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Imam Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Mahdi (a)

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Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-'Askarī (Arabic: محمد بن الحسن العسکری) (born in 255/869), also known as Imam al-Mahdi (a) (Arabic: إمام المهدی), is the twelfth Imam in Twelver Shi'ism. He is the promised savior, who will rise one day and fill the earth with peace and justice. Imam al-Mahdi (a) has been in occultation from the early years of his life. Shi'as regard him as the Imam of the present age. Among his well-known titles are Imam al-Mahdi (the Imam of the time) and Wali l-'Asr (the guardian of the age).

Muhammad b. al-Hasan
12th Imam of the Shia
Al-Mahdi (the guided one)
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Teknonym Abu l-Qasim
Born Sha'ban 15, 255/July 29, 869
Birthplace Samarra
Imamate From