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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 of Shamoon the vicegerent of Hazrat Isah (a.s) in the side of her mother. "Kamaaluddin vol.2 Pg. 420, 424,"

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The Only Path to Salvation

The Only Path to Salvation

Introduction Many theories of salvage have been introduced to free humanity from its currant dark chaotic status. From a Quranic point of view, “reform” is considered the path to salvage and the secret to an everlasting community (Hud: 117). Of course, there are those who falsely claim reform, which are the hypocrites (Baqara: 11 & 12). In this article, after a general look at the history of religion, we will review three major fields of “Mahdian” reform: 1. The System of Management 2. The System of Legislation 3. The System of Knowledge

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Forty Traditions from Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

Forty Traditions from Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

IMAM (A.S)’S ADDRESS TO HIS SHIAS : "Then everyone of you shall act in a manner which makes him nearer to our love and refrain from those acts which makes him proximate to our dislike and our anger. For surely, our affair (re-appearance) will be sudden and unexpected when neither repentance shall benefit him nor shall remorse from sins save him from our chastisement". "Nothing shall keep us away from the (Shias) except their news to us of those things which we dislike and do not expect from them. And Allah is the Helper.

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Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and Justice

Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and Justice

Irrespective of their sects, Muslims throughout the world believe that, "When Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) will establish his government, peace, brotherhood, equality, justice and equity will spread to every nook and corner of the world.

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Birth of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.j)

Birth of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.j)

So much has been mentioned in Islamic sources about the status and rank of anticipators (Muntadhir) of the return of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) that it leads one to wonder how a simple act of awaiting has been given so much value. However, by focusing on the philosophy behind "awaiting (Intidhar) the return of Imam Mahdi (PBUH)" and the responsibilities of his anticipators, one may to some extent understand the value of this act:

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Name of the Imam Mehdi (A.S): The Imam of The Time

Name of the Imam Mehdi (A.S): The Imam of The Time

The name of the Holy Imam was same as that of his respected great grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (a.s).

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A Letter of  Imam Mehdi (A.S) to Ahmad bin Ishaq

A Letter of Imam Mehdi (A.S) to Ahmad bin Ishaq

Ahmad bin Ishaq Ashari Qummi was the leader of the group of Qom pilgrims who went for the Ziyarat of the Purified Imams (a.s). He is one of the important narrators of traditions.

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Feeling the Presence of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

Feeling the Presence of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

Imam al-Asr (a.t.f.s.) is attentive towards all the believers On the basis of traditions, Shias believe that Imam al-Asr (a.t.f.s.) is aware of all actions and conditions of Allah's creatures, whether they are on the earth, in the skies, in the solar system or any other part of the universe. And out of everything he observes, he has special attention and consideration towards the believers. This is evident from the incident outlined below that highlights the concern of the Imam (a.s.) towards his Shias.

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Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (A.S)

Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (A.S)

The world will not come to an end, said the Prophet Muhammad, until a man from my family (Ahlulbayt) and of my name shall be master of the world, When you see a green ensign coming from the direction of Khorasan, then join them, for the Imam of God will be with the standards who will be called al-Mahdi.

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The Signs of the Reappearance of the Twelfth Imam (ajtf)

The Signs of the Reappearance of the Twelfth Imam (ajtf)

The Signs of the Reappearance (Qiyam) of the (Imam) who undertakes the Office (al-Qa'im), Peace be on him, the Period of Time of his Appearance, an Explanation of his Life and an Extract of what is revealed about his State.

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