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Whenever the discussion of occultation crops up, queries of various kinds invade the  minds of the people. The most common among them being as to what is the benefit of an Imam who is in occultation? In other words, what is the purpose of having......

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......

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......

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.)......

Question 13 Who was the mother of Imam e Zamana (a.s.)? Reply: The Mother of Imam-e-Zamana (a.s.) was a Roman princess Narjis Khatoon. She is introduced in the following narration of Behaarul Anwar, v. 51, Chapter 1, H. No. 12. “Sahl al-Shaybani narrates, ‘Bishr ibn......

Question 14 Mention the names, titles and agnomens of Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s)? Reply: The real name of Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) is “M-H-M-D” which is the same as that of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) had prophesied, “His name will be my name......

Question 2 What has been mentioned about Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) in the books of other religions? Reply: An examination of the religious books of the different religions conclusively proves that the belief in the Promised Mahdi is not exclusive only to the Muslims. Even other......

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......

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......