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Belial, Antichrist, and Dajjal: Personification of Lawlessness in Abrahamic Eschatology; Signs to the Rightly Guided World

 Belial, Antichrist, and Dajjal: Personification of Lawlessness in Abrahamic Eschatology; Signs to the Rightly Guided World
 Belial, Antichrist, and Dajjal: Personification of Lawlessness in Abrahamic Eschatology; Signs to the Rightly Guided World   The destiny of mankind in the eschatological philosophy shared by the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is ordained to travail through apocalyptic tribulations and violent end of one existence to usher in a new one bereft of suffering and immorality adorned by peace and justice. The eschatology ...

The Deputies of the Imam of the Age Hazrat Hujjat ibnil Hasan al-Askari (a.t.f.s.)

The Deputies of the Imam of the Age Hazrat Hujjat ibnil Hasan al-Askari (a.t.f.s.)
Allah’s mercy is infinite. None else is more gracious than the Almighty to His creatures. Even the vast love of a mother for her child is just a minor ray of endless love which the Creator has for His creatures. When a mother can never see her offspring in any trouble, then how can the immense mercy of Allah see His creatures punished in Hell?The Best CreationAllah created man as his best creation. He made man the most balanced and granted ...

People Awaited the Appearance of the Mahdi

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 ...

The Guided One – Who is Imam Mahdi?

The Guided One – Who is Imam Mahdi?
According to  the Shiite version of Islam the 12th descendant of Mohammed, known as the 12th Imam or the Mahdi, (Also known as the “Hidden Imam”) went into hiding in 941, some 1300 years ago. At an earlier time of rising tensions, the 10th imam was forced from his home in Medina by the powerful Sunni caliph in Baghdad and was sent to live in Samarra, where he could be kept under closer supervision. Both he and his son were ...

Mahdi (AS) in Different Ahatith (Traditions)

Mahdi (AS) in Different Ahatith (Traditions)
The Views of Muhyi-ad Din Ibn Arabi on the Infallibility of Imam Mahdi (AS): Ibn Arabi in his works "Futuhat Al-Makkiya" (The Meccan Revelations) says: "Mahdi (AS), during his time is the sign of Allah for the people of the world. His position is like that of the Prophets' (Peace Be Upon Them) which is sometimes also possible for others to share." In the Glorious Qur'an, Allah tells His Prophet (SAW): "Say, `this is my path. With sure ...

The Qualities of Human Society after the Re-Appearance of Imam Mahdi A.S part 2

The Qualities of Human Society after the Re-Appearance of Imam Mahdi A.S part 2
In describing the time of Imam al-Mahdi's (A.S) rule, the Prophet (PBUH) has said, "People will be searching for someone poor who would accept charity or gifts from them, to no avail; they will put aside the zakat of their wealth, but they will not find anyone to give it to, for all will be made well-off by Allah grace."‌   After Imam al-Mahdi (A.S) establishes his rule, will there be any oppressors remaining in power? The character trait ...

Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.), The Last Holy Imam

Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.), The Last Holy Imam
Hazrat Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.) is the twelfth and last of the chain of the Purified Imams and the divine successors (A.S.)he was born at the time of dawn on Friday the 15th of Shaban 255 A.H. in the city of Samarrah. (Kamaaluddin vol. 2, Pg. 428, 433 424, 430) His respected father is Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), his beloved mother is Janab-e-Nargis Khatoon (r.a), she was in the side of her father from the descendant of Caesar of Rome and descendant ...

Since, from the point of view of those who perceive in some sort of a savior, or who wait for second coming of Jesus or who clearly believe in Mahdi’s appearance, a righteous path, the path of the Prophets, the path of monotheism and the path of global ju

Since, from the point of view of those who perceive in some sort of a savior, or who wait for second coming of Jesus or who clearly believe in Mahdi’s appearance, a righteous path, the path of the Prophets, the path of monotheism and the path of global ju
Since, from the point of view of those who perceive in some sort of a savior, or who wait for second coming of Jesus or who clearly believe in Mahdi’s appearance, a righteous path, the path of the Prophets, the path of monotheism and the path of global justice, would be the path that goes through the doctrine of a savior. This provides a theoretical justification why the doctrine of any savior can not be neglected in any impartial social ...

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

Sunni Documentation on Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s)
or 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 days to make a ...

Discussions Concerning al-Mahdi (May Allah Hasten His Return) / Part 1

Discussions Concerning al-Mahdi (May Allah Hasten His Return) / Part 1
Written in the form of questions and answers, it discusses about the three main topics Shiaism, Imamah and Mahdism. Author(s): • Ayatullah Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani Translator(s): • Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hasan   Download the whole book in PDF format: http://www.abna.ir/a/uploads/485/1/485152.pdf   With the Name of Allah, the Kind, the Merciful "O' Master of the Age, grant us succor!" Allah has called all of His creation to ...

The Long Life of the Twelfth Imam

The Long Life of the Twelfth Imam
Mr. Hoshyar: As you know, the Shi`a believe that the promised Mahdi in the Prophet's hadith is identical with Imam Hasan `Askari's son who was born in the year 255 AH/873 CE or 256 AH/874 CE. He has been alive since that time and continues to be in that state in occultation. Moreover, he may continue to live for centuries in that invisible state. Does the science of medicine regard such a long age strange and impossible?Dr. Nafisi: The question ...

Sunni references:

Sunni references:
Sunni references: Ibn Asakir, as quoted in: al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p252 Ibn Hajar wrote that: Muqatil Ibn Sulayman and those who followed him among the (Sunni) commentators of Quran said that the verse: "And he shall be a Sign for (the coming of) the Hour" (Quran 43:61) was revealed about al-Mahdi. Sunni reference: al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, p247 Also ...

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

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 ...

The Sun Behind the Clouds

The Sun Behind the Clouds
One of the common narrations relayed to convey the role of Imam Mahdi (AS) during his occultation is the analogy of the ‘Sun behind the Clouds’. In this text, Allamah Majlisi sheds the light on this tradition and provides key points to explain the meaning and significance of the meaning behind this similitude.In what follows, is a sample of traditions, which compare the Twelfth Imam (a) to the sun behind the clouds during the period ...

Who was Al-Mahdi's (as) mother?

Who was Al-Mahdi's (as) mother?
The most frequently used name for Al-Mahdi's (as) mother is Nardjis. She was from the Roman Empire, the most powerful European state of that time. Muslims defeated her father and she was taken as a prisoner of war. The Imam of that time was Imam Hassan Al-'Askari (as). Nardjis had seen Fatima (as) in a dream and embraced Islam, and later she married Imam Hassan Al-'Askari (as) and gave birth to Al-Mahdi ...

Horizentalization of Vertical eschatology as recipe for planetary survival

Horizentalization of Vertical eschatology as recipe for planetary survival
  Twelve years ago, while we were sitting in front of a college in Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Philippines, a Seventh-Day Adventist friend of mine from Bukidnon, Mindanao, told me, “Everything can serve any purpose. You see, if I position this horizontally (referring to a blue ballpen he was holding), it serves as a bridge, but if I put it this way (that is, vertically), it becomes a wall.”Accordingly, ‘horizontal’ God is He ...

Some of the Miracles of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

Some of the Miracles of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)
1-The personality born through the prayer of ImamWe intend to relate the incident of one of the greatest Shia scholars of the fourth century, who had earned the title of Muallim (teacher). His book, Man la Yahzaruhul Faqih is one of the four canonical books of Shi'ite hadith. It is an indispensable work of reference by the mujtahids of Shia faith.The exalted position of Shaykh Sadooq (died 381 A.H.) can be gauged from the fact that he was born ...

God has appointed prophets to run humanity in spiritual as well as in social and political matters.

God has appointed prophets to run humanity in spiritual as well as in social and political matters.
God has appointed prophets to run humanity in spiritual as well as in social and political matters. The last prophet appointed imams as legitimate holders of authority in religious as well as in political and social matters. Therefore, it is only logic to assume that in an era of occultation, the present Imam appointed his deputies to order in matters religious as well as political and social.The doctrine of “guidance of the jurisprudent”( ...

Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

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 ...

Characteristics and Qualities of the Imam Mehdi (A.S)

Characteristics and Qualities of the Imam Mehdi (A.S)
The qualities and merits of His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s) are same as those of the divine messengers and legatees. The effulgence of Imamate and the awe of the prophets was perfectly apparent in the face of the Holy Imam. His description and details have come in the narrations as follows:1. Abu Saeed Khudri narrates from the Messenger of Allah (a.s) that he said, “Indeed, the Almighty Allah will raise from my progeny and Ahle Bayt a man, who would ...