38. Best People In The View Of Almighty Allah
One who supplicates in favor of our Master of the Time (aj) and who prays for his early reappearance is among the best people in the view of the Almighty Allah. Because he conveys benefit to all the people in general and also imparts happiness and joy to the Purified Imams (as) and the family of the Messenger of Allah (S).
The senior-most Shaykh, Thiqatul Islam Muhammad bin Yaqoob Kulaini (q.s.) in Usool Kafi through his own chain of narrators has reported from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) that he quoted the Messenger of Allah (S) saying:
“The creatures are kinsfolk of Allah, thus the favorite persons in the view of the Almighty Allah are those that are beneficial to the kinsfolk of the Almighty Allah and please the families.”1
It is narrated from His Eminence, Abu Abdillah Sadiq (as) that he said:
The Messenger of Allah (S) was asked: “Who is the most beloved person by Allah?” He replied: “One who is most beneficial to the people.”2
I say: That happiness and joy of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Imams (as) is effected through praying for His Eminence, Qaim (aj) is a matter that is now absolutely clear. And as for the point that this Dua is for the benefit of all the believers, rather all the people of the world, this can be discussed under two subheadings:
First: As mentioned in Part Four in the chapter of the Letter ‘N’ all creatures of the earth would benefit through the reappearance of His Eminence. Thus Dua for his early reappearance is for the benefit of all the creatures of the earth.
Second: In the forty-fourth benefit it would be mentioned that Allah, the Mighty and the High through the Barakat of the supplicants for the early reappearance of His Eminence would keep away divine chastisement from the people of the earth, Insha Allah Taala.