Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “O God show me my brothers! The companions said: “Are not we your brothers?!” He said: “No! you are my followers. My brothers are the ones who will 

".believe me in the Apocalypse while they have not see me

.God has identified them to me with their names and their fathers’ names before their birth

"Remaining religious for them is like holding a piece of hot Tamarisk in one’s hand

[.Tamarisk tree is very strong and its fire is very much hot and its coal is really durable]

Bihar al-Anwar, volume 52, page 124

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“The best companion is Fatima’s Mahdi”

:The translation of verse 69 of Surah An-Nisa

And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger - those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the 

.righteous. And excellent are those as companions

Zurara has narrated from Imam Baqir about the interpretation of this verse: “In this verse “messenger” refers to Muhammad- the Messenger of Allah, “affirmers of truth” refers to Ali ibn Abi Talib, “martyrs” refers to Hassan and Hussein, “righteous” refers to the infallible 

.Imams, and the “excellent companion” is Imam Mahdi  

Al-dhaam al Naseb, v. 1, p. 57

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The Message of Iran Supreme Leader 'Ayatollah Khamenei' to the Youth in Europe and North America

Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran to the Youth in Europe and North America

Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran

 In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful

 To the Youth in Europe and North America,

The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.

I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.

Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.

The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.

By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?

You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.

My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.

I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.

Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?

Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?

I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.

Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.

Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.

Seyyed Ali Khamenei

21st Jan. 2015

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:The fourth reason of the necessity of acquainting oneself with the Imam of each era

It is the way of salvation from the death in which a Muslim according to the Prophet’s Hadith" 

"is considered as a pagan if he is not aware of the Imam of his Era

:The Holy Prophet said

.“Anyone dies without knowing his Imam, in fact has died has died living a pagan life"

Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 23, p.76

:Acquainting oneself with the Imam of each era has two branches

1.(Knowing his birth information (name, title, father's name, place of birth, year of birth

2. Getting to know all the traits, and characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s Imamate, Reappearance 

signs, pre- and post-emergence events, his holy government, people’s tasks in the occultation, 

.......Raj’a (Second coming) and 

Mekyal al Makarem, volume 1

How much knowledge do we have toward our Imam? Are we faithful or just Muslims? God willing we are not considered as causes which have been mentioned so far or will be mentioned later

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?What kind of waiting

The waiting that it spoken about, is not just sitting and weeping! We must prepare ourselves to 

(become the soldiers of Imam Mahdi (PBUH

Awaiting for Faraj [the coming of Imam Mahdi] means to be prepared completely for the goal 

...for which Imam Mahdi (PBUH) will rise up. That great historical revolution

Supreme Leader 81/7/30 - 87/5/27

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The philosophy of the Jewish Messiah

The literal meaning of the Hebraic term for Messiah is “Anointed”. Israelites used to pour 

some oil on the Kings’ head and anoint it and therefore referred to the King as “Messiah” and 

considered obeying him as an obligation. “Messiah” was first the title of the kings and over the 

"time its meaning was changed to the “Savior

Israelites sought the help of Samuel (the Prophet) during the worst troubles, he anointed King 

Saul and therefore the term Messiah as “Anointed” was first used for King Saul. But was King 

[Saul really the Messiah (meaning the promised one)? [To be continued

Savior in the religions, Shakeri, p.36

First Samuel, chapter 24, verse 6

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Evolution of minds after the Reappearance

:Imam Baqir (PBUH) said

“Whenever Imam Mahdi (PBUH) rises up, he will pat the worshipers on their head and by doing so he will make their minds concentrated and will complete their morality

:Imam Sadiq (PBUH) addressing the Shias said

“You will not perfect your faith until Imam Mahdi (PBUH) rises up, therefore, God would unite 

."your wisdom and the believers will reach their perfection

The source: The book of the “Merciful Government”  

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Trying to popularize Imam Mahdi

According to wisdom, if a person is beloved he should be popularized. Therefore, Shia 

.Muslims should make Imam Mahdi popular

Imam Sadiq (PBUH)said: “God blesses someone who makes us popular among people and 

attracts people to us. I swear to God that when people narrate our speeches to others, they 

.would be more beloved because of those speeches

. Mekyal al-Makarem, volume 2

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...The danger of poison penetration and

In the Apocalypse, people testify by their passion and lust and they govern by tyranny! People curse their fathers and envy their brothers! Partners betray each other in business and the 

!sense of loyalty diminishes! Adultery spreads! Men wear like women! Women leave modesty

Ostentation gets into the hearts like poison, which penetrates in bodies…wealth will be spent 

!on singing! People get fascinated by the World

Bihar al-Anwar, volume 52, page 264

When poison penetrates into body, getting poisoned is normal. Therefore, the society can be 

.poisoned like a body! If you want to treat your poisoning, revive your life by removing poison

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"Faith in the Absent Imam"

:The translation of verse 3 of Surah Al-Baqarah

Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them

: Davood Raqee saying that Imam Sadiq said in the interpretation of this verse

 “Pious people are people who have faith in the uprising of Imam Mahdi (Qa’im) and admit it which is of course right

 Ithbat al-hudat, v. 5, p. 72

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The third reason of the necessity of knowing the Imam of each era: "It is a condition of the acceptance of deeds ”

Muawiyah ibn Ammar asked Imam Sadiq about this verse “And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” (7:180). The Imam answered

 “I swear to God that we are the Lord’s Good Names so that God does not accept any deed of humans unless they know us

Usul al-Kafi, chapter: Al-navader

Indeed, what kind of knowledge is this? Which is so important? We’ll mention it later

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Remaining patient in annoyance and denial

Imam Sadiq (PBUH): When you are faced with difficulty and hardship in our way, be patient and recommend each other to resist
Every person who is waiting for imam Mahdi and is patient in tolerating the annoyance and fear in this way, he will be in our company in the other world 
Mekyal al-Makarem, volume 2—  Rouzeh Kafi, page37

:Types of patience in the occultation based on narrations
 Being patient for the duration of the occultation
 Being patient against annoyance and denial and ridicule of the opponents.
 Being patient against calamities and disasters
 Being patient when you see believers’ calamities caused by enemies while you cannot defend them

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The leaders of the occultation

 :Imam Hadi(PBUH) said 

In the occultation of our Qa’im, if there weren’t any scholars and sages who invite people to Imam Mahdi or any defenders of the religion or helper to save unable people from evil’s and enemies’ traps, all people would stop following God’s religion and would become a pagan

Scholars and sages, who save weak and poor Shia Muslims like a captain who guides a ship, are better and beloved ones for God

Al-Ihtijaj, volume 1, page 18

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Emam bagher

Emam bagher, peace be upon him said:

Man's smile to his (fellow) brother as well as wiping brushwood (hurts) out of him are generosity and the most beloved invocation before Allah is to make a believer happy.


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Do you know what belongings of prophets are with Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and he brings them with him after the Reappearance

Do you know what belongings of prophets are with Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and he brings them 

? with him after the Reappearance

1-The casket of Adam, 2-The adz and other carpentry tools of Noah, 3-The collection of Ibrahim (Abraham), 4-The stick of Moses, 5-The stone of Moses, 6-The Torah of Moses, 7-The Tablets of Moses, 8-The casket of Moses, 9-The Gospel of Jesus, 10-The packsaddle used by Jesus, 11-The measure of Joseph, 12-The shirt of Joseph, 13-The crown of Solomon, 14-The ring of Solomon, 15-The measure of Shuaib, 16-The mirror of Shuaib, 17-The armor of David, 18-The patrimony of Hud and Saleh, 19-The shirt of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 20-The armor of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 21-The ring of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 22-The stick of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 23-The Zulfiqar sword, 24-The Mus'haf of Imam Ali(PBUH) (The Quran that is collected by Imam Ali), 25-The special treaty of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 26-The heritage of all prophets 

and all other divine books

 The Awaited Mahdi, p. 46 & 47

 Mu'jam al-Ahadith Imam Mahdi, vol. 3

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? Why do Iranians burn the obelisk

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The first one who returns

 :The translation of verse 18 of Surah An-Naba 

“The Day the Horn is blown and you will come forth in multitudes”

Imam Sadiq was asked: Is the return (i.e. return to the world) right

The Imam said: Yes

Asked: Who is the first person who comes back

The Imam said: Hussein ibn Ali, who exits after the uprising of Al-Qa’im

The man asked: “Are there people accompanying him? He said: “No, as Allah says (in the Quran): they come in groups and respectively, nations after nations

 The book of Alvafy, vol. 2, p.267

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️A clever and meaningful answer

 :The second reason is the necessity of knowing the Imam of each era

"It is a sign of faith"

 Aban ibn Taghlib says: I asked Imam Sadiq: Is a person faithful if he knows all Imams except for the Imam of his own era? The Imam said: “No.” I asked again: Is he considered as a Muslim

The Imam answered: Yes

The Source: Kamal al-Din and Tamam Al-Nimeh

  :The important lesson

"Every Muslim is not considered as a faithful one"

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The difference between Shiites belief in the Savior and others

The difference that we Shiites have with other Islamic and non-Islamic sects is that we know this dear and great person; his name, his date of birth, his parents and his beloved ancestors, we know his “concerns”, but others do not know these... That's why Shiites’ resorts are  "livelier" and "more enthusiastic" and "more meaningful" and "more focused

The basic principle of Mahdism principle is agreed on among all Muslims... But in the main part which is the "the knowledge of the Savior himself" there is inconsistent insight. Shiites, through their certain news, know the Savior by his name, specification, and his date of birth

Supreme Leader, 74/10/17 - 84/6/29

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There are more than 300 Mahdavi verses in the Quran

: Some Mahdavi topics in the Quran 

Descriptions of Imam Mahdi’s companions in the Quran

Jesus’ descent in the Quran

Some of the “Imminent signs of the Reappearance

The future of the world in the Quran

Information about Messianism in the past religions 

"Waiting for the Savior" in the Quran and other religions

The characteristics of the Reappearance Era" in the Quran and 

 That, God willing, will be sent to you dear Mehdi helpers

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Breaking the glass breaking the pottery

 :Imam Sadiq’s (PBUH) warnings

 I swear to God,  you will break undoubtedly such as shattering of a glass but glass can be recycled (by melting and reproducing). I swear to God you will break like pottery, very truly it does not return to original condition

I swear to God you will be screened and distinguished from each other undoubtedly and you will be selected until a few of you remain

Al-Qaibat  Na´mani, page 307

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?What is the necessity of knowing Imam Mahdi

To answer this question, first it is necessary to pay attention to 11 reasons for the importance of acquainting oneself with Imam Mahdi

The first reason: the reason of Man’s Creation

  :Imam Hussein told his companions

O people, Allah has not created humans except to know him. When they recognized him, they worship him. When they worship him, for the blessing of this prayer, they do not need to  worship entities than God

A man asked: What’s the recognition of God

 :the Imam said

That is, people of any age should know the Imam whom they should obey the commands of his 

 Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 23, p. 83

 The result: Knowing God = Getting to know the Imam of each era 

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“Constant expectation for Imam Mahdi’s Reappearance”

One of the duties of the awaiting people is to wait for his reappearance and to prepare themselves for that enormous event. God in the Quran accounts worshiping as a goal of human creation.”

The Prophet says while interpreting this verse in the Quran that the best worship is expectation for Imam Mahdi’s Reappearance

 Mekyal al-Makarem, volume 2

A reminder:

We should examine ourselves to see how much we are really waiting for Imam Mahdi. 

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Blessings in the time of Reappearance

The Holy Prophet said:

“In the era of Imam Mahdi (PBUH), the earth puts out its treasures such as pieces of gold and silver,

The thief comes forward and says:

“Was my hand cut for a thing like this?”

The murderer comes forward and says:

“Did I commit murder for such an object?”

 The one who hasn’t maintained ties with his family says:

“Did I cut the ties (with my relatives) for such a thing?”

 Then these pieces of gold and silver remain on the ground and nobody has the slightest desire to take them.”

 Besharat al-Islam p.71

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Ayatollah Bahjat

What sufferings (hardships) are incurred by Imam Mahdi (PBUH) who is the owner of the whole planet earth and how does he feel and how do we feel? He is in prison and is not happy and we are absolutely ignorant

In Bahjat’s Company, vol 1, p106

My friend, think about your Leader’s exile during which this vast world has become a jail for him 

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Arbaeen 2016

Provenance: @islamandlife

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Who is Hussain

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Seeking the Savior in the Bible

Jesus Christ says about the Apocalypse: “Nations will be at war! Famine, pestilence and earthquakes will occur! People will hate each other! The sun will darken and the moon will have no light!”
Matthew, chapter24, verses 1to6

Whatever is said, this prophecy is much scarier than the terrible flood of Noah and the tale of Lot's folk!!! More importantly, humanity must experience and pass through all these calamities so that it can acquire the "merit" of believing in "the belief of salvation"! It is here that God does not get involved directly in "Saving" but sends his messengers to save the believers! Such as sending Moses, like sending Jesus

?Is it not the time for our "Savior Seeking" to get deeper

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Savior Seeking in the Quran

Throughout history, in order to survive the catastrophes, people were waiting for a "savior"! Like Noah who saved people from drowning in a storm! Saving Lot from the city full of lustful people! Saving the Israelites from Pharaohs

Therefore, due to this, God removed people with lustful life off the history; those who rejected Noah were destroyed! People of Sodom (Lut’s Tribe) were burned by the lightning! And also the drowning of Pharaohs in the Nile

Therefore this whine of those who wait for a savior “Where is the destroyer of the buildings of hypocrisy and blasphemy? ” has a Quranic root

Sura/Verse: ash-shu`araa' (The Poets) 169, Yoonus 73, al-Anbiyaa' (The Prophets) 71, al-Baqarah (The Cow) 49

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