Real name of Imam Mahdi's mother was 'Malika'. but was popularly known as 'Narjis in Islamic world. Apart from this, he other epithets were 'Susan', 'Saikal' and 'Rehana'. Name of her father was Yusha, son of Qaiser of Rome and her mother was from the progeny of Shamoon Al-Safa, a great follower and vicegerent of Janabe Isa (a.s.).
Various objections have been raised regarding the birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). The major objection being that if the birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) has already occurred then a tradition in support of this should be shown to in the Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim (the two most popular books of traditions for Sunnis). The other objection raised by the enemies Imam (a.s.) is that in the Shia books of traditions, there are only two reports with regard to the birth of Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.).
Admittedly the title seems to suggest that the person (who has posed the questions to Imam a.s.) actually had the distinction of meeting Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.). Hence we would like to clarify at the outset that we have not actually met Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.). The replies in the said interview are compilation from various Tawqees (letters of Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.) are terminologically called as ?Tawqee?) of Imam (a.s.) in the course of his (a.s.) Ghaibat.
When a person wants to call himself the obedient one, the loyal one of someone, he tries to express his obedience and fealty in different ways. Some people express their devotion and loyalty in words. Some sacrifice their wealth and possessions to demonstrate it. Others sacrifice their children upon it and some are prepared to give up their own life. In short, he is always prepared to do as willed by his master. 'Bayat' is one such action through which man can declare his loyalty and obedience to a particular person.
When we accept the Holy Infallibles as our Imams (a.s) it signifies that we accept them as our guides at every step and tread on their path without any questions. In all facets of our lives- individual or social, commerce issues or complex personal relations, or those dealing with family life and the worship of Allah and gaining His proximity- we adopt the principles which are enumerated by these honorable personalities as the aim of our life and try to emulate them.