Tag: <span>Reappearance</span>

40+ Distinctive Characteristics of Imam Mahdi (as)

Allah the Most High has blessed the Imam of the time, Imam Mahdi (as), with innumerable noble traits and distinctive characteristics. This shows the special position held by the Imam (as) near Allah, the Almighty. It is not even possible to list all of these attributes. Some of these are mentioned below. (more…)

Doctrine of Belief in Imam Mahdi (as) – Book of Isbatur Rajat

Even before the birth of Hazrat Mahdi (as), eminent scholars and companions of the Imams (as) compiled several books of traditions about glad tidings concerning reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as).

It is lamentable that most of these books were lost due to the contingencies of time and were unable to reach us thereby becoming extinct. The books that have reached us, due to grace of Allah upon us, include a book authored by a noble and eminent companion of Imam (as), Fazl bin Shazan-e-Nishapuri titled Isbatur Rajat’. (more…)

Obey Mahdi, The Caliph of Allah

Holy Prophet (sawa) said, “Surely the Khulafa, successors and Hujjatullah (proofs of Allah) upon the creation after me are 12, the first of whom is my brother and the last one is my son. It was asked: O prophet of Allah (sawa), who is your brother? He replied, Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Then it was asked, who is your son? The Holy Prophet (sawa) replied, It is Mahdi who will fill the earth with equity and justice as it will be filled with injustice and tyranny.” (Faraedus Simtain, tradition 562) (more…)

Mahdi is from the Ahlul Bayt (as)

The Prophet (sawa) said, Even if the entire duration of the world’s existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left (before the day of judgment), Allah will expand that day to such a length of time, as to accommodate the kingdom of a person from my Ahle Bayt who will be called by my name. He will fill out the earth with peace and justice as it will have been full of injustice and tyranny (by then). (more…)

Mahdi Is From My Progeny – Holy Prophet of Islam (sawa)

There is a rich treasure of several thousands of traditions about the Mahdi which can be found in both Shiite and Sunni books of reference. Of these, there are several traditions which highlight that the Mahdi is from the progeny of the Holy Prophet of Islam (sawa), is from the lineage of Fatemah, the daughter of the Holy Prophet (sawa) and from the Ahlul Bayt (as), the household of the Prophet of Islam (sawa). (more…)

Mahdi in Sihah Sitta – Part III

The belief in Imam Mahdi (as) has been a topic of debate since the very inception of Islam. Some of the Islamic scholars deny the existence of Imam Mahdi (as) in its entirety. They assert that it is an idea fabricated by the Shiahs which has no origin either in Quran or in traditions from the Holy Prophet (sawa) and is an unfounded belief. On this site, we have put up several articles which highlight that the belief in Imam Mahdi (as) is death in the Quran through a wide range of topics. In this article we shall try to prove the holy existence of Imam Mahdi (as) from traditions – exclusively from Sihah Sitta. (more…)

Mahdi In Sihah Sitta – Part I

Both the Shiites and those from the Ahle Sunnah are unanimous that Imam Mahdi (as) shall appear. The writers of Sihah Sittah – the most authentic books of the Ahle Sunnah also quote some traditions about the certainty of Mahdi’s uprising. (more…)

Ghaybat is a Period of Ordeal and Examination

The present era, in which we are living, is known as Ghaybate’ Kubra (major occultation). It is a period when there is no special representative of Imam Mahdi (as) through whom we can contact him or correspond with him (as). This era will continue till as long as Allah wishes and Imam Mahdi (as) does not reappear. When he (as) does reappear, people will be blessed with the opportunity to meet him in person and also recognise him (as). They will get the good fortune of presenting themselves in his honourable presence. Thus, till Imam (as) does not reappear and remains in occultation, we will be deprived of numerous priceless blessings. Among the most important characteristics of the major occultation is that it is the era of ordeal and tribulation. (more…)

Ghaybat In The Words of Ahle Bayt (as) – Part II

The concept of Ghaybat has been discussed extensively in traditions. Right from its concept to preparation and duties of Shiahs in this period. Readers will also note that the beauty of these narrations lies in the uniformity of thought and words of the Ahle Bayt (as). These traditions are reported right from Holy Prophet (sawa) which is from about 1 AH to Imam Hasan Askari (as) which is up to 260 AH. Yet there is no contradiction in these traditions which leads us to believe in the veracity of these traditions without a shadow of doubt. (more…)