and who of them has a higher status: Isa (a.), oder Imam Mahdi (a.)?
Abu Naim narrates from Jabir, saying, the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: â€˜Isa (as) son of Maryam will descend from the sky and Hazrat Mahdi (as), the spiritual leader of Muslims, will say to him, â€˜Come and lead us in prayer (salat).â€™ BUT THE PROPHET â€˜ISA (AS) WILL SAY, AS A BLESSING ON THAT COMMUNITY FROM ALLAH, â€˜NO. SOME OF YOU ARE THE COMMANDERS OF OTHERS. (HE WILL MAKE HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) THE IMAM.)
Hadith from Jalaladdin as-Suyuti, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 79, Translated by: MÃ¼ÅŸerref GÃ¶zcÃ¼ - Kahraman Publications
Imam Mahdi (a.s) is from the Prophet's (pbuh ahp) lineage as a Hujjah and an Imam, so his status is higher than Prophet Isa's (a.s)