbar in Iraq at the banks of Euphrates, Shiraz and Tigris, and THE TOWER OF KUFA IS DESTROYED, AND BURNING OF SOME HOUSES IN KUFA, WHEN YOU SEE ALL THIS, VERILY ALLAH WILL ACT ACCORDING TO HIS WISH [MAKE THE APPEARANCE OF HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) COME TRUE], no one can subdue the commandment of Allah and no one can review His judgment. (Falahi Ssa’il: 199; and in Al-Misbaah: 51 and Al-Baladul Ameen: 35 with slit difference)
EXPLOSION IN THE SHIITE TOWN OF KUFA
EXPLOSION IN KUFA
At least 13 people died and more than 40 are reported to have been injured in an attack using a bomb-laden vehicle near a Shiite mosque in the town of Kufa.
BOMB ATTACK IN KUFA, 40 DEAD
ATTACK ON THE KUFA MOSQUE
MASSACRE IN THE MOSQUE: 74 DEAD
Mortar shells rained down on 4,000 Shiites gathered together in the Kufa mosque for the walk to Najaf.
2. THE WALL OF KUFA WILL COLLAPSE
Another hadith particularly refers to the collapse of the wall of Kufa Masjid and states that this is one of the signs of the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as):
Abu Abdullah narrated from Husayn ibn Ali (ra):
"When the wall of the mosque of Kufa ... is destroyed, then at that time the people will lose their possession and at that possession’s disappearance, the Mahdi will come forth."
(Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 27)
The fact that the dome and walls of the Kufa Masjid, which had stood for 1400 years, were damaged just as described by our Prophet (saas) in the Hijri 1400s, the time of the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as), is without doubt one of the miracles bestowed on the Messenger of Allah (saas) by Allah.
The Prophet (saas) has described Hazrat Mahdi (as) with the most astonishing detail. Now that hundreds of events revealed by the Prophet (saas) have come about exactly as described over the last 30 years, the fitting thing for sincere Muslims to do is to experience the joy and fervor of this miracle of the Prophet’s (saas) and to share it with other people2012-05-27 18:05:08