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18. Forgiveness Of Sins

The evidence of this – in addition to the fact that it makes one eligible for the intercession of the Holy Prophet (S) and the last successor of His Eminence – is a tradition narrated in Tafseer Imam Hasan Askari (as) from the Messenger of Allah (S) that he said:

“By the one Who sent me as a true prophet, if a man from our followers has sins equal to more than many times of Mt. Uhad and the earth and the sky, as soon as he repents and renews our Wilayat, his sins will be destroyed more severely than a collapsing of a building or a stone.”

I say: Apparently renewing of Wilayat is a matter that proves the obligation of man to the Wilayat of Infallible Imams (as), his attention with regard to them and his submission to their command, and there is no doubt that it will be achieved by praying for the reappearance of Maula, the Master of the Time (aj), because it is the sign of their waiting for reappearance and an indication of their attachment to their Wilayat and if it is not so, the real belief of the heart requires no renewal even though it requires further strengthening.