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Occultation

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......

The present era, in which we are living, is known as ‘Ghaibat Kubra’ (major occultation). It is a period when there is no special representative of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) through whom we can contact him or correspond with him (a.t.f.s.). This era will continue till as......

A few traditions clearly talk about Imam (a.s.) being ‘bounded’ while in occultation. In some other instances, based on the discourses of the Infallibles (a.s.), it is indicated that Imam (a.s.) is ‘bounded’ as Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) says: The Master of Affairs will have......

designed by vahid ahmadi In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful We had said that Imam Sajjad (a.s.), while drawing similarities between Imam-e-Asr (a.t.f.s.) and the Prophets (a.s.), had compared his ‘trepidation and occultation’ to that of Prophet Moosa (a.s.).[1] Ameerul......

The major occultation began after the death of Ali bin Muhammad Samari in 328 A.H. and the point of referral and general deputyship of His Eminence, the Master of the Age (a.s) reached the great jurists. Throughout the period of the major occultation attention and......

There are two types occultation of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s), namely Minor Occulatation or Ghaibat-e-Sugra and Major Occulation or Ghaibat-e-Kubra In this post we will look at Minor Occultation and Insha-Allah in the next post we will see about major occulation. The Minor Occultation The oppressive......

OCCULTATION OF IMAM (A.S.) – AN IMMENSE DEPRIVATION       Allah, the Blessed, the High says in the Holy Quran: “The day when We will call every people with their Imam” (Surah Bani Israel , Verse 71) Allah, the High at various places, has promised guidance......

History of  both minor and major occupations is a witness to the fact that anyone who sought guidance received it from Imam (a.s.). Today also if anyone sincerely seeks guidance will receive it from Imam (a.s.). Committing oneself completely to the wisdom and expediencies of......

The Condition of Shias before Reappearance   Our Master,the Chief of the Believers, Imam Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) says: “The world is a prison for the believers and heaven for the disbelievers.” The Holy Infallibles (a.s.), in their traditions and narration, have often condemned love......

The Almighty Allah has bestowed the human beings with a superiority and has kept the rest of the creation under him. He says, ‘I have created man with the best parts’. Whether it is the earth or atmosphere, sea or the mountain, forest or the......

WHY OCCULTATION? – PART I       The Almighty Allah has bestowed the human beings with a superiority and has kept the rest of the creation under him. He says, ‘I have created man with the best parts’. Whether it is the earth or......

WHY OCCULTATION? – PART II       CONTINUED FROM PART I…. Occupation a divine plan If we study the aspects of the occultation and reflect upon it, we can easily understand it as a divine plan. After this the reappearance of the Imam shall be......