Hazrath Syed Muhammad (pbuh) proclaims that he is the Promised Mehdi:
(By: Hazrath Syed Ali Bartar)
When Hazrath Syed Muhammad was at Danapur (in India) the lights of Allah (Anwar-e-Ilahi)
came on him and announced that he was the Promised Mehdi and so he must
fulfill his mission. Hazrath Syed Muhammed (pbuh) hesitated for some time.
Hazrath’s wife, Bibi Alahdati (RZ) and some others got revelation that Syed
Muhammad was the Promised Mehdi. Hence Bibi Alahdati (RZ), Hazrath Syed
Mahmood (RZ) (son of Hazrath Syed Muhammad (pbuh), Hazrath Syed Dilawar (RZ),
and some others acknowledged the truth of his being the Promised Mehdi and
made covenant (Baiyat) on his hand on their own. Hazrath Syed Muhammad (pbuh)
told them not to reveal this in public because the time to proclaim this had
not yet come. But Hazrath Syed Muhammad (pbuh) continued his teachings through
the explanation of Qur’an showing the people the inner meanings and teachings
of Vilayat. He continued his migration (Hijrat) in various parts of India and
proceeded to Arabia for Hajj. In 901 Hijra, at Kaaba (Mecca) standing between
“Rukn and Makham”, he first proclaimed himself to be Mehdi-ul-Ma’ood (the
promised Mehdi) and asked the people to acknowledge him Mehdi to be faithful (Momins).
After performing Hajj, Hazrath Syed Muhammad Mehdi-ul-Ma’ood (pbuh) returned
back to India and started his journey in Gujarat. In 903 Hijra, Mehdi (pbuh)
proclaimed his being Mehdi at Ahmedabad and asked the people to acknowledge
him as such to become faithful (Momins).
Hazrath Mehdi (pbuh) moved forward and crossing different parts of Gujarat
came to Badly (In India). In 905 Hijra, he gave here his final proclamation of
his being Mehdi. This proclamation is called “Dawah-e-Muwakkad” (Asserted
proclamation or proclamation with stress). This is a definite announcement
asking people to acknowledge him as Mehdi (the divinely guided one). Those who
acknowledge him will be only faithful (Momins), and those who do not will be
infidels (Kafirs). From this date (905 Hijra), it has become obligatory to
acknowledge him as Mehdi-ul-Ma’ood (The Promised Mehdi) as it has been
obligatory to acknowledge Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).