BUT HUJJAT [(HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] WILL RECOGNIZE THE PEOPLE. BUT THE PEOPLE DON’T RECOGNıZE HIM. JUST LIKE THE PROPHET JOSEPH(AS). ALTHOUGH JOSEPH (AS) KNEW THE PEOPLE, THEY DENIED HIM. Then the blessed Ali read this verse, “Shame on the servants, they mocked the messenger when he came.” (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 162)
HE [(HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] IS A MERCY ON THE WORLDS. HE HAS THE MATURITY OF MOSES (AS), THE WORTH OF JESUS (AS)AND THE PATIENCE OF JOB (AS)... (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, pp. 69-70)
IN THE SAME WAY THAT ALMIGHTY ALLAH GAVE A BOOK, THE PROPHETHOOD, KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM TO THE PROPHETS JESUS (AS), SON OF MARY, AND JOHN (AS), SON OF ZAKARIYYA (AS), SO HE GIVES KNOWLEDGE TO THIS IMAM [(HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] FROM AN EARLY AGE.
The evidence for this lies in the words of our imam Jaffar Sadik: HE RESEMBLES THOSE FOUR PROPHETS. ONE IS THE PROPHET JESUS (AS), SON OF MARY. BECAUSE IN THE SAME WAY THAT ALLAH GAVE HIM WISDOM, PROPHETHOOD, A BOOK AND KNOWLEDGE FROM AN EARLY AGE, SO HE GAVE THOSE TO HIM FROM AN EARLY AGE... (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 213)
... HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL RULE WITH THE LAW OF DAVID AND THE LINE OF DAVID AND WILL SEEK NO WITNESS OR PROOF FROM ANYONE. (Shaykh al-Mufid, Kitab al-Irshad, pp. 365-366)
Shaykh al-Mufid says: "WHEN THE QAIM [(HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] APPEARS HE WILL RULE WITH SECRET KNOWLEDGE, JUST LIKE THE PROPHET DAVID (AS), and will rule with no need for witnesses. ALLAH WILL INSPIRE HIM THE COMMAND AND HE WILL RULE ACCORDING TO THAT DIVINE INSPIRATION. (Shaykh al-Mufid, Kitab al-Irshad, p. 365-366)
Aban Ibn Taglib says: I went to a mosque in Mecca with Imam Jaffar Sadik. He took my hand and said: "... He will then command a herald, and the herald will cry out: HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL RULE LIKE SOLOMON (AS) AND DAVID AS). HE WILL SEEK NO PROOF OR WITNESS IN HIS COMMAND.” (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 374)
Imam Zayn al-Abidin said: "THERE WILL BE MANY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN OUR QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] AND THE MESSENGERS OF ALLAH. HE FULLY MATCHES EACH ONE OF THE PROPHETS NOAH (AS), ABRAHAM (AS), MOSES (AS), JESUS (AS), JOB (AS) AND MUHAMMAD (SAAS). He resembles the Prophet Noah (as) in being long-lived; the Prophet Abraham (as) in the secrecy of his birth and his keeping away from people; the Prophet Moses (as) in his state of fear [intensity of the dangers facing Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his facing such threats as being killed, traps, arrest, detention and exile] and his living in constant hiding; the Prophet Jesus (as) in people falling into dispute regarding him [as some people say, ‘Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come’ and others say, ‘He will not come.’]; the Prophet Job (as) in finally being saved after tribulations [Hazrat Mahdi (as) will suffer many difficulties, sickness and woes but, like the Prophet Job (as), he will escape them all through Allah’s mercy] and the Prophet Muhammad (saas) in appearing with a sword [Hazrat Mahdi possessing the sacred relics of our Prophet’s (saas) holy standard, sword and shirt].” (Sheikh al-Saduq, Kamal al-Din, p. 322, 31st ch., 3rd hadith)