Miracles of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (AS)
By: Zara Husseini
Although there are a plenty number of the miracles of Imam-e-Zaman
but we point out two of them as under:
1) Shiekh Tusi has narrated it from a man named Rashiq, who was the
agent of Abbesade caliph "Motazid." One day Motazid summoned me and
said, "I have learnt that there is a son in the house of Imam Hassan
Askari (A.S.)". He escorted me with two of his agents saying, "Go to
Samara as soon as possible and get into the house of Imam Askari
(A.S.) if you find a young man kill him and bring his head for me. We
swiftly proceeded till we reached Imamís (A.S.) door. We saw a slave
sitting at the door. We paid no heed to him and entered the house.
We saw a much beautiful house and a room in a corner attracted our
attention. We drew the curtain up, saw a big room full of water and
there was a carpet spread over it and a youth was busy offering
One of the agents entered the room and at once sunk into the water. We
saved him with a great deal of trouble. He lost his senses.
The other one entered the room he too got sunk into the water. We
dragged him out. He too lost his senses. After an hour both of them
regain their lost senses. While we were trembling with fear, we rode
off upon our homes and moved towards the residence of the caliph.
We approached him at the mid of night. He was waking and waiting for
us. We explained the matter to him. He too trembled with fear as we
had and said, "Nobody should know about this matter. Keep this secret
to you and donít tell it to anyone. If I come to know that you have
mentioned it to someone I will kill you". So till such time "Motazid"
was living we did not pluck the courage to say a word about it.
2) Ali bin Sinan narrates, a group of people of Qum proceeded towards
Samarah, along with some money, to visit Imam Askari (A.S.). When they
reached there they discovered that Imam (A.S.) had passed away. They
remained uncertain and wandering around for a while to find out what
to do, till such time they were introduced to "Jaffar" the brother of
Imam Askari (A.S). When they described the aim and object of that
journey, He said to them, "Hand me over the money as I am his
successor. But they said, "Imam (A.S.) must tell us how much money we
have along with us and that whose property is each of the sacks?"
This thing had occurred before as well, therefore, "Jaffar" got flared
up and said, "You are telling a lie that my brother used to inform
about these things. Because this is prescience and omniscience and
oracle, and divination belongs to God only and none else".
But they insisted and asserted so that Jaffar made a complaint against
them to the caliph. He summoned them and ordered them to surrender the
wealth to Jaffar. They pledged that, "This is not our money and all
are deposits of the people and we have no way except handing them over
to somebody who may be the successor of Imam (A.S.) and if otherwise,
then return them to their owners".
The caliph accepted their word and let them go free. When they decided
to leave the city a young man came to them and said, "Imam has
summoned you all."
All of them were happy and followed him to the house of Imam Askari
(A.S.). There they found a young man, the effects and signs of Imamate
were apparent upon whose face. They repeated the same words, which
they had told Jaffar.
Imam smiled and said, "Sit down, so that I inform you about each one
of these (sacks)". Thereafter, he took the name of the owner of each
of the sacks one by one, the amount and their quantities and numbers.
We were pleased and overjoyed for the fact that we had discovered our
lost object. We took out the sacks and handed those over to Imam (AS.)
and enquired and put questions to him about our problems. He replied
all of them. Then he ordered that from that time onwards we must not
bring the money over there and instead; contact the representative,
which he had appointed in Baghdad. Whenever we have questions to be
asked we must send those to him and he will send the answers to us.
All of us said good-bye to him and came out. We thanked God upon that
blessing and benediction.
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE