Iran Cultural Council of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran held ceremonies to celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi, at the Gachie Mosque, Nairobi on Sunday 21st 2019.

Imam Mahdi (PBUH) was born on the 15th day of the month of Sha’ban on the lunar calendar around 1,200 years ago.

He is known as the Savior among Shias, who believe he will reappear on earth as per divine decree, establishing peace and ridding the world of injustice, discrimination, and other instances of evil.

The Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of Iran Mr. Mahmoud Majlesain gave a speech on the birth of the Imam Mahdi.

He said Imam Mahdi (PBUH)’s father, Imam Hassan al-Askari, would keep his birth and identity secret from the tyrants of the time, who had learned about the divine prophesy concerning Imam Mahdi and wanted to kill him. Their efforts and ill intention, however, failed to either come in the way of the Imam’s birth or harm him afterwards.

There was also some speeches and poems from prominent sheikhs from the area on Imam Mahdi