Office Of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed M.S.Al-Hakeem


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Imam Mahdi
Q [1]  What is the solid evidence of existence of Mahdi?
The evidence to prove this issue is undoubted authentic narrations by the Prophet and the Imams (Peace be upon them).
Q [2]  What is our obligation while the absence of Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his appearance)?
The narrations of the Ahlulbait stressed the believers on praying to hasten the relief of the Imam (peace be upon him). Every devotee is expected to be a good example for others in his actions and behaviors to give a good impression about Islam and Shiaism. It was reported that the Imams said: “Call for us (our path) by your (good) deeds”.
Q [3]  Apart from dying in Jihad, how does someone die a martyr?
There are lots of narrations from the Prophet and the Imams that whoever died while he was waiting for our matter (i.e. for the government of the Imam) then he shall be considered like whoever died in battle for the Last Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance) and the said is the best way of ending this life.
Q [4]  What is the ruling of writing a petition to Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him)?
It is permissible as it is a kind of seeking his intercession to fulfill one’s needs.
Q [5]  Somebody in our community claims that he can arrange meetings with Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him). He delivered massages from him. What do you say about that?
There is no doubt that this claim is false. This person should be ignored regardless of his position in the society.
Q [6]  Does Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him) have servants? How can I appoint myself to be his servant?
We advise you to stay away from this kind of thoughts and focus on performing what is obligated and recommended in the Sharia. Once you do that, you will be under the care of the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him), even if you don’t directly feel his blessings.
Q [7]  In our country, someone claims that he can arrange a meeting with Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him). What do you think about that?
It is reported in one of the letters of Imam Mahdi (may Almighty Allah hasten his reappearance) that was released by the last Safeer, that whoever claims that he sees him – the Imam – then consider the claimant as a liar. The righteous sect of Shia has been observing this since the first days of the major occultation.
Q [8]  Is it forbidden or disliked to utter the name of Imam Mahdi?
It is permissible.
Q [9]  Is it true that Imam Mahdi (pbuh)'s children live in the Bermuda triangle? Which is an island near Spain?
Some books mentioned that the Imam (peace be upon him) lives in an island by the name of Green Island but we cannot confirm the truthfulness of this issue. Almighty Allah knows best.
Q [10]  As Imam Mahdi (A. S.) was hidden by God’s wish at the age of 5, what will be his age at when he reappears again?
It was narrated from the texts of the imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) that when he reappear again he would look like forty years old. Nobody knows saves Almighty Allah his original age after the reappearance.

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