In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O Allah! Protect Your vicegerent Hujjat (the Proof) b. al-Hasan
and send salutations upon him,
and his ancestors, now as well as at all the times,
(as our) Imam, Guardian, Supporter, and Guide until such time
when you bestow upon him the honor of heading the (Divine)
And let the people be delighted in his reign, by bestowing
success, and by extending his reign
The center of Specialist studies at Al-imam Almahdi (atf):
The idea of Al-Imam Al- Mahdi(atf)is one of the most important
topics presented on the scientific field with its various
doctrines ,ideologies and philosophical trends. The all believes
in the promised Day ,a day which is justice, prosperity and
happiness of all mankind will be fulfilled , but they differ
according their school _whether they are depending on bias or
subjective criterion_ in the character which achieve this Global
The most prominent theory at that level- I mean diagnosing
adequate character to carry all these burdens and performing
this function, which all the mankind aspires - is the thesis of
the rightful doctrine of Shiite .
Responsibly speaking we can say that Twelfth imamate Shiite
theory in identifying this character is the suitable theory
which is in harmony with human instinct from one side and lots
of acceptable texts on another side .
This what we seek to make it a basic truth a studied movement
adopted by our center depending upon in its addressing
rationality and agreed upon and correct inheritance.
Also we cannot ignore the impact of emotional side in forming
the new ,rational and meaningful form of muslims' mind .
Thus we take this in consideration and give it priority in the
purposeful movement of the center.
1. As we have previously stated that Al-Imam Mahdi(atf) is a
universal issue that deserves attention at both the theoretical
or practical level.
2. The issue of Al- Imam Al-Mahdi (atf) represents the last item
in the Shiite theory which expresses the original understanding
of Islam and it regards the belief in the prophet and his
progeny as a one united belief cannot be separated . So
supporting this ideology and defending it and planting it in
the hearts of the believers is a kind of defending the doctrine
as a whole ;without this belief it will go astray .
3. The issue of al- Ima Al Mahdi (atf) difers from other Imams
(a,s) in several aspects:
A. The Imam was alive and if this case was existed in the
conscience of the individual and found its way into a nation
will be change to the better .
B. Because of the circumstances sruonded the birth and growth
of Alimam Al-mahdi (a,s) and the minor occultation and the long
period of major occultation ;the issue of Al-imam Al-mahdi
faced a lot of doubts and suspicions much more than what had
existed in the age the other Imams (a,s).
C. As the issue of Imam Mahdi is a general Islamic but also
universal case, so we can see many who pretend to have the
upper hand in it and apply it to their visions, ideas, and
their school. Therefore we should identify and state the
correct school and its features and its scientific methods.
D. The cloudy Mahdian culture in Iraqi society especially
because the bad effects of former regime and its efforts to
remove all the features of Shiism and at all levels, especially
the idea and practice of waiting for Al-mahdi (a,s) it is
considered a motive giving the positive spirit to reject the
unjustice and preparing for the great reappearance .
E. Add to all this, we find some people with weak hearts try
hard in various ways and means ,at the past and at the present
time to pretend to be the character of Al-mahdi or one of his
followers to obtain a portion of the wreckage of this world.
For these impotant reasons and others the center was
established by the efforts of sayyed Jawad Shahrastani and the
blessing of The Higher Marjeah of the Supreme Ayatollah Sayyid
Ali al-Sistani (may Allah save him ) in Najaf Ashraf to be
evidence illuminate the path of waiting through its activities
of various branches and sections .
Section of the center :
His duty is to serve members of the Centre and the scientific
committees and follow up their work and their participation the
development of detailed work on the administrative, scientific
and reviewing books and publications with the scientific
committees for the purpose of printing, plus the follow-up
branches and divisions and try to serve them as possible.
Associate administrative work is concentrated in the follow-up
staff and review their records and absent , attendance and
distribution of their salaries in addition to archiving all the
activities of branches and sections .Also he represents the
Director-General in a lot of meetings and visits of public and
Section is available on a variety of libraries depending on the
diversity of sources of learning are, where section contains:
1 Branch of printed books.
2 Branch of manuscripts.
3 Branch of the audio and video Library
Investigation and writing section :
Designed to achieve mahdian heritage of books, articles and
letters heritage and give priority to old and unprinted
specialized books . work in this section specialist researchers
at this field .
In addition to the Scientific Committee which reply and solve
the problems and doubts . there are another specialized
committee o writing.
In this section there are computer-related activities such as
the status of typesetting and correcting the publications of the
center by computer and design, paintings and special covers of
books and publications in addition to print out and prepare
computer programs and maintenance of equipment and needs of
other sections .
Clearly the Internet is of paramount importance in facilitating
and narrow the gap in viewpoints in the beautiful parts of the
world therefore benefited from the World Wide Web to expedite
the delivery of true and authentic information to the general
readers, through the establishment of a specialist site in Al-
Imam Mahdi(a,s), to be the interface information reflects the
intellectual and ideological vision of the center .
Section of notification via the Internet:
After a sense of the utmost importance of the World Wide Web at
the speed the delivery of information and expand the scope of
the communication across the world the center established the
Department of notification via internet with scientific and
Waiting magazine :
Despite the multiple mechanisms that seek to strengthen the
community's cultural of Al-mam Almahdi ;the establishing
Magazine deals with the affairs of this issue and keep up with
the march of cultural objectives are the important work of the
center of specialist Studies of Al-imam Almahdi .The magazines
are closer mechanisms to the recipient, and he establishes his
culture through it , as well as monitoring of the aspirations of
the public in this regard.
The waiting Magazine adopts new visions for the promotion of
Al-mahdi culture. it would enter any society aspires to see the
update on the research presented in relation to this culture.
is therefore the founding of this magazine in response to the
urgent need perceived to flow to the most for the development of
this important sense Rasti.
Section of Almahdi childhood :
To deepen the relationship between the child and his Imam
Almahdi (a,s) Centre has a special section to care for this
aspect of the child, for the sake of knowing the child his
imams first and secondly to increase his love and hard work to
get his satisfaction .
This section adopts the propaganda and media for the purpose of
disseminating public awareness of the issue of Imam Mahdi,(a,s)
through the print and annual calendars and greeting, posters and
expected annual diary and the work of the paintings displayed in
a large optical fields and public roads which reminds some
conversations, novels and Prayers competent secretariat to
Publishing section ;
The publishing section a final result of the work of
departments and branches of the Centre therefore Through the
activities of several sections at the Centre were issued
numerous books relating to Al-Mahdi (a,s) and waiting quarterly
journal and diary expected annual and childhood stories of
Almahdi and many, calendars and other publications.
The activity of this section to activate the belief of Al-mahdi
(a,s) and consolidation in the feminist aspect of society and by
establishing meetings , lectures and monthly competitions and
other events and focuses its activities in academic schools in
girls from primary to university in addition to openness and
participation of all public activities of the center.
Public Relations Department:
The work is concentrated in forming good relations at all
social levels especially (Alhoza Alilmiah ) and academic
studies and opening to different cultural institutions and
personalities with a view to complementing the Al-imam
Almahdi(a,s) culture .
One of the new sections we need not to clarify its necessity
and importance as it is clear to every one .It is considered
the intellectual link between nations through networking and
the representative of nations through conveying the ideas and
thought of Al-mahdi culture .
Observing and follow-up section :
This section of special importance as a foundation stone to
learn how to move the one which can monitor and follow up on a
lot of activities around the Imam Al- Mahdi (a,s) and the issue
of waiting in the affirmative and negative sides of knowledge
and the other opinion. Knowing the other opinion and observing
its movements helping to overcome many difficulties for
convergence and unity .Thus the center concerned with this
section to observe and follow-up newspapers and magazines The
articles and research on the Internet and staying movements and
satellite channels and collection of statistics to many
different issues relating to Al-mahdi(a,s) culture .
Section of Planning and projects:
This section adopts the general course fee applied by the
Centre, through the annual development plans or put a five-year
project and how to activate it on the ground and examine the
pros and cons of each project resolve residence status and the
development of solutions and overcome difficulties before these
projects and theses.
Branches of the Centre:
Kut Branch : At the beginning of 2006 the branch of Kut was
opened with the cooperation of Foundation Hura Zeinab (a,s)the
section practicing its activity and rooting for the culture of
Al-mahdi by the efforts of employees across many diverse
1) scientific personalities invited to deliver specialist
2) a variety of competitions and at all levels and various
3) Establishing a lot of scientific and artistic exhibitions in
Branch of sacred Qum : opened branch in holy Qum opened its
activities in 2005 to form an important and necessary as the
second most prominent religious sect's University to benefit
from this spring's scientific and cultural development in the
nest of Mohammed in addition to caring for all versions of the
printing and distribution and dissemination in various countries
of the world.
As the convening of relations and cultural ties with various
institutions and personalities that are active in regard to
Almahdi issue .
Official status: Sayyed. Mohamed Alqubanchi.