RNA – The 15th of the blessed month of Sha’ban, which marks the auspicious birth anniversary of the twelfth infallible imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, was celebrated with the presence of the Shi’ah of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, on held on April 20th at the representative office of al-Mustafa International University in the country.
Scholars and Shi’ah personalities of the country attended the ceremony and the teachers and some of the seminarians at the university spoke about Imam al-Mahdi and the 15th of Sha’ban.
Also, Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad-Mohsen Radmard, head of the International Center for the Study of the University of Johannesburg, spoke about the principles of Mahdism.
It’s noteworthy that South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent and has a population of about a million Muslims. Most of Shi’ahs are immigrants from Pakistan, Lebanon, India and other countries. Johannesburg is one of the fifty largest cities in the world.
Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi is the twelfth Imam as per the teachings of Twelver Shi’ism. He is the promised saviour, who will rise one day and fill the earth with peace and justice. Imam al-Mahdi has been in occultation from the early years of his life. Shi’ahs regard him as the Imam of the present age.
Rasa News Agency