The fourth deputy of Imam Mahdi (p), Ali ibn Muhammad al-Samari, was appointed to directly represent the Imam (p) in 326 A.H. with the passing of Hussain ibn Ruh.

As 70 years of the Minor Occultation passed, the deputyship of Imam Mahdi (p) entered its most difficult and trying phase, how did the Shia mindset have to change to prepare for the Major Occultation?

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