The Batris shall declare war against Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance)

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رَوَى اَبُو الْجَارُودِ عَنْ اَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع فِي حَدِيثٍ طَوِيلٍ اَنَّهُ قَالَ‏ اِذَا قَامَ الْقَائِمُ ع سَارَ اِلَى الْكُوفَةِ فَيَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا بِضْعَةَ عَشَرَ آلاف [اَلْفَ‏] اَنْفُسٍ يُدْعَوْنَ الْبُتْرِيَّةَ عَلَيْهِمُ السِّلَاحُ فَيَقُولُونَ لَهُ ارْجِعْ مِنْ حَيْثُ جِئْتَ فَلَا حَاجَةَ لَنَا فِي بَنِي فَاطِمَةَ فَيَضَعُ فِيهِمُ السَّيْفَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ عَلَى آخِرِهِمْ ثُمَّ يَدْخُلُ الْكُوفَةَ فَيَقْتُلُ بِهَا كُلَّ مُنَافِقٍ مُرْتَابٍ وَ يَهْدِمُ قُصُورَهَا وَ يَقْتُلُ مُقَاتِلِيهَا حَتَّى يَرْضَى اللهُ عَزَّ وَ عَلَا.

Abu al-Jaarood has narrated in a lengthy tradition that Imam Abu Ja’far (al-Baqer) (peace be upon him) said,

“When the Qaim (a.t.f.s.) rises, he will travel to Kufah where tens of thousands people will come out (against) him; they will be called as Batris. They will be well-armed and will say (to him), ‘Return from where you have come because we don’t need the sons of Fatemah (peace be upon her)’. He (a.t.f.s.) will put them to sword till he reaches to the last of them. Thereafter, he will enter Kufah and kill in it every hypocrite, skeptic; destroy its palaces and kill its fighters till Allah – Mighty and High be He – is satisfied.”


1.    Kitab al-Irshad, vol. 2, p. 384

2.    E’laam al-Waraa, p. 461

3.    Kashf al-Ghummah, vol. 2, p. 465

4.            Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 52, p. 338, H. 81

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