hat 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)
that He sent this religion with
His Messenger Muhammad (P.B.U.H) in order to overcome all other
religions and eventually all the people obey it . The Prophet (P.B.U.H)
"Allah will send one of my family to overcome
cruelty through justice, even if only one day of this world is left"
(Ahmad Hanbal , vol -1 p.99).
Another narration from
(P.B.U.H) says: "Resurrection will not happen until a man from our
household will govern the world whose name is as mine." (A.Hanbal Vol 1
pp. 376, 430).
Imam Ali (AS) says: "In fact the world
deprived of a Hujjah (Imam), either obvious and known hujjah, or a
hujjah who is hidden from the people's eyes.
Waiting for a Savior in other
many religions there is an expectation for a savior to come and help
the release from injustice. In Islam it is ‘Mahdawai' which has a great
international philosophy, because Islam is an international religion and
Shia in its real meaning is an international
to the Muslims especially the Shia, followers of other religions like
Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and Hindus expect someone to come and
bring peace and justice to the world.
In the book
"Dead" which is
a divine book for Hindus, it is written: "In the end of the world,
after corruption of the world, a leader will appear who is called
Mansoor. He will master all the world, he will know everyone whether a
believer or an unbeliever, and whatever he asks, God will offer him".
(Beshatrat Ahdin, p.245).
In addition, in the book
Zoroaster's student it is written: "From Arabs ground , Hashim's sons, a
man with a big head, big body and big feet comes out, and continues his
grandfather's religion with a large army, goes to Iran and constructs
the earth and fills the earth with justice". (Beshatrat Ahdin,
in the Old Testament the book of Genesis 18:20 "And as for Ishmael, I
have heard thee; Behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful
and I will multiply him exceedingly, Twelve Princes shall he beget and I
will make him a great nation".
And in David's
it is written: " …and God will approve the pious men who will become
owners of the earth and will settle in it for ever" (Mazmour 37,
And in the Holy Qur'an it is
certainly we wrote in the book after the reminder that (as for) the
land, My righteous servants shall inherit the earth". (Chap
Expectation and waiting for Imam Mahdi(AS) has a longer history than
Islam. It does not only relate to a specific race, region, or
Also in the Holy Qur'an it is
has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most
certainly make them rulers in the earth as he made those before them
rulers, and that he will most certainly establish for them their
religion which he has chosen for them, and that he will most certainly,
after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve me,
not associating aught with me, and whoever is ungrateful after this,
these it is who are the transgressors" (24:55)
and also in the Holy
we desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed week in the
land, and to make them the Imams (Leaders), and to make them the heirs."
two verses are examples
to prove that at last, persons with great merit will govern the world
and lead the people. From the Holy Qur'an two items are
The final objective of the prophets is two matters: Monotheism and
Justice. The first is about the relationship between man and his lord,
and the second is about interrelationship among
Justice is not a desire, a mere wish or a daydream, but a reality which
the world moves towards it. It is God's tradition that he will govern
the world in full justice.
There will come a day in
cruelty, no injustice, no hostility, no killing, no oppression, no lies,
and no corruption will exist in the world. It means that after a period
of corruption and ignorance finally the world will be filled with
equity and justice. And the reason for not collapsing or destroying the
world in future is the expectance of The Mahdi (AS) in coming and making
man to live a happy life. A period in which only peace, humanity and
morality will govern the world.
The Prophet of Islam
calls that day, the day of light and human dignity. He said :"Hazrat Al
Mahdi (AS) will come in a situation that diversity and degradation among
the people is so high that the world will be ruined. He will come and
preserve humanity from damage and corruption. Then God will enrich
peoples hearts with faith and love".
So Al Mahdi
(AS) is not a thought of mere sitting and waiting, not a future
telling, but he is a true reality, a special personality who himself
expects his appearance. He lives among the people, watches us and we
watch for him, he is with our sufferings and desires, and he shares our
happiness and our oppressions. His divine life is planned this way, not
to make himself appear and wait with other people for the promised
expectation for the factual savior of the world does not mean to sit
silent. Especially in the case of obligations of the religion, i.e,
"Jehad" - Holy War in order to set God's laws we cannot deprive
ourselves from the responsibilities , anyway the Muslim's job is to
distinguish the right path from the wrong, especially in calling the
"Enjoining the good deeds and prohibiting
Just as the Sun hidden behind the clouds provides us with light and
Imam Mahdi provides us with guidance even
though he is in Ghaybat, (hiding) ... .
does not deprive man from any of his responsibilities and does not
delay any of his actions , as it is mentioned in the following
"The best action is expectation for relief
appearance which is a very preferable virtue and is resulted from high
and good faith"
Like wise it is mentioned in the
narration's that Jesus the Son of Mary (AS) will also reappear after the
advent of Al Mahdi (AS), he
will pray behind the Imam and assist him in his task.