Sidi Muhammad ibn Hirzoullah (May ALLAH be satisfied with him)Abou Abdallah Sidi Mohamed ibn Hirzoullah (May Allah be pleased with him), the Muqadem with obvious merits, he who used to readily accomplish good deeds, was originally from Algeria. He had an elevated aspiration and he steadfastly held onto the rope of the Tariqa.
Among the things that happened to him while he was along with Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secrets), it is reported that he once rode his mount to pay a visit to Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secrets). He wanted to inquire about three issues:
2. holding the rosary (Subha) with the left hand;
3. the Sultan of Truth, the Imam Mahdi.
However, it happened that when he arrived at Seidina's place(May Allah sanctify his precious secrets) it was already sundown. He asked the permission to enter, which was accorded to him. When he prepared to meet with Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secrets), he heard his saintly host say: "Fetch the person who drains the blood!" And Sidi Mohamed ibn Hirzullah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: "This is the answer to my first question!"
Then, when Sidi Mohamed ibn Hirzullah entered the room of Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secret), he saw him holding his rosary with the left hand, and he said to himself: "Such is the answer to my second question!"
Once he sat down, and after he paid all the due respect due to Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secret), he heard the latter talk about Imam Mahdi (May Allah be pleased with him) and about what the latter would do over and against those who do not abide by the laws of the Prophet Mohamed (May Allah's Grace and Peace be upon Him). Of the Sultan of Truth, Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secret) said: "Then, the Sultan of Truth will come, he will gather the learned persons, and he will kill them all at once."
He thus got the answers to all the three questions he had without even asking them.
The learned persons that the Sultan of Truth will slay are the ones who represent a bad influence in the sense that like Satan they use religion to devour the people who fear Allah and to oppose those who were on the right path.
In the book entitled Rimah, Sidi Mohamed el Ghali (May Allah be pleased with him) reports that in the presence of Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secret) a companion said to another one the following: "If Imam Madhi comes, he will kill all of us."
Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (May Allah sanctify his precious secret) replied to them in these terms: "He will not kill you, because he is your brother in the Tariqa. He will only kill ill-willed people of knowledge." He also added that: "When El Muntadhar comes, he will require of the companions the Fatiha."
It is also reported that Seidina Ahmed Tidjani said this: "The whole of the Walis adhere to our group, and they will use our wirds from the beginning to the Judgment Day. As for Imam Madhi, when he comes at the close of times, he will take from us and adhere to our group. That will happen when we are dead and in movement towards our final dwelling place."