These are the 4 representative of our Living Imam who were privileged with an access to Him during Ghaybat-e-Sughra. It was through them the holy Imam counselled the Shias. Only these legates could reach Imam-e-Asr and the period of this ghaybat was from 260 A.H till 329 A.H . After the death of the last of them this access to Him was cut off and from here was the beginning of Ghaybat-e-Kubra. Our Holy Imam made it clear at the beginning of Ghaybat-e-Kubra that the shias should now turn to the scholars of Islam whenever a religious difficulty would arise. The Holy Imam also added : " Their verdict shall be mine and mine verdict is the verdict of Allah."


Janabe Abu Umar Uthman Bin Saeed Amari Asadi

was the most reliable disciple and private treasurer of Imam Ali Naqi A.S , Imam Hasan Askari A.S and then was the first trusted representative of Imam-e-Zamana A.S. He offered His duties till his death in 304 A.H.


Janabe Abu-Jafar Muhammad Bin Uthman Bin Saeed Amari Asadi

Janabe Uthman had designated his son in his will and when he died the holy Imam wrote a letter to his son Abu-Jafar in which He offered His condolences. In this letter it was also written that the Imam-e-Qayam A.S had chosen him as the next representative. He offered His duties till his death in 305 A.H.


Janabe Abul-Qasim Husain Bin Rauh Naubakhti

The holy Imam A.S had commanded Janabe Abu-Jafar to appoint Janabe Husain bin Rauh as his successor. And so he did before his death. Janabe Husain looked after the property and conveyed the secret messages to those concerned.

Still today we send our written petitions to Imam-e-Zamana A.S on the dawn of the 15th of Shabaan through this representative.

He offered His duties till his death in 326 A.H.


Janabe Abul-Hasan Ali Ibne Muhammad Samari

The last legate of Imam-e-Asr A.S succeeded Janabe Husain bin Rauh. When he was asked about who would succeed him he answered: I am the last representative of the Living Imam A.S because Allah has decided it. God now wills otherwise and the duration of such a period is known only to Him.

He offered His duties till his death in 329 A.H.


All these 4 representatives of the holy Imam A.S are buried in Baghdad-Iraq to where people go for ziarat. Many salutations are offered upon these near disciples of our Living Imam A.S and may Allah bless all the momeneen and momenaat with the opportunity to visit the sacred places of Iraq. Ameen