76. Attachment to the Two Weighty Things (Thaqlayn)
Dua for early reappearance of His Eminence, the Master of the Time (aj) is attachment to Thaqlayn, the two precious gems that the Holy Prophet (S) left in his Ummah. The Messenger of Allah (S) ordered that we should remain attached to the Thaqlayn and this matter is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S), both by the Shias as well as the Sunnis. In the traditional report mentioned in Ghayat al-Maraam1 it is mentioned as follows:
Amirul Momineen (as) was asked about the statement of the Messenger of Allah (S): I leave among you two weighty things, the Book of Allah and my Progeny.
That who are meant by ‘progeny’. Amirul Momineen (as) said: “I, Hasan, Husain and nine Imams from the descendants of Husain, the ninth of whom is Mahdi and Qaim. They will not separate from the Book of Allah and it will also not break away from them till they return to the Messenger of Allah (S) besides the cistern (of Kauthar).”
I say: The point of evidence in this tradition is: Attachment to the progeny will be obtained through supporting them. Now since praying for an early reappearance of our master, the Master of the Time (aj) is supporting them through the tongue, and which will be a source of beliefs in them and being steadfast on them, the supplicant will fit this description.
- 1. Ghayat al-Maraam Pg. 218