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The title of Imam Mahdi "Al-Qa’im" (The Riser): Part 3

Now, contemplate; how can this tradition””whose narrator is the champion of fabrication””be relied upon in opposition to those firm fundamentals and hundreds of reliable traditions?As for the reason for employing the title "Al-Qa’im" for the Imam of the Age (may Allah hasten his return): "Al-Qa’im" means "the one who rises." The Imam shall rise against political conditions and religious and social deviations ...

The title of Imam Mahdi "Al-Qa’im" (The Riser): Part 2

The fact that Imamate is a Divine covenant and Allah specifies it has been argued by rational and Qur’anic proofs and the consecutively-narrated sunnat. ‘Allamah Hilli has established one thousand proofs of this issue in Alfain, and in fact this issue has its roots in the unity of Allah, and like the principle of Divine Unity, it comprises unity of rulership and authority over creation:لَهُ الْحُكْمُ وَلَهُ ...

Respect for the Mosque

It should be remembered that Allah has termed the Mosques as his homes. Therefore, they are places where people can seek nearness to Allah. Otherwise, Allah is not restricted to any home or place. In comparison with other places, the mosque has more Favor and Blessings of Allah. Therefore it is better to offer the mandatory prayers in a mosque, preferably with a congregation. Similarly giving the Zakat (Religious Tax) in public is preferable. ...

The characteristics of the companions of Mahdi (PBUH)

At the end of this section, we will name some of the characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) companions extracted from the Ahadith:In comparison with the 16th and 17th century, people tend to reach unity in today’s world due to human and Islamic knowledge and communications. They have the readiness to say the same, recognize the same and react in the same manner. Perhaps these communications have led us to Globalization (established ...

Importance of Imamate and the Status of Imam (a.s.)

Imamat is a matter of great merit. In fact no other issue in Islam is more significant than the subject of Imamat. Its importance lies in the fact that it’s the only reliable means to reach to the true recognition of Allah. It is only through Imamat that one can obtain the true recognition of Allah and comprehend the manner of worshipping Him. If anyone adopts some means of worshipping Allah other than the one suggested by the Imams (a.s), ...

Imam of the Time in the Words of Imam Ali (PBUH)

As the successor of the Prophet (PBUH), Imam Ali informs people of an absent Imam from among his descendents who will make world full of justice and remove injustice.How beautiful it is to combine the event of Ghadir with the words of Imam Ali on his grandson Mahdi.1. ForgivingHe is so forgiving2. ShelterHe is a strong shelter3. Ideal of the good-doersWhoever comprehends him will find him a glorious light which is an ideal for good-doer 4. ...

Mahdi (PBUH), Ten Revolutions in One Revolution

IntroductionThe report card of all the schools of thought through out the history reveals many weak points. The majority of them concentrated on one aspect, but ignored other important aspects of humanity. All these ideologies were “self-centered”, meaning that they considered themselves as the central ideology and others (rest of mankind) as the surrounds, and most important of all, they had great claims; however, they made a poor ...

Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 1)

Chapter al-Qadr (97) of the Holy Qu’ran is a short chapter containing five verses in which Allah (swt) promises a night during which the angels descend with God’s command. In this paper, we will discuss some aspects of this blessed night and the relationship of these verses to the Imam of our Time (A.S).Chapter al-Qadrإِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا ...

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 ...