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Our twelve Imams are higher and greater than all previous prophets except Hadhrat Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.) whose successors they are. As to why, please, read my book "Muhammad is the Last Prophet". ( https://wofis.com/book/78-Mohammad%20(p)%20is%20The%20Last%20Prophet)
You will not find every thing explicitly written in the Qur'an. Otherwise, there would have been no need of any interpreter of the Qur'an. Allah has ordained that the Qur'an and Ahlul-Bait (a.s) shall always remain together, so that the true meaning of the Qur'an may be known to the Muslims. So far as the re-appearance of our beloved 12th Imam (a.s.) is concerned, there are some 'Ayat which point to it very clearly. For example, 'A.ya No. 33 of Surah At-Taubah, which says:- "He it is who sent His Apostle with Guidance and the religion of Truth, so that He may prevail it over all religions, though the polytheists may detest it". This Ayat is repeated in Sura As-Saf (Ayat 9); and also 'A.ya 28 of Sura Al-Fath says:- "He it is who sent His Apostle with the Guidance and the religion of Truth, so that He may prevail it over all religions; and enough is Allah for a witness': In these 'Ayat a promise has been given to our Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) that Islam will prevail over all other religions. This victory is of two kinds: First, the triumph of Islam over all other religions; acceptance of Islamic tenets and ideologies by non-Muslim religions and societies is an established fact. The world is inevitably marching towards Islamic tenets - even if it shies away from acknowledging its debts to Islam. Secondly, the triumph oflslam over all religions in such a way that no other religion remains extant in the world. This part of the promise will be fulfilled after the re-appearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). There are many traditions from our Imams (a.s.) interpreting this 'A.ya in this way. Here I am quoting from Tafsir Safi:- "Qummi said: It was revealed in the matter of Qa'ime-'Al-e-Muhammad; And (Qummi) said that it is among those 'ayat which I have told that its fulfilment will be delayed from its revelation': ''And in Majma'ul-Bayan a tradition is narrated from Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) concerning this 'aya that 'this would happen at the time of appearance of Mahdi (a.s.) from the family of Muhammad (s.a.w.a.): Thus there would remain none but would accept (the truth) of Muhammad (s.a.w.)..............: ''And there is a tradition from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.) about this 'aya. He said: 'When Qa'im (a.s.) will appear there will be no pagan or unbeliever but that he would detest his appearance". ''And it is recorded in Majma'ul-Bayan that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said (mentioning the reappearacne of Imam Mahdi): "There will not remain any house or tent but Allah will bring Islam into it" Sunni commentators have said that this promise will be fulfilled when hadrat Isa (a.s) will come again on this earth. Well, it makes no difference, because it is accepted even by them that hadrat Isa (a.s) will come again when hadrat Imam Mahdi will appear. So the 'A.ya refrers to he re-appearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s) even according to their own interpretation.
The Imam these days is the 12th Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi (a.s.).
Imam Mahdi (a.s.), the twelfth Imam, is alive, but is hidden from our eyes by order of Allah. He will re-appear, when Allah allows him, to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. It will be near the end of the world, when he will establish justice and equity in the world after it would have been devastated by injustice and oppression.
"The total transformation'' will happen during the reign of Imam Sahebuz-Zaman (a.s.). The belief in "Raj'at" is necessary, and the concept and the principle must be believed in. But the details should be left into the hands of Allah. However, it is certain that the Prophet and all preceding eleven Imams (peace be on them) will return during the life-time oflmam Sahebu-e­ Zaman (a.s.).

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