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Sunday 11th of December 2016
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The Promised Imam al-Mahdi (AS)

What Remains with Allah is better for you if you are believers (11:86)" . The Birth of the Imam (AS): Al Hujjat ibn Al -Hassan Al - Mahdi (AS) the 12th divine leader of Islam was born on dawn, Friday the 15th of Shaaban 255 AH correspondent to 868 AD in the house of the 11th Imam (AS) in the city of Samerrah (Iraq).[The Promised Imam Mahdi (AS)]His honorable father is Imam Hassan Al-Askari (AS), and his modest mother was the daughter of Caesar's ...

The Four Special Deputies of Imam Mahdi (AS)

After the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari (AS) the mantle of Imamate fell on the young shoulders of Imam Mahdi (AS). Due to the severe restrictions imposed by the reigning Caliph, Imam Mahdi (AS) was forced to conceal himself from the eyes of the people.In the initial stages of the minor occultation, some very special and selected people among the Shias had the permission to meet their master whenever the need arose. They presented the problems ...

Birthday of Imam al-Mahdi (AS)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.And we desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land, and to make them the Imams (Leaders of mankind), and to make them the heirs. (Quran, 28:5)At dawn, on the 15th Sha'ban 255 A.H., 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 ...

Brief Biography of Imam Mahdi (AS)

Name : Muhammad.Title : Al-Mahdi, Al-Qa'im, Al-Hujjah, Al-Gha'ib, Sahibu'z-Zaman.Agnomen : Abul-Qasim.Father's name : Imam Al-Hassan (AS).Mother's name : Hazrat Narjis (SA).Birth : Sha'ban 15, 255 A.H.Death : Still alive but in occultation.The hidden Imam who is expected to return“The world will not come to an end,” said the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), “ until a man from my family (Ahlulbayt) and of my name shall be master of the ...

The Obligations during the Era of Occultation of Imam Mahdi al-Qaim (ATFS)

By: Sheikh Mansour LeghaeiAl-Hurr Al-Amili narrates seventeen narrations in the thirteenth chapter of the section on Jihad in Wasailul Shi’a (the chapter dedicated to rising up militarily before the reappearance of the Awaited Imam).These narrations may seem to indicate the obligation of remaining silent in the face of atrocities and the oppression of the enemies during the era of occultation and the impermissibility of rising up to ...

System of the Imam Mehdi (A.S)’s Government

The program of the government and his policies shall be mainly concerned with spreading of truth and justice and making peace and security general for all the people. His policies shall be based on commands of the Book of Allah, practice of the Messenger of Allah (a.s) and manners of his honorable grandfather, Amirul Mo-mineen (a.s). His Eminence shall be the standard bearer of social justice and one to establish justice and truth. Here we quote ...

Some Objections About The Mahdi and Replies

    Some Objections About The Mahdi raised by them are mentioned below:(a) Longevity  They object to the Mahdi being a contemporary of so many successive generations during the past ten centuries and continuing to live until he reappears on the scene. How is it possible for him, they ask, to live such a long life without being affected by the natural laws, according to which everyone has to pass through the stages of old age ...

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 ...

The Concept of Messiah in Islam

Islam, being the youngest of the three great revealed religions, shares many ideas and concepts with Christianity and Judaism because the origin of all three religions is the same God. One of those ideas is that of messianism, the idea of expecting someone who will came as the saviour to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.   In today’s talk, let us briefly look at the concept of messiah in Islam.   MESSIANISM IN ...

Awaiting in the Perspective of Responsibilities

Awaiting' (Intezar) is the result of two condi­tions. Firstly, he is not satisfied with the present circumstances and secondly, he expects the improve­ment in his circumstances. If either of these condi­tions are not fulfilled then it is not awaiting and the person concerned is not an 'awaiter' *(Muntazir). (Bayt Agency) - The awaiting of Hazrat Imam Mahdi (A.S.) also holds the same distinct characteristics. Even here awaiting ...

After the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

    Based on the narrations that are available to us, he will reappear in Mecca. After the elite of his followers join him there, they will then advance toward 'Iraq, Sham (the present day Syria), and from there toward Jerusalem...After the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, how long will it take for him to establish the rule of justice?To this question, Imam Muhammad b. Ali al-Baqir (peace be upon him) has replied, "For a full eight ...

Waiting for a Savior in other Religions

In many religions there is an expectation for a savior to come and help the release from injustice.   In Islam it is ‘Mahdawai’ which has a great international philosophy, because Islam is an international religion and Shia in its real meaning is an international factor. In addition to the Muslims especially the Shia, followers of other religions like Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and Hindus expect someone to come and bring ...

Possibility of Meeting with Imam Mahdi in Major Occultation

    The figure more legendary then that of the Mahdi, the Awaited Saviour, has not been seen in the history of mankind. The thread of the world events have woven many a fine design in the human life but the pattern of the Mahdi stands high above even other pattern. He has been the vision of the visionaries in history. He has been the dream of all the dreamers of the world for the ultimate salvation of mankind he is the pole star ...

The Secret Birth of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s)

Shaykh Mufid, a distinguished Shi'ite scholar, also wrote in al Irshad: "When Imam Hasan al-'Askari (a.s.), passed away, the caliph of that time, pursued his son because the Shi'ite Imamiyyah's belief was famous and was spread about that the Shi'ites were awaiting His Eminence." Mu'tadid, one of the tyrant 'Abbasid caliphs who ruled from 279 to 289 A.H., decided all at once to destroy the entire family of al 'Askari when he heard that more than ...

Sunni Documentation on Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s)

    For the Sunni brothers, there are six major collections of traditions based on the Sunni standards for verifying the authenticity of a tradition. These six books are: Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sahih al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan Abu Dawud, and Sahih al-Nisa'i.I just quote few traditions from these six books to prove that a knowledgeable Sunni brother/sister can NOT deny that: al-Mahdi (AS) will come in the last ...

The Awaiting of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s)in the Perspective of Responsibilities

    Awaiting' (Intezar) is the result of two conditions. Firstly, he is not satisfied with the present circumstances and secondly, he expects the improvement in his circumstances. If either of these conditions are not fulfilled then it is not awaiting and the person concerned is not an 'awaiter' *(Muntazir).The awaiting of Hazrat Imam Mahdi (A.S.) also holds the same distinct characteristics. Even here awaiting purports that an ...

If Imam Mahdi Appears

    Being that the day of Imam Mahdi's (may Allah hasten his reappearance) birth anniversary is close, it is important to remember His Eminence and mention some matters about him that will help us improve and grow. Allama Majlisi has related the following narration about Imam Mahdi in Bihar al-Anwar:(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Being that the day of Imam Mahdi's (may Allah hasten his reappearance) birth anniversary is close, it is ...

Imam Mahdi Documentary

• His title is “al-Mahdi”which means “The Guided One.” • His lineage, traced back to Imam ‘Ali (as), is: Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan Ibn ‘Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali Ibn Musa Ibn Ja’far Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali Ibn al-Husayn Ibn ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib ...

The Messianic Leader, Mahdi, in Other Religions

Engineer Madani: Is belief in the promised Mahdi confined to the followers of Islam, or does it exist in other religions too?Mr. Hoshyar: In fact, this belief is not limited to the Muslims alone. In almost all religions and heavenly creeds one can find a similar belief in the future savior. The followers of these religions believe that there will come a time when the world will become corrupt and engulfed in a crisis. Evil and injustice will ...

The best thing while expecting Imam Mahdi

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