The book of
occultation

Compiler: `Allamah Muhammad Baqir al-Majlisi
Translator: Hassan Allahyari
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications -Qom
First Edition 2003-1424-1382
Ofuq Press
Quantity: 2000
Number of Pages: 472
Size: 162 X 229 mm
ISBN: 964-438-478-4
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEDICATION 4
INTRODUCTION 7
TRANSLATOR’S WORD 8
HIS BIRTH AND THE STORY OF HIS MOTHER 10
HIS NAMES, TITLES, PATRONYM AND THEIR REASONS 58
PROHIBITION OF MENTIONING HIS NAME 64
HIS ATTRIBUTES, TRAITS AND LINEAGE 70
VERSES ABOUT THE RISE OF THE QA’IM 84
THE WORDS OF ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER ABOUT THE QĀ'IM NARRATED BY THE SHIAH AND THE SUNNAH 116
  CHAPTER I: HIS UPRISE IN THE LATTER ERAS
CHAPTER II: THE SAYING OF THE PROPHET: THE MAHDI IS FROM MY PROGENY FROM THE SONS OF FĀTIMAH
CHAPTER III: THE MAHDI IS FROM THE LIEGES OF THE PARADISE
CHAPTER IV: THE MESSENGER’S COMMAND TO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MAHDI
CHAPTER V: THE HELP OF THE PEOPLE OF THE EAST TO THE MAHDI
CHAPTER VI: THE DURATION OF HIS RULE
CHAPTER VII: HE LEADS JESUS IN PRAYERS
CHAPTER VIII: HIS LOOKS DESCRIBED BY THE PROPHET
CHAPTER IX: THE MAHDI IS FROM THE PROGENY OF HUSAIN
CHAPTER X: THE MUNIFICENCE OF THE MAHDI
CHAPTER XI: THE MAHDI IS NOT JESUS THE SON OF MARY
CHAPTER XII: THE MAHDI IN MIDDLE OF THE UMMAH
CHAPTER XIII: HIS NAME AND HIS LOOKS
CHAPTER XIV: THE VILLAGE FROM WHERE HE WILL RISE
CHAPTER XV: CLOUDS WILL SHADE OVER HIM
CHAPTER XVI: THE ANGEL THAT WILL COME WITH THE MAHDI
CHAPTER XVII: HIS COLOR AND BODY
CHAPTER XVIII: HIS RIGHT CHEEK MOLE
CHAPTER XIX: THE DESCRIPTION OF THE MAHDI’S TEETH
CHAPTER XX: HIS CONQUEST OF CONSTANTINOPLE
CHAPTER XXI: HIS RULE COMES AFTER TYRANTS
CHAPTER XXII: THE MAHDI IS A VIRTUOUS IMAM
CHAPTER XXIII: THE UMMAH’S LEISURE DURING HIS RULE
CHAPTER XXIV: THE MAHDI IS THE CALIPH OF ALLAH
CHAPTER XXV: THE MAHDI IS LIVING AND ALIVE 
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THE NARRATIONS OF THE PRINCE OF THE BELIEVERS IN THIS REGARD 178
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM HASAN AND IMAM HUSAIN ABOUT HIM 198
NARRATIONS FROM ‘ALI IBN AL-HUSAIN 202
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM AL-BĀQIR 204
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM JA‘FAR AL-SĀDIQ 210
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM AL-KĀDHIM 222
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM AL-REDHĀ 226
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM AL-JAWĀD 230
NARRATIONS FROM IMAM AL-HADI AND IMAM AL-‘ASKARĪ 234
THE ARGUMENT OF THE SHEIKH OF THE CONGREGATION, THE MOST VENERABLE AL-TUSI 240
  ANOTHER PROOF 308
OCCULTATIONS OF THE APOSTLES AND THE QĀ'IM 324
HIS MIRACLES MANIFESTED AND SOME NARRATIVES OF HIS EMISSARIES 338
THE EMISSARIES WHO COMMUNICATED BETWEEN THE SHĪ‘A AND THE QĀ’IM DURING THE MINOR OCCULTATION 412
  ABU JA‘FAR MUHAMMAD IBN ‘OTHMĀN IBN SA‘ĪD AL-‘AMRI
ABU JA‘FAR MUHAMMAD IBN ‘OTHMĀN IBN SA‘ĪD AL-‘AMRI’S APPOINTMENT OF ABU AL-QĀSIM AL-HUSAIN IBN RŪH IN HIS POSITION AFTER HIMSELF THROUGH THE ORDER OF THE IMAM
ABU AL-HASAN ‘ALI IBN MUHAMMAD AL-SAMARI, THE LAST OF THE FOUR DEPUTIES
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THE ACCURSED MEN WHO CLAIMED TO BE EMISSARIES AND GATEWAYS TO THE IMAM 452
  THE HOLY LETTER ENUNCIATING HIS DAMNATION
THE STORY OF ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDĀDI, THE NEPHEW OF AL-SHEIKH ABU JA‘FAR MUHAMMAD IBN ‘OTHMĀN AL-‘AMRI AND THE STORY OF ABU DALAF AL-MAJNŪN
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