THE FOUR SPECIAL DEPUTIES OF IMAM MAHDI (PBUH) (2) (3) The Third Special Representatives: He succeeded Mohammad Bin Uthman, He was a leading personality from the family of Nawbakht. Ali Ibn Mohammad...
THE FOUR SPECIAL DEPUTIES OF IMAM MAHDI (PBUH) (1) After the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari (A.S.) the mantle of Imamate fell on the young shoulders of Imam Mahdi (A.S.). Due to the serve...
The Signs of the Rise of Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Qaim The early Imamite traditionists delineated five signs which would precede the rise of al-Qaim al-Mahdi: first, the rise of al-Yamani, then the rise of...
The political role of Imam Al-Mahdi It has already been pointed out that the Imams from `Ali b. al-Husayn onwards adopted publicly a quiescent policy towards the Umayyad and the `Abb asid....
The Twelfth Imam in the Zaidi Traditions The Zaidi sect, the Jarudiyyah, narrate many traditions attributed to the Prophet and al-Baqir concerning the political role of the Twelfth Imam. One of their...
The traditions concerning al-Qaim al-Mahdi There are many traditions attributed to the Prophet (PBUH&HP) in the books of tradition concerning the identity of Imam al-Mahdi, his family, his...
The Occultation of al-Qaim al-Mahdi in the Qur'an In Shiite exegesis, many Qur'anic verses are regarded as references to the role of al-Qaim and his occultation. The most important is the following...
The Role of Traditions in the Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (1) After the martyrdom of al-Husayn, the Imamite Imams from Imam `Ali b. al-Husayn to Imam al-Hasan al-`Askari (PBUTH All) followed a...
THE OCCULTATIONS OF IMAM MAHDI (PBUH) (2) The Major Occultation And Who Saw The IMAM (PBUH) After the year 329 A H., when the major occultation commenced the special deputation of Imam Al-Mahdi...
THE OCCULTATIONS OF IMAM MAHDI (PBUH) (1) The Minor Occultation And Four Deputies Shia twelvers believe that Imam Mahdi (the 12th and the last Imam) is now alive and he is in occultation. There are...

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