Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) in the Psalms of David
Allama Husayn Ansariyan
The Rule of Imam al-Mahdi
Referring to the age of Imam al-Mahdi, Quranic verses read: The end is for those who guard against evil. (7:128)
Narrations also testify that the rule of Imam al-Mahdi will come about at the end of the world: Our rule will be the last rule. (Kitab al-Irshad by Shaykh al-Mufid: 384/2)
Quranic verses have stipulated that this news has been mentioned in the books of the former prophets: And certainly We have written in the Psalms, after the remembrance, the earth shall be the inheritance of My righteous servants. (21:105)
This verse predicts the future when evil will be removed from the world, for the word inheritance is used when a person or a group of people do not exist anymore and another group inherits their property or position.
What Is God’s Message in the Psalms Of David?
The content of the aforementioned verse has been mentioned in Psalm 37: Fret not yourself because of the wicked…for they will soon fade away like the grass. Trust in the Lord, and do good; …Take delight in the Lord. Be still before the Lord… For the wicked shall be cut off; but those who wait for the Lord shall Possess the Land. Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more… But the meek shall possess the Land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity. The wicked plot against the righteous, and gnash their teeth at him; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for He sees that his day is coming. The wicked draw the swords and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy… and their bows shall be broken. Better is a little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the Lord upholds the righteous.
The Lord knows the days of the blameless and their heritage will abide forever; they are not put to shame in evil times, in the days of famine they have abundance. But the wicked perish; the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the pasture, they vanish like smoke they vanish away… for those blessed by the Lord shall possess the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off. The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell upon it for ever… wait for the Lord, and keep to His way, and He will exalt you to possess the Land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked. But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the posterity of the wicked shall be cut off.