Moqtada on relation of Jaysh to Mahdi

In an interview on Al-Jazeera, March 29, 2008, Moqtada al-Sadr said:

This will be the army of the Reformer [the Mahdi], Allah willing. At the end of time, the Mahdi will appear, and if by that time, we are still around, and if we are capable mentally, physically, militarily, and in terms of faith, we will all be his soldiers, Allah willing. Hence, the Al-Mahdi Army is a matter of faith, and it cannot be disbanded.

Source: Memri


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