Armament

ARMAMENT

The arms, weapons and other connected things to be used by the Great Devine Leader require a special mention.

Standard:

It has been told through Traditions that when the general oath of allegiance comes to an end, Gabriel will bring a standard from the heavens. Holy Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says that this is the same banner that Gabriel brought for the Holy Prophet at the time of the battle of Badr. It is woven with the silk of paradise. It was opened at Bada and was wrapped after the victory. It was again opened by the Chief of believers Hazrat Ali (A.S) in the battle of Jamal and was again wrapped after victory. On the 10th of Muharrum, Hazrat Abul-Fazal Abbas (A.S) opened it at Karbala but Hazrat Imam Hussein A.S asked him to wrap it again so that it may be opened by our Qaim A.S, (The Last Great Leader). It remained preserved with all the Holy Imams. When the moment of emergence comes, this banner will be unwrapped automatically. A voice will come out of it and say ‘ O Friend of God, please rise on your feet and kill the enemies of God.”

 

After the announcement of the emergence, this banner will be with the angel Israfil, who will carry it in front of the army. Holy Imam Hazrat Baqir (A.S) says, “As if I am looking at my son at the back of Koofa that he has ordered to unwrap the standard of the Holy Prophet after reaching Najaf.”

 

Its rod is one of the pillars of Arsh (Throne of God.) This banner is the aid of God. Where he will go with it, he will finish his enemies. Its pomp and fear will reach up to a distance to be covered in a month It will bear a writing:

 

‘Highness is for God.’

 

In addition to this, there will be several standards with different units of the army. The name of one of the standard bearers has been given as Shoeb son of Saleh Tamimi. The writing on his banner will be:

 

‘Allegiance is for God.’

 

There will be another banner on which it will be written:

 

‘Hear and obey.’

 

Perhaps this is the banner about which it has been said in the Bible.

 

“And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth; and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly. None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken.”

Isaiah Chapter 5 (26-27)

 

This ensign has been mentioned at many places in the Bible.

The Horse:

Two horses of the Divine Leader have been mentioned in the books. One will be totally white in color, perhaps this is ‘Murtajiz’, the horse of Hazrat Imam Hussein (A.S). The other will be white-spotted. A light will emit from the forehead of the horse with which each and every city of the world will be enlightened. This is one of the special signs of the Great Leader.

 

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and true, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns, and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called ‘The Word of God’. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Revelation Chapter 19 (11-16)

 

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnants were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”

Revelation Chapter 19 (19-21)

 

One of the qualities of this horse is to fly in the space. This quality has been mentioned in the books of Hindus, Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

 

He bowed the heavens also and came down, and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly, and he was seen upon the wings of the wind. And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

‘THE SWORD’:

All religions tell us that the Great Divine Leader will have a fire-shedding sword in his hand.

 

“For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of Lord shall be many.”

Isaiah Chapter 66 (16)

 

The Islamic books tell that when the well of Zam-Zam at Mecca was reduced, this sword was found by Hazrat Abdul Mutleb the grandfather of the Holy Prophet and the name of the Great Leader was written thereon. The Holy Imam Taqi (A.S.) says that at the time of emergence, the sword will come out of the sheath automatically and will request the Great Leader like the banner, ” O Friend of God, Rise and seek the vengeance of the oppressed.” Holy Imam Sadiq (A.S) said that this sword will continuously work for a full seven months killing the enemies of God. It has also been said that the swords of 313 companions of the Great Leader will also descend from heaven and the name of each of them will be imprinted on the respective swords. Similarly, the horses for them will also alight from heaven.

  • In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, ‘ Holiness Unto The Lord;” 

Zechariah Chapter 14(20)

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