Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

The Connection between Imam Mahdi and Imam Husayn, Part II

No doubt all the Imams are connected to each other and reflect the same light. However, there is a special connection and affinity between Imam Husayn and Imam Mahdi, that is, Imam Husayn is very clearly connected to what will happen in the End of the Time (Akhir al-Zaman) when Imam Mahdi comes. Part I included verses from the Qur’an and hadiths to demonstrate this connection. This part explains why there is such a close connection between the two and why Imam Mahdi refers to Imam Husayn in his universal mission for establishing justice.


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