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Saturday 18th of November 2017
Mahdawiat

How do we know that this idea has not been manufactured to create hope for the oppressed Shi'ah?"

Assuming the theoretical possibility of Al-Mahdi's (as) miraculous existence, this still does not establish that he does, in fact, exist. A few sayings of the Prophet (saws) are not sufficient proof for this. How do we know that this idea has not been manufactured to create hope for the oppressed Shi'ah?"154Once, I was discussing God's existence with some German atheists. They therefore believed in a supernatural existence and turned to prayer ...

If one argues that the reasons for this belief are not political and ideological in nature, then why it is that once we have seen the establishment of the wilayat-e-faqih in Iran, this faith in Al-Mahdi (as) has become continuously weaker?

If one argues that the reasons for this belief are not political and ideological in nature, then why it is that once we have seen the establishment of the wilayat-e-faqih in Iran, this faith in Al-Mahdi (as) has become continuously weaker? 201The best answer to this and the last questions is to let the facts speak for themselves.The first group of facts:Here we examine how neutral political observers have analyzed the relationship between the ...

If Al-Mahdi (as) is already prepared for his great task, then why must we wait? Do not all the upheavals and tragedies in the world necessitate his immediate re-appearance?

I would like first to quote Baruch de Spinoza who said something which may help to shed some light in resolving the problems of this question:Peace is not a status of non-war, but rather a virtue, a faculty, a disposition for welfare, trust and justice.207He has actually analyzed that peace is not a simple and independent phenomenon or an easy task. The great revolution of Al-Mahdi (as) requires many preceding events. The Russian revolution was ...

To whom should we turn to for guidance, if we cannot benefit from a hidden Imam under his Occultation?

When Imam Mahdi (as) was asked how the ummah could benefit from his presence whilst in occultation, he answered that just like the sun when it is covered by clouds. We would not be able to directly see such a sun, but we believe there is one and we benefit from its effects, such as the light it provides enabling us to see.According to Sunni Muslims the scholars are responsible for guiding the ummah, though they do not believe in the Imam under ...

How is it possible for an individual, however great he might be, to play such a decisive role in the world's future, when it is known that no individual can, by himself, make history?

To restructure the question one may implement a Nigerian proverb that states:A man cannot sit down alone to plan for prosperity.Thus it contradicts commonsense if one claims that he alone will be the designer and the executer of global prosperity.This question is based on a particular viewpoint about history, which explains historical development on the basis where man is only a secondary factor, whereas the main factor consists of the forces ...

Appearance; The Victory

Allah has promised those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers on the earth as He made rulers out of those who came before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that he will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange they shall serve Me, not associating ought with Me (Qur'an 17:55).Human belief in a better future has ...

The Occultation Of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

The Occultation Of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.S.) said, "O Ali know that the most strangest of the people of Imaan and the greatest of them in certainty are those people who will be in Aakheruzzamaan (the last period of time). They will not meet the Prophet. And their Imam will be hidden from them. But they will believe (only) due to black upon white." (Kamaaluddin vol.1 Pg.288)The "black upon white" means the writings on paper. It ...

A Way to Meet Imam-e-Zamana (A.S.)

Mawlana Jaan Ali Shah Kazmi was giving majalis in Siraj Imam Bargah, Sarafa Bazaar, near Husaynia Iranian Hall, Karachi, Pakistan. His topic in this Imam Bargah was Imam-e Zamana (A.S.).During his topic in his third Majlis, he told the way to meet with Imam in this world. He gave an example of person who adopted this way and got success to meet with Imam in just one year. The way is:1) Recite the following Surahs of Holy Quran before sleeping ...

Imam Mahdi (A.S) and Hazrat Abraham (A.S) [Occultation (Ghaibat) of past prophets]

Nimrod was a wicked king who claimed to be god. He was very powerful and ruled over the entire world. Everyone was afraid of him and did not dare oppose him. Nimrod led a very comfortable life without anyone to challenge him. This was until he was informed by a learned person in his kingdom about the birth of a child who would challenge him and finally overcome him. This made Nimrod very nervous and he made immediate plans to prevent the birth ...

Witnesses of the birth of Imam-e-Zaman (A.S.)

arious objections have been raised regarding the birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). Keeping in mind the necessity for brevity we shall discuss only two types of objections - hoping the sensible people would be able to get the replies to other objections too. First of all is the objection that if the birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) has already occurred then a tradition in support of this should be shown to them in the Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim (the two ...

The Miracle and the Long Life

Up to now we have seen that the prolongation of life is scientifically possible. But let us suppose that it is not, that the process of old-age and decrepitude is quite rigid, that it cannot either now or in the long run overcome nor alter its conditions or circumstances - what will this mean? It will mean that the prolongation of human life - as is the case of Noah, or al-Mahdi - runs contrary to the natural laws which science confirmed thanks ...

Mention of Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Sermon of Ghadeer

Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) in the sermon on the day of Ghadeer made mention of Imam Mahdi (A.S).ألا إن خاتم الائمة منا القائم المهدي، ألا إنه الظاهر على الدين، ألا إنه المنتقم من الظالمين، ألا إنه فاتح الحصون وهادمها، ألا إنه قاتل كل قبيلة من أهل الشرك، ألا إنه المدرك بكل ثار لاولياء ...

9th Rabi al Awwal Anniversary of Imam Mahdi's Imamate

The 9th of Rabi'al Awwal marks a turning point in the history of the Ahlul Bait (A.S) and their followers. This day is a day of joy and happiness for the lovers of the Ahlul Bait (A.S). The hadith which speaks about this day refers to it as the ‘Greatest Eid in the sight of the Ahlul Bait (A.S) and those who love and follow them.Indeed, it is after going through close to 70 days of grief and sorrow in which we commemorated the martyrdom of ...

Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Imam Ali (A.S)’s Words

I. Imam Mahdi’s (A.S) OccultationImam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S) has brought up the subject of Imam Mahdi (A.S)’s occultation in different occasions within the limits of his audience intellectual and understanding abilities and according to the natural trend of events in the future.On an occasion he points to the necessity of the existence of a divine Hujjah on the earth, even more, in the entire universe. Then he notes that this Hujjah ...

The Beginning of Imamat of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)

9th of Raby-ol Oulaa marks two great and happy occasions i.e. Eid-oz Zahra (a.s.) and the auspicious day of coronation of the last infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (s), al-Imam al-Mahdi Al-Montadhar, Al-Hojjah (a).The Beginning of Belief in Imam Mahdi (a.s.)The belief in Mahdi was widespread during the time of the Prophet. The Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) on more than one occasion had announced the future coming of the ...

The Miraculous Birth of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

A narration from the book “Ikmaal al-Diin”On the authority of Musaa ibn Muhammad he said: Lady Hakima bint Muhammad bin Ali ibn Musaa ibn Ja’far ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Husain ibn Ali ibn abi Ta’lib related to me: Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (A.S.) sent for me and said my aunt break your fast with us because this is the night of mid-month of Sha’baan and verily Allah the High will make the proof to ...

People Awaited the Appearance of the Mahdi

From all the references to the Mahdi and his appearance in the sources it is obvious that people were awaiting the coming of the Mahdi from the early days of Islam and were actually counting the days for that to happen. They regarded the establishment of the legitimate government through his emergence a certainty.This anticipation used to get intense during times of political turmoil and unfavorable social conditions. People expected that the ...

On the Appearance of the Mahdi

In the discussion on prophecy and the Imamate, it was indicated that as a result of the law of general guidance which governs all of creation, man is of necessity endowed with the power of receiving revelation through prophecy, which directs him toward the perfection of the human norm and the well-being of the human species. Obviously, if this perfection and happiness were not possible for man, whose life possesses a social aspect, the very fact ...

Absence of Mahdi (a.s.)

Under this title or leading the following may be said; A. the disappearance of the Imam was an event of most importance. Shias became upset and much disappointed they were uncertain as to what would happen politically, religiously and socially. It’s far reaching effects in every as peek at every field was alarming. Some remained dumbs founded, perplexed and confused knowing not what to do. A true Shia’s concern was as to how to ...

The Signs Heralding the Reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi (a.s)

Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.) has said: "Even if the entire duration of the world’s existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left before Doomsday, Allah will expand that day to such length of time as to accommodate the kingdom of a person from my Ahlul-Bayt who will be called by name. He will fill out the earth with and justice as it will have been full of injustice and tyranny (by then)"From this Hadith, it is clear to every ...