What Remains with Allah is better for you if you are believers (11:86)" . The Birth of the Imam (AS): Al Hujjat ibn Al -Hassan Al - Mahdi (AS) the 12th divine leader of Islam was born on dawn, Friday the 15th of Shaaban 255 AH correspondent to 868 AD in the house of the 11th Imam (AS) in the city of Samerrah (Iraq).
His honorable father is Imam Hassan Al-Askari (AS), and his modest mother was the daughter of Caesar's son, Joshua, and from the generation of Samoan one of Jesus' apostles. She was so preferable that Imam Hassan's daughter called her "The mistress of herself and her family". Hakimah was herself one of the noble ladies in her time, but she called herself "Nargis's servant".
Imam Muhammad al- Mahdi's name is that of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) and his agnomen Abal Qassim is also that of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). He is almost 1150 years old and his life will last as much as Allah wishes.
Mahdawiah in the Qur'an and Narration
As a promise it is mentioned frankly in the Holy Qur'an:
"And certainly we wrote in the book after the reminder that (as for) the land, My righteous servants shall inherit the earth". (Chap 21:105)
Islam will become an international religion and other religions will disappear. Also in the Holy Quran it is written that one of the relics of His Holy existence is above point:
"It is he Who sent His Apostle with the guidance and the true religion, that he may make it overcome all of the religions, though the polytheists may be reluctant" (61:9)
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Imam-e-Asr (a.t.f.s) says, May Allah bestow our Shias with the ability to obey, for if they had sincerely adhered to their covenant with united hearts, then there wouldn't have been any delay in our blessed reappearance (Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 52, pg. 329)
Is Imam (a.t.f.s.) Observing Us?
The belief in the Imamat of Ahle Bait (a.s) is the basis of all (other) Islamic beliefs and laws. It is on the basis of this belief that one can comprehend the accurate and genuine concept of Tauheed. The real grandeur and magnificence of Prophethood (Nabuwwat) is reflected only in the mirror of this belief. Actions are correctly performed under the guidance of this doctrine and it forms the basis of acceptance of all actions. The one whose heart is devoid of this belief will be in a great loss on the Day of Judgment. Salvation and entry in paradise is restricted to those who subscribe to this belief.
However, this belief does not imply that we only believe in the existence of our twelve Imams (a.s) and don't consider them as our guides and role models. The very fact that we consider these venerable personalities as our Imams (a.s) signifies that we accept them as our guides at every step and tread on their path without any questions. In all facets of our lives- individual or social, commerce issues or complex personal relations, or those dealing with family life and the worship of Allah and gaining His proximity- we should adopt those principles which are enumerated by these honorable personalities as the aim of our life and try to emulate them.This belief also demands that we acknowledge and are convinced that our Imams (a.s) are observing our actions and none of our deeds are concealed from them.
Witness to our actions
Imam Sadiq (a.s) was asked about the meaning of the following Quranic verse:'How will be the condition on the day of judgment when We shall bring forth a witness from every nation and We will make you (O Prophet) as a witness upon them.' Surah Nisa, Verse 41) Imam (a.s) replied,'This verse refers particularly to the nation of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). In every era an Imam from among us is a witness upon them and the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is a witness upon us.'(Al-Kafi, vol. 1, p.190, tradition 1)
Another person asked Imam Sadiq (a.s) about the following Quranic verse in which Allah says:
'In this way have We made you as the middle nation so that you be a witness on the people."(Surah Baqarah, Verse 143)
Imam (a.s) replied:"We are the 'middle nation'. We are the witnesses of Allah upon the creation and His Proof upon them.'(Ibid, tradition 2)
From these traditions, it becomes clear that our Imam (a.s) witnesses our deeds. In order to become a witness, it is necessary that the person should have comprehensive knowledge about the thing that he witnesses. Hence when we say that our Imam (a.s) is a witness to our actions, it means that he has encompassing knowledge of all our actions.
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