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The Narrators of Mehdisim: Ghasim Ibn-Ala
By: Mohammad Masuodi
Narrations has great role to explain the different angles of Mehdisim knowledge. And because the infallible Imams are considered the whole manifestation of the Divine Characters, and the outward eternal appearance, then if anyone of them talked, the fact will be so clear through his speech.
Based upon that, there were traditions that came from the pure Imams (p.b), that explain the birth of such Holy Creature until his appearance.
Because of unique characters that surround the life of Imam Mehdi (p.b), and his auspicious caliphate, the narrative groups have reported too many narrations from the Prophet (p.b) and His successors about this matter.
Here it is impossible to deny the role and the will of the Study of Narration to identify the essential basics of the narrations and also the Knowledge of Hadith.
This article has discussed in details the life and the conditions of one of Imam Hujjat bin Al Hassans agents, it was Al Qasim bin Ala Al Hamadani, and studied this personality from the view point of the Study of Narration.
By: Nagmoddin Tabasi
This visitation reached us through the way of Imam Al Mehdi (We sacrifice ourselves for his coming). Of course, “Al Nahya Visitation” is differ from the visitation of martyrs on the Day of Ashura. It is narrated by Sayyed Ibn Tawoos in his book “Al Ekbal “.
He mentioned two problems in this visitation:
۱٫ The date of this visitation is three years before the birth of Imam Mehdi “p.b”.
۲٫ There are unknown people in the chain of transmission.
And both problems were answered.
As for the known visitation – that is mentioned by Ibn Al Mesh- hadi in his book “Al Mezar”, it was discussed from three sides.
۱٫ Knowing the author and the extent of his consideration which is supported by Ibn Tawoos, the first martyr, Al Hur Al Amili, Al Muhadith Al Nuri, Al Sayyed Muhssin Al Amuili, the late Al Mudaris in “Rayhanat Al Adab”, Al Saykh Abbas Al Qummi, Agha Buzurg Al Tahrani, and our teacher the great Ayatullah Al Wahid Al Khurasani.
۲٫ Knowing the book itself; It is also trusted by Shia, on which depended many scholars such us the late Al Majlisi in his books “Tuhfatul Zaer” and “Beharul Anwar”, the late Al Nuri, Al Sayyed Muhsin Al Amin.
As for the consideration “Al Nahya Visitation”, it is reported by the late Al Majlisi and Al Sayyed Murtada that Imam Mehdi (p.b) was the first person who read it during his first visitation to his grandfather Imam Al Hussein (p.b).
But there many suspicions were raised about this matter such us:
۱٫ If it was considered, then why it wasn’t mentioned by the late Al Qummi in his book “Mafatih Al Jinan”.
۲٫ It contains some phrases that don’t fit the standing of the people of the house (p.b) for example: “spreading their hair “.
۳٫ As for the paradox that is mentioned by Sayyed Al Khui against the book and against its author, it was answered in a chapter of the book “Nafsul Mahmum”, as for the answer of the second paradox, it was meant by the phrase “the spreading hair” it was under the scarf and the gown.
As for the third paradox which is mentioned by Sayyed Al Khui it is related to the expression.
In conclusion, the chain of transmission has increased the consideration of this visitation, it was transmitted by: Al Shaykh Al Mufid, Al Sayyed Al Murtada, Ibn Tawoos, Al Majlisi, Al Faydhul Kashani, and Ibrahim Ibn Muhsin.
The Mahdisims Works from the Second Half of the Fifth Century to the Second Half of the Seventh Century A.H.
By: Sayyed Ali Al Hasani
Mahdisim is one of the issues that faced many obstructions along the history, but despite that it attracted the attention of whole Muslims- especially the followers of the twelve Imams doctrine – therefore it is impossible to separate this issue from its history.
This article is discussing some books and subjects that were written through out these two centuries.
Terms: Imamate, Imamul Zaman (the Imam of time), Ghaybah (absence) .
Mehdisim and Language of Religion
By: Hussein Elahi Nejad
Future studies and researches – especially Mehdisim researches – play essential important role concerning the dynamic side of human being and activate humanitarian communities. The practical performance of Mehdisim and its ability to carry out its message among those who believe in it, depends on two points:
۱٫ A firm believe in Mehdisim.
۲٫ Believing in its reality and the perfect knowledge of its titles.
No doubt, achieving these two points somehow will help the Mehdisim to achieve its message and its required aims of motivating and activating human communities.
The subject of this article is another thing, it is knowing the Mehdisim. At the beginning it presents the effective factors in the religion language in the western world, and denying them from the holy filed of Mehdisim. Then the article continues showing the different opinions about the religion language.
In the second part of the article we discuss the important religious titles, getting use of intellectuals and traditional proves. First the article refers to the sources of Mehdisim which are: Quran and traditions, then it discusses the fact of Mehdisim and its titles.
Mahdisim Researches: School & Doctorine approches
Dr. Gholam Rida BehRuzLak
The main object of this article is to work quickly in order to know the capacity of the two doctrines in the Mehdisim researches. And to expand the use of new terms such as “research” and “doctrine ” in the Mehdisim knowledge regardless of their background, opinions, and the extent of its identification. This subject will lead produce cases of exaggerations in the field of introducing the Mehdisim knowledge and sciences.
In another words, we can say that, the Mehdisim is one of the holy and noble knowledge in Islam. Based on that, it is necessary to be careful to present the optimum style and the right information about it.
Although the term “doctrine” is being used in the western religious researches, but it still unable to present and to explain the Mehdisim knowledge. From this point, it became necessary to get use of another currents that have extra features, then it will be possible to get use of the “doctrine current ” although it is old and classical but it has more ability and flexibility to present the Mehdisim researches.
Evaluating the Theory of Voting to Nominate the Imam (p.b)
By: Ali Rabbani Golpaygani
Those who believe in the theory of voting prove their allegation to nominate the Imam (p.b) by two ways; direct and indirect (). In the first way they deduced it from the treatment of the companions of the Prophet, and proving the Imamate of Abu Bakr through homage.
In the second way they prove their opinion by refutation the theories of opponent or the watcher – the theory of installation is the most famous one –
So, we are going to explain some necessary answers through discussing both opinions.
The first group believe that there was consensus (of Moslem legal scholars) on the way of voting. But we say that there was not any consensus, and there was not any text about the election of Abu Bakr, therefore it is impossible for his election to be true.
As for the second way, in addition to refutation the conclusion that says there was not any frank text about Alis Imamate (p.b), we proved that there was a clear frank text but it was also true and recurrent.
* The Narrations of Mehdisim
* Al Nahya Visitation
* The Mahdisims Works from the Second Half of the Fifth Century to the Second Half of the Seventh Century A.H.
* Mehdisim and Language of Religion
* Mahdisim Researches in Both Directions of Doctrinal
* Studying the Theory of Voting to Nominate the Imam (p.b)
Scholarly – Specialized Quarterly
Vol. 7, No.20, spring 1386
Entizar [Awaiting], issued by the Cultural Institute of the Promised Mahdy, may God hasten his reappearance, is the first academic journal in the field of the Mahdiism, with the following aims:
– Dissemination of the culture of the Mahdiism
– Elucidation of the status of the Mahdiism in Islamic studies.
– Introducing the most important researches and researchers in the Mahdiism field.
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