The Prophet :saws: said: "This religion remains standing until there are twelve vicegerents
all of them agreeable to the nation
, all of them from Quraysh
." Sunan Abu Dawood
Narrated Jabir bin Samura: I heard Muhammad :saws: saying, "There will be twelve Muslim rulers
He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, "All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraish. Sahih Bukhari
The Scholars of Islam
agree that so far there has been 4
, max 5
1. Abu Bakar(ra).
5. Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz(ra), some of the scholars said that Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz might also be included among the twelve due to his righteous rule.
If we accept that so far there have been 5, that leaves us with 6 Caliphs remaining
. That means, 6 Caliphs that will rule over the whole of the Ummah
, for this is a condition that is mentioned.
If we also include Al-Mahdi
, who will undoubtedly be among the Twelve, that still mean there will be 5
other Caliphs remaining.
, brothers and sisters, this Ummah is not done yet!!
“The best of my ummah are the first and the last, and between them there will be some crookedness. Would that I could see my brethren.”
They said, “Are we not your brethren?” He said, “You are my companions.”
Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 11/370, 371