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(11-17) facts about Imam Mahdi

{1001 facts about Imam Mahdi - No. 11-17}





The period of disappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH)

The life of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) can be divided into four periods: “the disappearance”, “the Minor Occultation”, “the Major Occultation” and “the period after the Reappearance”. The period of his disappearance started from his birth (255 A.H.) and lasted until the martyrdom of Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH) (260 A.H.).

Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH) was responsible for two important and sensitive duties: One was protecting his child from the harm of Abbasid Caliphs and the other was proving his existence and declaring his Imamate as the twelfth Imam. He fulfilled both of his responsibilities in the best way. However, due to severe security situation held by the Abbasids, only a few of Imam Hassan Askari’s (PBUH) helpers and sincere friends knew about the birth of Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

Mu’awiyah ibn Hakim, Mohammad ibn Uthman ‘Amari and Mohammad ibn Ayyub said: “We, forty of Shias, came to Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH). He showed us his child and said: “He is your Imam after me and my successor, obey him and do not go away from him that you be perished and your religion be ruined. Also, you should know that you won’t see him after this day.” ” (Kamal al-Din and Tamam al-Nimeh, p. 435)


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(11-16) Mahdavi Prayers and Salutations

{Mahdavi Prayers and Salutations - No. 11-16}



Al-Iftitah prayer

Among various prayers in the blessed month of Ramadan, we find some prayers concerning Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in which the request for the Reappearance of the Imam is mentioned. Since Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) request from us is to pray a lot for the Reappearance and Ramadan is the month of prayers’ approval, reciting this prayer is recommended for every night of this month.

Talking to Shias, Imam Mahdi (PBUH) wrote: “Recite this prayer every night of Ramadan because the angels listen to it and ask Allah to forgive the reciter of it.” (Al-Sahifa al-Mahdiya, part 5)

This prayer includes beautiful concepts and meanings, and especially provides us valuable information about Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and portrays a beautiful picture of the after the Reappearance world. How good it is to pay attention to its translation while reciting this prayer. This prayer is also presented in Mafatih al-Jinan.


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(11-16) The importance and the necessity to pray for the Reappearance

{The importance and the necessity to pray for the Reappearance - No. 11-16}



The one who does not pray for the Reappearance…

Talking about his child, Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH) said: “I swear by Allah that he’ll have a long absence in which no one is saved from perishing unless the one who Allah makes his belief firm in his (Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH)) Imamate and whom He makes succeed in praying for his Reappearance .” (Kamal al-Din and Tamam al-Nimeh, ch. 38)

In this bright words, perishing means deviating from the path of the Truth and the straight path of faith. According to the narrations, this perishing and deviance are extremely epidemic and severe during the Occultation, so much that one is faithful in the morning but loses his faith and becomes pagan at the night and vice versa. (Al-Ghayba al-Nu'mani, ch. 12)

Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH) has provided us with “praying for the Reappearance” as an effective method to get saved from this terrible chaos and described it as “the only way of salvation.”


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(11-17) Mahdavi Lifestyle

{Mahdavi Lifestyle - No. 11-17}



The importance of praying for the children

It’s favorable to pray for the children in addition to training them and being kind to them. One of the prayers which contains very beautiful concepts regarding this matter is the prayer no. 25 of al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya. Some of its verses are as the following:

 “Oh, God! Do me a favor and save my children and improve them and give me their benefit.”

 “Oh, God! Lengthen their lives and make them healthy and guide them towards the true religion and good character.”

 “Oh, God! Make them pious and insightful and loving and well disposed towards Your friends, and malicious and virulent towards Your enemies. ”

 “Oh, God! Make my name everlasting through them and make them my helper in [fulfilling] the wishes, make them affectionate so that they be loving towards me and obedient to me, not disobedient and disrespectful.”


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(11-20) The duties of the awaiting people

{The duties of the awaiting people - No. 11-20}



Recognizing the symptoms of the Reappearance 

Recognizing the symptoms of Imam Mahdi’s Reappearance is one of the important duties of the awaiting people during the occultation, especially those signs which our Imams have informed us about.

The book Mikyal-al-Makarim

Everyone is needed to pledge allegiance to Imam Mahdi after his Reappearance and this is impossible without having knowledge about the Reappearance.

Imam Sadiq says: "Five symptoms are inevitable before the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi which include: “Yamani, Sufiani, a loud cry from the Heavens, the murder of the pure soul, and the ground subsides in the area of Al-Bayda."

Kamal al-Din and Tamam al-Nimeh, chapter 57 

Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani says:

"Recognizing the symptoms of the Reappearance is obligatory."


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(11-16) The Reappearance Signs

{The Reappearance Signs - No. 11-16}



The time of the Rise of Yamani according to the Sunni narrations

There is an extreme disagreement among the Sunni narrations over the time of the Rise of Yamani:

1- Some believe the Rise of Yamani (Qahtani) is before the Reappearance.

2- Some believe it is concurrent with [the Reappearance] of Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

3- Some believe it is after Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) demise!

And even in some of the other narrations, Yamani is said to be Imam Mahdi himself (PBUH)!

( Tammol-i No Dar Neshane-haye Zohour (A New Reflection on the Reappearance Signs), p. 87-90)


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(11-20) Seeking the Savior in Different Religions

{Seeking the Savior in Different Religions - No. 11-20}



Intense conflicts between Jews

There is a great deal of common ground between Christians and Jews; that is their historical background

is the same; in fact, the Jewish greats are the Christian greats.

Matthew, chapter 15, verse 17

But is Jesus, the Promised Savior that is mentioned in the books of Isaiah, Zechariah and Daniel?

Some Jews believe that Jesus is the Messiah and Savior, but some of them rejected the idea, and because of that they tortured Jesus and his followers severely! In fact, Christ’s persecution was plotted by the

Jewish priests


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(11-17)Visiting Imam Mahdi and Its Stories

{Visiting Imam Mahdi and Its Stories - No. 11-17}



The healing of the paralytic

One of the noblemen had lost his two sons during the Shah's reign. His wife became paralyzed because of too much impatience. She lost her sight and almost her youth as well. In fact, she developed premature aging. She was going to be taken to Tehran in order to be cured. Her husband said: “I saw my wife is going to be taken the next morning and there was no one to take care of my children. I got worried. Supplicating Imam Mahdi (PBUH), I asked God: “Please do me a favor so Imam Mahdi (PBUH) helps us. You know our situation is upsetting...”

At the middle of the night, I saw the lights turned on and I heard some sounds. I wondered what has happened. I came downstairs. My little daughter came to me and said: “Dad! Mom is healed.” I went to see my wife and found her healthy. Her premature aging was reversed, she became young again and her sight was healed as well.” Then, the woman started telling the story herself:

 “I was sleeping by myself in the room. Suddenly, the room was lightened. The holy light of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) came to me and said: “Stand up, provided that you no more be impatient.” I stood up. He went out of the room and I followed him. Suddenly, I realized I’m healthy.”

The woman who had been paralyzed was completely healthy, she recaptured her sight and her youth as well. While we have such a master, it’s a shame not to pay attention to him and ironically, we are all neglectful.

 (Jahad ba Nafs (The Battle with Oneself); Ayatollah Mazaheri, p. 432)


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(11-20)The words of scholars

{The words of scholars - No. 11-20}


Critical need of the society for the concepts of Mahdism

Feeling of weakness is a dangerous feeling and a deadly poison for a nation. One of the blessings of 

believing in the concept of Mahdism is that the members of the society feel more confident, reassured and powerful.

Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader of Iran - 2005

How much have we done in promoting Mahdism (=of or related Imam Mahdi) teachings in the society?


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فضیلت انتظار

{هزار و یک نکته پیرامون امام زمان(عج) - شماره 22}


فضیلت انتظار


عبدالعظیم حسنی می گوید: امام جواد در حدیثی فرمودند: قائم ما همان مهدی است که در زمانِ غیبت باید در انتظارش بود... یکی از بهترین اعمال شیعیان، انتظار فرج است.*۱

امام علی(ع) فرمودند: کسی که در انتظار دولت ما باشد، مانند کسی است که در راه خدا به خونِ خویش بغلتد.*۲

امام رضا(ع) فرمودند: صبر و انتظار فرج چقدر خوب است. آیا نشنیدید که خدا در قرآن میفرماید: در انتظار باشید که من هم در انتظار خواهم بود؟ پس صبور باشید زیرا فرج بعد از ناامیدی خواهد رسید.*۳

(۱- اثبات الهداة ج۶؛ ۲و۳- کمال الدین ج۲)

توجه : همانطور که ائمه فرموده اند، انتظار بهترین عمل است و نَه بهترین حالت. انتظار یک عمل و حرکت است، به معنی نشستن و حرکت نکردن نیست...


عکس نوشته در ادامه مطلب 

  • يكشنبه ۲۲ مهر ۹۷
امام صادق(ع) میفرمایند:
هر کس خوشحال می شود و دوست دارد که در شمار یاران حضرت مهدی(عج) باشد، باید سه ویژگی داشته باشد: منتظر بودن، با وَرَع بودن، اخلاق بزرگوارانه داشتن.
(ورع یعنی دوری از گناه، تقوا داشتن و دوری از مکروهات و شُبَهات)