Introducing the Criticism: We said that others criticize the belief of Shiites about Mahdi from the past that: If he is the son of Imam Hassan Askari and was born in the year 255 after Hijrah from his mother Narjis and is still alive then he is more than thousand years old now, while:
Neither our daily observations show us people with this old age!
Nor today’s science accepts that!
Nor it has historical example!
Study and Research:
We agree the criticizers in this matter that normal and ordinary ages which we usually see are not more than one-hundred years, and rarely reaches one-hundred and twenty years, and in out time, people who have reached one-hundred and fifty or sixty are considered as exceptions in the world.1
But it is not possible to suffice to these matters for a scientific discussion and research about the matter of the longevity and
PLACE OF MAHDI'S ALLEGIANCE
The author of Eqdud-Durar (chapter two) narrates from Abul Hassan Malaki who narrates from Huzaifa-ibn-Yaman that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A.) said:
'If a single day remains from the age of this world then Allah will raise a man from my progeny whose name will be the same as my name and his Impression will be the same as mine and his agnomen is Abu Abdullah. People would swear allegiance to him between Rukn and Maqaam.....
In section two, chapter four of the afore-said book, its author narrates from Abu Dawoud (from his book of 'Sunan'), Tirmidhi (from his book of 'Jama'e'), Ahmad (from his book of 'Musnad'), Ibn-Maaja (from his book of 'Sunan'), Baihaqi (from 'Be'sath-wa-Nushoor') and some others who narrate from Umm-Salma that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.A.) said: At the time of a Caliph's death discord will arise and a man from Medina will flee towards Mecca. Some of the inhabitants of Mecca will approach him and will send him out (while not being satisfied) and will swear allegiance to him between Rukn and Maqaam....
Author says: The appendix of the tradition refers to Mahdi.
In chapter five of the afore-said book, the author narrates from Abu Abdullah Na'eem-ibn-Hemad (from the book 'Fatan') who narrates from Abdullah-ibn-Masoud a lengthy tradition mentioning therein Sufyani's uprising and Mahdi's emergence from Medina towards Mecca and his allegiance until he reaches to the point where he says: 'Mahdi will sit between Rukn and Maqa
The Anti-Christ in the Bible
The theory of being Anti-Christ of the Popes was spread gradually by three ancient groups namely Albigenses, Waldenses and Fratcellis between 11th and 16th centuries. Yet, whether are these [Popes] the interpreters whom Christian churches must intake the real interpretations of the prophecies of?
In all Abrahamic Religions the subject matter of antichrist appearance in the Apocalypse has been mentioned. But the questions of “who this Antichrist is” “what features he has” “how he will re-appear and so on, are the issues which there are less agreed on by them. What will be following are translations from the paragraphs beneath the entry of Antichrist in the Catholic Encyclopedia. This review article gives us comprehensive information about the biblical views over Antichrist and the relatives. With appreciation from our respectful translator and Mr. Hossein Tofighi who accepted the responsibility of edition and correction of this translation we are here below presenting following article.
Prefix “ANTI” when is composed with other words may contain different meanings: Antibasileus means the king who is elapsing an incubation period; Antistrategos means the governor consul (province governor in ancient Rome). Anthypatos in ancient Rome was being used for General Governor
The verses concerning the Redeemer have barely been mutilated and embezzled by the adversaries, among the holy scriptures of Judaism.
Some people have considered this action as a result of intense trend to the Redeemer issue, as ‘Harambam’ (Moshe Ben Meymun) one of the grandee and majors of Judaism says:
“Any Jew, who doesn’t believe in Massiahorantidates his arrival, actually controverts the remarks of Moses and other prophets of the Israelites. (1)
Some others though consider that neutrality and lack of nonintervention of these verses in Jewish rabbis’ and governors’ daily life is the main reason to their immunity against mutilation.
Some people believe that the factor which has kept them united during their whole mutable history is their faith in the arrival of the Redeemer, while some others consider this –relative immunity of the verses about End of the Time- as a divine miracle.
Whatever the reason would be, the conclusion is that we witness lots of phrases which appertain to the End of the Time, signs, and the Redeemer himself and even in some scriptures such as the Book of Psalms; one third of the book includes issues about End of the Time and signs of the Redeemer.
A number of these verses imply the arrival of prophet Jesus (PBUH) and corresponds to him very much. But analyzing the form and content of some antiquity verses, we encounter cases which incredibly and completely match with the issues concerning the Shia Redeemer, Imam Mahdi the Great (May God accelerate his arrival) in such case that there would be no doubt for any just human.
Among the quintet sections of Torah, in the Book of Genesis we have:
“God inspired to Abraham and said: I grant this earth to thy seed (generation), all of this earth before thouwill be granted to thee and thy seed forever.”(2)
Verses such as this has caused some Jews to consider the whole earth as their patrimony and according to the Zionistic thoughts extracted from these verses, invasion to other lands is allowed.
And in another case,addressing Abraham (PBUH) we have:
“I’ll extremely fecundate thou and make a large generation of thee; Kings will be born of thy seed.
In Jane`s holy book is written that: “ at the time that the world will be full of corruption, discadence and ruination, a complete person that is called “ tirtenger” that means avengeler, will appear & eliminates the ruination & appoints the purity & clearance again.
#Jane`s #book #imam_mahdi #twelfth_imam
(The Story of Slave trader (Bushr –ibn- Sollomon Nakas)
There are some connections between Imam Mahdi (PbuH) and Christ, in several aspects. One of these connections is his honorable mother.
It is cited from Prophet Mohammad (PbuH) that:
“Mahdi is one of my descendants. His face shines like bright moon. His color is Arabic and his stature is Israeli.”
It is implied in this quotation that Mahdi inherits from his mother the stature traits of Israelis.
Shiite records emphasize that the mother of Imam Mahdi is lady “Melika” who hided her true name and were called and renowned by the name of “Narjes”. She is from one of royal families of Byzantine empire.
In this part we recite what Mr. Saeed Ayub has written is his valuable book, “The Idea of Anti-Christ” which is relevant to the subject:
_“The party which faces Anti-Christ, his followers and heretic me
n of church, is Islam. The leader of this party is the promised Mahdi.
Prophet Mohammad (PbuH) said: “Mahdi is my namesake.”_
Does the bearer of this name conforms whit the name which is mentioned in Gospel whit....
Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and the longevity – Part 1
The 12th Imam and longevity
This much longevity isn’t usual among of world’s people. These days longevity is a common subject ( a solved problem) because these latest years and decades we face people’s name who are 150-250 years old in magazines and newspapers.
In our point of view the 12th Imam longevity isn’t a problem; it’s just a surprising subject.
The 12th Imam was born in Shaban 15th (256 h.g) which is confirmed by all the Shia scientists and most Sunni scientists. This article checks this subject from Shia’s books by considering verses and traditions from Prophet Mohammad and also it’s considering this subject in aspect of science and wisdom.
According to traditions the advent of the 12th Imam will be in end of the world who develops justice in all over the world. He is the child of Imam Hasan Askari ( the 11th Imam ) and was born in Shaban 15th ( 256 H.G). This fact confirmed by all Shia and most Sunni scientists. The fact of this discussion is that God’s reserve has longevity till now. He has a longevity more than 1150 years.
Yes; in our point of view the 12th Imam longevity isn’t a problem; it’s just a surprising matter but Shia opponents see this surprising matter as a problem and exaggerate that till using his longevity as a reason for denying him. We’re responsible to define public opinions to avoid the opponents’ ideas.
The history of longevity
It’s a few more than 10 centuries went past after the first time of the 12th Imam longevity that call as a problem. From that day Imamates’ opponents always exacerbate the 12th Imam longevity.
Divide the Shia books
The Shia scientists’ writing and works particularly can divide into two groups:
The first groups are the works which wrote before 370 H.G.
The second groups are the works which wrote after the mention date.
In first groups there aren’t any impression of the 12th Imam life time was usual ( natural) till this time because there wasn’t any question in that time public opinion.
The Basar Aldarajat by Mohammad Ebn Hasan Safar Ghomi ( death 290 H.G ); Kafi by Sheikh Koleini Razy ( death 329 H.G); Shahro Al Akhbar Fi Fazael Aeme Athar by Ghazi Noman Ebn Mohammad Tamimi Maghrebi ( death 363 H.G) and Alghaybe book by Mohammad E bn Ebrahim Noamani ( known by Ebn Abi Zeinab ) who is (was) Sheikh Koleini’s best student. These are the writing of this period.
However the last scientist’s death isn’t determined but is understandable that because he didn’t mention anything about the 12th Imam Longevity problem so there wasn’t any question from this aspect in Islamic society’s public opinion; And probably because of this he didn’t mention anything. We can guess his death probably was before 375 H.G. because the longevity problem mentioned in the end of 4th century H.G and scientists object it in this period.
According to hadiths, after the return of Imam Mahdi (aj), Prophet Isa (pbuh) will descend onto the earth by the will of Allah (swt), and will pray behind the imam (aj) as one of his companions in everyone’s presence.
The prophet of Islam (pbuh) has been narrated saying: “By the one who sent me as the true giver of glad tidings, if even only one day remains for the life of this world, Allah (swt) will make that day so long so that my son, [Imam] Mahdi will emerge; Isa, “the spirit of God” will reveal and pray behind him, the world then will shine with the light of its Lord, and the government of [Imam] Mahdi will stretch from the East to the West.”
Since many are followers of Prophet Isa (pbuh) and believe him to be the savior and peacemaker of the world, when they witness such a scene, they will become followers of Imam Mahdi (aj) and believe in him. This matter can be considered one of the things that will factor into his victory and universal rise.
For further information, see:
1- The signs of after Imam Mahdi’s (aj) rise, Question 3006 (website: 3578).
 Muqaddas Shafe’i, Aqdul-Durar, pg. 292.
 Sheikh Saduq, Kamalul-Din, pg. 163, quoted by: Abdul-Rahman Ansari, Dar Entezare Khorshid.
 With help from Question 3006 (website: 3578).
To adhere to the line of Imam Al-Mahdi(aj.) is to adhere to Islam
was the anniversary of the birth of Imam Al-Mahdi (aj.); the day of light that illuminated all times and the man who would fill the earth with justice having been filled with oppression and wrong-doing. In these blessed days, where the light of guidance penetrates into our hearts reminding us of our great responsibilities towards Islam, the Muslims and the whole world, following the example of the Prophet(p.) who opened up on the whole world.
Imam Al-Mahdi’s message is none but that of the Prophet(p.), and his role is a part of the Messenger(p.)’s role. To associate with the Imam is to believe in Islam and adhere to its teachings and rules.
The Members of the Household(p.) do not want us to establish a personal relationship with them but rather a relationship that is based on the message of Islam. That is why Allah tells us in the Glorious Quran: “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Apostle of Allah and the last of the Pro
?How Do the Companions of Imam Mahdi Join Him
According to the sayings, the companions gather around miraculously from faraway and close places at a night or in a morning in Mecca and they join Imam Mahdi there.
Imam Ali quotes from Prophet Muhammad in this regard, “God brings together the companions of Mahdi in Mecca, from east and west, in a blink of an eye.”
According to Imam Baqir, the companions of Mahdi get to Mecca miraculously and they join Imam Mahdi there.
The Presence of Women among the Companions of Imam Mahdi
Women too, are present among the companions of Imam Mahdi and they work as nurses. Different numbers have been mentioned in different sayings in regards to the women. According to a saying by Imam Sadiq there are thirteen nurses among the companions of Imam Mahdi, who take care of the injured and the sick. The name of nine of them has been mentioned in this saying. Some other sayings have talked about fifty women among the companions of Imam Mahdi, who work as nurses and aid the warriors of Islam. A greater number has been mentioned in some other sayings. That is probably because these sayings are about the women who accompany Imam Mahdi after his battle and they aid his army.
Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi
Such hadith-reports are abundant. The main idea that runs through all of them suggests that the topic about the future coming of the Mahdi and Qa’im during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) was well known. In fact the way these reports speak about the subject indicates that it was not something new which was being presented to the people. On the contrary they relate the signs and characteristics of the person who would emerge as the Mahdi as in the statement "the promised Mahdi will be among