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Imam al-Mahdi
Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a)

Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a)

The promised Mahdi, who is usually mentioned by his title of Imam-i 'Asr (the Imam of the "Period") and Sahib al-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), is the son of the eleventh Imam. His name is the same as that of the Holy Prophet. He was born in Samarrah in 256/868 and until 260/872 when his father was martyred, lived under his father’s care and tutelage. He was hidden from public view and only a few of the elite among the Shi'ah were able to meet him.

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Miracles of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (AS)

Miracles of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (AS)

Shiekh Tusi has narrated it from a man named Rashiq, who was the agent of Abbesade caliph "Motazid." One day Motazid summoned me and said, "I have learnt that there is a son in the house of Imam Hassan Askari (A.S.)". He escorted me with two of his agents saying, "Go to Samara as soon as possible and get into the house of Imam Askari (A.S.) if you find a young man kill him and bring his head for me. We swiftly proceeded till we reached Imam’s (A.S.) door. We saw a slave sitting at the door. We paid no heed to him and entered the house.

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Imam Mahdi's Imamate

Imam Mahdi's Imamate

Imam Mahdi (AS), the last in the line of the Twelve Ithna Ashari Imams was born on 15th Shaban 255 Hijri in Samarra, Iraq. His father was the Eleventh Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS) and his mother was Nargis Khatoon, grand daughter of the Emperor of Rum.It was 8th Rabiul Awwal 260 Hijri when our Twelfth Imam led the funeral prayer of his father Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS).He was only Five years old, yet the whole crowd of muslims including the Abbasid caliph of that time Al-Mu’tamid followed the young Imam without question.

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Hazrat Imam Mahdi (ATF) in Light of Prophet (S) Sayings

Hazrat Imam Mahdi (ATF) in Light of Prophet (S) Sayings

The 12th Imam - co-name and co-filial appellation of the prophet of Allah (SAWW) - Hazrat Mahdi bin Hassan bin Ali bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Moosa bin Ja’far bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Al Hussain bin Ali bin Abi Talib bin Abdil Muttalib (peace of Allah be upon them) His mother’s name – Hazrat Narjis (AS) her real name was Maleekah binte Yashuayi bin Qaisar of Rome Imam Mahdi (ATF)’s age at the time of Imam Hassan Askari (AS)’s martyrdom – five years

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Imam Al-Mahdi: The Awaited Hope for Humanity

Imam Al-Mahdi: The Awaited Hope for Humanity

The belief in the Mahdi is not only an essential doctrine deep-rooted in Islamic faith but rather it is an embodiment of human nature regardless of one’s religious affiliations. For it is the universal desire of humans as a whole to try to achieve or at least witness the realisation of the ultimate objective of their existence, through which they will achieve perfection and social happiness in their entirety. Therefore by reason of inner necessity and inspiration, humans will see a day when society will be replete with justice.

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The Future in the Quranic View

The Future in the Quranic View

As you may know, Islam, like all other religions, portrays an optimistic picture of the future. This portrayal has been done in the manner most beautiful in the Holy Quran. Therefore, right in the beginning of creation, it is stated that the first creature on earth would be Allah's Caliph; it was the wish of Allah to appoint His caliph on the earth.

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Remembrance of The Beloved

Remembrance of The Beloved

This he said at the time when he himself bore the responsibility of explaining and interpreting the commandments and doctrines and he acquainted the Muslims with different levels from various angles of religion. However, he entrusted the task of interpretation and explanation of diverse religious matters to his successors after him and named them the other weighty thing (ثقل) on par with the Qur'an.

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Imam Mahdi's Reappearance Day and Year

Imam Mahdi's Reappearance Day and Year

Abu Basir has narrated from Sadiq Aal-e­-Muhammad as such: "Mahdi shall not emerge but in the odd year i.e. the first, third, fifth, seventh or ninth year."

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Imam Mahdi, The Herald of Divine Justice

Imam Mahdi, The Herald of Divine Justice

Sha'ban 15, which coincides with Aug.7.2009, is the birth anniversary of the Promised one, the only Real Savior of all mankinds, the only Hope in this depressed age, the 12th infallible Imam of the household of Prophet Mohammad (p.b.u.h), Imam Mahdi (a.s) whose followers look forward to his Reappearance day and night.

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Birthday of Imam al-Mahdi (AS)

Birthday of Imam al-Mahdi (AS)

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)

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