Might some Muslims reject Imam Mahdi if he doesn’t look Arab?


It is said that Jews of Medina rejected the Holy Prophet partly because he wasn’t from them, meaning from Bani-Israel or the Jewish people.

I wonder whether Imam Mahdi (ajtf) may in fact have a darker or dark skin colour and in fact be rejected by Arab Muslims (even Shia) and non-Arab Muslims who all imagined and assumed the Imam to appear in a certain way. Can you comment on this?



InshAllah Muslims of the age of reappearance will not deny his holiness.  According to narrations the Holy Prophet (s) has described Imam Mahdi (atfs) as looking like him in appearance and character:

Answered by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

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