|Bazshinasi-ye Ta'rif-e 'Ala'im wa Sharayit-e Zuhur
|Mujtaba Khani • Sayyid Muhammad Jawad Sayyid Nazari • Sayyid Muhammad Radi Asif Agah
|Signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a)
|1396 Sh./Spring 2017
Bāzshināsī-ye Taʿrīf-e ʿAlāʾim wa Sharāyiṭ-e Zuhūr bā Rūykard-e Taḥlīl-e Riwāyāt (Persian: بازشناسی تعریف علائم و شرایط ظهور با رویکرد تحلیل روایات, lit. restudying the definition of signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a) with focus on the analysis of narrations) is the title of an article in Persian that, with a narrative approach, aims to review signs and prerequisites of Imam Mahdi's (a) reappearance. This twenty-three page article is authored by Mujtaba Khani, Sayyid Muhammad Jawad Sayyid Nazari and Sayyid Muhammad Radi Asif Agah. It has appeared on the quarterly of Mashriq-e Maw'ud No. 41, spring of 2017.
The authors acknowledge that their purpose in this paper was to re-examine the definition of signs and prerequisites of Imam Mahdi's (a) reappearance. In that capacity, they sought to not only draw a line between the limits and boundaries of these two definitions, but also propose new ways to identify both signs and prerequisites of his reappearance through reported narrations. Per its authors, in the process of separating signs from prerequisites, the key is to fully understand their unique roles. In other words, what is important is to understand the fundamental qualities lying in between any given sign or prerequisite with the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a). The quality in between signs and the reappearance is of revelatory and the quality in between prerequisites and the reappearance is of causality type. Therefore, the point is to differentiate between the aforementioned relationships whose understanding can preferably fall within the purview of mind. If this relationship is recognized as causal, it is classified as a sign if otherwise, a prerequisite.
About the Authors
- Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Muḥammad Raḍi Āṣif Āgāh (Persian: سید محمد رضی آصف آگاه, b. 1972 in Qom), is a graduate of hawza who has taken classes with great scholars such as Jawad Tabrizi, Nasir Makarim Shirazi, Husayn Wahid Khurasani and Ja'far Subhani up to level Four (equivalent to PhD) in Seminary of Qom. Member of the Board of History, Science and Culture Institute, member of the AcademicCouncil of Law and AcademicCouncil of Mahdismt, and secretary of Philosophy of Fiqh Group for Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy, are among his undertakings. Besides teaching in hawza, he has written scores of articles and books including: Qasida-ye Hajjiyyah, Chiraq-e Murda wa Sham'-e Aftab, 'Aql az Manzar-e Ayat wa Riwayat, Barrasi wa Tahlil-e Hawadith-e Fitna-ye Sham Qabl az Suriyah, Mahdismt wa Sunnatha-ye Rahbari-ye Ilahi dar Qur'an, Bazshinasi-ye Ta'rif-e 'Ala'im wa Sharayit-e Zuhur, Shakhisaha-ye Hunar-e Zaminisaz-e Zuhur, Mabani-ye Tarbiyat-e Zaminisaz-e Zuhur, Imam Khumayni Wilayat-e Faqih wa Zaminisaz-e Zuhur and Shu'un-e Ma'sum wa Naqsh-e Ān dar Istinbat.
- Sayyid Muḥammad Jawād Sayyid Naẓarī (Persian:سید مسعود پورسیدآقایی, b. 1959, Mashhad) pursued his education for MA in Qur'an and Hadith major in Islamic Maaref University. He has written some articles including: Bazshinasi-ye Ta'rif-e 'Ala'im wa Sharayit-e Zuhur and Barrisi Ithbatpadhiri-ye Maqamat-e Ma'nawi-ye Mahdi Maw'ud dar Riwayat-e Ahl-e Sunnat
- Mujtabā Khāni (Persian:مجتبی خانی, b. 1959, Mashhad) pursued his education in hawza and has been a researcher in Ayanda-ye Rawshan Inistitute in Qom. He has written some articles including: Bazshinasi-ye Ta'rif-e 'Ala'im wa Sharayit-e Zuhur and Tabyin-e Sazgari-ye Nahy az Isti'jal-e Amr bi Du'a barayi Ta'jil-e Faraj, Tahlil-e Mafhumi-ye Istilah-e Zuhur-e Sughra, Barrisi-ye Isthbatpaziri-ye Maqamat-e Ma'nawi-ye Mahdi-ye Maw'ud dar Riwayat-e Ahl-e Sunnat and Didgah-e Ibn 'Arabi darbara-ye Waziran-e Imam Mahdi wa Naqd-e An