Long Life of Imam Mahdi

Can Imam Mahdi (as) Live For More Than 1,100 Years?

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…)