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Category: Imamate

The Return of the Infallible Imams (PBUT)

:Question Why has the issue of the return of the Imams (PBUT) (Raj’ah) not been mentioned clearly by Allah (SWT)? :Answer The return of the Imams (PBUT) to this world, also referred to as Raj’ah, is one of the beliefs that the Shiites hold. Reference to this belief can also be found in the Holy […]

Imam Mahdi (PBUH) – Longevity and Occultatio

:Question  Shiites claim that the 12th Imam of the Shiites is still alive, but he is experiencing the occultation era. How can that be possible? What does the occultation of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) exactly mean? :Answer Today, medical science has proven that all the organs and structure of the human body have the capability of […]

The Event of Ghadir and its Importance

Muslims consider every aspect in the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) to be very significant. For not only the Prophet’s statements are away from any carnal desires and is related to the origin of Revelation according to the holy Quran2, but also, His actions show the true way of life3. Throughout his life, specific events […]

Mahdi (PBUH) in Sunnis

It has been talked about Mahdi (PBUH) in prophetic traditions a lot. (Prophetic traditions are traditions that both Shia and Sunni certify.) As we try to explain Sunni’s beliefs about Mahdi (PBUH) in this article, we refer to traditions found in Sunni’s authentic books so that his advent in traditions would be recognized.  1-Prophet Muhammad […]

Mahdi (PBUH) in Shia

One of the common beliefs among all nations and religions is believing in a divine savior who is the cause of vast blessings and charity for human being. Of course, such savior differs from one nation to another; and it would be discussed in the article: Mahdi (PBUH) in religions. Believing in a savior is […]

Mahdi (PBUH) in Other Religions and Nations

Introduction The belief in “Mahdi” (PBUH) originates from the divine nature of mankind. This belief causes hope in the hearts of people. Furthermore, even though there have been differences in the belief of the existence of a savior, this belief however existed amongst many of the ancient communities. Due to the divine law of Allah […]

Occultation Era

Introduction As it was mentioned Mahdi (PBUH) is away from eyes of people according to Divine will, the one who knows everything. In occultation era he has abundant favor upon Shia and all pious people of other religions. He has helped Shia and other people many times, and in this era hundreds of people have succeeded in meeting […]

The Reappearance Era

According to Islamic resources, people will experience enormous blessings in the reappearance era. These blessings can be divided into two main groups, namely “Material blessings” and “Spiritual blessings”. Some of them are mentioned briefly in below: Establishment of justice He is the just person for whom all are waiting. At the appearance era, justice will […]

The Life of Imam Hussain (PBUH)

Birth On the third of Sha’ban in the year 4 A.H. (1) the city of Medina witnessed the birth of a boy in the house of Lady Fatimah (PBUH) and Imam Ali (PBUH); he was later nicknamed the “Master of Martyrs.” This newly born baby was the second son of a family whom the Prophet of Islam (PBUH&HP) saluted by the name of “Ahl al-Bayt” (people […]

The Life of Lady Fatimah (PBUH)

Muslims believe that Fatimah (PBUH) is the most superior woman through all the centuries and eras. This belief is inferred from Prophetic narratives.1In one of these statements (on which both Shiites and Sunnites agree) the Great Prophet (PBUH&HP) says: “Fatimah is the master of all the women of the worlds.” Although it is mentioned in the Holy Quran that […]

The Verse of Wilayah

Only Allah, His Messenger, and the believers who keep up prayer (Salat) and pay alms (Zakat) while they bow (Rokoo) during prayer, are your Wali(Master). (Quran, 5:55) According to Islamic principles and wisdom, in every stage and aspect of his life a person should obey his creator, Allah. For in every moment of a person’s life, one […]

The Life of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (PBUH)

Introduction Imam Ali bin Mousa al-Reza (PBUH), the eighth Imam of Shiites , is of the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and his eighth successor. At age 35 he became the leader of the Islamic union. His life was contemporary to the Abbasid reign and therefore, he suffered great difficulties made by the Abbasids. Finally, he was martyred […]

Occultation Era

Introduction As it was mentioned Mahdi (PBUH) is away from eyes of people according to Divine will, the one who knows everything. In occultation era he has abundant favor upon Shia and all pious people of other religions. He has helped Shia and other people many times, and in this era hundreds of people have succeeded in meeting […]

Mahdi (PBUH) in Sunnis

It has been talked about Mahdi (PBUH) in prophetic traditions a lot. (Prophetic traditions are traditions that both Shia and Sunni certify.) As we try to explain Sunni’s beliefs about Mahdi (PBUH) in this article, we refer to traditions found in Sunni’s authentic books so that his advent in traditions would be recognized.  1-Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) said: “If it remains only one […]