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ABSA CARLETON IMAM alMAHDI QUIZ 2013 ANSWERS

1. In regard to this nawwab (representative), Imam al Mahdi himself remarked the following: Indeed I have reliance on him, and his writings are those of mine. Muhammad bin Uthman al Amrawi 2. To which nawwab (representative) did one scholar write the following about: Even if the enemies cut him into pieces, he will never betray off the Imam to them. Husayn bin Ruh 3. Which of the following supplications is written by our Twelfth Imam? Dua Iftetah 4. After establishing his rule on this earth, where is the Twelfth Imam prophesized to live with his family? Mosque of Sahla 5. Which of the following cities will be the capital of the Imam when he makes his reappearance? Kufa 6. Jaffer al Khadhaab (the liar) was about to conduct the funeral prayers of Imam Hassan al Askari before Imam al Mahdi, aged five at the time, took over and recited it. He was the uncle of Imam al Mahdi. 7. Imam al-Baqir has said, When al-Qaim makes his advent, wealth will be distributed among the people in such an equitable manner that not a single person will be seen in need of charity. 8. The letters that are believed to have been written by the Twelfth Imam to some of his trusted Shias are known as tawqee in Arabic.

9. When Imam al Mahdi makes his reappearance, he will excavate the Old Testament from a cave in Syria. 10. The Dajjal would not appear until Rome (the area that is Rome today) is conquered by the Muslims. 11. The first nawwab (representative) of Imam al Mahdi, Uthman bin Saeed al Amrawi served more than just one Imam in his lifetime. Who were the Imams that Uthman bin Saeed al Amrawi served? Imam Ali al Hadi, Imam Hassan al Askari, and Imam al Mahdi. 12. It is narrated that when Lady Narjis Khatoon conceived the Twelfth Imam, the signs of her pregnancy were not manifest. Name two Prophets who had similar births. Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Musa. 13. Immediately after he was born, Imam al Mahdi prostrated himself and proclaimed the oneness of Allah, and the prophethood of Rasoolallah. He also recited a particular verse from the Holy Quran. State the surah and verse number he recited. Suratul-Qasas, ayat 5: (And We wanted to confer favor upon those who were oppressed in the land and make them leaders and make them inheritors.) 14. The mother of Imam al Mahdi, Lady Narjis Khatoon, has several titles apart from Narjis. What are three of these titles? Rayhana, Sayqal, Sawsan. 15. When the Imam makes his awaited reappearance, he will establish a government which will be perfect in three areas. What are these three areas? Religious, economic, and scientific. 16. According to Imam as Sadiq, what will the role of a certain group of women be when they rise alongside Imam al Mahdi? They will treat the injured and look after the sick. 17. State a hadith which shows the staggering amount of knowledge that will be made manifest once the Imam makes his reappearance. Knowledge is contained in twenty-seven letters (parts) and everything which all of the (previous) messengers brought was merely two of these letters and until the day (when al-Mahdi makes his advent), the people will not be given knowledge except of these two letters. So then when our Qaim makes his advent,

he will bring with him the other twenty-five letters (of knowledge) and he will spread these among the people and add these to the previous two letters (parts) such that he will have imparted the twenty-seven letters (of knowledge) to them Imam Sadiq. 18. Refer to question 9. Why will he do this, and what effect will this have on those who consider themselves followers of the item he will excavate? He will do this in order to show the followers of the Old Testament that the Quran is the final book of God, and that every human being should be aware that he is the final leader of mankind 19. Both Shias and Sunnis unanimously believe in the emergence of Imam al Mahdi before the end of the world. What is the key difference between Shias and Sunnis with regard to his birth? The Shia believe he is already born, while the Sunni believe he is yet to be born. 20. Imam al Baqir has related in a hadith as to how Imam al Mahdi will carry out the promise of Surah Qasas (28) verse 5 of the Holy Quran. This is also a key aspect in launching Imam al Mahdis universal revolution. Explain how the Imam will fulfill this promise. Bonus marks for stating the hadith of Imam al Baqir word to word with the appropriate source. When our Qa'im emerges with the command, God, the Exalted, will make him place his hand over the heads of the people so that their consciences and their intellects will be perfected [to accept his lead in launching his universal revolution] Imam al Baqir, Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 52, p. 336 21. Our Twelfth Imam was born over a thousand years ago and is still alive today. Is there any precedent for men of God living such long lives? Provide at least four examples. Prophet Nuh, Prophet Khidr, Prophet Isa, Prophet Ilyaas, Prophet Idris. 22. If only one day is left until the Day of Judgment, and the 12th Imam has not appeared, what will Allah (SWT) do to that day? Justify your answer with a Hadith of the Prophet. If only one day of this world remained. Allah would lengthen that day, till He raises up in it a man who belongs to me or to my family whose father's name is the same as my father's, who will fill the earth with equity and justice as it has been filled with oppression and tyranny. Abu Dawud, Book 36 : Hadith 4273. After reading the respective characteristic, select weather it is the Dajjal, or the Sufyani, that is being referred to

23. He will say, "I am your Almighty God who created you and who sustains you. Run towards me!" Dajjal. 24. He is known in Christendom as the Antichrist. Dajjal. 25. He will emerge before the Mahdi from the depths of Damascus. Sufyani. 26. It is reported that he will emerge from Isfahan, in the village of Yahudiyya. Dajjal. 27. When he hears about the Mahdi, he will send an army to seize and kill him. However the earth will swallow this army before it even reaches our Twelfth Imam. Sufyani. 28. His army will go to Kufa and launch a vicious attack against the people of Khurasan. Sufyani. 29. To him, the Bible (John 2:22) says the following: Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? Dajjal. 30. He will ride a donkey which will be white in color. Dajjal. 31. Some scholars are of the thought that he is a metaphoric entity that symbolizes material aspects which completely ignore spirituality. Dajjal. 32. From certain historical evidence, some historians are of the belief the tradition about him are amongst the fabricated hadith. Sufyani. Match the correct title of Imam al Mahdi in Arabic transliteration, with its meaning in English The Guided One (Al Mahdi) One who Rises (Al Qaim) The Proof (Al Hujjah) Master of the Era (Saahib al Zamaan) Unseen One (Al Ghaib) Master of Command (Sahib al Amr) Imam of the Times (Imam al Asr) One who Awaits the Order of Allah (Al-Muntazir) One who is Awaited (Al-Muntazar) The Remnant of God (Baqiyatullah)

Guide (Hadi) The Righteous Successor (al-Khalaf al-Salih) Extra questions and their answers (not included in quiz) Why was Imam al Mahdi was not mentioned in the final will of Imam Hassan al Askari? Imam Hasan al Askari intentionally kept his son's name off his last will so that he would remain immune from all the danger that could come to him from the ruler of the time. In fact, he was so careful in this matter and was so fearful about his son's birth being uncovered that at times, out of necessity; he would employ precautionary dissimulation in the matter of his son with his close associates to obscure the situation for them. Briefly explain who the Nafs al-Zakiyya is, and the circumstances surrounding his death. Nafs al Zakiya is an innocent soul who will be martyred in close proximity to the holy Kabaa. It is one of the signs that will be almost immediately precede the second coming of the Mahdi. The Nafs al Zakkiya is said to be a person of great piety. State one hadith from the Holy Prophet regarding an aspect of the physical appearance of Imam al Mahdi. The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead and a prominent nose. He will fill the earth will equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years. (Abu Dawud, Book 36 : Hadith 4270)