Question: How will we know when Imam al-Mahdi (af) comes, that he is truly the Imam (AF) and not an imposter?

Question: How will we know when Imam al-Mahdi (af) comes, that he is truly the Imam (AF) and not an imposter?

Question: How will we know when Imam al-Mahdi (af) comes, that he is truly the Imam (AF) and not an imposter?

Answer: When the Imam (af) appears, he will be accompanied by certain specific signs – for example a call from the heavens, and the arrival of Prophet Isa (as) with him. He will be able to perform one or more miracles to substantiate his claim. His arrival will also be apparent for all people, and the information will not be confined to one group or region; thus he will be able to understand and speak all languages. Previous Aimmah (as) have had similar skills and characteristics. All these signs mean that when the Imam (af) comes, it will be obvious to all – and beyond doubt.

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