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IMAM AL-MAHDI(ATFS) – HIS EXISTENCE, OCCULTATION AND RETURN

IMAM AL-MAHDI(ATFS) – HIS EXISTENCE, OCCULTATION AND RETURN

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

If there remained but a day of this world, Allah would lengthen that day until a man from my descendents emerges to fill it with justice and equity as it was previously filled with tyranny and oppression.’ – The Prophet (pbuh&hp)

For more than a millennium, the Muslims have eagerly awaited the Mahdi, a righteous descendant of the Prophet who will lead the Ummah during the End Times.

According to the teachings of the Prophet(saaw) and his Household(as), the Mahdi – the twelfth and final Imam – was born on the 15th of Sha’ban 255 AH. Following the death of his father in 260 AH he has been in a state of Occultation (ghaybah) that continues down to the present day.

• The Mahdi [aj] in Shi’ism and Sunnism

• Who is the Mahdi and how do we know he exists?

• History of the Lesser Occultation and the Four Deputies.

• Why did he go into hiding and how can an Imam be hidden from the world?

• The signs that will herald his return

• How can we know a true claimant from a false one?

• What will he do when he comes back? What will his government be like?

• What is the meaning of intizar (awaiting)? And what does it mean in practice?

‘He who dies without knowing the Imam of his time dies the death of ignorance.’ – The Prophet (pbuh&hp)

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The following Books Might be Useful!

Kamaaluddin wa Tamaamun Ni’ma Vol. 2

Now it is about 12 centuries passed from Imam Mahdi's hidden life, and the bothering time of his hidden life will continue up to his reappearance. According to imam Ridha (as), Imam's reappearance will be extended to the day of Doom, no one knows this but God, it is hard to people and it will happen suddenly. Therefore, any investigation to find the exact time of his reappearance is fruitless and our duty is to wait. The meaning of "waiting for" is to desire his reappearance desperately and looking forward to his reappearance; this waiting results from faith and it is rewarded.

Kamaaluddin wa Tamaamun Ni’ma Vol. 1

Now it is about 12 centuries passed from Imam Mahdi's hidden life, and the bothering time of his hidden life will continue up to his reappearance. According to imam Ridha (as), Imam's reappearance will be extended to the day of Doom, no one knows this but God, it is hard to people and it will happen suddenly. Therefore, any investigation to find the exact time of his reappearance is fruitless and our duty is to wait. The meaning of "waiting for" is to desire his reappearance desperately and looking forward to his reappearance; this waiting results from faith and it is rewarded.

The Blessed Birth of Imam Mahdi

A very perceptive view on the blessings of Allah SWT and the circumstances to the marriage of Imam Mahdi's parents Imam Hassan a.s.and Narjis Khatoon, the daughter of a Roman emperor, Imam's birth, and his early days.

Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qai’m vol. 2

by Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Musawi al-Ishfahani

This text titled "Mikyalul Makarim" authored by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani is a two-part book about the perfection of morals among the benefits of praying for our 12th Living Imam (aj). The first part addresses the recognition of the Imam and the rational proofs discussed. Among other topics, the second part of the book discusses the times and conditions emphasized for supplicating.

Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qai’m vol. 1

by Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Musawi al-Ishfahani

This text titled "Mikyalul Makarim" authored by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani is a two-part book about the perfection of morals among the benefits of praying for our 12th Living Imam (aj). The first part addresses the recognition of the Imam and the rational proofs discussed. Among other topics, the second part of the book discusses the times and conditions emphasized for supplicating.

Manner of Awaiting

by Ali Akbar Talaafi

"Manner of Awaiting" is a small collection of people's responsibilities which are gathered to remind us of our duties while waiting for the reappearance of the Hidden Imam, Imam al-Hujja, al-Qa’im, Imam Mahdi (aj)

In Pursuance Of The Sun

by Sayed Jamaluddin Hejazi

In Pursuance Of The Sun
Sayed Jamaluddin Hejazi

A brief account on how Nargis (r.a.) travelled to find imam Askari (as), her origins, her captivity, their encounter, their marriage and the blessed birth of Imam Mahdi (aj) The Imam of our Time, may Alat Ta’ala hasten his reappearance

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Imam Al Mahdi, The Twelfth Khalifah In The Sahih Sunni Ahadith

by Toyib Olawuyi

Who is the Mahdi of Islam? According to both Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, the "guided one" will rise during the end times to conquer all nations. With Jesus Christ, he will bring an end to aggression and injustice, and will establish the Kingdom of God on earth. However, Sunnis and Shi'is disagree about the identity of the Mahdi. According to Shi'is, the Mahdi - an extraordinary human being who will perform extraordinary miracles - is Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Husayni.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

A valuable story !

There was an grocer (Attar) who loved to meet Imam Zaman (atfs) and missed him so much. One day two people came to his grocery store to buy some cedar and camphor for someone who had died. Attar realized that the behavior of the two men was strange and they were different people which have never been seen in the city. Therefore he asked them: Who are you? We are passengers, they responded. Attar asked them to say their names and insisted on it. They explained that they have been assigned by Imam (atfs) to buy cedar and camphor from his store for one of the servant of God.

With a lot of insistence he wanted them to take him near Imam (atfs)’s tent and if Imam (atfs) allowed him to enter then he would enter the tent.

They accepted and on the way to the tent they saw a sea. The Companions of Imam taught Attar a Zikr and asked him to close his eyes and pass the water by walking on it.

As they were passing the water suddenly a lightning happened and it started to rain. Attar thought that all his soaps are on roof and will be solved in the rain. When the thought came to his mind he suddenly immersed in the water. Imam’s companions were awarded of this accident and when they arrived the tent they told Attar: we need to ask him if he allows you in. Attar said: It is not necessary to ask, I heard by myself that Imam said: send him back; he depends to some soap.

Dar ul-Salaam Iraqi , P.172.

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All the Infallibles (a.s.) Have informed About Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

Janab-e-Fatema Zahra (s.a.)
Janabe Fatema Zahra (s.a.) told Imam Husain (a.s.),

'When you were born Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) came to me, took you in his arms and said: 'O Fatema! Take your Husain and know that he is the father of nine Imams (a.s.) and the infallible Imams (a.s.) will be born from his progeny, the ninth of whom will be the 'Qa'm'
(Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 2, pg. 552)

Three more traditions in this regard have been narrated from her (a.s.)

Imam Hasan b. Ali (a.s.)
Imam (a.s.) said,

'The number of Imams (a.s.) after the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) are twelve, of which nine will be from the progeny of my brother Husain and the Mahdi of the nation will also be from among them.'
(Ibid, pg. 555)

Four more traditions in this context have been narrated from him (a.s.).

Imam Husain b. Ali (a.s.)
Imam (a.s.) said,

'Twelve Imams are from us. The first is Ali b. Abi Talib (a.s.) and the last will be my ninth son, and he is 'Qa'im' with the truth. Allah, The Blessed and the High, through his Holy existence will give life to the dead earth and the true religion will be victorious over all other religions, even if the polytheists are averse. The Mahdi will be away from the eyes of the people for a period of time. During his occultation, a group of people will deviate, while others will remain steadfast, due to which they will be involved in fear, afflictions and grief. They will be taunted with questions like - If your belief is true, when will your promised Imam reappear? But know that whoever during the period of occultation will bear the torments and false accusations about him (a.s.) he is like the person who has accompanied the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) in battle.'
(Beharul Anwar, vol 51, pg. 133, Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 2, pg. 333, 399)

Thirteen more similar traditions in this regard have been narrated from him (a.s.)

Imam Ali b. Husain (a.s.)
Imam (a.s.) prophesied,

'The birth of our Qaim will be hidden from the people in such a way that people will say that he is not yet born. The reason behind his hidden birth is that when he will begin his revolution there will not be anyone's allegiance (bay'at) upon him.'
(Beharul Anwar, vol 51, pg. 135)

Ten more traditions in this regard have been narrated from him (a.s.)

Imam (a.s.) said to Abaan b. Taghlib (r.a.),

'I swear by Allah, Imamat is that position which has reached us from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.). After the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) the Imams (a.s.) are twelve in number of which nine are from the progeny of Imam Husain (a.s.). Mahdi will be from us and he will protect the religion in the last days.'
(Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 2, pg. 559)

Sixty-two more similar traditions in this regard have been narrated from him (a.s.)

He (a.s.) said,

'The person who believes in all the Imams (a.s.) but denies the existence of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is like the one who believes in all the past Prophets (a.s.) but denies the Prophethood of Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.). He (a.s.) was asked, 'From whose progeny will Mahdi arise?' He (a.s.) replied, 'He will be the fifth son of the seventh Imam (Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.)). But he will be concealed and it is not permitted for you to take his name.'
(Beharul Anwar, vol 51, pg. 143, Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 6, pg. 404)

One hundred and twenty three more traditions in this regard have been narrated from him (a.s.)

On the basis of these traditions some of the past scholars do not permit to take Imam's (a.t.f.s.) name and instead, read & wrote ' Arabic '.

Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.)
In his reply to the question of Yunus b. Abdir Rahman - 'Are you Qaem?' Imam (a.s.) replied,

'Yes I am Qaim with the truth, but that Qaim who will free the earth from Allah's enemies and fill the earth with justice and equality is my fifth son. Since he will fear for his life, he will be in long occultation. In occultation, a group of people will deviate from religion. But some others will remain firm in their belief.' Then Imam (a.s.) said, 'What should I say about the Shias who during the occultation will withhold our Wilayat and will be firm on our friendship and will bear enmity with our enemies. They are from us and we are from them. They are satisfied with our Imamat and we will be pleased with them. Then what can I say about them? By Allah, in Paradise they will enjoy our grades.'
(Beharul Anwar, vol 51, pg. 115, Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 6, pg. 417)

Five more traditions in this context have been narrated from him (a.s.)

Imam Ali Reza (a.s.)
In reply to the question of Rayyan b. Salt 'Are you Sahebul Amr?' Imam (a.s.) said,

'Yes I am Sahebul Amr (Master of the Affair), but not that Sahebul Amr who will fill the earth with justice and equity. The promised Qaim is he who will look like a youth even in old age, when he will reappear and he will be so powerful that if he extends his hand towards the largest tree, he will uproot it. If he shouts from between the mountains, the hardest of rocks will crumble to pieces. He will have the staff of Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) and the ring of Hazrat Sulaiman (a.s.). He will be my fourth son. When Allah the Almighty will wish, he will disappear from the eyes of the people. Then Allah will make him reappear and through him He will fill the earth with justice and equality like it would be filled with injustice and inequality.'
(Beharul Anwar, vol 52, pg. 322, Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 6, pg. 419)

Eighteen more similar traditions have been narrated from him (a.s.)

Imam (a.s.) disclosed to Abdul Azim Hasani,

'Our Qaim is that promised Mahdi whose intezar (awaiting) will be obligatory during his occultation and his obedience will be obligatory during his reappearance. He will be my third son.' 'I swear by Allah who sent Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) as a Prophet and selected us for Imamat, even if one day is left for the world to end, Allah will prolong it so much that the Mahdi will reappear. He will fill the earth with justice and equality like it will be filled with injustice and oppression. Allah will change his affair (reappearance) in one night, just like He transformed the affair of His Prophet - Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) in one night. Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) had gone to get some firewood for his wife and returned with the position of Prophethood. Then Imam (a.s.) declared, 'Awaiting for the reappearance is the best action of our Shias.'
(Beharul Anwar, vol 51, pg. 151, Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 6, pg. 420)

Five more traditions in this regard have been narrated from him (a.s.)

Imam Ali Naqi (a.s.)
He (a.s.) said,

'After me, my son Hasan will be Imam and after Hasan his son Qaim will be Imam whose justice will encompass the entire world.'
(Ithbaatul Huda at, vol 6, pg. 275)

Five more similar traditions have been narrated from him (a.s.)

Source:

http://www.almuntazar.com/?section=Course&source=70&article=51

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In His name

The belief in an ideal future (in which justice and equity would reign in place of the present injustice and oppression, and which would be ushered in through divine power) is not just an Islamic dogma; it is a natural instinct ingrained in human soul and mind by the Creator. That is why this belief is shared by all religions; it is a common heritage of all who believe in a Creator. The Hindus are awaiting their 10th Avatar (Kalki) to begin the Satya Yuga (era of truth)(1); the Zoroastrians hope for the coming of Saoshyant and the rule of Ahura Mazda(2); the Jews are still waiting for the Messiah, and the Christians look forward to his second coming. Not only the followers of religion, even the pagan Greeks longed for a Utopia, and the confirmed atheists, i.e. the communists, piously teach that a time would come when complete equality and equity would reign on the earth, and the society would be cleansed of oppression and tyranny.
The universal acceptance of this idea and ideal shows that it is a divinely-inspired goal which the humanity is irresistibly proceeding to. What the Islam and the Prophet (PBUH&HP) did was to give us the good news that that era was near at hand, that the awaited divine rule was to be established not in some unknown generation, but specifically by his 12th successor. According to Shiites, that successor was born in the year 256 A.H. in Samarra, Iraq. By this birth, hope culminated into fulfillment, the future became present, the unseen materialized into the seen, and the universal aspiration of a golden age was personified in al-Mahdi, turning the prophecies into a fact.
As such, Shiites believe that he is alive now, yet hidden from the eyes of people, and would reappear whenever Allah wills. It is not that he will be born later, or that he was born and died in the past. The savior in the Hindu, the Jewish, or the Christians religions are not necessarily a present fact; they are generally just an idea. But for Shiites, “al-Mahdi” is not an idea; he is a fact, a reality, a living authority, always in readiness to come out to judge between the oppressor and the oppressed.
Based on Shia teachings, the best deed is to “wait” for the release from adversity (i.e. reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi). Shiites are therefore constantly hoping for the joy and happiness, personified in al-Mahdi, the Imam whom they believe is alive at this very time, and who himself is awaiting the command of Allah to reappear, so that he may strengthen the weak, and judge the oppressors. However, he is hidden from the eyes of people and has not submitted to any unjust ruler, and therefore, he will reappear without having paid allegiance to any oppressor. In fact, besides other characteristics that he possesses, his existence and his whole life is a personification of this "rejection of injustice". Those who believe in him know that they too have to remain steadfast in face of oppression and tyranny; they too have to remain unbending before injustice and inequity.
Nevertheless, according to the Shiites, the responsibility of “al-Mahdi” is not just spreading justice and equity in the world at the end of time, rather he is the successor and remainder of Allah on the earth, and the medium for the bounty of Allah on his creation; he is responsible for guiding mankind, and everyone benefits from his guidance(3). This feeling which may be experienced but not described, creates a spiritual relationship between al-Mahdi and his followers, a psychological rapport between the leader and the masses.
It creates hope in place of despair; it replaces weakness, defeatism and grief with strength, confidence and joy. It gives one the courage to stand up before the tyrants instead of bowing one's head before them in submission. A community which eagerly looks forward to a great future, and whose members are advised to always keep their swords ready and within reach - in order that they could rush to their Imam, at whatever time the call came – can never despair of the calamities, because they believe that the future is for the righteous people.

With Duas!

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Salamun Alaikum O Promise of Allah, Sun of Darkness, The Interpreter of the Book of Allah, LABBAIK!!
How are You Sahib (AF).

Mawla we need to be making thorough preparations to receiving You , We need that energy , that United Love, that Selfless Passion. Had we such qualities in us today then the increased number of Muslims being killed each day would have never taken place. The enemy has kept us busy, busy with such a schedule that ends in nothing but wasting time, yes Mawla we are too busy wasting our precious time , wasting our knowledge by not taking no action with it , wasting our actions by committing them without sincerity , wasting our wealth by using it on those things that will bring no Ajr (reward) from our Lord , wasting our services to those that do not take us closer to You. Our Dhikr of Allah (SWT) does not affect our hearts, what kind of preparations are we in ? Mawla for the sake of Your pious mother Bibi NarjisKhatoon spark us , Help us in saying Labbaik to Your Call which is the Call of Kerbala and present to us a wholesome life . We've had our share of misery in this fast developing materialistic life ,don't wish to be any longer drowning in it and have realized that it's no longer promising . May the Almighty hasten Your Reappearance at the same time giving us the ability to be serious Muntazirs. AMEEN!

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The Holy Prophet [PBUH&HP] said:

"Happiness is for the one who will attend the Qaim of my Ahlul Bayt (Imam Mahdi) and will follow him before his rise. This person will love his (Qaim's) lovers and hate his enemies, and will accept the leadership of the Imams from before his advent. These ones are my friends, and are the most sincere members of my Ummah whom I honour very much."

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 12

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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Quran and Etrat Internet University congratulates all lovers and those waiting for Imam Hujjat Ibn al-Hassan al-Askari(PBUT), upon the 15th of Sha'ban, the birthday anniversary of the Imam of humankind and their hope, the Imam of our time, the link between the heavens and the earth.

The Fruit of the Tree of Monotheism

Sometimes there are some amusing questions, which make us not resting until finding their answers. Some of these questions are: Why Imamate is so important to Shia? Is belief in the absent Imam so important? Is Imamate a major principle of our beliefs or a minor one?

Finding the answers to these questions needs reflection, and of course is rooted in a correct and deep theology. If someone knows Allah (SWT) well, i.e. knows he has a God, he should logically submit to Him. In fact, a theist is one who has reached the level of submission, and has accepted Allah (SWT) as his Lord.

Such person must also submit to the gates of Allah (SWT) (the only ways to recognize Allah’s (SWT) orders), namely Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and the Imams (PBUT). Indeed, he has to believe in them and the status in which Allah (SWT) has placed them so that his monotheism would be acceptable. In other words, believing in the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and Imamate of the Imams (PBUT) are inevitable results of believing in Allah’s (SWT) Divinity. As it is narrated in some Hadiths, accepting the Ahl al-Bayt’s Wilayah is a prerequisite for Monotheism: “The believers in Allah (SWT) and His worshippers are only those who know Allah (SWT) and the Imams from us, the Ahl al-Bayt; by Allah those who do not know Allah and do not know us, the Ahl al-Bayt, have recognized someone other than Allah (SWT), and worshipped someone other than Him in a devious way.”(1)

We can clearly conclude from these Hadiths and similar ones that in Shiism, a monotheist is one who believes in Allah (SWT), Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP), and the Imams (PBUT), and is among the believers in Wilayah. Knowing the Imam is the fruit of the tree of Monotheism. In fact, Monotheism is recognized through Imamate, as every tree is recognized by its fruit. Monotheism will not be fruitful unless it leads into believing in the Imams; otherwise, it would not be a true Monotheism.

Therefore, knowing the Imam of time is not only a prerequisite for knowing Allah (SWT), but also the sole sign of it. In fact, it is the only sign by which a Monotheist could be differentiated from a disbeliever. If some other signs for Monotheism have been mentioned in the Hadiths of the Ahl al-Bayt (PBUT), they are considered as branches of this principle. The fundamental principle of the religion is the Wilayah of the fourteen infallibles (PBUT). This principle is also firmed in the field of knowing Allah (SWT); this is to the extent that when someone asked Imam Hussain (PBUH) about the meaning of knowing Allah (SWT), Imam (PBUH) replied: “Knowing Allah (SWT) is knowing the Imam of each time, whose obedience is mandatory for people.”

In fact, since Monotheism is not recognized and achieved without knowing the Imam of the time, Imam Hussain (PBUH) interpreted Monotheism as knowing the Imam of the time. As such, knowing the Imams, meaning believing in them, is an inseparable component of Monotheism. If someone’s Monotheism does not result in knowing the Imams, he could not be recognized as a Monotheist.

Shiites and Sunnis have both narrated this Hadith from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) that, “Whoever dies while he does not know the Imam of his time has died as if he has lived in ignorant era.”(3) The Prophet has explicitly stated that those who do not know the Imam of their time have not survived from ignorance and polytheism.

Therefore, if Monotheism does not lead into knowing our contemporary Imam, Imam Mahdi (PBUH), it will not make a person religious. In the other words, by failing to recognizing the Imam and not submitting to him, a person will lose everything; whereas all of the blessings and good deeds would be beneficial by knowing Imam.

(Selection taken from "Aftab Dar Qurbat (The Sun in Exile)"by the Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Bani Hashemi).

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Footnotes:

1. Usul al-Kafi, vol. 1, p. 181

2. Ilal al-Shara’ei

3. Usul al-Kafi, vol. 1, p. 277

source: Roshd.org

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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Hope to the Future

In our time the world has filled with injustice, wars and all kinds of oppressions which are very disturbing for mankind. Oppression has widespread so much that humanity has been ignored and unconsciously one may reach hopelessness. So the question is that, in this situation, what kinds of hope can help mankind to move forward and stay motivated?

In the Islamic view, one can summarize such hope in truthful and an unbreakable pledge and oath between Allah (SWT) and mankind. Based on this pledge, the path of mankind must only end in true salvation and rule of justice amongst all. This oath is very visible in all divine books and religions. Particularly, Islam and the tradition from the Prophet and his Progeny (PBUT) have had a strong emphasis on this oath. As Allah (SWT) Himself has said: “And We wished to do a favor to those who were weak (and oppressed) in the land, and to make them rulers and to make them the inheritors(1) (2)

Likewise Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) has said in a remarkable narration: “If there is only one night left from the life of this world, Allah (SWT) will prolong that night until a man from my progeny rules the world. His name is same as mine … and he will fill the world with justice, as it has been filled previously with oppression and tyranny.(3) (4)

In this noble narration, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) is trying to emphasize on the tradition of reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and divine justice rule which will take place and fill the earth with fairness and justice for all. These points [from the narration] present a great tradition from the divine traditions that are very important and unchangeable. Even if it is necessary for a dramatic change to happen in the nature for this world, that will take place to make this tradition come to truth. Such as lengthening the last night or day beyond what it is in length of 24 hours. Nonetheless, this does not mean that Allah will make the last day of this world so long until the tradition of reappearance takes place; this shows the importance of such tradition taking place before any end and the fact its great occurrence is indefinite. Such great phenomena is the truth that Allah has promised us (5) and Allah never breaks His Promise(6).

The mankind is tired of all oppressions and irresponsibility of tyrant rules; they have had to bear too many pains and cruelty and impatiently awaiting such day. The day that all human beings can feel the sweet taste of true happiness; the day that Imam Mahdi (PBUH) reappears and unifies all human groups and ethnicities with any background and religion under the sole flag of Divine unity.

Hope to a bright future in which the period of oppression and violation of mankind’s rights and values eventually ending, will cause their will to stay strong; and hopelessness does not prevent growth and evolution of becoming better in life.

(The above is a selection taken from “Imam Mahdi (PBUH) the Dream of Mankind”, by Ayatullah Mudarresi (with minor changes))

Quran and Etrat Online University congratulated all those who await the establishment of a just government, especially you dear friend, upon 15th of Sha’ban, the birthday anniversary of the spreader of justice and the kind Imam and savior, Imam Hujjat ibn Hassan al-Askari (PBUH).

Footnotes:

1. Holy Quran 28:5

2. There has been several narrations in which Prophet’s progeny have indicated that this verse was revealed for them; refer to: Peak of Eloquence, Words of wisdom#209; Tafsir Furat Kufi, pg. 313., Ma’ani al-Akhbar pg. 79)

3.Kashful Qummah, vol. 2, pg. 474

4. A Similar narration has been addressed in the top Sunni narration references such as Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3, Sunan Ibn Maje, vol. 2, pg. 929

5. “Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the rebellious (disobedient to Allah)”. Holy Quran 24:55

6. “Allah never breaks His Promise”. Holy Quran 3:5.

Source: Roshd website.

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 'Amal for The Last Jumuah and the Last Three Days of the Month of Shaban by Ayatullah Al-Mirza Jawad Al-Tabrizi 'Amal for The Last Jumuah and the Last Three Days of the Month of Shaban Translated from Al-Muraqibat written by the Dedicated Scholar and Accomplished Gnostic, the Late Ayatullah Hajj Mirza Jawad Malaki Tabrizi (may Allah shower him with grace) by Saleem Bhimji (al-mubin@al-mubin.org) This article can be found on www.al-haqq.com and www.al-mubin.org