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Duas and Ziyarats

How old is Imam Mahdi be this 15 Shaban

1186 years od


According to Imam Sajjad (as) what is the similarity between Hazrat Nooh (as) and Imam Mahdi (as)

long life


Which famous dua is taught by Imam Mahdi which is highly recommended to recite every night in Ramadan.

Dua e Iftetah

Extra explanation: Du' al-iftetah was taught by Imam Mahdi (a) for Shi'as to recite every night during the month Ramadhan, The Du'a is excellent for moulding man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the grace of Allah (swt)


According to a tradition from Imam Jafar Sadiq as, what is the similarity or likeness of a person who believes in 11 Imams but denies belief in Imam Mahdi (as)?

He is like the one who believes in all the Prophets and denies Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


Which verse of the Holy Quran is written on arms of Imam Mahdi a.'s when he was born ?

جاء الحق وزھق الباطل انّ الباطل کان زھوقا
Surah Isra verse 81


Imam Mahdi's imammat commennced when he was just 5 years old, which other two Imams imammat started at very young age ?

Imam Jawad – 7/8 years 

Imam Hadi – 6 years


What is similarity between Prophet Musa and Imam Mahdi a.s

Hidden Birth

Prophet Musa's birth was hidden from people & there were no signs of pregnancy in his mom same way birth of Imam Mahdi was hidden and there were no signs of pregnancy in his noble mom.


What is Dua Ghareek?

Ya Allah Ya Rahmano Ya Raheem Ya Muqalibal quloob Sabit Qalbi zala Deenaik 

O Allah! O Beneficent! O Merciful.O One who changes the hearts (of people)Give me steadfastness upon Your religion    

Extra explanation: We have been commanded to recite this Dua regularly. 

Sheikh Sadooq narrates from Abdullah bin Sinan who says that Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said, "After this a time of such doubt will befall you that you will be without the visible signs and a guiding Imam. And no one shall be able to achieve salvation from this except those who recite "Dua-e-Ghareeq." 


According to traditions, how can the people derive benefit from Imam Mahdi (as) while he is in ghaybah

Just as they benefit from the sun when it is behind the clouds


Which Quranic verse Imam Mahdi will recite immediately after his reappearance? 

Surah hud Verse 86 

بَقِيَّتُ اللَّهِ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُؤْمِنِينَ

which is left by Allah is better for you, if you are believers.


Many people find it hard to believe that Imam Mahdi (pbuh) is over 1100 years old. Name 2 other persons who lived long lives.

Prophet Adam (pbuh) 930 years, Prophet Nuh (pbuh) 2,500 years, Prophet Isa (pbuh) still alive, Shaitan (Still alive)


What is similarity between prophet Yusuf & Imam Mahdi a.s

Brothers of Prophet Yusuf were not able to recognise him same way people cant recognise Imam Mahdi although he is among us. One more similarity is occultation, Prophet was away from his people same way is for Imam Mahdi a.s


According to history, who taught us Dua’-e-Ahad?

Imam Sadiq (a.s) narrates that “one who recites this supplication for 40 mornings; he will be accounted amongst the helpers of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s). And if he happens to die before the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s), Allah will raise him up from his rave so that he may assist the holy Imam (a.t.f.s).For every word that he recites in this supplication, Allah will grant him 1000 good deeds and will erase from his scroll of deeds 1000 sins


 According to Imam Mahdi (as) which is the best way to disgrace Shaitan?

praying salah on time


which title of Imam Mahdi is mentioned in Quran?(hint surah Hud)

Baqiatullah verse 86 Surah Hud


What are the five confirm signs before Reappearance of Imam ?

1.Call from the sky

2.Death of Nafs Zakiya

3.Revolt of Yamani

4.Rising of Sufyani 

5.Sinking of the earth in Baida


What is the similarity in Imam Mahdi a.s and Prophet Ayyub a.s

Ease after calamities


Which Ziyarat (Salutations) has been narrated to us from Imam Mahdi (as) referring to the Martyrs of Karbala?

Ziyarat e Nahiya 

Extra explanation - This ziyarat was recited by Imam al-Mahdi (as) and reached us through one of his four special deputies. One of the most important features of this Ziyarat is that in different phrases, Imam al-Mahdi (as) graphically describes the events of Ashura and the agony that Imam al-Husain (as) and his family faced on that horrific and ominous day.


According to traditions from Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) what is the position (reward) for someone who was firm on his faith and sincerely awaiting Imam Mahdi (as), but he died before his reappearance? 

“His reward will be similar to the one who attains his era (zuhoor of Imam).”

In another tradition Imam (as) says he is :“like those who has served the Qaem (A.S.) in his tent." (Fazael – pg 22)


Which verse Imam Mahdi a.s recited when he was born?

Surah Qasas verse 5

And We have intended to bestow (Our) favour upon those who were oppressed in the earth, and to make them leaders (in faith) and make them heirs


In his Tawqee to Shaykh Mufeed (ar) what does Imam Mahdi (as) say would happen if the Shias become united on their promises wholeheartedly?

Imam Mahdi (aj) said.

If our shias; may Allah help them in His obedience; would have fulfilled their covenant with united hearts then there would have. been no delay in our meeting, and they would have been blessed with our visitation at the earliest, along with the recognition of truth and confirmation of our rights.


What is similarity of Prophet Yunus with Imam Mahdi a.s

Prophet Younus returned as young same way Imam will re appear when he will be looking as young as 40 years old.


What is merits of reciting salwat Abu Hasan Dharab Isfehani ?  

This salwat, invocation is reported from our Master Imam Mahdi a.s. Sheikh Tusi and Sayyed ibn Taoos narrates in their books. It is said if all other recommended acts of Friday are neglected, try not to overlook this special salawat.


What is Rajat?

After the reappearance of Hadhrat Mahdi (a.s.), the Exalted Allah (s.w.t.) shall cause group of those, who had previously departed from the world, to return to this world in order that they may be partners in the reward and glory of assisting him (a.s.) and in witnessing Allah's rule over the entire world; He shall also cause the most obstinate enemies to return in order to extract revenge from them.


Which verse of Surah Noor gives proof of the coming of Imam Mahdi a.s

Surah Noor verse 55 : Allah has promised those of you who believe and do righteous deeds, that He will certainly appoint them successors in the earth as He appointed successors those before them; and that He will certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them; and that certainly He will, after their fear, give them security in exchange...