It has now been nine years since 9/11 when he last saw her. [79], Islamic traditions hold that before the ultimate return of the Muslim messiah, his influence manifests itself in the world in different ways. The twelfth Imam (AS) is the last reserve of God on earth, is the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Imam hussein's descendant (AS) who is absent until humans will reach a level of perfection that understand the need for a savior. He is briefed for nearly eight hours in a conference room with Eva, a fellow CIA agent, who will be accompanying him. Aside from the presence of other Shi'ites, the reason why whether or Imam Al-Askari had children is disputed may be due to the political conflicts between the followers of the Twelver Imamah, and the leadership of the Abbasids and Ghulat Shiites who had not believe Hasan's Imamah. [21] Since the year AH 329 (about 940 CE), the occultation has been divided into two periods. All of the Imams met unnatural deaths, with the exception of the last Imam who, according to Twelver … With some smooth talking, he gets the stewardess to give him the last seat in business class. [42], There was a hadith that was already present in orthodox Sunni collections wherein Muhammad declares that he will be followed by twelve caliphs (alternative versions have qayyims) from his descendants all from his tribe, the Quraysh. Examples of this include the cases of Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah (according to the Kaysanites Shia), Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, Musa al-Kadhim (according to the Waqifite Shia), Muhammad ibn Qasim (al-Alawi), Yahya ibn Umar and Muhammad ibn Ali al-Hadi (according to the Muhammadite Shia). At first, David and Marseille do not get along well, but soon become good friends. [28] According to Baha'i scholar Moojan Momen, numerous stories exist of the Hidden Imam "manifesting himself to prominent members of the ulama (Muslim religious scholars). But in times that there are dangers threatening the life of the Imam, he is concealed by God's order, hence the Occultation of the twelfth Imam. He added that the Mahdi doctrine is not specific to Shias and that, apart from the question of his actual birth, there's a consensus among all Muslims that Imam Mahdi is from the progeny of Prophet Muhammad and that he will rise from Mecca and that when he rises he will get rid of all corrupt rulers and fill the Earth with justice. [33] After the briefing is finished, Jack tells the two to "get lost" for the weekend. The story starts in Iran in 1979 during the takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran. al-Mahdi". His 2011 book The Twelfth Imam also deals with terrorism and Iran gaining nuclear power. After David finishes his last semester at boarding school in Alabama, Jack comes to pick him up to give him his first assignment to hunt down bin Laden. In Shia sources, even in historical works of Ibn Babawayh, the birth of the Imam was miraculous which must be considered as hagiography. Prime entdecken DE Hallo! A book including "miraculous occurrences" has been published including accounts by Hezbollah fighters on how Mahdi intervened on the battlefields during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict to help them fight against the Israeli army. [26] But Shias would still benefit from the Imam because belief in his hidden presence keeps them from committing evil in their life. David lies beside her and falls asleep as well. "Jesus, the Qā'im and the End of the World", Gabriel Said Reynolds, "The Consolation of Theology: Absence of the Imam and Transition from Chiliasm to Law in Shiʿism" Saïd Amir Arjomand. [47] The majority of Sunni Muslims do not consider the son of Hasan al-Askari to be the Mahdi nor to be in occultation. ―Publisher’s Weekly The Twelfth Imam is the first novel of a new political thriller series by Joel C. Rosenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Last Jihad series. The Twelfth Imam will appear and the Prophet Jesus come with him and with his 313 companions will bring the world to justice. [34] In the last letter Muhammad al-Mahdi wrote to Ali Ibn Muhammad al-Samari, the last deputy: "whoever claims seeing me before the rise of Sufya-ni[clarification needed] and the call, he is a liar and a slanderer".[35]. Madelung, Wilferd. [47], Yaan Richard suggests occultation was a "convenient solution" for the last Imams' justification of their quietism. It is considered that his life and occultation would be prolonged, and then that with his appearance, he would fill the earth with justice and righteousness, and allow Islam to rule it. However, when David is not looking, Marseille falls asleep on a bed. In the early years of his Imamah, he is believed to have had contact with his followers only through The Four Deputies. The Egyptian Sufi al-Shaʿrani, while generally showing no sympathy for Shiʿism, affirmed in his al-Yawaḳit wa ʾl-dj̲awahir (written in 958/1551) that the Mahdi was a son of Imam al-Hasan al-ʿAskari, born in the year 255/869, and would remain alive until his meeting with Jesus. The twelfth and final Imam is Muhammad al-Mahdi, who is believed by the Twelvers to be currently alive, and hidden in the Major Occultation until he returns to bring justice to the world. A few weeks later, a memorial service is held for Claire. Many other Sunnis, Ismaili and Zaidiyyah argue that Al-Askari did not have a son. What evidence is there regarding the birth of Imam Mehdi (AS)? To his surprise, Marseille is actually coming to Syracuse in a month, and would like to talk with him over coffee. [78], The Shia millennial vision of history continues to be expressed, even today, through radical social protest against political oppression. You may have been forgotten that the final savior will come with Christ and 313 helpers soon! Genealogy trees of Middle Eastern and Central Asian families, mostly from Persia, Khorasan, Samarqand and Bukhara show that Imam Hasan al-Askari had also a second son called Sayyid Ali Akbar,[59][60] however, his existence is rejected by Shiite historians. Prime entdecken DE Hallo! The twelfth Imam (AS) is the last reserve of God on earth, is the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Imam hussein's descendant (AS) who is absent until humans will reach a level of perfection that understand the need for a savior. "[32] Another view is that the Hidden Imam is on earth "among the body of the Shia" but "incognito". In the end, seven years of boring jobs come and go. Shajara-e-nasab lineages of descendants of Imam Hasan al-Askari r.a. "The great Shia scholar, Abu Ja'far Mohammad ibn Uthman al-Amri – Imam Reza (A.S.) Network", "Islam in Iran vii. Condition after Al-Askari's death. Sunnis also have a few more Mahdi hadiths which are not present in Shia collections. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1986. 'Ali confirms the Sufi claim that Hasan al-Askari had more than one wife, in addition to slave girls, with whom he had relations. Al-Mutamid, the Abbasid caliph, ordered to investigate the house of Imam and also to inspect if Imam's wives were pregnant. [38] Even though Shi'ite Scholars believe that the Twelfth Imam is an actual person, the Eleventh Imam, Hasan al-Askari, was kept more or less a prisoner by the Abbasids in the camp at Samarra, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Baghdad, and died there in 874 CE at the age of twenty-eight. Eva leaves to go see her family and David goes to visit his parents. His wife is crying on the floor remembering the loss. Also, people picnic and enjoy fireworks displays. They believe his exact identity is only known to Allah, other than the idea that he is to be from the descendants of Muhammad. The Twelfth Imam is the first novel of a new political thriller series by Joel C. Rosenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Last Jihad series. The sense of responsibility for paving the way for the reappearance of Mahdi has also led Shi'as to re-evaluate their social circumstances and the shortcomings of their lives and strive to build their own provisional Islamic government in anticipation of Mahdi's promised rule. Hossein ibn Mahboob Sarad wrote the book titled Al-mashikhah on occultation. For the twelfth imam in Isma'ilism, see, "Muhammad al-Mahdi" redirects here. [4] There are a couple of narrations regarding the origin of his mother. Consequently, this documentary tries to analyze media’s apocalyptic approach as well as introducing Imam Mahdi (pbuh), the twelfth Imam of the Shias. According to the last letter of al-Mahdi to Ali ibn Muhammad al-Samarri "from the day of your death [the last deputy] the period of my major occultation (al ghaybatul kubra) will begin. He shoots his wife, who dies instantly. [76], The messianic belief in Mahdi helped Shias to tolerate unbearable situations to the level that without it the Shia religion might not have been able to survive persecutions in the course of history. Rosenberg is the founder and president of The Joshua Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity that seeks to "Bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3." Jassim Hussain indicates, several books were written before the minor Occultation predicting the event of the twelfth Imam being the Mahdi and his going to occultation. Thus, the ghayba (occultation) of the Mahdi has acted as a creative force in their lives that has not only helped them bear with patience the difficult times but also has also prepared them to fulfill their historical responsibility of establishing a true Islamic rule, even before the Imam assumes the leadership of the Shia after his final reappearance. The twelfth Imam (AS) is the last reserve of God on earth, is the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Imam hussein's descendant (AS) who is absent until humans will reach a level of perfection that understand the need for a savior. Muhammad ibn Al-Hasan and At-Tayyib Abu'l-Qasim ibn Al-Mansur are descendants of Muhammad who are considered by different groups of Shi'ites (respectively Twelvers and Tayyibi Isma'ili-Musta'li-Isma'ilis) to be Occulted Imams and Mahdis. This problem has caused continuing tension between government and religion throughout Shia history. Twelver Shi'as cite various references from the Qur'an and reports, or Hadith, from Imam Mahdi and the Twelve Imams with regard to the reappearance of al-Mahdi who would, in accordance with Allah's command, bring justice and peace to the world by establishing Islam throughout the world. vol. Sulayman b. Surd called al-Husayn, after his martyrdom, Mahdi b. However, they do believe that the Mahdi will come from Muhammad's family. (With the rise of Imam all good time and … [21], The Quran states, that there are two kinds of saints of God among people: apparent and hidden. He is worried about opening it but goes ahead anyway. In that letter, which was transmitted by al-Samarri, he declared the beginning of Major Occultation (ٱلْغَيْبَة ٱلْكُبْرَىٰ), during which Mahdi was not to be in contact with his followers directly, but had instructed them to follow the pious high clerics for whom he has mentioned some distinguishing merits. [15] Another narration says that she was a Byzantine princess who pretended to be a slave so that she might travel from her kingdom to Arabia. Momen, Moojan. In Waqifis, Anmati Ibrahim ibn Salih Koufi, a disciple of the fifth Imam, wrote a book titled "Occultation". Her mother was from the descendants of the Disciples of Jesus, and her lineage went back to the successor of Jesus, Simon Peter. 4, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (. Although Shiite historians generally reject the claim Hasan al-Askari fathered children other than Muhammad al-Mahdi, the Shiite hadith book Usul al-Kafi, in Bab Mawlid Abi Muhammad al-Hasan b. The Twelfth Imam is a Christian fiction book written by Joel C. Rosenberg. [citation needed]. Henceforth, no one will see me, unless and until Allah makes me appear. "al-Mahdī". [39] Twelvers believe that Jafar ibn Ali was immoral,[40] while the Baháʼís believe that he was a truthful person. In 650/1252 Kamalal-Din Muḥammad b. Talha al-ʿAdawi al-Nisibini, a Shafi'i scholar, composed his Maṭalib al-suʾul fi manaḳib al al-rasul answering Sunni objections to the belief that the Twelfth Imām was the Mahdi. 1231–38. He does not enjoy the work as much as he had expected. He "merged messianic rhetoric with populist nationalism" at home and in his UN speeches he "combined references to the Mahdi with a blistering Third-Worldist ideological attack on "Western Imperialism" and "Zionism" intended to appeal to some Middle East audiences." Occultation of the Twelfth Imam: A Historical Background. His grades plummet, he gets into fights often, and even gets sent to juvenile detention. Ali ibn Hossayn Taee Tatari and Hassan ibn Mohammad ibn Sama'ah each wrote a book titled "Book of Occultation" and introduced the seventh Imam as the Imam who will go into Occultation. Hosseini goes to his drawer and pulls and a double-action revolver. "[49] According to Sachadina, "sources describe Ja'far as a worldly and pleasure-loving man who in order to become the Imam had used various repressive means in the presence of al-Mu'tamid and more than once has tried to slander those who upheld the Imamate of the infant son of al-Askari in concealment." Just as he is about to leave, his mother gives him a bag of mail addressed to him. Sayyid 'Ali is Sultan Saadat (Sodot) who died in Termez. [52], Historically, "the Sunnites often applied it [Mahdi] to the four caliphs after the Prophet, who were called al-Khulafa' al-Rashidun al-Mahdiyyun, the rightly guided caliphs.' He died two months before the 11th Imam and declared the twelfth Imam as the Qaem. It revolves around the story of a CIA operative who destroys Iran's nuclear capability.[1]. The Twelfth Imam: Amazon.de: Joel C. Rosenberg, Christopher Lane: Fremdsprachige Bücher. [80], Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Secretary General of the Iran-backed Lebanese resistance organization Hezbollah responded to bin Salman's remarks by accusing him of wanting to turn a political struggle in the region into a religious one. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hujjat_Allah_al-Mahdi&oldid=1001455429, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using collapsible list with both background and text-align in titlestyle, Articles containing Persian-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from October 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2015, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2020, Pages using Sister project links with hidden wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Disappeared, believed by Twelver Shia Islam to be due to, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 19:24. [36] This will also be accompanied by the raj'a (return) of several other personalities for retribution of the previously oppressed against the oppressor. [24], When Jabir asked Muhammad about the benefits of the hidden Imam, he replied that the people would benefit from his authority (Walayah) as they benefit from the sun when it is covered by the clouds. Zum Hauptinhalt wechseln. He is from the CIA and offers David a job to "bring Osama bin Laden's head in a box". "An Introduction to Shi’i Islam". This friendship turns into a relationship when Marseille kisses David in an A-frame the two discovered a few days earlier. [22], Shias generally believe that in every age, there is an Imam, either apparent or hidden. "Is the End Nigh for the Islamic Republic? Hosseini has done this so that his children could be martyrs. Hosseini steps back a moment, shocked. [50], According to Jassim M. Hussain, the majority of the Imamites denied his birth or even his existence, and abandoned their belief in the hidden Imam except for a small minority belonging to the circles of narrators, like Ibn Qubba and al-Nu'mani who based their belief on the traditions of the Imams (i.e. He finds the letter from Marseille. Twelver Shias believe that al-Mahdi was born on the 15th Sha'ban 870 CE/ 256 AH and assumed Imamate at nearly four years of age following the killing of his father Hasan al-Askari. Hold on to your … [30], Another instance of contemporary Shia messianic tendency manifested itself in the discourse and policies of the former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who thought that Mahdi's return was imminent. This event is known as "The Occultation". His wife had just made herself no longer a Muslim. If a woman was found pregnant she was detained and imprisoned...". [citation needed], The occultation of 12th Imam left a considerable gap in leadership of Shias. It seems likely that after the death of the eleventh Imam, for the duration of a natural lifespan (i.e. The Twelfth Imam First edition AuthorJoel C. Rosenberg CountryUnited States LanguageEnglish PublisherTyndale House Publishers Publication date October 19, 2010 Media typePrint Pages512 ISBN1-4143-1163-X They talk, visit and catch up on each other's news and the weekend is soon over. [16][17] Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi suggests in Iranica that the last version is "undoubtedly legendary and hagiographic". [33] After the greater occultation, the role of Imam as the head of community was left vacant, which did not theoretically matter at the beginning of Occultation because Shias had no political power at that time. After a secret CIA operation (based on the Argo account) frees both young couples to Canada and later America, the two families maintain a relationship as they grow through the years. She adopted herself Narjis when she came to Arabia. 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