بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Ahmad al-Hassan claims to be the first 'believer' and 1st companion of Imam al-Mahdi (as) from Basrah while he also claims to be the divinely appointed Imam from Ahl al-Bayt (as). If we refer to the hadith of Ahl al-Bayt (as) we will found out the following:
قال أبو بصير: قلت جعلت فداك ليس على الأرض يومئذٍ مؤمن غيرهم؟ قال: بلى، ولكن هذه التي يخرج الله فيها القائم عليه السلام، وهم النجباء والقضاة والحكام والفقهاء في الدين يمسح بطونهم وظهورهم فلا يشتبه عليهم حكم
[...] Abu Baser asked [the Imam]: ''May I sacrifice myself for you. Will there be any believer on the earth other than the companions of al-Qā’im (as)? Imam (as) said: Yes, but the companions are those with whom al-Qā’im will rise. They are the noble ones, the judges, the rulers, and the scholars in religion. [al-Qā’im] will move his hands over their stomachs and their backs, and [by doing so] they will never commit an error in their judgment.''
I say: The hadith is clear, none of the companions of 12th Imam (as) will be divinely appointed Imam.
Source: al-Maḥajjah by Baḥrānī, page 34,
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