Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Know Your Imam

Know Your Imam

Know Your Imam - Some Facts
Name: Mohammed (as)
Father : Imam Hassan al Askari (as)
Mother: Narjis khatoon(sa)
Birth date : 15 Shaaban year 255 AH
Birth place : Samarrah (Iraq)
Imamat date :At the age of 5 in Rabil awal 260AH
Presently In occultation (ghaibat)

Know Your Imam - His Titles
Abul Qasim (same as the prophet)
Al Qaim (who will stand up)
Al Muntazar (the awaited)
Al Mahdi (guide)
Sahibuzzaman (imam of our time)
Khalaf saleh
Aba Saleh

Know Your Imam- Traditions
“There will be 12 Successors”
“The world shall not end until a person from my progeny who shall carry the same name ,comes & fills the earth with justice”
“The world cannot exist unless an Imam or hujjat is present”
There are many many more in various sources

Know Your Imam - Minor Occultation
10/11th Imams made people familiar with concept
Minor (ghaibat sughra) period lasted 69 years
Names of 4 representatives in this period:-
1.Abu amr Uthman ibn Saeed Amri
2.Mohammed ibn Uthman (son of first)
3.Hussain ibn Rauh
4.Abu Hassan bin Mohammed Sumayri
There is a letter by our Imam informing us that his representatives will be the scholars (Alims - Marajas) henceforth.

Know Your Imam - Long Life Issues
If Allah (swt) can make someone alive after death, why can’t HE keep someone alive for a long period?
Many prophets /people have had v long lives: Adam, Noah, Khizr, Ilyas, Isa (as)
Zulqarnain had a life of 3000 years
Satan(shaitan) himself has a long life!
There are proofs of the Imam’s birth but no tradition on his death.
Know Your Imam - His Presence
His example is like the sun behind the clouds, which though hidden still provides warmth & light
He is only hidden from our ordinary vision
Our deeds (a’amal) are taken to him regularly & he is sad or happy depending on what we do everyday
He attends gatherings especially Haj
Many , many incidents of meeting, sighting & help have been recorded
Know Your Imam - Reappearance Signs
There will be discord & cruelty & injustice widespread
Sufyani will appear
Dajjal will appear
Killing of Nafs e Zakkiyah
There will be a heavenly cry
It will be on Friday at the Ka’aba

Know Your Imam - Waiting….
We need to be in waiting (Intezar) for his reappearance…
Our actions & behaviour should reflect we are in waiting for such a personality
We should give up deeds which displease Allah (swt) & do what Islam demands from us.
There is NO FIXED TIME for his re-appearance, it is unknown. You can make the difference if you call from the heart and be like he wants his followers to become.

Know Your Imam - Calling….
He answers call from All Momineen and Helps them when called.
He meets people who call him with the right Neeyat
He is the Imam of our time and in the time of need and difficulty we should call upon him for help and solutions.
There are many recorded events since his occultation where he has helped Momineen in person.
“ARIZA” is one way of communicating with him throughout the year.
Know Your Imam - Dua’a
Dua E Nudba
Dua Faraj “Ilahi Azoomal Bal’aa”
Dua - “Allahumma kulle valiyekal”
Dua Sirdab
Ziarat E Imam E Zamaan
Salawat Zarrab Isphahni
Dua e Ahad
Pray for his re-appearance in any Language

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