The arrival of a universal savior, who will transform the face of the earth and replace a world of oppression and tyranny with one of
justice and fairness, has been raised in all the divine religions and their scriptures. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.), according to both
Shī‘ah and Sunnī narrations, has said, “When the world is overflowing with tyranny and oppression (and the human society is teeming with
savage predators) my eleventh son who bears my name, Muḥammad, and my nickname, Abu’l-Qāsim, will emerge and put an end to all the iniquities
and spread true Islam across the world.”
Imam Mahdi (Ajtf), the last in the line of the Twelve Ithna Ashari Imams was born on 15th Shaban 255 Hijri in Samarra, Iraq.
His father was the Eleventh Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS) and his mother was Nargis Khatoon, grand daughter of the Emperor of Rum.she changed her name
from Melica to Nargis.
It was 8th Rabiul Awwal 260 Hijri when our Twelfth Imam led the funeral prayer of his father Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS). He was only
Five years old, yet the whole crowd of muslims including the Abbasid caliph of that time Al-Mutamid followed the young Imam without question.
Once the prayers were over and the Imam went inside the house, that the Caliph realised the full implication and significance of the occasion and
he immediately ordered his soldiers to enter the house and search for the young Imam. They did not find any one inside the house. The Caliph was very
angry at this incompetence of ministers and other officials who were unable to find a boy of five who had just led the prayers and had just disappeared. T
he caliph had no inkling of the secrets that God did not want to reveal. He went back to his palace and into the luxurious life of a playboy
king while the world around him squeezed his empire into oblivion.