Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 years ago

We have authentic narrations forbidding mentioning the name of Imam Al-Mahdi, which made many Shia scholars like Al-Shaikh al-Sadouq issue Fatwa that it is Haraam to mention the name of Imam Al-Mahdi (AS), but many of our leading scholars in this age understand such narrations as a result of the situation of the time of the narration when mentioning the name could cause danger on the Imam or his followers.

Ayatullah Khoei was asked about these narrations and whether it is applicable on us in this time, he replied that these narrations do not apply on our time. Obviously, there is no possibility of harm to the Imam (AS) or his followers now from mentioning his name.