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Benefits Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A) During His Ghaybah

Imam Al-Mahdi (‘a) said,

"As for deriving benefit from me in my occupation, (it) is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides behind the clouds."1

Favours Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A) Upon His Shi’as

Imam Al-Mahdi (‘a) says,

"Surely, we do not neglect your condition nor are we forgetful of your remembrance. Had it not been so, then, terrible calamities would have struck you and your enemies would have destroyed you."2

Awaiting For The Reappearance Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A)

The Holy Prophet (S) said,

"The best worship is to await for the reappearance."3

Amir Al-Mu’minin Ali (‘a) said,

"Await for the reappearance and do not despair of the divine mercy. Because the best deed in the eyes of Allah, the Great and the Mighty is to wait for the Reappearance. It is the duty of those who are believers."4

Imam as-Sajjad (‘a) said.

"The greatest success is to wait for the reappearance"5

Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (‘a) said,

"Those of you who die on this affair (Shi’a faith) while you are in a condition of awaiting, are like those who has served the Qa’im (‘a) in his tent."6

Imam Al-Jawad (‘a) said,

"Certainly the Qa’im from among us is the Al-Mahdi. Awaiting for whom is obligatory during (his) Ghaybah and obeying him is obligatory after his reappearance. And he is the third of my descendants."7

Imam Al-Sadiq (‘a) said,

"One who desires to be among the companions of the Qa’im, must await, adopt piety and behave courteously. If he dies in such a condition before the advent of Qa’im, then his reward will be similar to the one who attains his era. Hence, congratulations to you all for your relentless awaiting."8

Be Prepared For Being Among The Helpers Of Imam Al-Mahdi

"O You who believe! be patient and excel in patience and remain steadfast and be careful of (your duty to ) Allah, that you may be successful". (Surah Ali Imran, 3:200).

Hazrat Imam Baqir (‘a) explains the tafseer of this ayat:

"Have patience in fulfilling the religious obligations, Excel in patience in facing your enemies. And be in contact with your Imam who is awaited".9

In Service Of Imam Al-Mahdi (‘A)

Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (‘a) said,

"If I am able to reach him, I shall serve him for my whole life."10

  • 1. Kamaaluddin vol.2 Pg.485. Ghaybah, al-Toosi Pg.292.
  • 2. Al Ihtejaj vol.2 Pg.598.
  • 3. Kamaaluddin vol.1 Pg.287, Faraidus Simtain vol.2 Pg.335
  • 4. Al Khisaal vol.2 Pg.616
  • 5. Al Ihtejaj vol.2 Pg.154. Kamaaluddin vol.1 Pg.320
  • 6. Ghaybah, al-Nomani Pg.200
  • 7. Kamaaluddin, vol.2 Pg.377
  • 8. Ghaybah, al-Nomani Pg.200.
  • 9. Ghaybah, al-Nomani. pg.27, Yanabiul Mawadda pg.421
  • 10. Ghaybah, al-Nomani Pg.245