The Twelfth Imam
(Peace be on him )
Name : Muhammad.
Title: al-Mahdi, al-Qaim, al-Hujjah, al-Ghaib, Sahibu’z-Zaman, Sahibu’L-Amr.
Agnomen: Abu ‘l-Qasim.
Father’s name : al-Hasan al- Askari.
Mother’s name : Nargis.
Birth : In Samarra’ , on friday, 15th Sha’ban 255 A H.
He is still living and will appear before the end of the world.
Minor Occultation: 8th Rabi’u ‘ l awwal 260 A H.
Major Occultation: 10th Shawwal 329 A H.
There existed a good deal of harmony and uniformity between the aspects pertaining to the births of Prophet Muhammad , the last Apostle of Allah and Imam al-Mahdi, the Apostolic Imam. Just as the coming of the Holy Prophet was prophesied well in advance by the preceding prophets, similarly the impending news of the gracious birth of Imam al-Mahdi was foretold by the Holy Prophet.