Al- Mahdi’s Characteristics 13item Who is the Mahdī of Muḥammad’s Progeny (Āl Muḥammad) and why are you waiting for his advent? As everyone knows, one of the titles of the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return) is “Al-Qa’im” (The Riser). A tradition has been related regarding the reason for his being given this title that requires contemplation, since it apparently indicates that this title was given because that personage will reappear after death. Yet we have over approximately one thousand traditions regarding that personage, his occultation, and long life, in view of which that tradition cannot be relied upon. However, if some clarifications about its narrators, text, and meaning can be given, it would be useful. Is “Mahdi” a specific label and title referring to a particular person with particular qualities and distinctions or a general concept and title applied to everyone Allah has guided? In other words, is the Mahdi and belief in Mahdawiyyat related to person or a category? Is the abundance the titles of the Imam of the Age because of the profusion of his personal, spiritual, and physical characteristics, or is it on account of the vastness of his reformative actions? Is it possible for Imam Zaman to ever commit a sin, no matter how small? It is said that the Imam of Time (atf) is present everywhere. Is he present amongst people in non-Islamic countries e.g. a Jewish country? Is he cognizant of those who are engulfed in evil, corruption and promiscuity? Doesn’t the occultation of the twelfth imam undermine the whole concept of "imamate"? Does Imam Mahdi (aj) have a spouse and children? How is Imam Mahdi’s food and clothing? How Al-Imam Al-Mahdi will deal with his followers? Is Islam in the government of the Imam Al-Mahdi (a.s) will be the official religion beside the other religions, or the only religion on the earth or like any other religions? How Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (a.s) will judge between people? Imam AL-Mahdi (as) is similar to certain prophet in the name and surname, who is this prophet?