Hazrat Imam Mahdi (as) bears the special characteristics and more from the previous prophets. He is the embodiment of their virtues and qualities. He carries their signs and is the inheritor of all that they stood for and what was revealed upon them. The following article mentions the similarity between Hazrat Nuh (as) and Imam Mahdi (as). (more…)
The long life of Imam Mahdi (as) has long been a topic of contention with skeptics rejecting the belief in Imam Mahdi (as) on this account. While the birth of Imam Mahdi (as) in 255 AH is established through historical and traditional sources, skeptics argue that it is not possible for an individual to live for so long. (more…)
Traditions from Aimmah (as) prophesied that Imam Mahdi (as) will enjoy a long life, similar to Hazrat Nuh (as). They explained why some prophets were granted a long life only so that people should not harbour a doubt regarding the longevity of Imam Mahdi (as). (more…)
The Shiite point of view of a living Imam, Imam Mahdi (as) is not something that is hard to believe if one believes in Allah and His Book, the Qur’an. Indeed, the Shiah aggressively assert that the concept of the Mahdi (as) and his being alive does not violate the Quran in any way, shape, or form. (more…)
While discussing the long life of Imam Mahdi (as), it is important to establish that a person can have a long life, if Allah so desires. Allah the Almighty knew that people would doubt the long life of his Proof, Imam Mahdi (as). Hence Allah kept many examples in the Quran for the same. (more…)
Once a person accepts that Imam Mahdi (as) was born on 15 Shabaan 255 AH, his mind starts doing mental calculations to determine his age. And that is when the questions start to crop up in one’s mind – How can Imam Mahdi (as) live for so long? Is is humanly possible for a person to have such a long life? Are there any examples in history?
These questions are valid and the answers to each of these questions and more are available through the Quran, traditions of Ahle Bayt (as), through history and even through science. What is required however is to approach the topic with an open mind – with the attitude that it is possible to have a long life. Now let us see how. (more…)