19. Becoming Eligible To Meet His Eminence In Person Or In Sleep
With regard to this honor there is a special hadith that: Allamah Majlisi in Biharul Anwar has quoted from al-Ikhtiyaar of Sayyid Ali bin Husain bin Baqi from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) that he said:
“One who recites the following supplication after every obligatory Prayer would definitely see Imam M-H-M-D bin al-Hasan (as) in sleep or in person:
Bismillaahir Rah’maanir Raheem. Allaahumma balligh…”
If Allah wills, we would quote the full text of this Dua in the coming section as its subject matter is concerned with early reappearance of Imam (as).
Also in the book of Jannatul Amaan it is narrated from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) that he said:
“One who recites after every Morning and Noon Prayer:
Allaahumma s’alli a’laa Muh’mmadinw wa aali Muh’mmad wa a’jjil farajahum.
would not die unless he meets Qaim of Aale Muhammad (S).”1
The great Shaykh, Hasan bin Fadl Tabarsi in Makarimul Akhlaq quotes directly that:
“One who recites the following supplication after every obligatory Prayer regularly would live so long as to be honored by seeing the Master of the Affair (aj). The starting words of the Dua are:
Allaahumma s’alli a’laa Muh’ammadinw wa aali Muh’ammad, Allaahumma inna rasoolakas’ s’aadiqul mus’addaq…2
This Dua is also concerned with early reappearance of our master, Hazrat Hujjat (as). It is narrated through various channels. We would quote it in the coming section if Allah wills.
You should know that I have regularly recited this Dua since attaining maturity and I have had the honor of seeing the Imam three times in my dreams till now in such a way that I became sure he was my master, the Master of the Time (aj).
One of those three times was as follows:
One night I saw in dream that a prophet of Bani Israel along with His Eminence came to the house I reside and seated themselves in a room facing theQibla and he ordered me to narrate the tragic circumstances of our martyred master, His Eminence, Aba Abdillah al-Husain (as). I did as I was ordered and His Eminence sat facing me listening to the Masaib. After I concluded the Masaib I began to recite the Ziarat of His Eminence, the chief of the martyrs, Imam Husain (as) facing Kerbala, after that I recited the Ziarat of His Eminence, Abul Hasan Imam Reza (as) in the direction of Tus.
Then I recited the Ziarat of my master, Hazrat Hujjat (aj) facing him. After I completed all these recitations, and His Eminence prepared to leave, the gentleman accompanying him gave me a sum of money on behalf of His Eminence, whose figure I don’t know and they vanished from my sight.
The next day was better and more sunny. I met a great scholar and he gave me a good amount of money which was like a windfall for me.. So I said: This is the interpretation of the dream I saw previously, the Almighty Allah made it come true and revealed the correctness of my dream till my eagerness increased.
In addition to this, after this dream so many internal blessings, complete knowledges, religious recognitions and divine graces were bestowed to me that they are impossible to be described. And in the reason of writing this book I had mentioned another dream and in another place in this same book I will write about my third dream also which is very much edifying.