“God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people and loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam Al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the righteous.
By using the inherent potential of all the worthy men and women of all nations and I repeat, the inherent potential of “all the worthy men and women of all nations” he will lead humanity into achieving its glorious and eternal ideals.” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Imam as-Sadiq (peace be upon him) has said, “When Imam Mahdi appears, some people who were thought to be of his family will desert him, and others who were known as sun and moon worshipers will join him.” (Mizan al-Hikmah)
Sun and moon worshipers
Herodotus the historian said that Persians worshipped the sun, moon and the elements, particularly fire. To Zoroastrians, fire is the manifestation of the deity Ahura Mazda.
The primary religion in Iran today is the Shia sect of Islam but the far older faith of the prophet Zoroaster is still openly practiced, particularly in the central and northwestern regions of the country. Zoroastrians are protected as “People of the Book” in Islam.
The Zoroastrian religion has three central commands: Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds. During their prayers, believers face towards a fire, or else towards the sun or the moon, which are regarded as heavenly fires and as Ahura Mazda himself. The ancient cities of Iran and Armenia often had a ‘Sun-Gate’.
Just as the Cross, the Star of David and Mecca serve as altar symbols for Christians, Jews an Muslims, Light is to the Zarathushtis a blazing symbol of divine illumination, enlightenment, warmth, love and energy.
The Zarathushti says his or her prayers before a lighted incense burner, a candle or a lamp. He or she may face other luminaries, the sun, the moon, and the stars when praying to Omniscient God. A perpetual fire is kept in a special vase in the house of worship.
The Lion and the Sun
Contrary to what anti-Islamic iranian nationalists say, the old standard of Iran, the Lion and Sun, does actually have an Islamic background. The Lion stands for Ali, the sword it is holding is the zulfiqar, and the sun represents the light of God.
Also contrary to what the Islamic republic sais, the emblem is not a symbol of Pahlavi regime, secularism, corruption, or foreign influence. The standard was in use in Iran way before the Pahlavis even came to power. It was first used as far back as the Safavids and became the flag of the Qajar dynasty. It was also used by the Mughals in India and some of the Turkic states. (ShiaChat.com)
The lion and sun symbol is based largely on astronomical and astrological configurations: the ancient sign of the sun in the house of Leo, which itself is traced backed to Babylonian astrology and Near Eastern traditions.
The motif has many historical meanings. First, it was only an astrological and zodiacal symbol. Under Safavid and the first Qajar kings, it became more associated with Shia Islam.
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The Shia Mahdi
Imam Mahdi (AS) is the only son of Imam Hassan Askari (AS) the 11th Imam, who was born on the dawn of 15th of Shaaban 255 A.H. (869 C.E.) in Samarra, Iraq. He became the God-appointed Imam when his father was martyred in 260/874. Imam Mahdi (AS) went into occultation (disappearance) at the same time. He will reappear when Allah wills. (Shia-Info)
Yellow like Gold. Shining like the Moon
Clean shaven. Girly look.
Mohammed refers to him as “Master of the World,” “Master of Time,” “God’s President,” and “God speaking and advising.”
It is said that the Mahdi can be recognized by these signs: “His hair will be profuse. His forehead will be large and concave. His nose will be small. He will not have a beard but will be clean shaven.
His clothing will be like a flame. He will wear two robes, one an under robe. The color of his face will be sometimes yellow like gold, sometimes very dark and sometimes shining like the moon. His body will be small. His legs will be like those of a young girl.
All the teachings of all the religions of the world will be in his heart from birth. All the science and knowledge of the world from the beginning of time will be in his heart. All things which you ask from God, the Master of the World will give you…
From the Bihar Al Anwar (Ocean of Light) a compilation of discourses by the Prophet Mohammed and some of the Shia Islam Imam’s. It is a standard textbook that was compiled in the 17th century by Mohammed Baqir Majlisi, a famous early Shia scholar.
The horoscope of Imam Mahdi
a link between idolatry and symbolism
Keywords: Loving, loyal, faithful, Self approval, warm, affectionate, generous, dignified, honorable, Honest, vital, arrogant, snobbish, creative, dramatic, fun loving, playful.
Leo Ascendant is ready to inspire everyone to keep up the good work. (Source)
MAHDI – Uranus in 1st House (Moon in Aquarius)
Those influenced by Uranus can be described as having unusual and unconventional qualities. There may be something non-conformist about the way these people dress or behave. The individual is viewed as a rebel, reformer, or highly unusual in their manners, appearance and attitude; he wants to be autonomous, independent and freedom orientated.
MAHDI: PLUTO in 10th house
Those with Pluto in the 10th house have their compulsive nature focused on worldly ambitions, and expression of authority. They are likely to find themselves in positions of power and there is an insatiable drive towards success. The individual has a strong striving for impact and influence in society. Pluto in the 10th house may be responsible for transforming society and tearing down old systems that have become outworn and out-dated. (Source)
MAHDI: MARS in 10th house
If persons have mars in 10th house it means they prefer being boss rather than being an executive for putting the things in order and also getting them done on time. They prefer working independently and alone as they have strong will to succeed in their ventures. Their strong desire to achieve a top status in the society attracts them to the fields of politics and military.
Conclusion: According to astrologers the Mahdi can be seen as a warrior (Pluto-Mars), a modernist reformer (Uranus) and a warm-hearted light-bringer (Sun).
Where scholars say that Jesus will be the closest friend of the Mahdi, astrology can give his characteristics pointing at the friendship- and partnerhouses in the Mahdi’s horoscope. Those houses are ruled by the planets MERCURY, in Greek mythology the messenger of God (‘I think, I analyze’), and URANUS (the nonconformist).
Seen as the mythological figure the Shia-Mahdi actually is – and has to be in a world that wants to be rational and logic (saying that the Mahdi is a sacred man that cannot die means that you make an idol out of him) – the Mahdi-dream can be seen as a religious call for a pact between the old-Persian Fire-culture and the gnostic-christian, anti-clerical AIR-culture (men of action are fighting for thinkers and intellectuals).
Henry Corbin in his ‘History of Islamic Philosophy’ writes: These fenomenons “..are rich in meanings from the mystical point of view… here above all, our approach should be that of the phenomenologist: we must discover the aims of Shi’ite awareness..”.
As a mythological figure the Mahdi can be compared with the Simurgh, a mythological figure that turns up in all periods of Iranian art and literature.
In old Persia he is an astrological creature, a griffin, a LION with the head of an EAGLE (astrological symbols). In Sufi mysticism he is seen as metaphor for God (a symbol and not an idol).
Used as a symbol of faith, the Simurgh is neither receiving worship nor focus. A symbol of faith is not equal to worship of that symbol. So it is not an idol. It merely draws attention to the universal principles and values that are represented by the symbol.
Simurgh is the modern Persian name for a benevolent, mythical flying creature. The name simurgh derives from Middle Persian Pahlavi ‘senmurw’. The Middle Persian term derives in turn from Avestan “Méréghô Saêna” (the bird Saena”), originally a raptor, likely an eagle, falcon or sparrowhawk.
The gigantic bird of fable likened by some to the hippogriff or griffin; half eagle-phoenix, half lion.
Lion: LEO-SUN-FIRE and Eagle:SCORPIO-PLUTO-WATER
In the ancient Zoroastrian scriptures of the Avesta, the Simurgh is described as a gigantic bird whose resting place is the tree Jad-besh (opposed to harm of all seeds);
Iranian legends consider the bird so old that it had seen the destruction of the World three times over. The simurgh learned so much by living so long that it is thought to possess the knowledge of all the Ages. The creature represented the union between the earth and the sky, serving as mediator and messenger between the two.
The most prestigious award given by Fajr International Film Festival, Iran’s major annual film festival is called the Crystal Simorgh, after the mythical creature.
Traditional Persian folk music from Lurestan
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is born in Garmsar (Iran), 28-10-1956:
Sun in SCORPIO, Moon in LEO.