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Question 12 Describe the details of the conditions of the birth of Imam Az-Zaman (a.t.f.s.)? Reply: Hakimah Khatoon, the daughter of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Javaad (a.s.), and the aunt of Imam Hasan al- Askari (a.s.) narrates the conditions of the birth of Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.) as follows: Abu Muhammad...

Question 11 Why did Imam Mahdi (a.s.) come out in the open, in spite of his many enemies, at the time of the martyrdom of his father? Reply: As has been explained previously that due to the exceptional conditions of that time, except a very select group none...

Question 10 What is the proof of the birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)? Whether any one has seen him after his birth? Reply: According to both the Shi’a as well as Sunni historians, Imam e Zamaana (a.t.f.s.) is already born. This is a well established historical fact. For example,...

Question 9 Mention briefly about what has been recorded about the life of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). Reply: Name: M-H-M-D Famous Titles: Mahdi, Mau’ood, Wali- al-Asr, Sahebuz Zamaan, Qa’im, Muntazar, Hujjatullah, Muntaqim, etc. Kuniyyat: Abul Qasim, Abu Abdillah. Names of Parents: Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) and Janab Narjis Khatoon (s.a.w.a.). Time and place...

Question 8 What are the similarities between Divine Apostles and Imam al-Zaman (a.s.)? Reply: The following traditions narrated from the infallible Imams (a.s.) sufficiently answer this question: Imam Zainul Abedin (a.s.) said: “In our Qa’im are found the characteristics of the Prophets (s.a.w.a.). They are similar to those of our...

Question 7 What is the reason that whenever the name “Qa’im (a.s.)” is mentioned all Shi’as rise in respect? Reply: It is a practice among the Shi’as that whenever the name “Qa’im (a.s.)” is pronounced in their gatherings, all of them stand up in reverence. Though this action...

Question 6 Discuss the false claimants and pretenders of Mahdawiyyah who have been recorded in history. Reply: The preceding discussions indisputably establish the fact concerning the Islamic belief in Mahdawiyyah and the reappearance from occultation of a divine reformer. History records that while some people have falsely represented...

Question 5 Whether the original books of the Ahlul Sunnat mention and relate about the matters related to the existence, life and reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)? Reply: It is an accepted fact that the belief of the promised Mahdi is found with the Shi’as who are the...

Question 4 Have the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and the Infallible Imams (a.s.) informed us about the “Promised Mahdi”? Reply: Many reliably narrated traditions emanate from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and the infallible Imams (a.s.) about the existence and reappearance of Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.). These leave no room for...

Question 3 Do the verses of the Holy Qur’an prove the existence and reappearance of Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)? Reply: First and foremost, it is not necessary that the Holy Qur’an explains in detail all the concepts. Given that it actually deals with many things, so it does not...