Imam Mahdi

Short Biography of Imam Ali Naghi (Hadi) AS

 Imam Ali Naghi AS was born on 15th Dhul-Hijjah of the year 212 hijri, 5th March 828, in Medina in a region called Sorya. Imam Naghi was raised up in Medina. He was 8 years old that his father was murdered and he became the next Imam. He lived in Medina till Jafar Al-Mutawakkil, an Abbasid caliph, summoned him to Samarra in the year 243 hijri / 858 CE.

  The reason that Mutawakkil summoned him to Samarra, was that the ruler of Medina wrote to Mutawakkil that Imam’s popularity is increasing in Medina and Mecca, and the number of his devotees are overwhelming.

  Imam Hadi AS was killed and poisoned by Al-Mu’tamid, Al-Mu’tazz’s brother and Mutawakkil’s son. He was killed during the reign of Al-Mutazz, in the year 254 hijri 868 CE. At the time of his death, only his son, Imam Hasan Askari AS was present. Imam Hadi was 43 years old at the time of death, and was buried in his own house.

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Mutawakkil

 He was the 10th Abbasid caliph and son of Al-Mu’tasim. His caliphate lasted 15 years from 232 hijri till 247 / 847 – 861 Gregorian calendar. He alongside with his minister, Fath bin Khaqan, had been the most sinister and malevolent of the Abbasid caliphs. He mistreated Shiites a lot during his reign, and ordered the demolishing of Imam Hossein’s shrine in the year 237 hijri, and ordered to direct a nearby river towards Imam’s grave, in order to cover it with water, and later to turn it into a farm, but the water did not cover the tomb and only streamed around the area in which imam Hossein was buried, and therefore, Mutawakkil could not achieve his aim.
  He prohibited Arabs from being kind to the descendants of Ali AS and Fatemeh AS and punished those who did. Therefore, sadat, or the descendants of Ali and Fatemeh AS became so poor that they could not afford buying gowns. Mutawakkil was murdered by his son, Muntasir and a group of Turk soldiers 3 days after he disrespected imam Hadi AS and imam cursed him.

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Mutamid


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Mutamid