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The Major Occultation and Our Responsibilities

The Major Occultation and Our Responsibilities
The Major Occultation and Our Responsibilities The series of divine messengership that commenced from Hazrat Adam (a.s.) till the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.a.), was completed on the 28th Safar, 11 A.H. Thereafter, the chain of prophethood was replaced with that of Imamat that was openly announced in Ghadeer-e-Khumm. Where the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) handed over the Islamic Ummah to Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.), marking ...

The Era of Imam Mahdi vis a vis the new global order as espoused by the West : An understanding and analysis vis a vis dialectics of the the West

The Era of Imam Mahdi vis a vis the new global order as espoused by the West : An understanding and analysis vis a vis dialectics of the the West
The Era of Imam Mahdi vis a vis the new global order as espoused by the West : An understanding and analysis vis a vis dialectics of the the West   I. Introduction:In The Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Most Compassionate.As the collapse of the cold war, we have seen that a new world order has unfolded in the eyes of the West, however, as this world ored unfolds, the West has been in a dilemma on how to define the parameters of this order. ...

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 ...

What will happen to those who deny Imam Mahdi (AJ)?

What will happen to those who deny Imam Mahdi (AJ)?

It is narrated from Imam Mahdi (AJ) who said: There is no kinship between Allah (SWT) and any of God’s servants and every person is rewarded (by God) according to the measure of his/her deeds; whoever denies me (Imam Mahdi (AJ)) is not from us and his/her destiny will be like the destiny of the child (son) of Prophet Noah (AS) [1].

[1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 50, Page 227, Hadith 1, narrated from Ihtejaj.

How is it possible for an individual, however great he might be, to play such a decisive role in the world's future, when it is known that no individual can, by himself, make history?

How is it possible for an individual, however great he might be, to play such a decisive role in the world's future, when it is known that no individual can, by himself, make history?
To restructure the question one may implement a Nigerian proverb that states:A man cannot sit down alone to plan for prosperity.Thus it contradicts commonsense if one claims that he alone will be the designer and the executer of global prosperity.This question is based on a particular viewpoint about history, which explains historical development on the basis where man is only a secondary factor, whereas the main factor consists of the forces ...

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 ...

Imam al-Hadi(A.S.) in Samarra

Imam al-Hadi(A.S.) in Samarra
By: Baqir Shareef al-QurashiImam Ali al-Hadi (a.s.) lived most of his life in Surra Man Ra'a (Samarra'). The Abbasid government imposed on him house arrest. He was like a prisoner. The policemen and investigators of the Abbasids surrounded his house watching all his movements and everyone associating with him or carrying money to him. He suffered the severest political pressure during the reign of al-Mutawakkil, the Abbasid tyrant, who saved no ...

Why pray for Hazrat Vali - Asr

Why pray for Hazrat Vali - Asr
Why pray for Hazrat Vali - Asr Whenever supplications are made for the health and well-being of Hazrat Mahdi (A. S.) or charity is paid on his behalf then some people raise the question. 'It is because of his majestic self that the whole world is safe and secure, only because of his blissful presence this universe is thriving, then what does praying for him imply'? This whole Universe, earth and skies survive because of him, then why to give ...

III.- SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE WORLD TODAY

III.- SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE WORLD TODAY
III.- SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE WORLD TODAYHenri de Lubac asks himself what the high ambitions of this humanism have been reduced to. He asks himself what has become of man as conceived by this atheist humanism.And he responds:(5)“A being that can still hardly be called a being.A thing that has no content, a cell completely merged in a mass that is in process of “ becoming”.Social-and-historical man’, of which all that ...

Meanwhile, televangelists and other ‘new armies of God’ are passionate enough in freeing the genie of apocalyptic prophecies (e.g. Daniel 9, Ezekiel 38, Revelation 16:14-16) out of the bottle and wish for their governments to unleash trigger-happy dogs of

Meanwhile, televangelists and other ‘new armies of God’ are passionate enough in freeing the genie of apocalyptic prophecies (e.g. Daniel 9, Ezekiel 38, Revelation 16:14-16) out of the bottle and wish for their governments to unleash trigger-happy dogs of
Meanwhile, televangelists and other ‘new armies of God’ are passionate enough in freeing the genie of apocalyptic prophecies (e.g. Daniel 9, Ezekiel 38, Revelation 16:14-16) out of the bottle and wish for their governments to unleash trigger-happy dogs of war in the Middle East, thereby heralding the ‘coming of the Lord’. In a recently published book, titled “Beyond Iraq: The Next Move-Ancient Prophecy and Modern-Day Conspiracy ...

9th of Rabi'al Awwal; Beginning of Leadership of Imam Mehdi (ajtfs)

9th of Rabi'al Awwal; Beginning of Leadership of Imam Mehdi (ajtfs)
Celebrating Eid e Zehra (sa) & Beginning of Leadership of Imam Mehdi (ajtfs)   The 9th of Rabi'al Awwal (lunar month) marks a turning point in the history of the AhlulBayt (peace be upon them) and their followers.  This day, which is affectionately known as Eid-e-Zehra – in reference to the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (may the prayers of Allah be upon him and his family) – is a day of joy and happiness for the ...

Sayings of Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)

Sayings of Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)
Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Mohammad (same as the holy Messenger (S.A) Title(لقب): Mahdi(A.S) Byname((کن?ه: Abul Qasem Father's name: HasanAskari(A.S) Mother's name: Narjis (Khatoon) Place of birth: Samerrah(Iraq) Date of birth: 15th shaban 255A.H Period of Imamat: From 8th Rabiol Avval 260A.H Upto indefinite time. Representatives (Navvabeen):1.OsmanbinSaeed Roghani 2. Mohammad bin Osman ...

Horizentalization of Vertical eschatology as recipe for planetary survival

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 ...

Ahlul Bayt followers celebrate Imam Mahdi Birth Anniversary in Ohio, US

Ahlul Bayt followers celebrate Imam Mahdi Birth Anniversary in Ohio, US
Ahlul Bayt followers celebrated Imam Mahdi (AJ) birth anniversaries at al Muntadar Islamic Center in Middletown, Ohio State of America. April ...

The political dimension of religion in shiism-3

The political dimension of religion in shiism-3
IBN KHALDUN appreciated that: "In Politics, monarchy promotes the Good and the Dignity. The monarch is respectable to be God's deputy on earth. He is an intermediary between divinity and state and has the duty to rule the latter. He is highly regarded for his status to which origin stays in fanaticism. Monarchy is a necessity of collective life and requires legislation and order. If laws are elaborated by wise officials, the prevailing Politics ...

Duties of Shias towards Imam-e-Zamana (A.S.)

Duties of Shias towards Imam-e-Zamana (A.S.)

Who was his father, according to Sunni and Shi'ah views?

Who was his father, according to Sunni and Shi'ah views?
The Shi'ah, along with some Sunni scholars, believe that his father was Imam Al-'Askari (as) (d. 2260/874). There are approximately 31 Sunni scholars who confirm this reference, and the overwhelming majority of prophetic traditions about Al-Mahdi (as) state that the name of Al-Mahdi (as) is the same as the name of the Prophet Muhammad (saws). However, there exists a single Sunni report that has an additional phrase stating that his father's name ...

The best thing while expecting Imam Mahdi

The best thing while expecting Imam Mahdi
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Nature surrounds us. Knowledge and the vision of the world and its order and perfection are translated into a Messianic philosophy of the Divine, a culture which becomes history, order and law. Rationality, historicity of scientific knowledge, nature and

Nature surrounds us. Knowledge and the vision of the world and its order and perfection are translated into a Messianic philosophy of the Divine, a culture which becomes history, order and law. Rationality, historicity of scientific knowledge, nature and
Nature surrounds us. Knowledge and the vision of the world and its order and perfection are translated into a Messianic philosophy of the Divine, a culture which becomes history, order and law. Rationality, historicity of scientific knowledge, nature and experience, nature and human ratio, science and ethics, science and its language, dialogue and mutual understanding, coexistence and love.As a global insight and from this perspective, Nature ...

The Signs of Mahdi's Appearance

The Signs of Mahdi's Appearance
Engineer Madani: How reliable are the signs of the appearance of the Mahdi?Mr. Hoshyar: There are numerous signs of the appearance of the Master of the Command (may God hasten deliverance through him!) mentioned in the books on hadith. We cannot undertake to discuss each one of them because we do not have that much time. It will require several sessions to cover even the most important of these. Nevertheless, some observations are in order, ...