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Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and the Wahabbis

Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and the Wahabbis After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) and it is proved beyond doubt that it is a genuine Islamic belief, but since the Wahabi sect is having a very narrow-minded belief about some of the concepts of Islam hence from its very inception, ...

The Last Luminary the Birth of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s)

At dawn, on the 15th Sha'ban 255 AH., the rays of the illuminating world shone with a powerful shaft of light into a human form which became the source of existence for the universe. Yes, finally, the Divine Promise was fulfilled and Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) was born in spite of the efforts of those who denied him. It is one of history's miracles that the Umayyids, 'Abbasides and other opponents of this Holy Imam attempted to extinguish this divine ...

How Long Will the Hidden Imam Live?

How Long Will the Hidden Imam Live? Dr. Jalali: How Long Will the Hidden Imam Live? Mr. Hoshyar: The term of his life has not been fixed. But the hadith reported on the authority of the Imams introduce him as the one endowed with a long life. For instance, Imam Hasan `Askari related: After me my son is the Qa'im. He is the one in whom two characteristics of the ancient prophets, namely, long life and occultation, will be realized. His ...

Meaning of the Title Imam Zamana (A.S.)

IMAM_E_ZAMANA (A.S.)In our prayers (Dua) and in day to day conversation this assumed name is directly and closely linked with our exalted Imam Mahdi (A.S.). No sooner as we hear or utter this noble appellation attention is at once drawn to the Awaited Imam (A.S.). Imam-e-Zaman, Imam-e-Asr, Saheb-e-Asr and Vali-e-Asr are all synonyms and directly attached with the last Saviour. We have become accustomed to hear them but have never bothered to ...

The Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

Role of Women in the Government of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

By: Hojjat al-Islam Mahdi Hadavi TehraniQuestion: What role will women play in the government of Imam al-Mahdi ...

The Occultation Of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

The Occultation Of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)   Reasons For The Occultation Of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)(Al Ihtejaj vol.2 Pg.602)   Ghaibat-us-Sughra Ghaibat-us-Sughra means â€?the minor concealment.’ Its period was about 70 years. It began in 260 A.H. when Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) first went into concealment, and ended in 328 A.H. During Ghaibut-us-Sughra, the Imam appointed some agents to represent him and the people. The ...

Holy Ahl al-Bayt's Predictions about the Mahdi

Holy Ahl al-Bayt's Predictions about the Mahdi Dr. Fahimi: What was the belief of the Family of the Prophet and the Imams regarding the Mahdi? Mr. Hoshyar: Following the Prophet's death the subject of Mahdiism was also under discussion among the Prophet's companions and the Imams. The Family of the Prophet, as the heirs to the Prophet's knowledge and to the intricate matters concerning faith, was the most knowledgeable about the Prophetic ...

Imam Mahdi’s Universal Revolution

By: Ibrahim Avich/Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina The followers of all religions of the world believe that one day the universe will be filled with corruption and crises and this era will itself be the sign of the coming of the great universal savior.  The Muslims believe he will be from the tribe of Bani Hashim and a son of the Holy Prophet of Islam (P.B.) and that his name is “Mahdi.”  However, it must be known that ...

Blessing of Having Imam of the Time

Having Imam of the Time is of valuable spiritual blessings of God we do not appreciate enough. He does not exclusively belong to any certain group but to the entire mankind. He intermediates divine blessings.Everything anyone has is due to his being but most people do not know him and are not in connection with him.One reason for this great loss is that people do not know the Imam properly and miss the real meaning of respecting him.By properly ...

A Prayer for the Safety of Imam al-Mahdi (May Allah hasten his honorable revelation)

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the MercifulO Allah! Protect Your vicegerent Hujjat (the Proof) b. al-Hasanand send salutations upon him and his ancestors,now as well as at all the times,(as our) Imam, Guardian, Supporter, and Guide until such time when you bestow upon him the honor of heading the (Divine) Government.And let the people be delighted in his reign, by bestowing success, and by extending his ...

How long will the Imam of Time, Imam Mahdi (AS), will this world rule after he reappears?

According to Prophetic tradition, how long is Imam Mahdi (AS) going to rule this world?Concise answerThere are two categories of narrations in this regard which are apparently varied giving differing reports:1. The first category of narrations has, for the major part, been extracted from Sunni sources.[1] According to it, the period during which the Imam of Time, Imam Mahdi (AS), will rule the world has been reported differently. For instance, ...

Imam Mahdi in Ghadir Sermon

The Hajj ceremony of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 10th A.H. was undoubtedly the greatest ever ceremony in the history of mankind. That was the last Hajj by the Best of the Mankind and the Last Prophet (PBUH) where over a hundred thousand Muslims accompanied him on his way back when Gabriel ascended to him with three messages: "O Prophet! Declare what you were commanded to"‌ "Your Prophetic mission is not incomplete unless you declare the order ...

The End of Darkness

SAVIOUR For such an expectation it is necessary to have an exact knowledge of the promised figure. So that we could not mistake him with the dolls of the puppet-shows of the powers that sing a new song every day in order to break up and destroy the wonderful epic of expectation, nor could the extravagant talks of ignorant and self-interested people cover up this matter with a veil of superstitions, and thus change our hope into despair, and our ...

Imam Mahdi (A.S) and the Wahabbis

After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved beyond doubt that it is a genuine Islamic belief, but since the Wahabi sect is having a very narrow-minded belief about some of the concepts of Islam hence from its very inception, it has been a butt of rebuke from ...

Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish justice in the world. He will establish a just government and will prepare the grounds for man's perfection in all dimensions. There are many traditions (hadith) handed down both by Sunni and Shia scholars regarding his occultation and reappearance. According to many traditions the Imam will reappear at a time when the world is full of oppression ...

The Existence of the Mahdi is certain

There are numerous Prophetic traditions about the Mahdi reported by both the Sunni and the Shi' i sources. Close examination of the contents of these traditions proves that the subject of the future coming of the Mahdi and the Qa'im was a well established tenet during the Prophet's life time. People anticipated someone who would take upon himself to establish truth and spread the worship of God. Moreover they expected that person to take charge ...

Other Opinions from Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun concludes this section on the traditions concerning the Mahdi thus: The truth one must know is that no religious or political power's propaganda can be successful unless power or group feeling exists to support the religious and political aspirations and to defend them against those who reject them and until God's will concerning them materializes. We have established this before with rational arguments which we presented to the ...

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 ...

Characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s Government

Promotion of Knowledge and Ethics Imam Mahdi's reappearance is the day of endless torment for unbelievers while it is happiness and mercy for virtuous believers. In that era, people's heart will turn kinder and their morality will be improved. All material thoughts will focus on spirituality. According to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), all people obey and worship Allah and do their best in performing religious practices. In other words, ...

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