20. Return (Raja’t) To The World During The Time Of Reappearance
It is the last aspiration of the eager believers – God forbid – if the reappearance of His Eminence, the Master of the Affair (aj) is postponed from this period of time and we would not be able to derive the benefits of his favors in the near future and in our lifetime we are unable to be honored by the wealth of seeing him and our death occurs, we would be once again raised from the dead during the time of his reappearance.
That which proves this is a tradition that the practical scholar and Faqih, Muhaqqiq Ardebeli has mentioned in Hadiqatush Shia from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) whose matter is as follows: Every believer that aspires to offer his services to the Imam and prays for his early reappearance, someone would come to his grave and say: O so-and-so your Master of the Time (aj) has reappeared, if you want you can arise and join him or you can continue to lie there till Qiyamat. Thus a huge number of people would return to the world and sons would be born to them.
I say: Only the Persian translation of this tradition is present in Hadiqa and I have copied it without looking at the Arabic text. And also especially in this excellence – return to the world during the time of reappearance – traditions that are mentioned about Dua Ahad prove this matter clearly. For example in the books of Biharul Anwar, Anwaarun No’maaniya, al-Maqbaas, Zaad al-Maad and other books it is mentioned without chain of narrators from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as). The text of Anwaarun No’maaniya is as follows:
One who recites this supplication for forty days every morning, would be included among the companions of Qaim (aj). If he dies before the reappearance of His Eminence, the Almighty Allah would make him alive so that he may perform Jihad in his service and for each word of this Dua one thousand rewards would be written for him and one thousand of his sins will be erased and the Dua is as follows:
Bismillaahir Rah’maanir Raheem. Allaahumma rabban nooril a’z’eem wal…1
It will be mentioned in the coming sections, Insha Allah Taala and this blessed Dua is concerned with the plea for an early reappearance of our master, the Imam of the time (aj).
- 1. Biharul Anwar; Vol. 86, Pg. 61, Zaad al-Maad, Pg. 489, Anwaar an-No’maaniya, Vol. 2, Pg. 104-105