Who Is Mahdi

Names And Titles Of Imam Mahdi (as) – Part II

Titles of Imam Mahdi (as) in the Tafseer of Holy Quran

Holy Quran is one of the miracles of our noble prophet Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa (sawa). It is the book of Allah whose words were communicated from time to time through the Holy Prophet (sawa). Allah has not left anything unexplained in His book and none can claim: “Had so and so been explained in the Quran” because the creator of the universe has gathered all the knowledge and sciences in His eloquent Book. (more…)

Names And Titles Of Imam Mahdi (as) – Part I

Scholars of ethics and morals inform us that Allah likes that He should be called by His different names. The duas of Jawshan Kabeer and even Dua Mashlool are testimony to this fact. It is also the sunnah of Allah (swt) that He calls His loved ones by different titles. See how lovingly he refers to the Holy Prophet (sawa) in Quran – sometimes as Yaseen, or at time he refers to him as Ta-Ha. Some of the other titles by which the Holy Prophet (sawa) has been referred to in the Quran are Mudassir, Muzammil and sometimes he is called by his designation – Ya Ayyohal Rasool. (more…)

Imam Mahdi (as) And Hadithe Qudsi

The following tradition was narrated at the occasion of the birth of Imam Husain (as). It is Hadith Qudsi – which means that it is the word of Allah, but not a part of Quran. The tradition highlights that the discussion about Imam Mahdi (as) was done by Allah (swt) and He has emphasised the same for Holy Prophet (sawa) and the Prophet (sawa) to his followers. This tradition is also famous as ‘Hadithe Lauh’ (more…)

Belief in Imam Mahdi (as) – A Universal Belief

The concept of the Mahdi is the belief in the coming of a person from the family of the Holy Prophet of Islam (sawa) during the last era who will fill the earth with justice and equality just as it will be rife with injustice and oppression. The advent of this Mahdi will bring forth a golden era where mankind will experience an unprecedented period of justice, equality, security, progress and knowledge. (more…)

40 Traditions from Ahle Bayt (as) about Imam Mahdi (as)

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…)

Need of Recognition Of The Imam Of The Time

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…)

Who Is Imam Mahdi (as)?

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…)