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78. Perfection of Faith

Since praying for an early reappearance of our master, the Master of the Time (aj) is verbal expression of love to Amirul Momineen (as) it will be an impetus to perfection of faith. In a number of traditional reports, it is mentioned that one who loves His Eminence by the tongue, one-third of his faith is complete. This tradition is mentioned in Tafseer al-Burhan.

In addition to this is a traditional report mentioned in the ninth volume of Biharul Anwar from His Eminence, Abul Hasan ar-Reza (as) from his forefathers, from his venerable great-grandfather Ali (as) that he said:

My brother, the Messenger of Allah (S) said to me: “One who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that He should look at and not ignore him, he should have Wilayat of Ali. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that He should be pleased with him, he should love his son, Hasan. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that there is no fear on him, he should be among the followers of Husain.

And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a condition that He has forgiven all his sins, he should be a follower of Ali Ibnal Husain. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime with illuminated eyes, he should be a follower of Muhammad bin Ali al-Baqir.

And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that his scroll of deeds be given to him in his right hand, he should be a follower of Ja’far bin Muhammad bin as-Sadiq. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that he is purified and clean, he should be a follower of Moosa Kazim. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in a happy and joyful mood, he should be a follower of Moosa ar-Reza. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that his grades be elevated and that his sins be replaced with good deeds, he should be a follower of Muhammad Jawad.

And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that his accounting is easy, he should be a follower of Ali Hadi. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that he is from the successful ones, he should be a follower of Hasan Askari. And one who wants to meet Allah, the Mighty and Sublime in such a way that his faith is complete and his Islam is good, he should have the Wilayat of Hujjat, the Master of the Time, the awaited one. They are lamps in darkness, the Imams of guidance and signs of piety. Allah guarantees Paradise to one who loves them and has their Wilayat.”1

I say: The point of evidence in this tradition is that the Wilayat of all the Imams must be expressed by the tongue as well as in actions, which are the most liked deeds. Because faith in the Wilayat of all of them is obligatory. And expression of devotion to them has special effects mentioned in this tradition. Without any doubt, Dua for our master, the Master of the Time (aj) and supplicating for his early reappearance from Allah is an expression of love to him. The love which is originally hidden in the hearts.

Thus this effect is related to it. And from the aspect that this effect is present in having love with regard to our master, Hazrat Hujjat (as), it is that faith cannot be complete without the recognition of all the True Imams (as). And since the last part is the cause of completion, then faith cannot be complete except through the Wilayat and love for the seal of the Imams, the one who will remove the sorrow of this Ummah. May the Almighty Allah hasten his reappearance.

  • 1. Biharul Anwar; Vol. 36, Pg. 296