Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
“The Imam is Sayyidina Mahdi…He is from that line of 12 imams…” [“Arrival of Sayedena Mahdi Alaihi Salam” by Shaykh Hisham al-Kabbani, 2-22-2006]
According to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi, Imam Mahdi (as) is neither Sunni nor Shia. Mawlana said, “May Allah forgives us, and protects all our brothers, sisters and believers, mo’min people, to reach and to be with Saheb uz-Zaman, Imam ul-Asr, we hope. He is brining Sirr ush-Shariah. GrandShaykh was asking [Hadrat Mahdi], I was there, Oh Saheb uz-Zaman, which Madhab you are following? I am hearing, he (Hadrat Mahdi) said, “O Shaykh Abdullah, I am not in need to follow any Mahdab, we are like Prophets (infallible). What he was making way for his Ummah, we are going first, and whole Shia, Sunni, Salafi, Wahhabi, all of them must follow me. Who is not following, I am ordering to be taken away 70,000 from those people whom they are claiming we are Ulemas”.
Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin: “It is not correct anymore, according to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim to say we are “Naqshbandi”, “Qadiri”, “Rifai”, “Mawlawi”, rather it is now more correct to say we are Rabbani*. Rabbani is from Rab. The ABJAD value of Rab is Ra+Ba=202. The ABJAD value of Muhammad is Meem+Haa+Meem+Daal=92, and the ABJAD value for ‘Ali is ‘Ayn+Laam+Yaa=110. If you add 92+110 you get 202, the same ABJAD value for Rab. This indicates that to be Rabbani, you can only go through the secret of Muhammad’Ali, meaning believe in Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and befriend Imam ‘Ali (rad). “Ana wa ‘Aliyyin min Nurin Wahid”, meaning “I and ‘Ali are from One Light.””