Imam Mahdi | Surah Al-Baqarah : Verse 1-3

الم – 2:1

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ – 2:2

الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ – 2:3


Alif, Lam, Meem.

This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah –

Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them

Kamaal Al-Deen wa Tamaam Al-Ni`mah 2:340.

Janabe Yahya bin (Abi) Qasem said: I asked Imam Sadiq (a.s.) about the verse, “ALIF, LAAM, MEEM. This is the book, there is no doubt in it, (it is) a guidance for those who are pious, who believe in the unseen: (2:1-3) Imam (a.s.) replied, “Those who are pious” are the Shias of Ali. ‘The unseen’ is the Decisive Proof who will be in hiding. The supporting evidence for this is the following verse, ‘And they say: ‘Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord”” Say: ‘Verily, the unseen is only for Allah (to know) therefore wait; verily I am with you, among those who wait’ (10:20)2

Kamaal Al Deen wa Tamaan Al-Ni`mah 2:340

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Those who believe in the unseen” (2:3) are those who believe and testify that the rising of the Qa’em (a.s.) (the Twelfth imam) is HAQQ (truth).”3