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Hazrat Imam Muhammed Mahdi



Hazrat Imam Muhammed Mahdi a.s
Asalamoalaka ya Hujat ul Qaim Imam Muhammed Mahdi a.s.

Name - Mohammad
Title - Al-Mahdi, Sahib-ul-Asr, Al-Hujjat, Al-Qa'im
Kunyat - Abul Qasim
Born - Friday 15th of Shaban 255 A.H., at Samarra
Father's Name - Imam Hasan-al-Askari
Mother's Name - Nargis Khatoon
Died - Still living but in hiding and will appear before the Day of Judgement to establish justice on earth.

Hazrat Hujat ul Qaim Imam Muhammed Mahdi (a.s)


The Signs of the Reappearance (Qiyam) of the (Imam) who undertakes the Office (al-Qa'im), Peace be on him, the Period of Time of his Appearance, an Explanation of his Life and an Extract of what is revealed about his State.
Traditions have been reported mentioning the signs for the time of the appearance of the Imam who will arise (Qa'im), peace be on him, and the events which will take place before his appearance, together with the indications and features of it.

Among them are:
- The Sufyani will come out in revolt;
- the Hasanid will be killed;
- the Abbasids will dispute over worldly kingdom;
- there will be an eclipse of the sun in the middle of the month of Ramadan;
- there will be an eclipse of the moon at the end of that month in contrast to ordinary happenings;
- the land will be swallowed up at al-Bayda'; it will be swallowed in the east-it will be swallowed up in the west;
- the sun will stay still from the time of its decline to the middle of the time for the afternoon prayer;
- it will rise from the west;
- a pure soul (nafs zakiyya) will be killed in the outskirts of Kufa with seventy righteous men;
- a Hashimite will be slaughtered between the corner (of the Ka'ba) and the station of Abraham);
- the wall of the mosque of Kufa will be destroyed;
- black standards will advance from Khurasan;
- al-Yamani will come out in revolt;
- al-Maghribi will appear in Egypt and take possession of it from Syria;
- the Turk will occupy the region of al-Jazira;
- the Byzantines will occupy Ramla;
- the star will appear in the east giving light just like the moon gives light;
- then (the new moon) will bend until its two tips almost meet;
- a colour will appear in the sky and spread to its horizons;
- a fire will appear for a long time in the east remaining in the air for three or seven days;
- the Arabs will throw off the reins and take possession of their land, throwing out the foreign authority;
- the people of Egypt will kill their ruler and destroy Syria; and three standards will dispute over it (Syria);
- the standards of Qays and the Arabs will come among the people of Egypt;
- the standards of Kinda (will go) to Khurasan;
- horses will come from the west until they are stabled in al-Hira;
- the black standards will advance towards them from the east; the Euphrates will flood so that the water comes into the alleys of Kufa;
- sixty liars will come forward, all of them claiming prophethood, and twelve will come forward from the family of Abu Talib, all of them claiming the Imamate; a man of important rank of the supporters of the 'Abbasids will be burnt between Jalula' and Khaniqin;
- the bridge next to Karkh in the city of Baghdad will be established;
- a black wind will raise it at the beginning of the day and then an earthquake will occur so that much of it will be swallowed up;
- fear will cover the people of Iraq and Baghdad; swift death (will occur) there and there will be a loss of property, lives and harvests;
- locusts will appear at their usual times and at times not usual so that they attack agricultural land and crops and there will be little harvest for what the people planted;
- two kinds of foreigners will dispute and much blood will be shed in their quarrel;
- slaves will rebel against obedience to their masters and kill their masters (mawali);
- a group of heretics (ahl al-bida) will be transformed until they become monkeys and pigs;
- slaves will conquer the land of their masters; a cry (will come) from the sky (in such a way) that all the people will hear it in their own languages;
- a face and a chest will appear in the sky before the people in the centre of the sun;
- the dead will arise from their graves so that they will return to the world and they will recognize one another and visit one another;
- that will come to an end with twenty-four continous rainstorms and the land will be revived by them after being dead and it will recognize its blessings;
- after that every disease will be taken away from those of the Shia of the Mahdi, peace be on him, who believe in the truth;
at that time they will know of his appearance in Mecca and they will go to him to support him.
(These signs) are as the reports have mentioned. Among the total of these events are some which are bound (to happen) and other which are conditional. God knows best what will take place. We have only mentioned them on the basis of what is recounted in basic sources of tradition (usul) because of their inclusion in traditions which have been handed down. From God we seek help and Him do we ask for success.

[Abu al-Hasan 'Ali b. Bilal al-Muhallabi informed me: Muhammad b. Jafar al-Mu'addib told me on the authority of Ahmad b. Idris, on the authority of 'Ali b. Muhammad b. Qutayba, on the authority of al-Fadl b. Shadhan, on the authority of Ismaeil b. al-Sabbah, who said: I heard an old man among our colleagues mention on the authority of Sayf b. Umayra, who said:]

I (i.e. Sayf b. 'Umayra) was with Abu Jafar al-Mansur and he said to me of his own accord: "There will certainly be a voice calling from the sky the name of a man from the descendants of Abu Talib."

"May I be your ransom, Commander of the faithful," I said, "do you relate that?"

"Indeed, by Him in Whose hands is my life," he replied, "because my own ears have heard it."

"Commander of the faithful," I said, "this tradition which you have heard is before my time."

"Sayf, it is the truth," he told me. "When it happens, we will be the first to answer it. Indeed the call will be for a man from the descendants of our uncle."

"A man from the descendants of Fatima, peace be on her?" I asked.

"Yes," he replied. "Sayf, if it was not for the fact that I have heard from Abu Jafar Muhammad b. Ali (al-Baqir), who told me about it, even though all the people of the earth have told me about it, I would not accept it from them. However it was Muhammad b. Ali (al-Baqir), peace be on them, (who told me)."

[Yahya b. Abi Talib reported on the authority of Ali b. Asim, on the authority of Ata' b. al-Sa'ib, on the authority of his father on the authority of Abd Allah b. Umar, who said:]

The Apostle of God, may God bless him and his family, said: "The hour (of the end of the world) will not arise until the Mahdi from my descendants comes forth. The Mahdi will not come forth until sixty liars come forward, all of them declaring: 'I am a prophet.' "

[al-Fadl b. Shadhan reported on the authority of one who reported it on the authority of Abu Hamza al-Thumali, who said:]

I (i.e. Abu Hamza al-Thumali) asked Abu Jafar (al-Baqir), peace be on him: "Is the revolt of the Sufyani one of the things which must happen?"

"Yes," he replied. "The call is one of the things which must happen as is the rising of the sun from the west one of the things which must happen. The dispute of the Abbasids over the state is also one of them and the killing of the pure soul (al-nafs al-zakiyya). The appearance of the one who will arise (al-qa'im) from the family of Muhammad, may God bless him and his family, is another of the things which must happen."

"How will the call be?" I asked.

"There will be a call from the sky at the beginning of the dayù indeed the truth is with Ali; and his Shia,'' he said. "Then at the end of the day, Satan will call from the earth - indeed the truth is with Uthman and his supporters. At that the false one will feel doubt."

[al-Hasan b. Ali al-Washsha' (reported) on the authority of Ahmad b. A'idh, on the authority of Abu Khadija, on the authority of Abu Abd Allah (Ja'far al-Sadiq, peace be on him:]

(Jafar al-Sadiq) said: "The one who will arise (al-qa'im) will not come forth until twelve of the Banu Hashim come forth before him, all of them summoning men to themselves."

[Muhammad b. Abi al-Bilad (reported) on the authority of Ali b. Muhammad al-Azdi, on the authority of his father, on the authority of his grandfather, who said:]

The Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, said: "Before the one who will arise (al-qa'im), there will be red death and white death; there will be locusts at their usual time and at their unusual time like the colours of blood. As for red death that is (from) the sword,while white death is (from) plague."

[al-Hasan b. Mahbub (reported) on the authority of 'Amr b. Abi Miqdam, on the authority of Jabir al-Jufi on the authority of Abu-Jafar (al-Baqir), peace be on him:]

(Al-Baqir) said: "Stay close to the ground. Don't move an arm or a leg until you see the signs which I will mention to youùI don't think that you will live until that time. The Abbasids will dispute; a voice will call from the sky; one of the villages of Syria called al-Jabiyya will be swallowed up; the Turks will occupy the region of al-Jazira; the Byzantines will attack al-Ramla; at that time there will be much conflict throughout the land until Syria is destroyed. The cause of its destruction will be the meeting of three standards there: the standard of the Red, the standard of the Spotted and the standard of the Sufyam."

[Ali b. Abi Hamza (reported) on the authority of Abu al-Hasan Musa, peace be on him:]

Concerning the words of Him, the Mighty and High: We will show them our signs on the horizons and in themselves so that it will become clear to them that it is the truth [XLI 53], (Musa) said: "(There will be) a disturbance on the horizons and the enemies of truth will be changed in form."

[Wahb b. (Abi) Hafs (reported) on the authority of Abu Basir, who said:]

I (i.e. Abu Basir) heard Abu Jafar (al-Baqir) speak concerning the words of Him, the Exalted: If We wish, We will send down on them signs from the sky, and their necks will remain bent submissively to them (XXVI 4). He said: "God will do that to them."

"Who are they?" I asked.

"The Umayyads and their supporters," he answered.

"What is the sign?" I asked.

"Between the decline of the sun (at noon) and the time of the afternoon prayer, the sun will remain still," he said. "The chest and face of man will appear in the centre of the sun, who will be recognized by his standing and genealogy. That will occur in the time of the Sufyani. At that moment his destruction will occur and the destruction of his people."

[Abd Allah b. Bukayr (reported) on the authority of Abd al-Malik b. Ismail, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Said b. Jubayr:]

(Sa'id b. Jubayr) said: "In the year in which the Mahdl will rise, twenty rain storms will rain on the earth. You will see their effects and benefits."

[al-Fadl b. Shadhan (reported) on the authority of Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr , on the authority of Thalaba al-Azdi, who said:]

Abu Jafar (al-Baqir), peace be on him, said: "Two signs will come before the one who will arise (al-qa'im), peace be on him: there will be an eclipse of the sun in the middle of the month of Ramadan and an eclipse of the moon at the end of it."

"Son of the Apostle of God," I said, "usually the eclipse of the sun occurs at the end of the month and the eclipse of the moon occurs in the middle of it?"

"I know what I have said," replied Abu Jafar (al-Baqir), peace be on him. "They are signs which have not occurred since Adam came down."

[Thalaba b. Maymun (reported) on the authority of Shuayb al-Haddad, on the authority of Salih. b. Maytham, who said:]

I (i.e. Salih b. Maytham) heard Abu Jafar (al-Baqir), peace be on him, say: "There is no longer than fifteen nights between the appearance of the one who will rise (al-qa'im), peace be on him, and the killing of the pure soul (al-nafs al-zakiyya)."

[Amr b Shamir (reported) on the authority of Jabir (al-Jufi) who said:]

I (i.e. Jabir al-Jufi) said to Abu Ja'far (al-Baqir), peace be on him: "When will this event occur?"

"Jabir, that will occur at a time when the killing between al-Hira and Kufa is considerable," he replied.

[Muhammad b. Sinan (reported) on the authority of al-Husayn b. al-Mukhtar, on the authority of Abu Abd Allah (Jafar al-Sadiq), peace be on him:]

(Ja'far al-Sadiq) said: "When the wall of the mosque of Kufa, which adjoins the house of Abd Allah b. Masud is destroyed, then at that time the ruler of the people will disappear. At his disappearance, the one who will rise (al-qai'im), peace be on him, will come forth."

[Sayf b. 'Umayra (reported) on the authority of Bakr b. Muhammad, on the authority of Abu 'Abd Allah (Jafar al-Sadiq), peace be on him:]

(Jafar al-Sadiq) said: "There will be three appearances in one year, one month and one dayùthe Sufyani, the Khurasani and the Yamam. The standard of guidance will not be among them, except the standard of the Yamani, because he will summon (people) to the truth."

[al-Fadl b. Shadhan (reported) on the authority of Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr, on the authority of Abu al-Hasan al-Rida, peace be on him:]

(Al-Rida) said: "What you stretch your necks for will not occur until you are able to discern and to be tested. Only a few of you will remain."

Then he recited: Alif Lam. Do the people consider that they can abandon saying " We believe whenever they are tempted? [XXIX 1-2]. He said: "Among the signs of the relief is an event which will occur between the two mosques (of Mecca and Medina). So-and-so from the descendants of so-and-so will kill fifteen leaders of the Arabs."

[Al-Fadl b. Shadhan (reported) on the authority of Muammar b. Khallad, on the authority of Abu al-Hasan (al-Rida), peace be on him:]

(Al-Rida) said: "(It is as if I see) standards, dyed green, coming from Egypt until they come to the Syrian (standards). Then they will be guided to the descendant of the one who gave the testamentary bequests of authority (to the Imams)."

[Hammad b. Isa (reported) on the authority of Ibrahim b. Umar al-Yamani on the authority of Abu Basir, on the authority of Abu Abd Allah (Jafar al-Sadiq), peace be on him:]

(Jafar al-Sadiq) said: "The kingdom of these men will not disappear until they slaughter people in Kufa on Friday. It is as if I was looking at heads falling between the Gate of al-Fil and (the place of) the soap-sellers."

[Ali b. Asbat (reported) on the authority of (Abu) al-Hasan b. al-Jahm, who said:]

A man asked Abu al-Hasan (Musa), peace be on him, about the relief. He asked: "Do you want most of it or shall I give you a summary?"

"Would you give me a summary?" he said.

"(It will be) when the standards of Qays are carried in Egypt and the standards of Kinda in Khurasan," he replied.

[Al-Husayn b. Abi 'Ala' (reported) on the authority of Abu Basir, on the authority of Abu Abd Allah (Ja'far al-Sadiq), peace be on him:]

(Jafar al-Sadiq) said: "Because of the sons of so-and-so there will be a battle at your mosqueùmeaning the mosque of Kufa. On one Friday four thousand will be killed between the Gate of al-Fil to (the place of) the soap-sellers. Beware of this street. Avoid it. Those who are in the best situation will take the street of the Ansar."

[Ali b. Abi Hamza (reported) on the authority of Abu Basir, on the authority of Abu 'Abd Allah (Jafar al-Sadiq), peace be on him:]

(Jafar al-Sadiq) said: "Before (the coming of) the one who will rise (al-qa'im), peace be on him, there will be a year of abundant rain in which the fruits and the dates on the palms will be destroyed. But don't complain of that."

[Ibrahim b. Muhammad (reported) on the authority of Ja'far b. Sad, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Abu Abd Allah (Jafar al-Sadiq), peace be on him:]

(Jafar al-Sadiq) said: "In the year of the Conquest (by the Mahdi) the Euphrates will flood so that the water goes into the alleys of Kufa."

[It is reported in the account (hadith) of Muhammad b. Muslim, who said:]

I (i.e. Muhammad b. Muslim) heard Abu Abd Allah (Jafar al-Sadiq), peace be on him, say: "Before (the coming) of the one who will rise (al-qaim) there will be a trial from God."

"May I be your ransom, what is that?" I asked him.

He recited: Let Us test you with fear, with hunger, and with lack of money, of lives and of harvests. Good news will come to those who are steadfast [II 55]. Then he said: "The fear will be from the kings of the Banu so-and-so; the hunger will be as a result of exorbitant prices; the lack of money will be due to the failure of trade and the scarcity of surplus (goods) in it; the lack of lives will be because of swift death; the lack of harvest will be due to the great rains and the little benefit they bring to the crops." Then he continued: "The good news for those who are steadfast is that the one who will rise (al-qa'im) will soon come forth."

(Mundhir al-Jawzi) said: I heard (Ja'far al-Sadiq) say: "Before the coming of the one who will rise (al-qa'im), peace be on him, the people will be chided for their acts of disobedience by a fire which will appear in the sky and a redness which will cover the sky. It will swallow up Baghdad, it will swallow up Kufa. There blood will be shed and houses destroyed. Death (fana) will occur amid their people and a fear will come over the people of Iraq from which they shall have no rest."

THE LIFE
OF
IMAM AL-MAHDI
Peace Be Upon Him

 

By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi
Translated by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi

Publisher: Ansariyan Publications – Qum
First Edition 1427 -2006 - 1385
Thamin Al-a'immah Press
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Table of Contents



Titel 4

Dedication 5

Translator’s Foreword 17

Foreword 19

Manifestation of the Light

    Honorable father of Imam Mahdi 
    Respected mother of Imam Mahdi 
    The name of Imam Mahdi’s Mother
    In Praise of Imam Mahdi’s Mother
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Manifestation of the light

    rituals connected with the new birth
    Public Feast
    Shias informed of the birth of the Imam of the time
    Felicitations for the birth of the Imam of the time
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Name of the Imam of the Time

    Titles of Imam Mahdi 
    Agnomen of the Imam of the time 
    Year of Birth of the Imam of the Time 
    The Blessed Night
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Supplication on the night of the Birth

    Acquainting the Shias with Imam of the time
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Characteristics and Qualities of the Imam

    Resemblance of the Imam with the Prophet 
    Concocted Traditions
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Prominent Characteristics and merits of the Imam

    Encompassing knowledge of the Imam of the time 
    Piety of the Imam of the time
    Patience of Imam of the Time
    Worship of the Imam of the time
    Supplications of the Imam in the Prayers
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    Another Supplication of the Imam of the time 
    Valor of the Imam of the time 
    Steadfastness of the Imam in rightfulness 
    Generosity of the Imam of the time
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Some brilliant legacies of the Imam of the time

    Supplications of the Imam of the time 
    1. Supplication for the Muslims
    2. Supplication for Believers
    3. Supplication for fulfillment of needs
    4. Supplication for cure
    5. Ziyarat and Supplication
    6. Supplication for Early reappearance
    7. Supplication for his Shias
    8. Supplication for the Prophet and the Imams
    9. Supplication for release from imprisonment
    Ziyarat of Imam Husain
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Letters of the Imam of the time

    1. Letter to Ahmad bin Ishaq
    2. Letter to Al-Amri and his son
    3. Letter to some of his Shias
    4. Letter to Muhammad Asadi 
    5. Replies to the Questions of Ishaq
    6. Letters to Shaykh Mufeed
    Second letter for Shaykh Mufeed
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Examples of Jurisprudence of the Imam.

    1. Queries of Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Ja’far
    Prayer of Ja’far at-Tayyar
    2. Others Queries of Muhammad bin Abdullah
    3. Other Queries
    Other Queries of Muhammad
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The Minor and the Major Occultation 168


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    The Imam under the shade of his respected father
    Imam Hasan Askari to the Eternal Abode
    Clarification on the Imamate of the Awaited Imam.
    Assassination of Imam Hasan Askari 
    Vigilance of the Abbaside rule
    Towards Paradise
    The Last rites of Imam Hasan Askari 
    Elaborate arrangements of the Funeral Procession
    Burial Place of Imam Hasan Askari 
    Raid on the house of Imam Hasan Askari 
    Delegation from Qom.
    Ja’far and the Abbaside Caliph
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The Minor Occultation

    Period of Minor Occultation
    Place and situation of Minor Occultation
    Lies And Allegations
    1. Cellar in Babel
    2. Existence of cellar in Samarrah
    (A) Suwaidi 
    (B) Ibne Taiymiyah
    (C) Ibne Hajar
    (D) Qaseemi 
    Investigation in this matter
    (A) Muhaddith Noori 
    (B) Allamah Sadruddin
    (C) Muhaqqiq Arbili 
    (D) Muhaqqiq Amini
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The Great Emissaries of the Imam of the time

    1. Uthman bin Saeed Amri
    Uthman bin Saeed's services to the Imam
    Trustworthiness of Uthman bin Saeed
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    Deputyship of Uthman bin Saeed
    Death of Uthman bin Saeed
    Condolence of the Awaited Imam
    2. Muhammad bin Uthman
    Justice of Muhammad bin Uthman
    Writings of Muhammad bin Uthman
    Deputyship of Muhammad bin Uthman
    Death of Muhammad bin Uthman
    3. Husain bin Ruh
    Debate of Husain bin Ruh with the opponents
    Steadfastness of Husain bin Ruh
    Dissimulation of Husain bin Ruh
    Husain bin Ruh with Ali Qummi 
    Death of Husain bin Ruh
    4. Ali bin Muhammad Samari 
    Death of Ali bin Muhammad Samari
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Guardianship of the scholar

    Responsibilities of the Religious Jurisprudent
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The Major Occultation

    Dajjals
    1. Ahmad bin Hilal
    Imam’s censure of Karkhi 
    2. Hasan Sharii 
    3. Husain bin Mansur
    Another fraud of Husain bin Mansur
    4. Muhammad bin Ali 
    Claimants of Mahdaviyat
    1. Mahdi Sudani 
    Beginning of his Mission
    Control on Sudan
    Death of Mahdi Sudani
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    2. Mahdi Tahama
    3. Mahdi of Senegal
    4. Mahdi of Soos
    5. Mahdi of Somalia
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A Study of the occultation of Imam Mahdi

    Causes of the occultation of Imam Mahdi 
    1. Fear of tyrannical Abbaside regime
    Letter of Khwarizmi to the people of Nishapur
    Doubt of Khanizi 
    2. Test and Trial
    3. Secrets of the Occultation
    4. Not paying allegiance to the oppressors
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Some Queries

    1. What is the benefit from the occultationa 
    2. Longevity of the Imam of the Age
    3. Why such a long agea 
    4. Why does the Imam of the Age not reappeara 
    5. How would the Imam reform the worlda
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Those who prophesied the reappearance

    1. The Holy Prophet
    2. Amirul Momineen
    3. Imam Hasan Mujtaba
    4. Imam Husain
    5. Imam Zainul Abideen
    6. Imam Muhammad Baqir
    7. Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq
    8. Imam Musa Kazim.
    9. Ali bin Musa
    10. Imam Muhammad Jawwad
    11. Ali al-Hadi 
    12. Imam Hasan Askari
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    The reformer in the view of the Christians
    Return of the Christ
    1. Gospel of John
    2. Gospel of St. Luke
    3. Gospel of St. Matthew.
    Signs of reappearance of Christ
    The Great Reformer in the view of Jews
    Description of the Advent of the Reformer of Jews
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Signs of Reappearance of the Imam of the time

    The Vast Spread of Bounties after the Advent
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Believers and Deniers of the Imam of the time

    Those who believe the Imam is born and exists
    1. Muhammad bin Talha Shafei 
    2. Ibne Arabi 
    3. Ibne Sabbagh Maliki 
    4. Ibne Athir
    5. Shamsuddin
    6. Abul Fida
    7. Qirmani 
    8. Ibne Khallikan
    9. Dhahabi 
    10. Sirajuddin Rufayi 
    11. Shaykh Shablanji 
    12. Sulaiman Ibne Khwaja
    13. Abdul Wahhab Sherani 
    14. Khairuddin Zarkali 
    15. Baihaqi 
    16. Husain Kashifi 
    17. Shuqrani 
    18. Salahuddin Safadi

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    19. Muhammad Najjari 
    20. Sayyid Ahmad Zaini Dahlan
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Books written about His Eminence 299

Poets who believed in Imam Mahdi

    1. Kumayt
    2. Dibil Khuzai 
    3. Sayyid Himyari 
    4. Wurd bin Zaid
    5. Musab bin Wahab
    6. Muhammad bin Ismail Saimari 
    7. Ali Khawafi 
    8. Qasim bin Yusuf
    9. Ibne Rumi 
    10. Yahya bin Aqib
    11. Fazl bin Ruzbahan
    12. Abdur Rahman
    13. Ibne Abil Hadid
    14. Amir Basri 
    15. Abul Ma’ali 
    16. Bahauddin Amili 
    17. Sayyid Haider Hilli 
    18. Sayyid Ali Khan
    19. Khalie-e
    20. Abdul Ghani Aamili 
    21. Hasan Qaftan
    22. Sayyid Abbas
    23. Shaykh Muhammad Samawi
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    1. Ibne Khaldun
    2. Muhammad Amin Baghdadi 
    3. Ahmad Kasravi
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    5. Shukri Afandi
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Signs of the reappearance

    Certain Signs

    Widespread Injustice and Oppression
    The Signs of the Hour
    First Tradition
    Second Tradition
    Advent of Dajjal (Anti-Christ) 
    Emphasis of traditions for the advent of Dajjal
    Titles of Dajjal
    Patronymics of Dajjal
    Characteristics of Dajjal
    Fabricated Traditions
    Plight of the Believers under Dajjal
    Followers of Dajjal
    Faith of Jews on Dajjal
    Signs of the advent of Dajjal
    Treasures under Dajjal’s control
    The End of Dajjal
    Advent of Sufyani 
    Sufyani’s Lineage
    Physical features of Sufyani 
    Sufyani’s Character
    Tradition of His Eminence, Ali regarding Sufyani 
    Duration of Sufyani’s Rule
    Black Flags
    Voice from the Sky
    First Group of Traditions
    Second Group of Traditions
    Third Group of Traditions
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    Jesus shall pray behind Imam Mahdi
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Time and Venue of the reappearance

    Time of Reappearance
    Time of the call of the Angel
    Widespread Power of the Imam of the Time
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System of the Imam’s Government

    The Imam’s Companions
    Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi 
    Number of the companions of Imam Mahdi 
    Venue of Allegiance
    Conditions imposed by the Imam for allegiance
    The Standard Bearer of Imam Mahdi 
    Period of Imam Mahdi’s Government
    Abundance of riches and blessings
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Ziyarat of Imam al-Mahdi 367

Supplication for Imam al-Mahdi 380

Glossary of Islamic Terms 380

AL-IMAM AL-MAHDI
 The Just Leader of Humanity

By: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

Translated by
Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina

Ansariyan Publications
P.O.B 37185/187Qum
Islamic Republic of Iran




Contents:

 Translator's Introduction

Chapter 1

 The Beginning of the Belief in the Mahdi

 The Mahdi from among the Descendants of the Prophet

 The Sunni hadith on the Subject of the Mahdi

 The Objection Raised by One of the Authors

 Ibn Khaldun and the Traditions about the Mahdi

 Other Opinions from Ibn Khaldun

 The Existence of the Mahdi is Certain

 People Awaited the Appearance of the Mahdi

 The Discussion among the Companions and the Subsequent Generations

 The Jurists of Medina and the Mahdi Traditions

 The Poetry of Di'bil and the Mahdi

Chapter 2

 The Pseudo-Mahdis

 Manipulation of the Beliefs of the People

 Fabrication of the Traditions

 The Family of the Prophet and the Eleven Imams' Predictions about the Mahdi

 Are these Traditions about the Mahdi Authentic?

Chapter 3

 Mahdiism, the Jews, and the Iranians

 The Reasons for the Emergence of Belief in the Mahdiism

 Does it Really Need Explication?

 The Legend of 'Abd Allah b. Saba

 The Messianic Leader, Mahdi, in Other Religions

 The Qur'an and Mahdiism

 The General Prophethood and the Imamate

 What System Can Make Human Beings Prosperous?

 The Other-worldly Prosperity

 The Path of Perfection

 The Infallibility of the Prophets

 Rational Proof in Support of the Imamate

 Textual Proof for the Necessity of the Imamate

Chapter 4

 The Unseen World and the Imam of the Age

 Will the Imam Be Born at the End of the Time?

 Descriptions Identifying the Mahdi

 Mahdi Is Among the Descendants of Husayn b. 'Ali

 What If the Mahdi Was Well-known?

 The Traditions from the ahl al-bayt Are Proofs for All Muslims

 'Ali b. Abi Talib, the Paragon of the Prophetic Knowledge

 The Book of 'Ali b. Abi Talib

 The Heirs to the Prophet's Knowledge

Chapter 5

 Who Was the Imam after Hasan 'Askari?

 Those Who Saw the Imam of the Age When He Was Small

 Why Was the Twelfth Imam Not Mentioned in the Will of Imam Hasan 'Askari?

 Why Did Others Not Know about the Twelfth Imam's Birth?

 The Mother of the Twelfth Imam

 The Sunni 'Ulama' and the Birth of the Mahdi

Chapter 6

 Can a Five Year Old Boy Become an Imam?

 The Gifted Children

 Rising of the People when Naming the Qa'im

 When Did the Story about the Occultation Begin?

 The Books on the Subject of the Occultation before the Birth of the Twelfth Imam

 The Short and Complete Occultation

 The Short Occultation and the Contacts with the Shi'a

 Were these Letters from the Imam in His Own Handwriting?

 The Number of Deputies

 'Uthman b. Sa'id, the First Deputy

 Muhammad b. 'Uthman, the Second Deputy

 Husayn b. Ruh, the Third Deputy

 'Ali b. Muhammad Samarri, the Fourth Deputy

Chapter 7

 Why Did Not the Occultation Become Complete from the Beginning?

 Is There Any Time Limit to the Complete Occultation?

 The Philosophy of Occultation

 What Danger Faced the Imam If He Were Visibly Present?

 Why Is the Mahdi Afraid of Being Killed?

 Does Not God Have the Power to Protect the Imam?

 Is It Not Likely That the Unjust Rulers Would Have Submitted to Him?

 He Should Remain Silent So That He Would Be Safe

 He Could Have Negotiated a Treaty of Non-interference with the Rulers

 Why Did He Not Appoint Special Deputies During the Complete Occultation?

 What Is the Benefit of Having the Imam in Occultation?

 The Twelfth Imam Endeavors to Defend Islam during the Occultation

Chapter 8

 The Sunni Books on the Characteristics of the Mahdi

 The Occultation of the 'Alawid Leaders

 Violations of Free Expression under the Caliphs

 The Implications of the Situation

 How Long Will the Hidden Imam Live?

Chapter 9

 The Research about Longevity

 Is There Any Fixed Term for Human Age?

 The Reasons for Longevity

 Senility and Its Causes

 The Long Life of the Twelfth Imam

 The Article by Justin Glace

 Research into the Matter of Longevity

 Further Research on Longevity

 New Research on Longevity

 A Summary of a Russian Study on the Subject of Old Age

 A Little Known Theory about the Cause of Death

 Those Who Lived a Long Life in History

Chapter 10

 The Residence of the Twelfth Imam

 The Story about the Countries that Belong to the Sons of the Imam

 Jazira Khadra' (The Evergreen Island)

 When Will He Appear?

 The Signs of His Appearance

 The Story of Sufyani

 The Story of Dajjal

Chapter 11

 The Minds of the People Prepare for the Advent of the Mahdi

 The Final Victory of the Downtrodden (mustad'afin)

 Why Does the Mahdi Not Appear?

 Another Reason for the Delay in the Appearance of the Mahdi

Chapter 12

 How Will the Imam Know That the Time for the Appearance (Zuhur) Has Come?

 The Preparation for the Emergence Will Take Place Overnight

 Awaiting Deliverance through the Appearance of the Imam

 Investigation into the Traditions against the Rise (qiyam)

 Governance within Religion

 The Obligation to Command the Good and Forbid the Evil

 Concluding Remarks

 The Prophet as the Leader of the Muslims

 Islamic Governance after the Prophet

 'Ali b. Abi Talib, the Designated Caliph of the Prophet of God

 Islamic Governance during the Period of Occultation

 The Obligations of Muslims during the Occultation

Chapter 13

 Further Investigation in the Hadith-Reports

 First Group of Traditions

 Second Group of Traditions

 Third Group of Traditions

 Fourth Group of Traditions

 Conclusions of the Discussion

Chapter 14

 The Signs of the Appearance (Zuhur) of the Mahdi

 The Destiny of the Unbelievers

 The Destiny of Jews and Christians

 Will the Majority of the Peoples on the Earth Be Killed?

 The Teachings of Islam Will Be Proclaimed to the World from Qumm

 "Your Enemies Will Destroy Each Other"

 War Is Inevitable

 The Mahdi's Defense

 The World under the Mahdi

 The Victory of the Prophets

 The Mahdi and the New Constitution

 The Conduct of the Mahdi

 The Freshness of the Explanations Offered by the Mahdi

 The Mahdi and Abrogation of the Ordinances

 Is It Not Possible that the Mahdi Has Already Appeared?

 Sayyid 'Ali Muhammad Shirazi, "the Bab"

 Sayyid 'Ali Muhammad's Acknowledgement of the Hidden Imam's Existence

 Sayyid 'Ali Muhammad and the Traditions about Fixing of the Time

 What Do the Sayyid's Followers Say?

 The Bayan and Messianic Claim

 False Claims and the Existence of a Followership

Mahdi in the Qur’an
According to Shi’ite
Qur’an Commentators

Author: N. Vasram & A. Toussi
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications – Qum
First Edition 2008 -1387 - 1429
Sadr Press
Pages: 144
Copies: 2000
Size: 145 x 210 mm
ISBN: 978-964-219-018-8
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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  1-1 Messianism in Islam
1-2 Mahdi in Sunnism
1-3 Mahdi in Shi’ism

a) Mahdi in Shi’ite traditions
b) The Occultation
c) The concept of Intizar
d) The Return and the Rise
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  2-1 The principles of Shi’i tafsir and the relation between the Imams and the Qur’an
a) The principles of Shi’i tafsir
b) The Imams and the Ahl al-Bayt in relation to the Qur’an
2-2 The historical development and method of Shi’i tafsir
2-3 Three mufassirin
a) Shaykh Tabarsi
b) Banu Amin
c) Allama Tabatabai
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  1) Qur’an 21: 105
A- Tafsir Majma’ al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
C- Tafsir Makhzan al-‘Irfan by Banu Nusrat Amin
2) Qur’an 24 : 55
A- Tafsir Majma’al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
C- Tafsir Makhzan al-‘Irfan by Banu Nusrat Amin
3) Qur’an 2: 3
A- Tafsir Majma’al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
C- Tafsir Makhzan al-‘Irfan by Banu Nusrat Amin
4) Qur’an 34: 51
A- Tafsir Majma’ al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
C- Tafsir Makhzan al-‘Irfan by Banu Nusrat Amin
5) Qur’an 9: 33
A- Tafsir Majma’ al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
6) Qur’an 4: 159
A- Tafsir Majma’al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
7) Qur’an 8: 39
A- Tafsir Majma’ al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
8) Qur’an 11: 8
A- Tafsir Majma’ al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
B- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
9) Qur’an 48: 28
A- Tafsir Majma’al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi
10- Qur’an 41: 53
A- Tafsir al-Mizan by Allama Tabataba’i
11) Qur’an 97: 5
A- Tafsir Makhzan al-‘Irfan by Banu Nusrat Amin
12) Qur’an 61: 9
A- Tafsir Makhzan al-‘Irfan by Banu Nusrat Amin
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MIKYAL AL-MAKARIM
fee fawaaid ad-duaa lil qaaim


CRITERION OF NOBILITIES
on the benefits of praying for al-Qaim

Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani

Translated by:
Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi  

Isfahani, Muhammad Taqi, 1883-1929.
Mikyal al-Makarim fee fawaaid ad-duaa lil Qaaim; Citerion of Nobilities on the benefits of Prayin for al-Qaim/Muhammad Taqi Isfahani; Translated by Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi.- Qum: Ansariyan, 2009=1388.
856 P.
ISBN: 978-964-219-091-1
 
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مكيال المكارم في فوائد الدعاء للقائم باللّغة الانجليزية
MIKYAL AL-MAKARIM FEE FAWAAID AD-DUAA LIL QAAIM
Criterion of Nobilities on the benefits of Praying for al-Qaim


Author: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani
Translator: Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications
First Edition: 2009 - 1430 - 1388
Ufuq Press
Quantity: 2000
No. of pages: 856 P.
Size: 162 x 229 mm
ISBN: 978-964-219-091-1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Translators Foreword 18
About the Author 19
Author’s Preface 20
Reason for Writing this book 21
Essentiality of Recognizing the Imam of the Time 23
Rational Proof 23
Textual Proof 25
Proofs of the Imamate of Hujjat bin al-Hasan al-Askari 34
Some Mutawatir Traditions Particularly Prove Imamate 41
Miracles and faith healings of the Master of Age 44
Some rights and favors of His Eminence on us 46
Existence and being 46
Right of survival in the world 49
Right based on relationship to the Holy Prophet 50
The right of the bestower of favor and the medium of favor 51
The right of the father upon his son 52
The Right of the Master over his servants and protégés 53
Right of the teacher on the pupil 54
Right of the Imam on the followers 54
Qualities and special merits of Imam-e-Zamana that necessitate praying for him 55
Eimaan (Faith) in God 55
Amr bil Ma’roof (Enjoining Good) 56
Ijaabat (Fulfillment) of our prayers through his blessings 56
Ihsaan (Favor) upon us 57
Making lawful the rights that have come to us from Him 57
Seeking the Help of His Eminence 57
Helping the oppressed ones of us, Shias 57
Security of the roads and cities by his reappearance 59
Enlivening the Religion of God and Exalting the word of Allah 60
Revenge of His Eminence from the Enemies of God 60
Establishment and Application of Divine penalties 62
Distress and helplessness of His Eminence 63
Bakhshish (Generosity) of His Eminence 64
Establishing the Proof and Guidance 64
Tribulations of His Eminence (Trials and Afflictions) 64
Blessings of His Eminence 64
Uniting People 64
The Mercy and Favors of His Eminence with regard to us 65
Bearing pain at our hands 66
Abandoning his own right for us 66
Attending the funeral of our dead 66
Rebuilding the foundations of Islam after its ruin and destruction 68
Completion of the matter by His Eminence 70
Quranic Teachings collected by Amirul Momineen 70
Thawaab (reward) of good deeds and their acceptance is subject to the Wilayat of His Eminence 74
Revenger of the blood of Husain and the martyrs of Kerbala 74
Jamaal (Elegance) and beauty of His Eminence 77
The flow of our sustenance at the hands of His Eminence 80
Jihad of His Eminence 80
Uniting the word on Monotheism and Islam 82
Coming together of helpers of religion from the angels, Jinn and all believers 83
The coming together of the intellects 86
His Eminence’s help (H’imayat) to Islam 87
H’arb (War) with opponents 88
Hajj of His Eminence 90
Survival and Life of the Earth due to the presence of Him 90
Forbearance of His Eminence 91
Revival (from dead) of some divine saints for his reappearance 91
Love and Regard of His Eminence for us 91
His Eminence will Judge with Truth 92
The Judgment of His Eminence from Unseen 93
Khulq (Manners) of His Eminence 94
Khauf (Fear) of His Eminence 95
Khilafat (Caliphate) of His Eminence over the Muslims 97
Perfection of the Sciences for him 97
Rising up of Him with the sword after his reappearance 98
Dua (Supplication) of His Eminence for the Believers 99
Dawat (Call) of His Eminence to truth 102
Calamities are warded off from us due to his blessings 103
Warding off the Calamities and Chastisement from the people through the blessings of the Shias of His Eminence 105
Dhabba (warding off) the enemies from the believers during the occultation and reappearance of His Eminence 106
Disgrace of the enemies at the hands of His Eminence after the Reappearance 106
Rabat (Vigil) 107
Rahat (Comfort) for the Creatures by the Reappearance and Government of His Eminence 107
Zahmat (Struggle) of His Eminence on the path of faith 108
Zuhd (piety) of His Eminence 108
Ziarat of His Eminence at the tomb of Abi Abdullah al-Husain and other Infallibles 109
Sirah (Behavior) and Manners of His Eminence 110
Sakhaawat (Charity) of His Eminence 110
Shuja-at (Valor) of His Eminence 112
Shafa-at (Intercession) of him for us – if Allah wills 112
Shahadat (Testimony) of His Eminence for us 113
Sharaafat – Nobility of His Eminence 113
S’abr of His Eminence 114
Z”iyafat (Hospitability) of His Eminence 114
T’ahaarat (Purification) of the earth from injustice through His Eminence 115
T’alab-e-Huqooq (Recovery of the rights) of the Imams and believers and T’alab-e-Khoon (Revenging their blood) 115
Z’uhoor (Appearance) of truth at the hands of His Eminence 115
Z’afar– Victory and Success of him over his opponents 115
Z’ulm – Injustice of the Enemies upon His Eminence 116
Appearance of the perfections of the Imams and their manners and morals by the instance of the reappearance of His Eminence 118
I’lm (knowledge) of His Eminence 119
I’zzat – Respect of the Saints by the Reappearance of His Eminence 120
A’dhaab – Punishment of the enemies 120
A’dl – Justice of His Eminence 121
A’t’f – The Turning of Selfish Desires to Guidance 122
A’t’aa (Benevolence) and bestowals of His Eminence 122
A’zlat – Seclusion and self imposed isolation of His Eminence from the people 124
I’baadat – Worship of His Eminence 124
Ghaibat (Occultation) of His Eminence 125
Remoteness of His Eminence from his Native Place 139
Ghalba (Domination) and victory of Muslims by the reappearance of His Eminence 140
Ghina (Self-sufficiency) and Needlessness of the believers due to the blessings of His Eminence 141
Fadl (grace) and generosity of His Eminence with regard to us 141
 Fasl (distance) and separation of Him between truth and falsehood 141
Faraj – Success of believers through His Eminence 142
Fath (Conquest) of the cities and countries of the Infidels 144
Fath (Opening) of the red scroll for taking revenge for the Imams 145
Farah (Joy) of the believers at his reappearance and advent 145
Qatl (Elimination) of the Infidels by the Sword of His Eminence 145
Qatl (Slaying) of the Satan 148
Quwwat (Strengthening) of the bodies and hearts of the believers during the time of reappearance 148
Qaza-e-Dain-e-Momineen – Repaying the debts of the believers 149
Qaza-e-Hawaij – Fulfilling the needs of the Believers 150
Qazawat – Judgment of His Eminence with Truth 153
Qurbat – Relationship of His Eminence to the Prophet 154
Qist – Equity of His Eminence 154
Qatl – Elimination of Dajjal –the chief of the misguided – at the hands of His Eminence 158
Kamalaat (Perfections) of His Eminence 166
Resemblance of His Eminence to the Prophets 168
Resemblance to Adam 168
Resemblance to Habeel 169
Resemblance to Sheeth 170
Resemblance to Nuh 171
Resemblance to Idrees 172
Resemblance to Hud 174
Resemblance to Salih 175
Resemblance to Ibrahim 176
Resemblance to Ismail 180
Resemblance to Ishaq 183
Resemblance to Lut 184
Resemblance to Yaqoob 184
Resemblance to Yusuf 185
Resemblance to Khizr 186
Resemblance to Ilyas 191
Resemblance to Dhulqarnain 194
Resemblance to Prophet Shuaib 196
Resemblance to Moosa 197
Reminder 202
Resemblance to Haroon 206
Resemblance to Yusha 207
Resemblance to Hizqil 208
Resemblance to Dawood 210
Resemblance to Sulaiman 212
Resemblance to Asif 213
Resemblance to Daniyal 214
Resemblance to Uzair 214
Resemblance to Jirjees 214
Resemblance to Ayyub 214
Resemblance to Yunus 215
Resemblance to Zakariya 216
Resemblance to Yahya 216
Resemblance to Isa 216
Resemblance to the Seal of the Prophets 222
Resemblance to the Infallible Imams, Allah’s blessings be on them 222
Resemblance to Imam Husain 225
Karam (Munificence) of His Eminence 228
Expounding the Sciences for the people 229
Clearing and Removing hardships from the believers 231
Liwa (Flag) of His Eminence 233
Marabata (Vigil) of His Eminence in the path of God 235
Miracles of His Eminence 237
Mehnat (Hardships) of His Eminence 237
Masaib (Calamities) of His Eminence 238
Mohabbat Mutaqaabil (Reciprocal Love) of him and the believers 238
Naf’ (Benefit) of His Eminence 238
Noor (Effulgence) of His Eminence 242
Meaning of Noor (Effulgence) 243
Luminosity is the sign of nobility 244
Regarding the Concept that the Being of His Eminence is Noor 246
The illuminations of his Noor at the beginning of the reappearance, during occultation and presence 250
Brilliance of the effulgence of His Eminence in the world 252
Bounties of His Eminence 261
Help of Islam, Forbidding Evil and Enjoining Good by His Eminence 266
Nida (Call) of His Eminence 268
Advice of His Eminence about Allah, the Messenger and the Believers 277
Wilayat (Mastership) of His Eminence 277
Joining His Eminence 282
Hamm (Sorrow) of His Eminence 283
Hadam (Destroying) the lairs of infidelity, evil and hypocrisy 283
Hidayat (Guiding) the People 285
Hijran (Migrants) of His Eminence 286
Yad (Bounty) of His Eminence upon us 286
Yumn (Auspiciousness) of His Eminence 287
Good Consequences of Praying for Deliverance 289
Tawqee of His Eminence 296
Increase in Bounties 298
The being of His Eminence is a bounty 298
Thankfulness of bounty is obligatory 300
Thankfulness of bounty is source of its increase 300
Meaning of thankfulness 300
Types of thankfulness – praying is a type of thankfulness 301
Expression of inner love 304
A sign of anticipation (awaiting) 306
Revival of the command of the Purified Imams 306
Distress and fear of the Satan 307
Deliverance from the mischiefs of the last age and remaining safe from Satanic traps 311
Part-fulfillment of the rights of His Eminence upon us 312
Honoring Allah, His religion and His Messenger 315
Prayer of the Master of the Time for those who supplicate for his early reappearance 317
Becoming eligible for the intercession of His Eminence on Judgment Day 318
Meaning of intercession 319
Proofs of intercession 319
Intercessors on Judgment Day 321
Who is eligible for intercession? 323
Some benefits 330
 Praying for an early reappearance is a cause of eligibility 332
Eligibility for intercession of the Holy Prophet and attaining the great intercession 334
A means to Allah, the Mighty and the High 335
Acceptance of prayers 338
Recompensing favor of prophethood of the Holy Prophet 344
Warding off calamities and increase in sustenance 351
Forgiveness of sins 352
Becoming eligible to meet His Eminence in person or in sleep 353
Reminder and encouragement 353
Return (Raja’t) to the world during the time of reappearance 354
Brotherhood of the Holy Prophet 355
Hastening of the matter of the reappearance of the Master of the Time 361
Children recompensed for the deeds of parents 361
Bada 363
Reappearance can be advanced or delayed 370
Following the Prophet and the Holy Imam 370
Explanation 371
Fulfillment of Divine Covenant 372
Those who pray would gain the rewards of doing goodness to the parents 374
Safe keeping trust and returning it honestly 374
Regarding the meaning of protected trust 375
Conclusion 384
Regarding the obligatory nature of protecting the trusts 384
How the divine trust is cared for 385
Praying for an early reappearance is among the forms of caring 385
Spread of the effulgence of His Eminence in the supplicant’s heart 385
Increase in lifespan 387
Goodness to Relatives causes increase in lifespan 389
Being good to the Holy Prophet and his family is most emphasized. 390
Praying is a form of doing good and a sort of favor 393
Cooperation in good deeds 394
Help of Allah, the Mighty and the High 394
Guidance by the effulgence of the Holy Quran 396
Recognized by the people of the heights (Araaf) 397
Reward of seeking knowledge 398
Security from Punishment of the Hereafter 398
Glad tidings and moderateness at time of death 402
Response to the call of Allah and His Messenger 405
In the same level as that of Amirul Momineen 406
Best people in the view of Almighty Allah 407
Most respected persons in view of the Holy Prophet 408
He will enter Paradise at the recommendation of the Messenger 408
The prayer of the Holy Prophet would be there in his favor 409
Forgiveness of sins and replacement of sins with good deeds 409
Almighty Allah helps in worship 410
Removal of Divine Chastisement from the people 410
Rewards of helping and supporting the oppressed 411
Reward of honoring and respecting one who is higher in status 413
Rewards and benefits of paying respect 413
Glorifying Allah, the Mighty and the High 413
Security from fear on the Judgment Day 414
Proximity to the court of Allah 415
Fulfillment of a part of the rights 415
Earning Love 415
Elevated status in the court of the Almighty Allah 415
Meaning of Humility 417
Types of Humility 419
Reward of avenging the blood of Imam Husain 426
Brightness of his light on Judgment Day 444
His intercession for seventy thousand sinners 446
Prayer of Amirul Momineen 446
Enter Paradise without accounting 446
Safe from the thirst of Judgment Day 447
Forever in Paradise 447
Scratching the face of Satan 447
A special gift on the Judgment Day 448
Servants of Paradise 448
Vast shade of the Almighty Allah 448
Reward of a believer’s Well-wisher 449
In the presence of the Angels 451
Allah prides 453
Angels seek forgiveness 453
The best people after the Imams 453
Obedience of the Ulil Amr (those in authority) 454
Ulil Amr are the Holy Imams 454
Obligatory to obey the Ulil Amr 455
The best thing through which people can seek proximity to Allah 455
Praying for an early reappearance is also implied in their obedience 456
Pleasure of the Almighty Allah 456
Source of happiness of the Holy Prophet 456
The Favorite Deed 457
Rulership of Paradise 457
His accounting will be easy 457
A Kind Companion in Barzakh and Qiyamat 457
The best deeds 458
Cause of removal of sorrow 458
Praying in the period of occultation better than in reappearance 459
Angels pray for him 460
Dua of His Eminence Sajjad for the Supplicants 461
Attachment to the Two Weighty Things (Thaqlayn) 464
Clinging to the Divine Rope 465
Perfection of Faith 465
Reward of worshippers 466
Respecting the Divine Signs 467
Reward of one who is martyred in the company of the Messenger 467
Reward of being martyred under the flag of His Eminence, Qaim 467
Reward of doing a favor to our master, the Master of the Time (aj) 468
Reward of honoring and fulfillment of rights 468
Reward of honoring a great personality 469
Inclusion in the party of the Imams 469
Elevation of ranks in Paradise 469
Security from a bad accounting 470
Getting the highest stations of martyrs 472
Getting the intercession of Lady Fatima 473
Twelve conclusions 473
Reward of performing Hajj of the House of Allah 473
Reward of Umrah 474
Reward of Etekaf of two months in Masjidul Haraam 474
Reward of fasting for two months 474
Acceptance of his intercession in Qiyamat 474
Fulfillment of a hundred thousand wishes in Qiyamat 474
Reward of seventy circumambulations of Kaaba 474
Reward of emancipating a slave 475
Reward of sending a thousand saddled and bridled horses for God’s sake 475
Support of 75000 angels 475
Reward of Serving the Lord for a thousand years 476
Reward of 9000 years of fasting and praying 476
Some Reminders 476
Times and conditions emphasized for supplicating 477
After every Obligatory Prayer 477
After Zuhr Prayer 483
After Asr Prayer 486
After Morning Prayer 488
After every two units of the Night Prayer 488
In Qunoot of Prayers 489
In Prostration (Sajdah) 505
In thanksgiving Prostration (Sajdah Shukr) 506
Every morning and evening 506
In the last part of every day 508
Thursday 510
Friday Eve 510
Friday 511
Navroz Day 515
Day of Arafah 515
Eid-ul-Fitr 515
Eid-ul-Azha 516
Dahwul Arz Day - Day of Earth’s Expansion 517
Ashura Day 518
Eve of 15th Shaban 518
Day of 15th Shaban 519
Whole month of Ramadan 519
Eve of the 6th of the month of Ramadan 522
8th day of the month of Ramadan 523
Eve of the 12th of the month of Ramadan 524
Day of the 13th of the month of Ramadan 524
Day of 18th and eve of the 19th of the month of Ramadan 525
21st of the month of Ramadan 526
After remembering the tragedy of Imam Husain 528
After reciting the ziyaarat of Imam Zamana (aj) 528
While weeping due to the Fear of Allah 529
After renewing of every blessing and passing away of every calamity 529
At the time of sorrow and grief 529
In hardships and difficulties 530
After the Prayer of Tasbih 530
Before praying for oneself and ones family 530
Day of Ghadeer 530
All possible times of the day and night 532
In the gathering of opponents and usurpers of the rights of the Imams 532
To pray for forty consecutive days for the reappearance of the Imam 533
Month of Muharram 533
Places Emphasized for Supplicating for Imam Zamana (aj) 534
Masjidul Haraam 534
Arafat 534
The Cellar (Sardaab) 534
Places associated with the Twelfth Imam 535
Mausoleum of Imam Husain 535
Mausoleum of Imam Reza 536
Mausoleum of Imam Ali Naqi and Imam Hasan Askari 536
Mausoleum of every Imam 536
Value of praying for the hastening of the reappearance of the Imam 537
Some points discussed 537
Value of praying for the reappearance of the Imam openly or secretly 548
Some supplications related from the Holy Imams about this 550
Dua Salawat 550
Dua Imam Reza 555
Dua in the period of Occultation 564
Dua Qunoot 570
Dua Nudbah 581
Another Dua 593
Duties of people towards the Imam 596
To obtain knowledge about the special characteristics of Imam 596
To be respectful while mentioning him 600
Loving Him 620
Making him Popular among the People 623
Awaiting his Reappearance 624
Excellence of awaiting and the reward of the awaiter 624
Awaiting for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi is obligatory for all 631
The Real Meaning of Intezar 633
Intention of seeking Allah’s nearness 633
Intezar is the opposite of despair or hopelessness 636
Expressing an eagerness to see him 640
Relating the Praiseworthy Qualities of Imam 642
Grief of a Believer due to Imam’s Separation 643
Being Present in Assemblies where merits of Imam are Discussed 644
To organize gatherings where Fadail of Imam shall be discussed 646
Composing and Reciting poems in Imam’s Praise 647
To Stand up with Respect at the Mention of Imam’s name 647
Weeping for Imam’s separation 648
Weeping in separation of the Imam of the Age 650
Praying Allah for Recognition of Imam 655
To Pray for Imam Regularly 657
Steadfastness in Praying for Imam 658
Reciting Supplications During the Period of Ghaibat 659
Knowledge of the Signs of Reappearance 659
Testimony of some signs 665
We must be Submissive as well as Impatient 665
Some traditions narrated from the Holy Imams 665
Types of hastes that are denounced, that lead to corruption, apostasy and infidelity 671
Giving Sadaqah on Behalf of Imam 676
Giving Sadaqah for the Safety of Imam Zamana 681
Performing Hajj on behalf of Imam or sending a proxy for him 682
To perform Tawaf on behalf of Imam or to send someone for performing Tawaf on his behalf 685
Ziarat of the Holy Prophet and Imams on behalf of Imam 686
To Send a Pilgrim for Ziarat on Behalf of Imam 687
Striving for Imam 687
Organizing help of Imam Zamana 692
Having a firm Intention of Helping Imam in event of his reappearance 694
Renewal of Oath at the hands of Imam Every day - Every Friday 695
Meaning of Bayat 695
Regarding the command of Bayyat 697
Renewal of Bayyat Everyday 698
Dua Ahd 699
Renewal of oath every Friday 702
Command for Bayyat in the second meaning 702
Another aspect of Bayyat 709
Helping Imam with one’s property 712
Monetary Assistance to the Pious Shias and Friends of Imam 717
Pleasing the Believers 718
Being a well-wisher of Imam Zamana 718
Ziarat of Imam 723
Meeting the righteous believers and socializing with them 723
Reciting Salawat and Salutations upon Imam 723
Gifting the Thawab of prayers to Imam 725
Gift of a Special Prayer 725
Prayer for Hadiya to Amirul Momineen Ali 726
Prayer for Hadiya to Janabe Fatima Zahra 727
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Hasan 727
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Husain 727
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Sajjad 728
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Baqir 728
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq 728
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Musa Ibne Ja’far 729
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Ali Reza 729
Prayer for Hadiya to Imam Muhammad Taqi, Imam Ali Naqi and Imam Hasan Askari 729
A Special Prayer in a particular time for Hadiya of Imam Zamana 731
Reward of Reciting Quran for Imam 731
Tawassul and seeking intercession through Imam Zamana 732
To ask from Imam and address him in supplications 733
Inviting people towards Imam 735
To take care of the rights and duties towards Imam 741
Humility and soft-heartedness while remembering Imam 742
The Scholars should make their Knowledge Evident 742
To practice Taqayyah with mischief-makers and to maintain secrecy from people of other faiths 742
To bear hardships, denials and other testing circumstances for the sake of Imam 747
Pray to Allah for Patience in Imam’s Separation 754
Enjoining Patience During Ghaibat 755
We should not sit in the Assembly where disrespect is caused to Imam 756
To Feign support to tyrant rulers 758
Avoiding Fame 759
Self Improvement (Development) 761
Unity and Co-operation in Imam’s help 762
Sincere Repentance and fulfillment of Rights 762
To Remember Imam and act upon his Teachings 762
Praying to Allah that we do not lose the remembrance of Imam 765
Humbling our body for Imam 766
Giving precedence to the wish of Imam Zamana to our wishes 767
Respecting all those near to Imam or associated with him 767
Venerating the Places visited by Imam 768
Justification and analysis regarding the saying of Amirul Momineen 770
Regarding the value of honoring those places and tombs 777
Not to fix the time of reappearance and to falsify those who fix the time 780
Conclusion of discussion 800
Falsifying those claiming Deputyship during the Greater Occultation 801
To pray for seeing the Imam with forgiveness and faith 809
Following Imam in Moral behavior and deeds 819
Restraining our tongue except for Allah’s Remembrance 824
Prayer of Imam Zamana 837
Weeping for Imam Husain 842
Visiting the tomb of Imam Husain 843
Excessively Cursing the Umayyads, openly and secretly 845
Active involvement in the fulfillment of rights of brothers-in-faith 847
Awaiting for the Reappearance and making Preparations for it 850
Bibliography 855

The Awaited Saviour

Chapter 1 

Chapter 2 

Chapter 3 

Chapter 4 

Chapter 5 

Chapter 6 

Chapter 7 

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

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