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FACT FILEName MohammadFather Hassan Al AskariMother Narjis KhatoonBirth Day 15 Shaban 225 AHBirth Place SamarraAge and time of Imama 5; 8th Rabi Awal 260 AHLocation Presently in Occultation
TITLES Abul Qasim Al Qaim Al Muntadhar Al Mehdi Aba Saleh BaqiyatAllah Wali Al Asr
TRADITION AND HADITHS “There will be 12 successors” “The world shall not end until someone from my progeny, who carries the same name as me, will come and fill the earth with justice” “The world cannot exist unless an Imam or Hujjah is present “One who dies without knowing the Imam of their time, dies a death of ignorance
MINOR OCCULTATION 10th and 11th Imams made people familiar of the concept of not having an Imam around at all times The minor occultation lasted 70 years He had 4 representatives – there is a letter informing us that the representatives will become scholars and marja’as henceforth
HIS PRESENCE Imam Al Sadiq has said “They see him but they do not recognise him.” He is hidden from our vision because of our sins, but he is aware of our conditions He is like the sun behind the clouds, though hidden, still provides warmth and light Our deeds are taken to him every Friday He attends gatherings, especially Hajj Many incidents of meeting, sighting and helping have been recorded
SIGNS OF HIS REAPPEARANCE Cruelty and injustice will be widespread There will be much corruption in the world Forbidden acts will be deemed acceptable His reappearance will be on a Friday
WAITING FOR HIS REAPPEARANCE Imam says “The best act of my nation is to await the reappearance” Our actions and behaviour should reflect that we are in waiting for such a personality We should give up deeds that displease Allah, and do what Allah demands of us There is no fixed time for his reappearance, and no one can state when he will emerge
CALLING FOR THE IMAM He answers all the Mumineen and helps them when called He meets people who call for him with the right intention He is our Imam, so in our times of need we should call upon him for help and for solutions There are many recorded events since his occultation when he has helped people, in person
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN HISABSENCE Recognition of Imam Mahdi, means to be aware of those levels of perfection and authority that has been granted to Imam-e-Zamana by Allah Improvement in our thoughts & deeds Reformation of ourselves and the Society Supplication Give sadaqah for his safety We present our difficulties to him for their solution
I CONGRATULATE YOU ALL ON THEAUSPICIOUS BIRTH OF THE IMAM OFOUR TIMEThank you for listening and watching!