قَالَ الإِمَامُ جَعْفَرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّادِقُ : مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يَكُونَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ الْقَائِمِ فَلْيَنْـتَظِرْ وَ لْيَعْمَلْ بِالْوَرَعِ وَ مَحَاسِنِ الأَخْلاَقِ وَ هُوَ مُنْـتَظِرٌ. فَإِنْ مَاتَ وَ قَامَ الْقَائِمُ بَعْدَهُ كَانَ لَهُ مِنَ الأَجْرِ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ مَنْ أَدْرَكَهُ.
Imam Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (peace be upon both of them) said: “A person who would like to be among the companions of al-Qa’im should be in a state of (active) waiting (Intizar), and perform all of his deeds with Wara’ [a level higher than Taqwa] and with the most beautiful etiquette and then one will be counted as being in a state of (true) waiting (Intizar). Then if such a person was to die and al-Qa’im was to make his advent after this, then that person would receive the reward as the one who witnessed his (al-Mahdi’s) advent.”
Biharul Anwar, Volume 52, Page 140; al-Ghaybah of al-Nu’mani