Who Is Mahdi

40+ Distinctive Characteristics of Imam Mahdi (as)

Allah the Most High has blessed the Imam of the time, Imam Mahdi (as), with innumerable noble traits and distinctive characteristics. This shows the special position held by the Imam (as) near Allah, the Almighty. It is not even possible to list all of these attributes. Some of these are mentioned below. (more…)

Ahle Bayt (as) informed about Imam Mahdi (as)

Traditions are available from every infallible about the presence and the existence of Imam Mahdi (as). These context of traditions extend beyond just his birth and include aspects regarding his reappearance, his occultation and even cover the events after his reappearance. Here are some traditions. (more…)

Deep Connection of Imam Husayn (as) and Imam Mahdi (as)

There’s a strong connection between the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as) and the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as). The cries of help raised by Imam Husayn (as) on the day of Ashura did not die in Karbala itself. Rather it reverberated with greater intensity with the passage of time. Those who were not present in this physical world but were yet to come too had said labbaik on hearing his (as) plea. (more…)

An Introduction to Imam Mahdi (as)

A Short Biography of Imam Mahdi (as)

Hazrat Imam Mahdi (as) is the twelfth and last of the chain of the Purified Imams (as) and the divine successors. He was born at the time of dawn, on Friday the 15th of Shabaan 255 AH in the city of Samarrah. (Kamaluddin volume 2, pages 424, 428, 433)

His respected father is Imam Hasan al-Askari (as). His beloved mother is Janab al-Narjis Khatoon (sa). She was the descendant of the Caesar of Rome from her father’s side and from her mother’s side, she had descended from Hazrat Shamoon, the vicegerent of Hazrat Isa (as). (Kamaluddin volume 2 pages 420, 424)

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The Earth Will Never Be Devoid of A Divine Proof

Traditions from Imams (as) are crystal clear that at any point in time, there will always be a Hujjat (proof) of Allah upon this earth for His creatures. These traditions indicate that even today there is one person, who from the side of Allah, is a proof upon His creatures and that he resides on this earth itself. That person is Imam Mahdi (as). (more…)

The Belief in Imam Mahdi (as) Was Ingrained in People

The belief in Imam Mahdi (as) and the concept of Imam Mahdi (as) that a person would come from the progeny of the Holy Prophet (sawa) and establish justice and equity on this earth ingrained in people. This was due to the large number of discussions regarding the Mahdi which was continuously done right from Holy Prophet (sawa) and all Aimmah (as). So much so that in almost every age, the Aimmah (as) were asked if they were the promised Mahdi who would establish justice. The following traditions are sufficient to establish this point.

An important conclusion to derive from these traditions – the similarity of concept and style of questioning is that the belief in Imam Mahdi (as) is a true Islamic belief and not one limited to Shiahs alone. In fact one can extend the argument and say that the belief in an Awaited Saviour is a universal belief and not one restricted to Islam. (more…)