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A Brief Biography of Imam al-Mahdi
Since the reports about the anticipated birth of Mahdi, the Messiah who will put an end to injustice and tyranny was widespread, the ‘Abbāsids were closely watching the family of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). The situation was not unlike the days prior to the birth of Prophet Musa (a.s.) when Pharoah had ordered that the male children of the Israelites be killed. Just as Musa’s birth was concealed from t...

A glance at the life of Imam Mahdi
It is no wonder that his Imamate began in his childhood, for such matters are not strange especially in the light of divine miracles and the God given power bestowed on all infallible Imams. It was not the only instance of such happenings, there is farther widely accepted evidence in history. In line with the above, the life of the Christian apostle John is exemplary which in mentioned in the Qur'...

Discussions Concerning Imam Mahdi
Al-Mahdi, the promised one, is from the family of the Prophet and a descendent of Imam ‘Ali and Fatimah az-Zahra, and in many ahadith it is mentioned that he is from the line of Imam Husayn. The Sunnis have mentioned and recorded hundreds of ahadith about the Mahdi in more than seventy books through their own authorities...

During the concealment of Imam Mahdi (A)
Our 12th Imam, Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (A) is in Ghaybat. That means he is hidden from our eyes by the order of Allah. Many people ask what is the use of an Imam who cannot be seen. But, just as the sun is still of use to us even when it is hidden behind the clouds, the Imam (A) benefits us even while he is hidden...

Fascinating discourses from Imam al-Mahdi (as)
Twenty Discourses from Imam Mahdi (as)

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 Divine Unity, Prophecy and Imamate.

Imam Mahdi (a) and Wahabbis
After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of their religion, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved beyond doubt that it is a genuine Islamic belief... the following proofs will clarify that like other Muslim scholars Wahabi Scholars must also believe in the existence of al-Mahdi (Mahdaviyat) and regard thi...

Imam Mahdi and his characteristics and his occultation
The question we feel it is necessary to broach in this article is the belief in the existence of the Imam of the [present] age, his state of being hidden behind the veil of occultation, and belief in his re-appearance, at God's command, to establish justice throughout the world.;

Lady Narjis Khatoon, mother of Imam Mahdi (A) (story)
The name of the mother of our 12th Imam, Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (A) is Lady Narjis Khatun. She was also called Malika. She was not from Arabia. She was the grand-daughter of the Roman Emperor of the time. The history of her arrival into Samarra is very interesting...

The future of Man's destiny from the viewpoint of the Qur'an
The destiny of man holds out a bright future. It is true that human life is in large part accompanied by inequality and hardship, but this will not always be the case. Human history is moving towards a better future, one in which a comprehensive system of justice will prevail. According to the Qur'an, the pious will rule over the earth...

Thirty hadiths about Imam Mahdi, The awaited savior
Indeed the people who live during the time of his occultation, who have firm belief in his (the 12th Imam's) Imamate and are awaiting his advent are the best people of every age since Allah, Great is His Mention, has granted them from the intellect, understanding and cognizance needed which would permit them to live during the period of the occultation, as if they were living during the time of hi...

Thirty hadiths about Imam Mahdi, The awaited savior
Indeed the people who live during the time of his occultation, who have firm belief in his (the 12th Imam's) Imamate and are awaiting his advent are the best people of every age since Allah, Great is His Mention, has granted them from the intellect, understanding and cognizance needed which would permit them to live during the period of the occultation, as if they were living during the time of hi...

What is raj‘ah {“return”} and why do you believe in it?
Raj'at is one of the popular Shi'ite beliefs and its explanation, briefly, is as follows: After the reappearance of Hadhrat Mahdi (a.s.), the Exalted Allah (s.w.t.) shall cause group of those, who had previously departed from the world, to return to this world in order that they may be partners in the reward and glory of assisting him (a.s.) and in witnessing Allah's rule over the entire world; He...

What is the main philosophy of Imam Mahdi’s occultation?
One of the most important Shiite principles is the belief in the occultation of Imam Mahdi which took place following the martyrdom of his father, Imam Hasan Askari (A), the eleventh infallible Imam of Imamiyah Shiites. Some Sunni

Who is the Mahdi of Muhammad’s Progeny and why are Shi'a waiting for his advent?
Among the issues on which the heavenly religions have consensus of opinion is the 'Global Reformer' who shall appear at the end of time. Not only the Muslims but also the Jews and Christians are waiting for the advent of this man who will spread justice in the world. A survey of the Old and New Testaments will make this fact clear...

Who is the Mahdi of Muhammad’s Progeny and why are Shi'a waiting for his advent?
Among the issues on which the heavenly religions have consensus of opinion is the 'Global Reformer' who shall appear at the end of time. Not only the Muslims but also the Jews and Christians are waiting for the advent of this man who will spread justice in the world. A survey of the Old and New Testaments will make this fact clear...