In the major occultation discussion, these questions may come up. [For instance] what is the reason for an ImÄm or a prophet to go into occultation? Did the occultation happen before, or ImÄm Zaman (mgehr)âs occultation is the first?
For many verses of QurÊ¾Än, it is not possible to study them without having specific regard and glasses [to see from a deeper perspective]. QurÊ¾Än is a concise and brief book, which does not have the storytelling structure. But it only tells some parts of stories it is interested in. Yet, QurÊ¾Än has frequently explained the stories of the Prophets. His Majesty Moses (pbuh), for instance, was mentioned 136 times in QurÊ¾Än, and QurÊ¾Än has talked about his nation more than any other nations.
With the end of the imposed war [Iraqâs attack on Iran] and resumption of Nudbah prayer rites, whispers were raised in society about giving hope for the proximity of Imamâs emergence. In dealing with this issue, some strongly opposed it and proceeded to deny it.
The necessity to know the Government of ImÄm ZamÄn (mgehr) Looking forward to ImÄm ZamÄn (mgher)âs emergence, there are three pillars to be noticed.
The first, to know the current situation.
The second, to know the desirable situation.
The third, to move to the desirable situation.
We always complain to God, âWhy do not you send grace and do not open a door?! Why do not you send a mercy; do not send a professor. But we do not know that God is constantly blaming us, âWhy have not you become a humane?!
In intellectual fields of the world today, there are a few thoughts which work like a system. That means, it can answer many questions. But IslÄm and specially Shia, have provided a system in which, it can bring a suitable answer for all the questions.
MahdÄ«sm is an Arabic word. It is about the concepts and subjects relating to his Excellency MahdÄ« (mgehr), including: His Excellencyâs Birth, companions, the circumstances before and after the Emergence, etc.
But why to discuss MahdÄ«sm?
The origin of referring to the scholars of the Shiite religion within the Minor Occultation era, comes back to the time, when the infallible Imam (pbu th) [Ahl al Bayt (pbu th)] lived among the people.
[A brief part of] Ahl al Bayt (pbu th)âs biographiesÂ Ahl al Bayt (pbu th)
âThe Mediators of the Guidanceâ