Is Alaihi Salam not used for Prophets?
Either accept that you made a mistake by using AS with Sayyidina Mahdi or give Sharai' evidence for your writing Alaihi Salam with Sayyidina Mahdi.
Authorizer Update: Correction posted in later post
Firstly, the issue IS NOT about "AS", once you understand and grasp the basic fact the issue can move on.
ONCE your poison and arrogance is subdued and you RECOGNIZE that you will STAND before Allah and answer for your slanders and accusations, rest of the issues can be discussed.
Humans make mistakes and Islam tells us to ADMIT and back down. Instead, you keep on escalating and have reached the cousin of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) in your slander!
My sincere and unreserved apology to sipraomer for getting it wrong.
I am sincerely Sorry.
I do not require your praise or acknowledgment, I require my books to deeds to be free of sins and errors on the day of judgement. Your arrogance can take you to wherever you desire...
I made a mistake on the ancillary parts but the main issue remains the same. The objection is not to (AS) but to the prefix "Imam". If I had time I will consult Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai (HA) but it is not important to me...
It is not used in classical Islamic terminology and it is a cultural issue borrowed from the Shias. None of the earliest and reliable books of Aqeedah or Fiqh use "Imam" Mahdi at all. This is non-existent concept!
We have nothing to do with "Imam" Mahdi but we have everything Insha'Allah to do with Sayyiduna Mahdi (AS), "some" Malikees disagree but it is overall a consensus of opinion among all 4 Madhabs and a bedrock of Sunni Aqeedah.
Mahdi is not a name, its a title and out of respect to the Aal of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) I (and others) suffix "AS" to it, it is not restricted to Prophets alone.
I can also get away with just "Mahdi" but I do not wish to.
The prefix "Imam" was/is the problem when I made my post. It is blindingly obvious to everyone reading it except for you because poison and hate cannot let you understand clear text.
Another proof of stupidity...
Certain Muslims "celebrate the birthday" of Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam), when they are told that Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) never celebrated his birthday they demand:
Prove us that celebrating birthday of Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) is HARAM!
AS or عليه السلام Alayhis Salam is a general and translates in English to "peace be upon him", it is indeed used for Prophets but it is N-O-T restricted to Prophets alone.
And then demanding me to prove my point instead of his point which is restrictive. As a general ruling matters are Mubah (permissible) unless specific evidence exists to the contrary which makes the issue HARAM (impermissible). G-E-N-I-U-S is suggesting an issue to be "impermissible" in Shariah but asking me to prove permissibility (which is by default).
My point has N-O-T-H-I-N-G to do with AS at all. It is to do with I-M-A-M
Mufti Rasheed Ahmed Ludhyanwi (RA) and others have advised to refrain from addressing Mahdi (AS) as "Imam" Mahdi (AS). There is no such thing in the Sunni doctrine at all, no one calls him "Imam" Mahdi (AS) it is a Rafidhi terminology. I assumed that you are Sunni, previously.
Consider it or have your ego brush this aside, don't really care...
Why do we need to "forget" about Sayyiduna Mahdi (AS) to speak about these topics? These are genuine and grave concerns and so is the emergence of Dajjal, second coming of Sayyiduna Isa (AS) and Mahdi (AS). Why does it needs to be neglected?
There is a serious problem with garbage collection in Karachi:
W-H-Y do we need to F-O-R-G-E-T about Mahdi (AS) in order to address the filth problem in Karachi?
So how does the G-E-N-I-U-S respond?
He responds by quoting the cover of a book by the head of Al-Qaeda (India/Pakistan) in Urdu to justify his use of "Imam"
The reason for the Facepalm is that G-E-N-I-U-S states:
Because after your pointing out, in that thread, I have stopped using Imam and instead started using Sayyidina with Sayyidina Mahdi رضي الله عنه
I never called anyone Shia or made Takfeer of anyone on the issue but the G-E-N-I-U-S is presenting books of Al-Qaeda to prove a practice which he has abandoned!
G-E-N-I-U-S is arguing that AS should not be used for Sayyiduna Mahdi (AS) but rather it should be Sayyiduna Mahdi (RA), either is a honorific title but G-E-N-I-U-S believes that using "RA" is permitted while "AS" is forbidden and I need to provide him evidence for using it while he is fully permitted to use "RA".
It is preferred NOT TO PREFIX "Imam" to Mahdi (AS) to avoid resemblance with the Shia. The Shia distract, spin and change the topic to hide their Deen and inflict their untrue belief upon the Sunness, [like what is being done in this thread by the G-E-N-I-U-S]
It is preferred NOT TO PREFIX "Imam" to Mahdi (AS) to avoid resemblance with the Shia. The Shia distract, spin and change the topic to hide their Deen and inflict their untrue belief upon the Sunness, [like what is being done in this thread by the ]
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I am on the Aqeedah of Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) while you call people towards Confucius and Shia, I make Dua to reach my end on whom I love and call while you belong to whom you love and call people towards!
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.