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    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 4)
    • When your Lord said to the angels, ‘Indeed I am going to set a vicegerent on the earth.’ (2:30). This issue needs to be discussed with more details separately, but for now it is important to mention that what is meant by ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 3)
    • Once someone asked Imam Sadiq (A.S) whether the night of Qadr has been only in the past [i.e. the age of the Prophet (PBUH)] or is there a night of Qadr every year? Imam (A.S) replied: ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 2)
    • It can be clearly understood from the verses of Surah al-Qadr 4 that there is a night every year which is better and more valuable than a thousand months5. On this night, the angels along with their ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 1)
    • Chapter al-Qadr (97) of the Holy Qu’ran is a short chapter containing five verses in which Allah (swt) promises a night during which the angels descend with God’s command. In this paper, we will discuss some aspects of this blessed night and the ...
    • The characteristics of the companions of Mahdi (PBUH)
    • At the end of this section, we will name some of the characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) companions extracted from the Ahadith: In comparison with the 16th and 17th century, people tend to reach unity in today’s world due to ...
    • Mahdi (PBUH), Ten Revolutions in One Revolution (Part 1)
    • The report card of all the schools of thought throughout the history reveals many weak points. The majority of them concentrated on one aspect, but ignored other important aspects of humanity. All these ideologies were “self-centered”, meaning that ...
    • The Messianic Leader, Mahdi, in Other Religions
    • Engineer Madani: Is belief in the promised Mahdi confined to the followers of Islam, or does it exist in other religions too? Mr. Hoshyar: In fact, this belief is not limited to the Muslims alone. In almost all religions and heavenly creeds one can ...
    • Why is Imam Mahdi (A.J) also known as BaqiyatAllah?
    • In numerous traditions, it is stated that the term BaqiyatAllah in verse 86 of Surah Hud is a reference to the person of Imam Mahdi (A.S) or some of the other Imams (A.S). For example, the book IkmÁl al-Din narrates the following from Imam Baqir (A.S): ..
    • The End of Darkness (Part 4)
    • For such an expectation it is necessary to have an exact knowledge of the promised figure. So that we could not mistake him with the dolls of the puppet-shows of the powers that sing a new song every day in order to ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 3)
    • The Shia expectation is one which rouses ardour and motivation, and gives hope and life. It is this hope that has not only helped the dynamic Shia society to proceed in its motion in spite of ...
    • Features of Imam Mahdi’s Government
    • After his reappearance, Imam Mahdi (AJ) invites people who are sick of oppression, injustice and wickedness to embrace three principles of Unity, Prophecy and Imamate. According to the narrations, during his era, education will be ...
    • Reappearance of Imam Mahdi
    • Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish justice in the world. He will establish a just government and will prepare the grounds for man’s perfection in all dimensions. There are many ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 2)
    • Most thinkers and reformers believe that the only solution for putting the present world in order is the establishment of a single world government based on justice. Undoubtedly in order to check ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 1)
    • It seems as if pain and torture are born with man, for, he has never been free from them throughout history. The apparently sweet moments of life, too, have been so brief that before tasting their pleasure, he has paid ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) and the Wahabbis
    • After propounding the Qur’an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved beyond doubt that ...
    • The Era of Patience
    • O impatient ones! Allah (SWT) will not become hurried in regards with the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) due to the hurry and rush of people…” Believing in a saviour and his mission of settling the affairs of humanity is an ...
    • The title of Imam Mahdi Al-Qa’im (The Riser): Part 2
    • The fact that Imamate is a Divine covenant and Allah specifies it has been argued by rational and Qur’anic proofs and the consecutively-narrated sunnat. ‘Allamah Hilli has established one thousand proofs of this issue in ...
    • The title of Imam Mahdi Al-Qa’im (The Riser): Part 1
    • QUESTION: As everyone knows, one of the titles of the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return) is Al-Qa’im (The Riser). A tradition has been related regarding the reason for his being given this title that requires contemplation, since it ...
    • Imam of the Time in the Words of Imam Ali (PBUH)
    • As the successor of the Prophet (PBUH), Imam Ali informs people of an absent Imam from among his descendents who will make world full of justice and remove injustice. How beautiful it is to combine ...
    • The Last Successor of Prophet in Ghadir Sermon
    • There would have been no word of Mahdi had the Prophet not introduced him because the people disobeyed divine order about the Velayat of Ali and did everything they could to fade the light of Imamate throughout history. They killed ...
    • Imam Mahdi in Ghadir Sermon
    • The Hajj ceremony of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 10th A.H. was undoubtedly the greatest ever ceremony in the history of mankind. That was the last Hajj by the Best of the Mankind ...
    • Remember Him to Be Remembered by Him
    • God reminds his creatures: remember me so that I remember you. The Imam of Time is a complete manifestation of God. He is His greatest sign. He will remember us if we remember him. The more ...
    • Ways to Be in Touch with Imam of the Time
    • Here we try to answer the question of how to get the most of spiritual blessings of feeling the presence of the Imam of the time? Interestingly, it is easier for the youth to be ...
    • Blessing of Having Imam of the Time
    • Having Imam of the Time is of valuable spiritual blessings of God we do not appreciate enough. He does not exclusively belong to any certain group but to the entire mankind. He intermediates divine blessings. Everything anyone has is due to ...
    • Imam Al-Mahdi, the Promised Saviour
    • The belief in the Mahdi is not only an essential doctrine deep-rooted in Islamic faith but rather it is an embodiment of human nature regardless of one’s religious affiliations. For it is the universal desire of humans as a whole to try to achieve or ...
    • The Qur’an and history
    • The expectation of solace, which forms the subject of the present study, is a question which is philosophical and social as well as religious and Islamic. As mentioned earlier, it has a Qur’anic basis. Hence, before an attempt is made to ...
    • Expectation of Solace
    • Aspiring for the realization of this human ideal has, in the Islamic traditions, been termed as \Expectation of Solace\. Its underlying idea is substantiated by the Islamic and Qur’anic principle of the prohibition of despair of Allahs Mercy. Those ...
    • The Promised Dawn and Expectation of Relief
    • The idea of the final victory of the forces of righteousness, peace and justice over those of evil, oppression and tyranny, of the world-wide spread of the Islamic faith, the complete and all-round establishment of high human values, the formation of ...
    • Are We Truly Awaiting Our Imam?
    • As the devotees of our beloved occulted Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance), we often speak about the idea of awaiting our Imam. There are many narrations which confirm that exercising Intidhar Al Faraj (awaiting the relief) is the ...
    • The Mahdi in Muslim Traditions (Part 2)
    • The Book of Allah in its written form makes the universal message of Islam fairly known to the Muslims/non-Muslims who can read Arabic with understanding. Exhorting the believers to reach a higher understanding, Allah expects them ...
    • The Mahdi in Muslim Traditions (Part 1)
    • With the exception of a small Salafi group, both the Caliphate and Imamte schools of thought believe in the coming of the Mahdi before End times. The Hadiths from the Prophet in this respect are ...
    • Light and Darkness: part 2
    • In the physical world, darkness occurs when layers of material prevent the penetration of rays of light. A good example is what marine biologists experience in deep seas. When Yonus (Joanna) angrily left his town, he ...
    • Light and Darkness: part 1
    • The Qur’an declares that we categorically have two worlds: the Seen; and, the Unseen. When light projects on material objects, mans naked eyes can see them. It is probably for this reason that Allah ...
    • Major Resurrection - The day of Reckoning
    • Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection. Qur’an (75:1) Believing in this day is one of the foundations of the Islamic faith. The Noble Qur’an makes very many references to it. All the prophets of Allah reminded their peoples about this monumental day.
    • The Days of Allah
    • We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth from darkness unto light. And remind them of ...
    • Universality of the Mahdi’s Mission
    • Humanity has long yarned for a Saviour. Both scientific and religious texts indicate that cycles of human races lived on the planet Earth, and then went distinct. Archaeological studies takes man’s existence to 500,000 years in history, whereas the ...
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