Friday, July 25, 2008

Waiting for RAJ'AT

The literal meaning of raj'at is to return.In the Qur'an Allah says:"And on that day We shall raise a witness out of every nation...."Suratun Nahl 16:84 This indicates a day other than the day of Qiyama. According to Imam Ja'fer As-Sadiq (A.S.); after the dhuhur of Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (A.S.) the era of raj'at will come. Some of the Prophets and all the Aimma will be raised with selected people from their times. Imam Ja'fer As-Sadiq (A.S.) has further said that Imam Mahdi (A.S.) will take revenge against the assassins of the other Aimma who will be raised as well. When the term of life of Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (A.S.) is ordained to end, he will hand over his ring to Imam Husayn (A.S.) who will conduct the burial of Imam Mahdi (A.S.). The Prophet (S.A.W.) has said:"He/she who does not believe in Raj'at is not of us."

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