79. Reward of worshippers

That which proves that the supplicant for early reappearance of His Eminence, Qaim (aj) earns rewards equal to all the worshippers of the world is a tradition mentioned in Tafseer Burhan and other books from the Holy Prophet (S) that he said:

“O Ali, your simile is like that of Surah Qul huwallaaho Ahad in the Qur’an. One who recites it once, it is as if he has recited one-third of the Qur’an and one who recites it twice, it is as if he has recited two-thirds of the Qur’an and one who recites it thrice, it is as if he has recited the whole of the Qur’an. You are also like this. One who loves you by his heart has achieved one third of the rewards of people and one who loves you by the heart and by the tongue has acquired two thirds of rewards of people and one who loves you by the heart, the tongue and by hands (action) the complete rewards of people would be there for him.”1

I say: The evidence provided by this narration is that love by the tongue means that it should be an expression of inner love, and loving by hand means that then inner love be expressed in actions. In every act that he performs. Thus one who prays for the help and early reappearance of our master, the Master of the Time (aj) has in fact done so for the sake of his love for Amirul Momineen (as). Thus he is fitting the qualifications of a devotee of Amirul Momineen (as) and he has expressed his love for His Eminence by his tongue and as well as by actions. Because when a person loves another and he knows that, that person has as a son who is in prison or illness, he is extremely sad for that person. His love for that person impels him to pray for his son, and through this medium, he expresses his love for that person.

It should be known that expression of love is of different types, such as:

Helping the beloved and removing harms from him, or from one who is related to the beloved and expression of attachment in every way possible.

Helping and supporting the beloved by praying for him and raising up the hands in supplication.

Writing the excellences of the beloved and other matters that are included in this type, with which it is possible to express the inner feelings etc. as is very much clear.

  • 1. Tafseer Burhan; Vol. 4, Pg. 521.