Author: Athar

IMAM MAHDI (AS) IN SIHAH SITTA         Inevitability of Imam Mahdi’s uprising: It is unanimous by Shiiate and Sunni People that Imam Mahdi (AS) shall Arrive and even non-muslim people has promised the arrival of one savior at the last age to their followers. These are some examples: but...

SUNNI DOCUMENTATION ON MAHDI (AS)         For our respected Sunni brothers, there are six authentic collections of traditions based on the Sunni standards for verifying the authenticity of a tradition. These six books are: Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sahih al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan Abu Dawud, and...

IMAM MAHDI (AS) IN SUNNI BOOKS         Upraising of a man from the household of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) named Mahdi is an issue which several scholars from Sunni sect has written about it. One of them is a contemporary writer named Muhammad –Ibn- Ahmad –Ibn- Ishmael, who...

LONGEVITY IN THE TRADITIONS         ( Hazrat Isa and Hazrat Khizr (as)) According to narrations in the hadith collections, there existed people who lived a long life before Imam Mahdi. In addition to those referred to in the Qur’anic verses, at least two persons can be cited: ...

LONGEVITY IN THE HOLY QUR’AN         The Holy Quran – a text accepted by all Muslims – contains verses that can prove the Shia claim about the possibility of the prolonged lifespan of Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s). The Spider (Ankabut), verse 14   وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ فَلَبِثَ فِيهِمْ...

LONGEVITY IN HISTORY     Another reality taken into account in examining longevity and its feasibility is human experience throughout history. This discussion is significant because some prophets with a prolonged life have been noted, and the possibility of longevity has also been underlined by natural laws. As...