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 religious questions. In the past, he has also spent significant time in India guiding the community.
Zoheir Ali Esmail,
Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD from the University of Exeter in the philosophical and mystical readings of Mulla Sadra in the context of the schools of Tehran and Qum.
Abbas Di Palma,
Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in London, Damascus and Qom and taught for different institutions in Italy and UK.
Meeting Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) is a gift from Allah (SWT) to His sincere servants. How to become from Allah's sincere servants? that is the main question.
Theses are some suggested practical steps:
1. Remembering Allah (SWT) always makes the real believer remember the
Imam of the time because of the fact that Imam of the time is the
Deputy of the Prophet (SAWA) who is the Deputy of Allah (SAWA). More
and more sincere remembrance of Allah makes the believer more near to
the Imam of the time, Al-Mahdi (AS).
2. Remembering the Imam means feeling his presence with us in this
world and how he feels happy when we do good and unhappy if we do bad,
God forbid. When we really feel that he is with us in this world and
he is informed and he responds to our deeds, we will always try to
obey Allah which means obey the Imam (AS), and avoid any act which can
displease him. When people are asleep, those believers who know that
Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) will be happy when they pray the Night Prayer, will
get up and perform the Night Prayer which is just one example of
feeling the presence of the Imam (AS) and making him happy by
worshipping Allah (SWT).
3. Continuous praying for the Imam in every Prayer and supplication
because no one among human beings on this world is more dear to us
that him, and praying for his re appearance means praying for the
solution of all the problems.
4. Paying Sadaqa and giving in charity on behalf of Imam Al-Mahdi (AS)
makes us more near to him, especially when we do it secretly just for
the sake of Allah (SWT) and not for any worldly aim.
5. Reciting Du'a Al-'Ahd and Ziyarat Aal Yaseen. Some very pious
persins who met the Imam (AS) narrated that he encouraged them to
perform Night Prayer every night and recite Ziyarat Aashura and
Ziyarat Al-Jami'ah every day.
6. Serving the religion of the Imam (AS) which is the Real Islam of
the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and spreading it among people and
defending it from the doubts of the enemies makes you a servant of
Imam Al-Mahdi (AS).
7. Serving people including the followers of Imam (AS) especially
those who are in need, makes the Imam (AS) happy with you. Helping the
believers and making them happy, makes Allah (SWT), the Prophet (SAWA)
and all Ahlul Bayt (AS) happy with you.
These are just few examples of the ways to gain more nearness from the
Imam of the Time (AS).