Imam Mahdi (A.J)
Life of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.J.) The Awaited Saviour
Al-Imam al-Mahdi The Just Leader of Humanity
     NAME :   Mohammed - The Name Sake of Prophet (saww)
     IMAMAAT :   12th (LAST) Imam from the Silsila-e-Imamaat
     TITLE :   Sahib-uz-Zamman,  Mehdi,  Mauood,  Qaim,  Imam-e-Asr, Baqiyat ullah
     FATHER :   Imam Hassan Askari (AS) - 11th Imam
     MOTHER :   Hazrat Bibi Narjis Khatoon (swa)
     BIRTH DATE :   15th Shaban, 256 Hijrah Iraq
     AGE :   Alive, Alhamdulliah
    MINOR OCCULTATION :   Ghaibat-e-Sughra 8th Rabi-ul-Awal 260 A.H.
     MAJOR OCCULTATION :   Ghaibat-e-Kubra 10th Shawwal 329 A.H.
     * Ziyarat Of Hazrat Imam Mehdi Sahib-uz-Zaman (SA) is recited specially on Fridays

This Namaaz is highly effective to disperse calamities, and to remove hardships & difficulties.
It is a 2 Raka't Namaaz (SALAT), prayed exactly like Fajr Namaaz, on Friday, with the following adjustments:
(a) In 1st & 2nd raka't, while reciting Sooratul Faatih'ah, when you come to
"Iyyaaka Naa'-Budu Wa Iyyaaka Nasta-e'en" recite it 100 times, & continue to recite the Soorah in full, & then recite Sooratul Ikhlaas.
(b) After Salaam recite the following Dua'a:


(For Arabic Text please see "Mafateehul Jinaan")
     O Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Mohammad.
     In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.
     My Allah! irretrievable is our plight,
     Our helplessness causes pain & trouble, (now our) urgency has been laid bare (before Thee),
     (all) hopes have been cut off, the (plentiful earth has shrunk (with very little to spare) for us,
     the heavenly blessings have been withheld, we call upon Thee for help,
     we refer our grief & sorrow to Thee,
     we have full faith in Thee, in the time of distress as well as in good fortune.
     O Allah, send blessings on Mohammed & on the children of Mohammed, the "Ulil Amr" (authority).
     Obedience to whom has been made obligatory, through which their high status has been made known.
     Therefore let there be joy after sorrow for us for their sake, right away, in the twinkle of an eye, more rapidly.
     O Muhammed,
     O Ali,
     O Ali,
     O Mohammed,
     Give me enough, because both of you provide sufficiently.
     & help me because both of you help & protect.
     O Our Master,
     O the Authority of our times (Saahibaz Zamaan)
     Help! Help!
     Come to my help,
     Come to my help,
     Come to my help,
     in this hour,
     in this hour,
     Be quick,
     Be quick,
     Be quick,
     O the Most Merciful, for the sake of Mohammed & his pure progeny.
     O Allah, send blessings on Mohammed & on the children of Mohammed.


 a. CHILDHOOD: Secretly nursed by his father upto a period of 5 years so that he may remain safe & secure from the harm of the enemies. And when his father was martyred in 260 Hijrah, the post of Imamate was shifted over to him.
 b. THE SHORT & SMALL OCCULTANCE: Started from the year 260 Hijrah & ended in 329 Hijrah, coming to nearly 70 years.
 c. THE LONG OR MAJOR OCCULTANCE: Began in the year329 Hijrah & till Allah pleases that he appears, it will continue on.

Birth and Imamate
     The promised Mahdi, who is usually mentioned by his title of Imam-i 'Asr (the Imam of the "Period") and Sahib al-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), is the son of the eleventh Imam. His name is the same as that of the Holy Prophet. He was born in Samarrah in 256/868 and until 260/872 when his father was martyred, lived under his father's care and tutelage. He was hidden from public view and only a few of the elite among the Shi'ah were able to meet him. After the martyrdom of his father he became Imam and by Divine Command went into occultation (ghaybat). Thereafter he appeared only to his deputies (na'ib) and even then only in exceptional circumstances.
The Imam's Deputies
     The Imam chose as a special deputy for a time Uthman ibn Sa'id Umari, one of the companions of his father and grandfather who was his confidant and trusted friend. Through his deputy the Imam would answer the demands and questions of the Shi'ah. After Uthman ibn Sa'id, his son Muhammad ibn Uthman Umari was appointed the deputy of the Imam. After the death of Muhammad ibn Uthman, Abu'l Qasim Husayn ibn Ruh Nawbakhti was the special deputy, and after his death Ali ibn Muhammad Simmari was chosen for this task. A few days before the death of Ali ibn Muhammad Simmari in 329/939 an order was issued by the Imam stating that in six days Ali ibn Muhammad Simmari would die. Henceforth the special deputation of the Imam would come to an end and the major occultation (ghaybat-i kubra) would begin and would continue until the day God grants permission to the Imam to manifest himself.
The Two Occultations
     The occultation of the twelfth Imam is, therefore, divided into two parts: the first, the minor occultation (ghaybat-i sughra) which began in 260/872 and ended in 329/939, lasting about seventy years; the second, the major occultation which commenced in 329/939 and will continue as long as God wills it. In a hadith upon whose authenticity everyone agrees, the Holy Prophet has said, "If there were to remain in the life of the world but one day, God would prolong that day until He sends in it a man from my community and my household. His name will be the same as my name. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny."

* Rest assured that no one has a special relationship with Allah. Whoever denies me is not my follower. The appearance of the relief (Al-Faraj) depends solely upon Allah, therefore those who propose a certain time for it, are liars. As to the benefit of my existence in occultation, it is like the benefit of the sun behind clouds where the eyes do not see. Indeed my existence is an amnesty for the people of the earth. Pray much to Allah to hasten the relief, therefore in it also lies the release from your sufferings.
* Our master of the time has said, "And because of me Allah removes the calamities from my Progeny & my Shias."
Imam e Zamana (ATFS) also said, "And they should know that the truth is with us & in us."
* (You) be an adornment for us and do not be a source of disgrace for us."
* "I am the Mahdi. I am the Qaem of the time"
(Bihar V.52 p.2)

* I am the one who will fill it (the earth with justice as it would be full of tyranny".
(Bihar, V.52, P.2)
* I am the reminder of Allah in His earth". I am the avenger from His enemies".
(Bihar, v.52, p.24)

* I am the seal of successors". And through me shall Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, drive away the calamities from my progeny and my Shia's".
(Bihar, V,52, P.30)

* Surely, I am indeed the (cause of) security for the inhabitant of the earth".
(Bihar, V 53 p181)
* When Allah permits us to speak, truth will prevail and falsehood will vanish".
(Bihar, V.53, p 196)
* And as for those who fix the time (of re-appearance) they are Iiars".
(Bihar, V,53 p.181)
* Invoke more for the hastening of the re-appearance, for surely this is your safety".
* "There were none of my fore fathers except that the allegiance of the oppressive rulers of their times was in their necks". (i.e. the previous Imams were forced to pay allegiance).
"As for deriving benefit from me in my occultation is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides behind the clouds".
(Bihar, V.53, p 181)
* And surely on my re-appearance, whenever I reappear, there will be no allegiance in my neck of any of the oppressive tyrants".
(Bihar. V,53, p 181)

* If any incident occurs (now) then refer for it to the narrators of our traditions. For surely, they are my proof on you and I am the proof of Allah upon them".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 181)
* For surely our knowledge encompasses information about you and none of your news is concealed from us".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 175)

* Surely, we do not neglect your conditions nor are we forgetful of your remembrance".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 175)
* Then each one of you should do those deeds which bring you closer to our love".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 176)
* And you must refrain from (all such acts) which make you nearer to our displeasure and our anger".
(Bihar 53/176)
* Then nothing keeps us away from them except that they attach to us what we dislike".
(Bihar. 53/177)
* As for your wealth, we shall not accept it except that it should be purified (halaal). Then whoever wants, he can associate (with us) and whoever wants, he can sever".
(Bihar, V 53 p 180)
* Whoever eats from our wealth (i.e. Khums) even an iota then he is taking fire in his abdomen and soon shall he be castled in it".
(Bihar V.53, p 183)
* Allah's, the Mighty and the Glorious, Destinies are not overpowered, and His intentions are not rejected, and His Grace is not left behind".
(Bihar 53/191)
* Seeking knowledge through any other means than us Ahle'Bait, tantamount to denial (in our mastership)".
(Kitab Deen-o-Fitrat: Vol - 1)
* Surely Allah the Almighty, did not create the creatures in vain and did not provide them freedom without reason".
(Bihar V 53/194)
* (Allah) sent Mohammad (s.a.w.s) as a mercy unto the worlds and completed his bounties. Through him".
(Bihar ,53/194)
* And He sealed through him (Mohammad S.A) His prophets and sent him to the whole of mankind".
(Bihar 53/194)
* Surely, the earth can never be void of a divine proof, whether, he is seen or hidden".
(Bihar 53/91)
* Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He, has denied the truth any thing except perfection and falsehood except destruction".
(Bihar, 53/193)
* Certainly there is no (physical) relationship between Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He and any body else".
(Bihar 53/180)

* Nothing is better than namaz to make shaitan bite the dust, then perform namaz and make Shaitan bite the dust".
(Bihar 53/182)
* The thanks giving prostration is amongst the most necessary and obligatory Sunnah".
(Bihar 53 - 161)
* I seek refuge in Allah from blindness after vision".
(Bihar 53/191)
* And from staying off after guidance. And from the destructive acts and demolishing instigations".
(Bihar 53/191)

* "If you seek guidance you will be guided and if you search, you will find (the path)".
(Kamaluddin Vol 2. P 502)
* "Then do not ask questions which do not hold any meaning for you".
(Bihar,V53 p181)
* "And do not put yourself into (unnecessary) trouble in gaining knowledge in which you have sufficed yourself".
(Bihar 53/181)
* "Surely the truth is with us and in us and non can say like this except us. And if any one says then he is a liar a deceiver. None claims thus other than us except a strayed and lost one. "Our hearts are the vessels of Allah's intentions". Then whenever He is pleased, We are pleased".
(Bihar V. 52/ p 51)

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