The discussion about Imam Mahdi (as) is one of the most comprehensive discussions in Islam along with discussions on Tawheed, Imamate and Qiyamat. We find books upon books which have been written about every aspect of Imam Mahdi (as) – right from his lineage, events related to his birth, his long life, his occultation and also his re-appearance. Traditions outline clearly what are the characteristics of his companions, circumstances before and after his re-appearance and enumerate duties of people awaiting his re-appearance. (more…)
Our discussion on Imam Mahdi (as), his characteristics, his life and times cannot commence without first fully appreciating the need for recognition of the Divine Proof.
One who dies without recognising the Imam of the Time…
There are several verses, traditions and events which point to the need of correct recognition of the correct individual who will serve as a guide for our faith. The Holy Quran says in Surah Bani Israel, verse 71 that, “On that day, we will call forth every person with his Imam.” The Imam therefore becomes and important, rather a critical element of our success in the Hereafter. The verse clearly indicates that every person will be raised along with that leader who he chose in this world. Which makes it imperative that we recognise the true leader from Allah’s side and align ourselves with him. (more…)
Imam Mahdi (as) is the Twelfth Imam as per the belief of the Shiah Ithna Ashari (this is the sects of Islam that believes in the mastership of twelve Imams after the Holy Prophet of Islam (sawa)). He was born on 15th Shabaan 255 AH in Samarrah, Iraq to Imam Hasan Askari (as), the 11th Shiite Imam and Hazrat Narjis Khatoon (as). He is alive till today and in a state of occultation. Allah will cause him to re-appear whenever Allah wishes. After his re-appearance, he will fill the earth with justice and equality. Universal peace will prevail and the word of Allah will be completed.
The Belief of Imam Mahdi (as) in a Universal Belief
The belief in Imam Mahdi (as) is an Islamic belief and not one restricted to the Shiite community. (Read More). Rather it is universal belief which is espoused by Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Judaism.
A series of articles on this web site on the subject of Imam Mahdi (as) will establish the conditions, circumstances and the environment for the belief in Imam Mahdi (as). (more…)