Imam Baqir (as) said, “When the Qaem appears, he will invite the people to a new mission (amre’ jadid) as the Holy Prophet (saw) has invited the people to a new mission. Islam has begun strange (gharib) and it will return strange as it has begun”
(Ref: Behar, volume 52, page 366)

In another tradition, Imam Sadiq (as) said, “Islam has begun strange and it will return strange as it has begun. Blessed are the strangers!”
Abu Baseer asked him, “Please explain to me what this means!”
He replied, “The Qaem will invite people to a new mission (Da’ae jadid), as the Prophet has done.”
(Ref: Behar, volume 52, page 366)

(BahaiAwareness)

It’s funny how an anti-Bahá’i site, not the mention, the most notorious of which can be used to prove the validity of the Faith. Above, you’ll find two accepted narrations (ahadith) that substantiate the claim that the return of the Mahdi will be accompanied with a new religion. Although I do not recall hearing the exact words of these narrations, the central message is definitely one that I recall during my childhood and adolescence – the Mahdi will bring something strange!

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