The long Imamat of Imam Hadi (AS) of around 33 years was a transition to the time when the Shias would not have direct access to their Imam. Imam Hadi lived around 13 years of his Imamat in Medina, where he relatively had more freedom to guide his followers and benefit them with his knowledge. However, when the Imam was forcefully relocated to Samarra, the Abbasid Capital, his interaction with his followers and companions was significantly limited. The hardest time for the Imam in Samarra was during the government of Mutawakkil.