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Golden Sayings & Speeches of Sahib ul Amar Hazrat Hujat ul Qaim Al-Muntazir Imam Muhammad Mahdi a.s
Asalamoalaka ya Hazrat Hujat ul Qaim Imam Muhammed Mahdi a.s.
  1. Imam Mahdi (a.s.) rues the fact that he was not present in Karbala, thus: "O my master, I was born after 'the incident of Karbala, and by the decree of Allah was deprived of the honor of assisting you. I could not participate along with the others in the battle, and could not repel your enemies. That is why I shall always feel agitated and disturbed at your tribulations and sufferings, and out of my distress and anguish, I shall lament ceaselessly for you, morning and evening, and in place of tears, I shall shed blood for you. "Rest assured that no one has a special relationship with Allah. Whoever denies me is not my follower.
  2. Khak-e-Shifa (soil of Karbala) in the grave ,Yes it can be kept in the grave. And by the command of Allah, the threads of the shroud get mixed with the soil.
  3. There is no adornment for a Tasbeeh more excellent than Khak-e-Shifa. Among the virtues of a tasbeeh made of Khak-e-Shifa is that often a person is lost in his thoughts and just turns the beads of the tasbeeh in his hands, yet he will get the complete reward of reciting that tasbeeh.
  4. Indeed the devine destinies will never be over whelmed & overcome & the devine will does never get rejected & nothing can supercede the devine grace. (AL BIHAR, VOL 53 , P-191)
  5. Allah has not created the creations as futile & in vain & has not let them go aimless & purposeless. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-194).
  6. Allah raised Mohammad s.a.w as beneficence for the worlds & completed His favors with him & ended the (series of ) Apostles b him. And sent him toward all the people (for their guidance). (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-194).
  7. He s.a.w says "ALF LAM MEEM Do men think that  they will be left alone on saying we believe & not tried ?" So he says : " , How people have undergone test & trial & how do they wonder around in astonishment & bewilderment sometime to the left & some times to the right. The have been detached from their religion or involved in doubts (ambiguity) or have become the enemy of the right . Or they are ignorant of the true tradition & correct prophecies & information's . Or they intentionally forget what they know . Do know it that the earth never gets empty & void of authority (argument) of Allah (the Prophet or Imam) whether he is evident & apparent or hidden & concealed. (from the eyes) (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-511).
  8. Reason for Praying for Imam-e-Asr (a.t.f.s):As we are aware, Allah has promised to avenge the oppression perpetrated on His Prophets and their Successors (a.s.). Particularly, the transgressions and cruelty inflicted on Imam Husain (a.s), the doyen of martyrs. He has also pledged that finally Islam will be the universal religion and polytheism will be wiped out from the face of the earth. Justice demands that once a promise is made it must be fulfilled and this covenant assumes even more serious proportions considering that it is made by none other than Allah, the Almighty. So for an early and swift fulfillment of this divine promise, it is necessary that we pray for Imam-e-Zamana's (a.t.f.s) well-being and earliest reappearance. Imam (a.t.f.s.) has himself urged the Shias 'Pray for the early reappearance because in it lies your deliverance.' (Beharul Anwaar vol. 52, p. 29)
  9. "Every one of you is to prepare himself for the appearance of Al-Qa'im even with one arrow because if Allah knows that one intends that sincerely, He may prolong his life that he may live untill the appearance of Al-Qa'im and then he becomes one of his assistance and supporters." Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 52 p. 366, Mu'jam Ahadith Al-Imam al-Mahdi, vol.4 p.6
  10.  "Our Shi'a are like a threshing floor having some grains. The grains are afflicted with worms. They are purified and then are afflicted with worms until very little remains that will never be harmed by the worms. So are the Shi'a. They are clarified and purified until a very few of them remain, who will never be affected by seditions. Reference: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol 52 p 116, Al-Ghayba Nu'mani, p.228
  11. Have you not heard the world of Allah that " O believers obey Allah & the Prophet s.a.w & those in authority from among you ". Has Allah ordained anything except what is stable & constant up to the day of resurrection? Do you not see that Allah made shelters for you to seek refuge & flags to guided right from the age of Adam a.s to the previous Imam (i.e Imam Hassan Askari a.s ).   When ever a flag disappeared another flag appeared. And when one star disappeared another star rose. So when Allah turned his soul back towards Himself you presumed that Allah disconnected the medium between Himself & His creations. Nay , never at all has or would this happen till the dooms day, & the order of Allah gets manifested, where as they the (infidels) dislike it. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-487).
  12. The past (Imam Hassan Askari) crossed over he way of his fore fathers with great prosperity & success , & disappeared from the sights. He followed the conduct of his ancestors with great exactness & similarity & led his life without any difference. His testament & knowledge. & the one who is his successor & follows the same programme & way exists among us. And nobody ever disputes his place & office with us except the cruel sinner .And the one except us who proclaims the post of Imamate And eh one except us who proclaims the post of Imamate is an infidel. And if it was not that Allah's order is not to be subdued & His secrets are not to e revealed I would have manifested to you my right in a way that your minds would have glowed & your doubts would have cast off but only that which Allah desires takes place. And there is a fixed time for everything therefore, be pious & be obedient to us. (ALBIHAR, VOL53 , P-179).
  13. And when the incidents occurs & take shape then turn to those who describe our Hadieths since they are my proof & authority over you & I am the authority of Allah upon them. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-484).
  14. Oh Allah bestow upon our (religious) scholars the piety in the world & admonition o others. And to the students & researchers, the struggle, search & keenness & eagerness for getting knowledge. And to the listeners the following & acceptance (of what they hear from them). And to the patients of the Muslims cure & comfort. And to our dead & deceased once the kindness & compassion . And to our old & aged once grace & peace & tranquility . And to the ladies modesty & shame . And to our wealthy ones the humility & amplitude & to our poor & have nots the patience & contentment. (AL MISBAH LIL KAFAMI, P-281).
  15. Our hearts are the utensils of the Devine will so when Allah wishes something, we too wish the same. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 52 , P-51).
  16. So know it there is no relation & kinship between Allah & any individual. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-484).
  17. So know it that the right of Imamate is with us & among us , he is a blamer , liar . And nobody except us claims it but the gone astray & deviated one. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-511).
  18. Oh Allah, for the right of the one who supplicates to you & calls you in the oceans & lands. Peace be upon Mohammad & his household. And grant the vastness & abundance of sustenance to the poor men & women of the faithfuls. And bestow health & cure & comfort upon the patients & diseased among the faithful men & women. And mercy & magnanimity over the faithful men & women. And beneficence& benevolence , & forgiveness to their dead once. And grant to their travelers a safe & handful return to their homelands. For the sake of the right of Mohammad & all His household. (AL MISBAH LIL KAFAMI, P-306).
  19. Those who fix a time (regarding the advent of Imam) Mehdi a.s are liars. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-483).
  20. And the howness of benefit from me in my occultation is like the benefiting from the sun when it disappears from the eyes behind clouds. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 78 , P-380).
  21. Oh Allah , the calamity has become great & the secret has become revealed & open & the curtains have been removed (from the works0 & the hopes have discontinued & the earth has become narrow & the sky has refused the showers of blessing & you are the helper & to you the complaint has to made. And we have got to depend upon you in hardships & easiness. (AL SAHIFA TAL MEHDIA,P-69).
  22. And indeed I am he safety & security for the people of the earth.  (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-181).
  23. Allah does not accept for the righteousness (any thing) except completion & for the falsehood (any thing) except downfall.  (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-193).
  24. And pray much for the quickness of deliverance for that your (own) deliverance. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-485).
  25. I am the last & final of the legatees (guardians) & for my sake Allah repulses the calamity from my family & shias.  (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 52 , P-30).
  26. Oh Allah , if I obey You then praise & Eulogy is for You & if I disobey & commit sin then proof & authority is for You. Comfort & deliverance is from You. Glorified is the Allah who grants boon & beneficence & accepts thank giving & gratitude & Glorified is the Allah who has the power & forgives. Oh Allah if I commit a sin (disobedience) , so I obey You in some thing which is the most beloved one to You & that is faith in You . I do not believe in a son for You & I have not taken a partner for You. And this is a favor from You to me & not a favor from me to You. (MEHJUD DAWAT, P-295).
  27. And the person who eats anything from our wealth money (like khomas) indeed , he eats up fire (putting fire into his belly) & soon he will enter the hell fire. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-521).
  28. So every one of you must practice (in a manner) so as to get closer to our love & must take distance from thing which brings closer to our  displeasure & anger .(AL EHTEJAJ, P-498).
  29. So shut the doors of queries which are not beneficial (meaning full) for you. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 52 , P-92).
  30. I am the Mehdi (the rightly guided one) I am the upholder & up keeper of the age. I am the one who fills it (the earth) with justice just as it is filled up with aggression & cruelty. The earth does not remain empty of the Proof & authority of Allah. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 52 , P-2).
  31. And make (turn0 your intention towards us with love based upon the conspicuous sunnah (traditions).  (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-179).
  32. Seven miracles  (Hadiqatush Shiia by: Moqaddas Ardbeli)
    Muhammad bin Kufi has reported from (Hazrat) Imam Jafar e Sadiq (AS) that seven men will demand miracle from my son (Hazrat) Sahibul Amr (ATF):
    First Miracle:
    A man will demand miracle of (Hazrat) Ilyas prophet (AS) “Mavra un nahr”, and Imam (ATF), reciting “Wa man yatawakkal alallah fa howa hasbuh” will go from one edge to the other over the water of Dajlah, and even socks will not get wet. The man, seeing this will say he (ATF) is magician, and will deny the miracle. Imam (ATF) will speak to the water and will say it to drown the man. And he will flounce with restlessness for seven days in the water and will remain alive, and will cry that this is the requital of denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF).
  33. Second Miracle:
    An Isfahani will demand from Imam (ATF) the miracle of (Hazrat) Khalil prophet (AS). He (ATF) will order to kindle a great fire, and will enter the fire reciting “Fa subhan allazi beyadehi malakoot kulla shaye wa ilaihay turjaoon”, and will come out of it safely. That reprobate will say he (ATF) is a great magician. Imam (ATF) will order the fire to catch him (the man); the fire will push him towards it. And he will be ruined saying this is the requital of denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF) – the Imam of Era.
  34. Third Miracle:
    A man from Faris, when he will see the staff of (Hazrat) Moses (AS) in (Imam Mahdi ATF)’s hand, will demand the miracle of (Hazrat) Moses (AS) from Imam (ATF). Imam (ATF), reciting “wa alqe Asaak fa eza hiya su’banum mubeen”, will throw the staff on the earth and it will become a dragon. That reprobate will say “its strange magic”. Imam (ATF) will order the dragon to swallow the man. The dragon will swallow him, and his head and neck will remain outside (the dragon) from which a voice will come “this is the requital of describing the miracle as a magic and denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF) – the Imam of Era.”
  35. Fourth Miracle:
    A man from Azerbaijan will say to imam (ATF) that if you are Imam then order this bone to speak, and show the miracle of (Hazrat) Khizr (AS). Imam (ATF) will pray and the bone will speak: “O’ the Imam of era, pray for my forgiveness”. But that man (reprobate) will say this is an open magic. He will be executed, and he will remain saying, “this is the requital of denying Imam e Zamanah (ATF) – the Imam of Era.”
  36. Fifth Miracle:
    A man from Amman will say that iron becomes soft in the hand of (Hazrat) Daoud prophet (AS). If the iron becomes soft in your hand as well I will acknowledge your imamate. Imam (ATF), taking iron in his hand will soften it but the man will deny. He will be killed saying, “This is the requital of denying true Imam (ATF),” by that very iron.
  37. Sixth Miracle:
    A man will say to Imam (ATF) arrogantly and boastfully that the knife was not proved effective on the throat of (Hazrat) Ismail (AS), I consider it a miracle of (Hazrat) Ibrahim (AS). Show this miracle. Imam (ATF) will say to him move knife on the throat of so and so. Therefore, the man will move the knife and it will not effective. Even this he will say its a magic. The knife, moving itself on the man’s throat, will kill him.
  38. Seventh Miracle:
    An Arab will demand from Imam (ATF) the miracle of his (Imam’s) grandfather Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW). Imam will call a lion and get it bear the witness of his imamate but even then that Arab will deny. Imam (ATF) will order the lion to swallow the Arab. Therefore, he, saying, “This is the requital of denying true Imam (ATF),” will reach in the stomach of the lion.
  39. Oh Allah grant us the Devine grace about obedience & talking distance from sin & the truth of intention & the recognition of honor & grace & bestow upon us the beneficence of guidance , And uphold upkeep our tongues with truth & wisdom & fill our hearts with knowledge & recognition (of Allah). And purify our interior (bellies) from forbidden & doubtful things . And constrain our hands from aggression , oppression & theft (stealing) . And cover our eyes from transgression (viewing the forbidden things) & the dishonesty (of looks) And obstruct & cover our ears from listening & lending ear to futile & fake talk & back biting. (ALMISBH LILKFAMI , P-281).
  40. So indeed the major occultation has taken place therefore, there is no advent except when Allah gives permission. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-516).
  41. And when Allah gives us the permission of speaking then the right will get manifested & the falsehood will get annihilated. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 52 , P-196).
  42. I am the remnant (the remainings of the Allah's affair) upon His earth & the avenger & vengeance taker from His enemies. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 52 , P-24).
  43. And when I appear then at that time of my advent there would be no oath of allegiance taking for the devils upon my neck. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 78 , P-380).
  44. We are not heedless to your life affairs & do not forget mentionings of you (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-175).
  45. Oh Allah shower your benedictions upon Mohammad & his household . And honor & revere Your saints (friends) by fulfilling & materializing Your promise & make reach & have access to their aspirations regarding Your help. And protect them against the fear of the one who has stood up against You. (MEHJ U DDAWAT, P-68).
  46. Curse of Allah & His angels & all the peoples be upon the one who eats up & consumes (even) one dirham out of our money as harm .(for bidden). (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-522).
  47. We do not accept your wealth except for the sake of purifying those. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-484).
  48. Oh Allah , the owner of people necks (Having domination over them) And oh the breaker (defeater) of groups . oh , the opener of doors , oh the creator of causes & media , provide a cause & media for us since we do not have the strength & means to achieve that, for the sake of the (word0 there is no Allah except Allah & Mohammad is the Prophet s.a.w of Allah , peace be upon him & entire of his household. (MEHJUD DAWAT, P-45).
  49. Oh the light of light , oh the administrator of the affairs , oh the raiser of those who are in the graves !Shower your benediction upon Mohammad & his household.  And enfree me & my shias out of the (state of) anguish to have joy & deliverance & exodus out of the sorrow & grief . And broaden the way of your kindness for us . And send us  something from Yourself  which may make us comfortable & in (the state of) deliverance. And treat us in a way that You are fit worthy for it. Oh the kind one , oh the merciful of all the merciful. (AL JANAT UL WAIYA , CH-26).
  50. Indeed we have through knowledge which encompasses your news (incidents & affairs of life). And nothing out of yours news remain hidden from us. (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-175).
  51. And the advent & occurrence of deliverance pertains to the permission of Allah. (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-44).
  52. Nothing like service rubs the nose of Satan upon dust so perform the service & rub the nose of Satan upon dust.  (BIHAR UL ANWAR ,VOL 53 , P-182).
  53. And as for the reason of the incidence of occultation so Allah says ", Oh those who believe ! Do not question about the things which if get apparent & disclosed to you , you would feel bad about those ".  (KAMAL UDDIN VOL 2 , P-485).
  54. It is reported from Nasar – servant – that two or three days after the birth of (Imam Mahdi ATF) I went to the court of Imam (ATF). I saw him lying in the cradle. I said him (ATF) salam. He said: “Nasar! Bring red sandal for me”. When I brought red sandal he said to me: “do you recognize me?” I said, “why not? You are our lord and the son of lord”. He said: “you have not recognized me. I am the seal of testamentary executors (awsiya), and Allah The Sublime will remove all calamities from my family and my friends because of me”.
  55. Benefiting from me in my absence is as benefiting from the sun in its disappearance behind the clouds and certainly I am security - grantor for the people of earth as stars are security - grantors for the people of sky. Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.181)
  56. I am God's remainder on earth and the avenger from his enemies. (Vasayel_ol_Shia, Vol.17, P.309)
  57. Every one of my fathers was forced to have allegiance to the tyrants of their time; however, I will arise having no allegiance to any tyrant. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.181)
  58. The time of deliverance and appearance is by God and the time fixers for appearance are liars. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.181)
  59. Nothing is like praying in rubbing the Satan's nose with earth so pray and rub the Satan's nose with earth. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.182)
  60. Damned, damned is the one who delays his morning prayer till the stars disappearance from the sky. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.52, P.16)
  61. Possession of another's wealth without owner's permission is not permissible. (Noor Ath-Thaqalain Interpretation, Vol.2, P.392)
  62. I am the last of the prophet’s successors and by me God keeps away afflictions from my family and my followers. (Bahar_ul_Anvar, Vol. 52, P.30) 
  63. Whoever was diligent in executing God's commandments, God will aid him in attaining his needs. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.51, P.331)
  64. God's unchangeable law is in truth's completion and false’s perishing and he is the witness to what I mentioned. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.193)
  65. Increase your supplication for the acceleration of deliverance (and my appearance), because that is your deliverance and relief. (Kamal Addeen of As-Sadooq, Vol.2, P.485)
  66. If (you) want spiritual maturity and perfection you will be guided for so and if seek you will attain. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.51, P.339)
  67. We are not neglecting to consider you and not forgetting to remember you, because if it was other than that, difficulties would come to you and enemies would uproot you, so fear God and support us. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.175)
  68. And regarding the new matters and events refer to the narrators of our traditions because they are my authority over you and I am God's authority over them. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.181)
  69. If asked forgiveness from the (Glorious Exalted) God, He will forgive you. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.51, P.329)
  70. Certainly, the Exalted God didn't create the creatures in vain and didn't leave them without obligation and retribution. (Alghaiba of Ash-Shaikh At-Toosi, P.174)
  71.  Every one of you should do what brings him closer to us and should refrain from what we dislike and what makes us angry. (Alehtijaj of Attabrasi, Vol.2, P.324)
  72.  O God! Fulfill what you promised me, complete the matter of my uprising, stead fast my feet and fill the earth with justice by my uprising. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.51, P.13)
  73. I witness that there is no God but He, and (so do) the angels and those possessed of knowledge, maintaining His creation with justice; there is no god but He, the Mighty, the wise. Surely the (true) religion with Allah is Islam. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.51, P.16)
  74. I am the Mahdi; I am the riser of the time; I am the one to fill this earth with justice as was filled with oppression. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.52, P.2)
  75. Our knowledge is comprehensive to your news and nothing of your news is concealed from us. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.175)
  76. Whoever oppressed us is of the oppressors cursed by God because of his saying: "Now surely the curse of Allah is on the unjust." (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.182)
  77. Prostration of thanking is of the most necessary and obligatory recommended actions. (Bahar_ol_Anvar, Vol.53, P.161)
  78. IMAM (A.S)’S ADDRESS TO HIS SHIAS :"Then everyone of you shall act in a manner which makes him nearer to our love and refrain from those acts which makes him proximate to our dislike and our anger. For surely, our affair (re-appearance) will be sudden and unexpected when neither repentance shall benefit him nor shall remorse from sins save him from our chastisement".
  79. 1 - ( Narrations from the twelveth Imam ( peace be upon him ) )Benefiting from me in my absence is as benefiting from the sun in its disappearance behind the clouds and certainly I am security - grantor for the people of earth as stars are security - grantors for the people of sky .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.181)
  80. 2 - Possession of another's wealth without owner's permission is not permissible .
    (Noor Athaqalain Interpretation , Vol.2 , P.392)
  81. 3 - I am God's remainder on earth and the avenger from his enemies .
    (Vasayel_ol_Shia , Vol.17 , P.309)
  82. 4 - Damned , damned is the one who delay his Magreb prayer till the appearance of stars in the sky . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.52 , P.15)
  83. 5 - Nothing is like praying in rubbing the Satan's nose with earth so pray and rub the Satan's nose with earth . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.182)
  84. 6 - Damned , damned is the one who delays his morning prayer till the stars disappearance from the sky . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.52 , P.16)
  85. 7 - Every one of my fathers was forced to have allegiance to the tyrants of their time , however , I will arise having no allegiance to any tyrant . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.181)
  86. 8 - I am the last of the prophets successors and by me God keeps away afflictions from my family and my followers . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.52 , P.30)
  87. 9 - Whoever was diligent in executing God's commandments , God will aid him in attaining his needs .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.331)
  88. 10 - God's unchangeable law is in truth's completion and false's perish iand he is the witness to what I mentioned .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.193)
  89. 11 - Increase your supplication for the acceleration of deliverance ( and my appearance ) , because that is your deliverance and relief . (Kamal Addeen of Assadooq , Vol.2 , P.485)
  90. 12 - If ( you ) want spiritual maturity and perfection you will be guided for so and if seek you will attain . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.339)
  91. 13 - We are not neglecting to consider you and not forgetting to remember you ,because if it was other than that , difficulties would come to you and enemies would uproot you, so fear God and support us . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.175)
  92. 14 - And regarding the new matters and events refer to the narrators of our traditions because they are my authority over you and I am God's authority over them .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.181)
  93. 15 - If asked forgiveness from the ( Glorious Exalted ) God ; He will forgive you .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.329)
  94. 16 - Certainly , the Exalted God didn't create the creatures in vain and didn't leave them without obligation and retribution . (Alghaiba of Ashaikh Attoosi , P.174)
  95. 17 - Every one of you should do what brings him closer to us and should refrain from what we dislike and what makes us angry . (Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.324)
  96. 18 - O God ! Fulfill what you promised me , complete the matter of my uprising , stead fast my feet and fill the earth with justice by my uprising . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.13)
  97. 19 - I witness that there is no God but He , and ( so do ) the angels and those possessed of knowledge , maintaining His creation with justice ; there is no god but He , the Mighty , the wise . Surely the ( true ) religion with Allah is Islam . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.16)
  98. 20 - There is no relationship or kinship between the Glorious Exalted God and his slaves and whoever denies one is not from me . (Alghaiba of Ashaikh Attoosi , P.176)
  99. 21 - I seek refuge to God from blindness after insight , deviation after guidance , inappropriate deeds and destructing seditions . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.190)
  100. 22 - Our followers reach God's beautiful and good termination when refrain from the prohibited sins .  (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.177)
  101. 23 - I only seek God for sufficing in works , grace and guardianship in all affairs .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.25 , P.183)
  102. 24 - Our hearts are containers for God's well so if he desired we desire .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.52 , P.51)
  103. 25 - If it were not for our love of your good and our mercy and kindness to you we would not have attended to you . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.179)
  104. 26 - I am the Mahdi ; I am the riser of the time ; I am the one to fill this earth with justice as was filled with oppression . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.52 , P.2)
  105. 27 - The oppressors claimed that God's argument is inconclusive , while if we were allowed to speak doubt would be removed . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.4)
  106. 28 - I am the owner of the truth ... the sign of my appearance is the increase of disturbances and seditions . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.320)
  107. 29 - Our knowledge is comprehensive to your news and nothing of your news is concealed from us . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.175)
  108. 30 - Religion is for Mohammad ( p ) and guidance is for commander of the Faithful Ali ( p ) because it is his and stays in his progeny till the day of  judgment .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.160)
  109. 31 - Whoever oppressed us is of the oppressors cursed by God because of his saying : " Now surely the curse of Allah is on the unjust . "(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.182)
  110. 32 - I and all my fathers ... are slaves to the Glorious Exalted God .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.25 , P.267)
  111. 33 - Prostration of thanking is of the most necessary and obligatory recommended actions .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.161)
  112. 34 - Whenever God gives us permission to speak , truth appears and false is suppressed and eliminated from among you . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.25 , P.183)
  113. 35 - The messenger of God's daughter is a good example for me .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.180)
  114. 36 - The time of deliverance and appearance is by God and the time fixers for appearance are liars . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.181)
  115. 37 - Fear God , submit to us and assign the affairs to us , it is our duty to satiate you from the head spring as we were the ones to take you there , don't go after uncovering what is concealed from you and come towards us with love walking on the clear way .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.179)
  116. 38 - There is no appearance except with the Exalted God's permission , and that is after a lengthy period , hardhearted nesses , and the earth's filling with oppression .(Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.478)
  117. 39 - Be aware , soon some will claim of seeing me . Be aware , whoever claims of seeing me before the " sofiani's " appearance and hearing the heavenly sound , is a liar , there is no ability except by the Great Exalted God . (Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.478)
  118. 40 - I am a relict from Adam , a reserve from Noah , a chosen from Abraham and a choicest from Mohammad ( peace be upon all of them ) . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.52 , P.238)
  119. 41 - Naseem , the servant of Imam Mahdi ( peace be upon him ) said : the Imam said to me : " Do you want me to give you good tidings regarding sneezing ? " I said : Yes . He said :
    " Sneezing is the sign of security from death for three days " .(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.51 , P.5)
  120. 42 - The truth is with us and among us , nobody other than us says that except for a liar .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.191)
  121. 43 - The Almighty Allah is the one who created the bodies and distributed the provisions , ( because ) he is not a body and has not entered into a body " Nothing like a likeness of Him , and he is the Hearing the Seeing . "(Alghaiba of Ashaikh Attoosi , P.178)
  122. 44 - God is with us and we have no need to other than him ; and the truth is with us so if some were not with us this will never cause any fear for us ; we are cherished by our God and the creatures ( after that ) are cherished by us . (Alghaiba of Ashaikh Attoosi , P.172)
  123. 45 - Knowledge is our knowledge and no harm is to reach you from the non -believer's disbelief .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.151)
  124. 46 - If our followers - may Allah give them success for their worship - kept their promise and had unity and agreement in remaining loyal to the divine compact ,the blessing of seeing us would not be delayed from them and would had the felicity of seeing us sooner.(Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.499)
  125. 47 - I seek immunity to Allah and his messenger from the ones who say that we the household ( independently by ourselves and without receiving from God ) know the unseen and share God in authority and creation or put us higher than the position that God has pleased for us .
    (Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.487)
  126. 48 - The virtue of supplication and glorification after the obligatory prayers compared to supplication and glorification after recommended prayers is as the virtue of obligations over recommendations . (Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.487)
  127. 49 - Prostration on graves is not permissible . (Alehtijaj of Attabrasi , Vol.2 , P.490)
  128. 50 - I am the cause of peace and security for the people of the earth as the stars are the cause of security for the people of the sky . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.78 , P.380)
  129. 51 - Truly , the Almighty God's decrees will not overcome , the divine will is not rejected and nothing goes a head of the success given by Him . (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.191)
  130. 52 - However , the cause of what had happened of the period of occultation is because the Glorious Almighty God had said : " O you who believe ! do not put questions about things which if declared to you may trouble you . "(Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.78 , P.380)
  131. 53 - The earth is not empty of God's authority , either apparent or hidden .
    (Kamal Addeen of Assadooq , Vol.2 , P.511)
  132. 54 - Whenever a sign disappears another appears and whenever a star falls another rises .
    (Bahar_ol_Anvar , Vol.53 , P.185)
  133. 55 - O God ! grant us success for worship , abstention from disobedience , purity , of intention , knowledge of the unlawful and honor us by guidance and perseverance is your way .
  134. Rest assured that no one has a special relationship with Allah. Whoever denies me is not my (follower). The appearance of the Relief (al-faraj) depends solely upon Allah; therefore, those who propose a certain time for it are liars. As to the benefit of my existence in Occultation, it is like the benefit of the sun behind clouds where the eyes do not see. Indeed, my existence is an amnesty for the people of the earth. Pray much to Allah to  hasten the Relief, for therein also lies the release from your sufferings.
  135. "Nothing shall keep us away from the (Shias) except their news to us of  those things which we dislike and do not expect from them. And Allah is the Helper.
  136. 'Then finally you plunged into the battlefield. You wielded your (sword) 'Zulfiqar', and trampled upon the army of transgressors with lightening speed. You hurtled into the clouds of dust (raised by the horses), and displayed valour, that reminded the onlookers about the velour of your father, Ali (a.s.). Your enemies when they witnessed your resolve, stead fastness and gallantry, were demoralised, and resorted to trickery and deceit, and laid traps to overcome you. With this objective, Umar b. Sa'ad, the accursed, ordered that your camp should be deprived of water, and all means of access to the river were blocked.' Then the enemies commenced the battle, and assaulted you with lances and spears from all directions. As a result of this ceaseless assault of swords and arrows, you were fatally wounded. Seeing your helplessness, you were then made the target
    of loot and' plunder.'
  137. So everyone of you must practice (in a manner) so as to get closer to our Love & must take distance from things which brings closer our displeasure and anger. And turn your intentions towards us with love based upon authentic Sunnah (traditions)"..
  138. He (SWT) says, "ALIF LAM MEEM." Do men think that they will be left alone on saying ‘We believe’ and not be tried?’ So he says, ‘How people have undergone test and trial and how do they wander around in astonishment and bewilderment sometimes to the left and sometimes to the right.
  139. They have been detached from their religion or involved in doubts (ambiguity) or have become the enemy of the right.
  140. Or they are ignorant of the true traditions and correct prophecies and information's.
  141. Or they intentionally forget what they know.
  142. Do know it that the earth never gets empty and void of authority (argument) of Allah (the Prophet or Imam) whether he is evident and apparent or hidden and concealed (from the eyes).
  143. Have you not heard the word of Allah that ‘O believers! Obey Allah and the Prophet (SAW) and those in authority from among you?"
  144. Has Allah ordained anything except what is stable and constant up to the day of resurrection?
  145. Do you not see that Allah made shelters for you to seek refuge and flags to get guided right from the age of Adam (AS) to the previous Imam e-g- Imam Hasan Askari (AS)?
  146. And when the incidents occur and take shape then turn to those who describe our hadiths since they are my proof and authority over you and I am the authority of Allah upon them.
  147. Our hearts are the utensils of the Divine will so when Allah wishes something, we too wish the same.
  148. And indeed I am the safety and security for the people of the earth.
  149. So every one of you must practice (in a manner) so as to get closer to our love and must take distance from things which brings closer to our displeasure and anger.
  150. I am the Mehdi (the rightly guided one).
  151. I am the upholder and up keeper of the age. I am the one who fills it (the earth) with justice just as it is filled up with aggression and cruelty.
  152. The earth does not remain empty of the Proof and authority of Allah.
  153. I am the remnant (the remaining of Allah’s affair) upon His earth and the avenger and vengeance taker from His enemies.
  154. An when I appear then at that time of my advent there would be no oath of allegiance taking for the devils upon my neck. (I will not sit silent rather I will fight them).
  155. We are not heedless to your life affairs and do not forget mentionings of you.
  156. Indeed we have thorough knowledge which encompasses your news (incidents and affairs of life).
  157. And nothing out of your news remains hidden from us.
  158. Nothing like Salat rubs the nose of Satan upon dust so perform the Salat and rub the nose of Satan upon dust.
  159. O Allah! Bestow upon our religious scholars the piety in the world and admonition to others.
  160. And to the students and researchers, the struggle, search and keenness and eagerness for getting knowledge.
  161. And to the listeners the following and acceptance (of what they hear from them).
  162. And to the patients of the Muslims cure and comfort.
  163. And to our dead and deceased ones, the kindness and compassion.
  164. And to our youth, reference and conversion and repentance.
  165. And to the ladies modesty and shame.
  166. And to our wealthy ones the humility and amplitude.
  167. And to our poor and have-nots the patience and contentment.
  168. And the person who eats anything from our wealth (khums) indeed he eats up fire (putting fire into his belly) and soon he will enter the hellfire.
  169. We do not accept your wealth except for the sake of purifying those.
  170. "I am the Mahdi. I am the Qaim of the time" (Bihar V.52 p.2)
  171. "I am the one who will fill it (the earth with justice as it would be full of tyranny". (Bihar, V.52, P.2).
  172. "I am the reminder of Allah in His earth". (Bihar, V.52, p 24)
  173. "I am the avenger from His enemies". (Bihar, v.52, p.24)
  174. "I am the seal of successors". (Bihar, V.52, p.30)
  175. And through me shall Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, drive away the calamities from my progeny and my Shia’s". (Bihar, V,52, P.30)
  176. Surely, I am indeed the (cause of) security for the inhabitant of the earth". (Bihar, V 53 p181).
  177. When Allah permits us to speak, truth will prevail and falsehood will vanish". (Bihar, V.53, p 196).
  178. And as for those who fix the time (of re-appearance) they are Liars". (Bihar, V,53 p.181).
  179. Invoke more for the hastening of the re-appearance, for surely this is your safety". (Bihar).
  180. "There were none of my fore fathers except that the allegiance of the oppressive rulers of their times was in their necks". (i.e. the previous Imams were forced to pay allegiance).
  181. "As for deriving benefit from me in my occultation is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides behind the clouds". (Bihar, V.53, p 181).
  182. "And surely on my re-appearance, whenever I reappear, there will be no allegiance in my neck of any of the oppressive tyrants". (Bihar. V,53, p 181)
  183. "If any incident occurs (now) then refer for it to the narrators of our traditions. For surely, they are my proof on you and I am the proof of Allah upon them". (Bihar, V. 53, p 181).
  184. "For surely our knowledge encompasses information about you and none of your news is concealed from us". (Bihar, V. 53, p 175)
  185. "Surely, we do not neglect your conditions nor are we forgetful of your remembrance". (Bihar, V. 53, p 175).
  186. "Then each one of you should do those deeds which bring you closer to our love". (Bihar, V. 53, p 176).
  187. "And you must refrain from (all such acts) which make you nearer to our displeasure and our anger".
  188. "Then nothing keeps us away from them except that they attach to us what we dislike". (Bihar. 53/177).
  189. "As for your wealth, we shall not accept it except that it should be purified (halaal). Then whoever wants, he can associate (with us) and whoever wants, he can sever". (Bihar, V 53 p 180).
  190. "Whoever eats from our wealth (i.e. Khums) even an iota then he is taking fire in his abdomen and soon shall he be castled in it". (Bihar V.53, p 183).
  191. "Allah’s, the Mighty and the Glorious, Destinies are not overpowered, and His intentions are not rejected, and His Grace is not left behind". (Bihar 53/191).
  192. "Seeking knowledge through any other means than us Ahle’Bait, tantamount to denial (in our mastership)".
  193. "Surely Allah the Almighty, did not create the creatures in vain and did not provide them freedom without reason". (Bihar V 53/194).
  194. "(Allah) sent Mohammad (s.a.w.s) as a mercy unto the worlds and completed his bounties. Through him".
  195. "And He sealed through him (Mohammad S.A) His prophets and sent him to the whole of mankind".
  196. "Surely, the earth can never be void of a divine proof, whether, he is seen or hidden". (Bihar 53/91).
  197. "Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He, has denied the truth any thing except perfection and falsehood except destruction". (Bihar, 53/193).
  198. "Certainly there is no (physical) relationship between Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He and any body else".
  199. "Nothing is better than names to make Shaitan bite the dust, then perform namaz and make Shaitan bite the dust". (Bihar 53/182).
  200. "The thanks giving prostration is amongst the most necessary and obligatory Sunnah". (Bihar 53 – 161).
  201. "I seek refuge in Allah from blindness after vision". (Bihar 53/191).
  202. "And from staying off after guidance". (53/191).
  203. "And from the destructive acts and demolishing instigations". (Bihar 53/191)
  204.  If you seek guidance you will be guided and if you search, you will find (the path)".
  205.  "Then do not ask questions which do not hold any meaning for you". (Bihar,V53 p181).
  206. "And do not put yourself into (unnecessary) trouble in gaining knowledge in which you have sufficed yourself".
  207. "Surely the truth is with us and in us and non can say like this except us. And if any one says then he is a liar a deceiver. None claims thus other than us except a strayed and lost one.
  208. "Our hearts are the vessels of Allah’s intentions". Then whenever He is pleased, We are pleased".
  209. "If our Shias (May Allah give them opportunity of obedience) would be firm on their promises wholeheartedly, our meeting would not be delayed".
  210. 'You were foremost in the battlefield, and embraced the difficulties and afflictions with amazing courage, which perplexed even the angels of the celestial world.'
  211. Before the rising of Sufyani and before the hearing of the voice from the sky, anyone who claims that he can meet me (at will) is a liar and a malicious person. (There is no special representative in Ghaibat-e-Kubra)
  212. 'Then the raiders surrounded you from all sides. They continued to inflict wounds upon your already wounded body, not giving you time even to breathe. And very soon you were all alone, without any aide and ally. You in your solitude witnessed everything, with steadfastness and fortitude. You remained preoccupied in shielding your women and children from the attacks of the raiders. Till the time, the enemies brought you down from your mount, onto the earth.'
  213. 'You fell upon the earth while your body was disfigured with wounds. Then the enemies charged you from all sides, and trampled you with the hooves of their horses."
  214. 'Then the perspiration of death appeared on your forehead, and your hands and feet folded and unfolded to the right and left. You glanced helplessly for the last time at your tents, children and women. And your loyal mount galloped towards your camp, weeping and lamenting.'
  215. 'When the ladies of your house saw your horse, without its rider, with its saddle hanging, they became restless and came out of the tents. Their hair was tousled, while they slapped their faces, and wailed and lamented. They were calling out the names of their ancestors out of sheer helplessness, and rushed to the spot of (Imam Husain's (a.s.)) martyrdom.'
  216. 'Then Shimr, the accursed, straddled your chest and began running his sword across your neck. He dasped your pure hair, with his (impure) hands and was slaughtering you with his sharp Indian sword. To the extent that you became motionless and stopped breathing, and your head was triumphantly raised on the lance.'
  217. Regarding the detention of the Ahle Bayt (a.s.) Imam Mahdi (a.tf.s.) relates:
    'And your women were apprehended like slaves, chained in heavy, iron fetters, and were made to mount camels without saddles. The sultry heat of the desert had transformed the colour of their faces, while they were taken around in the desert and jungles. Their hands were bound to their necks, and in this condition, they were paraded through markets and streets.'
  218. "Woe be upon the disobedient transgressors, who in fact killed Islam by killing you."
  219. Imam Mahdi (a.tf.s.) recites:
    'Salutations upon you, and upon your martyred sons.
    Salutations upon you, and upon your progeny, who aided you under most difficult circumstances.
    Salutations upon you, and upon the angels in the vicinity of your shrine.
    Salutations upon your brother (Imam Hasan), who was poisoned.
    Salutations upon Ali Akbar.
    Salutations upon the infant (Ali Asgar).
    Salutations upon the delicate bodies, that were left without clothes.
    Salutations upon your family, who were paraded from one place to another.
    Salutations upon those corpses, that were scattered over the plains of the desert.
    Salutations upon the ones who were forcefully evicted from their native place.
    Salutations upon those who were buried without shrouds.
    Salutations upon those heads that were severed from the bodies.'
  220. O Allah! Make us share these moments of sorrow and anguish of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). And when Imam (a.t.f.s.) reappears, include us among his companions, so that we can avenge the atrocities that were heaped on Imam Husain (a.s.), alongside Imam (a.t.f.s.).
  221. O Allah! Make us share these moments of sorrow and anguish of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). And when Imam (a.t.f.s.) reappears, include us among his companions, so that we can avenge the atrocities that were heaped on Imam Husain (a.s.), alongside Imam (a.t.f.s.).
    Imam's (a.t.f.s.) salutations upon those who visit Imam Husain's (a.s.) mausoleum
    Imam (a.t.f.s.) narrates:
    "Salutations upon those who stand below your dome, upon those who faithfully hover over your earth, upon those who circumambulate (tawaaf) your pure tomb, and upon the angels who frequent your-shrine."
  222. The appearance of the relief (Al-Faraj) depends solely
    upon Allah, therefore those who propose a certain time for it, are liars.
  223. As to the benefit of my existence in occultation, it is like the benefit of the sun
    behind clouds where the eyes do not see.
  224. One of the reasons is that the Shias are perpetrating those actions which the people of the past avoided. These Shias have forgotten the covenant of Allah and have violated it.
  225. "And had our guardianship and protection not been there, then calamities would have surrounded you from all sides and destroyed you.
  226. Piety and abstinence. I pledge for the salvation of the one who does not desire any rank or position in any acts of evil and corruption,
  227. The believer who possesses the fear of Allah and is prompt in returning the people their dues, will be secure from the evils of the time. And the one who acts miserly in disseminating the bounties of Allah to the people, will be from among the losers on the Day of Judgment.
  228.  Perform those actions which bring you closer to our love and affection and refrain from all those actions that become the cause of our displeasure and dissatisfaction.
  229. If our Shias (may Allah grant them the taufeeq of obedience) had been united in fulfilling the pledge, then certainly there would have been no delay in our meeting and they would have been graced with this opportunity several times. However, their actions are most unbecoming of Shias, and have kept them away from us.
  230. Indeed my existence is an amnesty for the people of the earth.
  231. Pray much to Allah to hasten the relief, therefore in it also lies the release from your sufferings.
  232. 91 hadith on: "The Imams are twelve in number, among whom the first is 'Ali b. Abi Talib and the last is the Mahdi."
  233. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) deliberates on Imam Husain's (a.s.) excellent traits in Ziarate Nahiyya thus, "O master! You were most careful about your duties and responsibilities, possessed outstanding virtues, were matchless in generosity and nobility, always performed 'Namaze Shab''in the darkness of nights. The ways you adopted were firm and resolute, while you were the most exalted of Allah's creatures in virtues and magnificence, and were without parallel in genealogy. You possessed an august station, boundless merits, were a model for others to emulate, dignified, magnanimous, most knowledgeable and discerning. You possessed brilliance and radiance, recognized Allah, were a beacon of guidance, fearful (of Allah), sympathetic and compassionate towards His creatures, loved Allah and submitted to His decrees quickly, without protest.'
  234. 94 hadith on: "The Imams are twelve, and the last one is the Mahdi."
  235. Reciting namaz on the dot of time at its very outset (Awwal-e-Waqt) is a cause of disgrace for Shaitan.
  236. We announce our disapproval of them and we distance ourselves from such people and also from their followers. We also send our curse on them.
  237. If the thing has been handed over to us then the person has no right over it - whether he needs that thing or not.
  238.  Before our reappearance, the hearts of the people will become hard and the world will be full of injustice and inequality.
  239. Allah does not have any exclusive relation with anyone (i.e. no one is special in front of Allah). If someone denies our Imamat then he is not from us. His example is like the example of Hazrat Noah (a.s.)'s son.
  240. (The time of my) reappearance is in the hands of Allah. And anyone who claims otherwise is a liar.
  241. You must refer (your questions) to the narrators of our traditions. We have appointed them as our proof (Hujj at) upon you.
  242. 107 hadith on: "The Imams are twelve, nine among whom are the descendants of Husayn, and the ninth is the Qa'im."
  243. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) deliberates on Imam Husain's (a.s.) excellent traits in Ziarate Nahiyya thus, "O master! You were most careful about your duties and responsibilities, possessed outstanding virtues, were matchless in generosity and nobility, always performed 'Namaze Shab''in the darkness of nights. The ways you adopted were firm and resolute, while you were the most exalted of Allah's creatures in virtues and magnificence, and were without parallel in genealogy. You possessed an august station, boundless merits, were a model for others to emulate, dignified, magnanimous, most knowledgeable and discerning. You possessed brilliance and radiance, recognised Allah, were a beacon of guidance, fearful (of Allah), sympathetic and compassionate towards His creatures, loved Allah and submitted to His decrees quickly, without protest.'
    '
    You, are the Prophet's (s.a.w.a.) son, protector of Quran, helper and aide of Islam, most eager in obeying Allah's commands and upholder of covenants and pledges. You remained aloof from transgressors, readily endeavoured in Allah's ways, with your heart and soul, so as to realise His aim, and remained engrossed in 'Ruku' and prostration for long duration.'
    'Master, you renounced this world, and looked at it with the indifference of one who was all set to leave it, and as one fearful of it. Your hopes and aspirations were affixed beyond the world. Your endeavours and zeal remained unaffected by the distractions of the world. You never cast even a fleeting glance, at its pomp and splendor, and were always attached only with the Hereafter."
  244. 389 hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the progeny of the Prophet."
  245.  Goodness will be at that time when Mahdi emerges and will destroy such cruelties and oppressions.
  246. To use someone's belongings without his permission is prohibited. Hence the one who considers our money as permissible and usurps, has actually filling his stomach with fire and will surely be thrown in Hell.
  247. If the person is not from the children of idol worshippers or fire worshippers then he can recite namaz
  248. 214 hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the descendants of 'Ali."
  249. One who does not recite the chapter of Qadr (surahe "Inna anzalna") in his namaz then his namaz is not accepted. And the one who does not recite the chapter of Tauheed (surahe Qulho wallah) in his namaz, then his namaz is not pure.
  250. There can be no disputing that he will get the reward which is mentioned in the traditions (for reciting surahe "Homazah"). But if a person forsakes any surah and recites surahe Qadr and surahe Tauheed, then not only will he get the reward of reciting these two surahs but will also get the reward of the surah which he has left (in order to recite these two surahs). Of course he can recite any other surah that he wishes, but then he will have abandoned something that carries a lot of reward.
  251. 192 hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the descendants of Fatima."
  252. If the person has some other source of livelihood also, then it is not prohibited to eat and drink or do business with him. But if he has no other source of livelihood save his illegal income, then it is prohibited to interact with such a person.
  253. 185 hadith on: "Mahdi is from among the descendants of Husayn."
  254. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) presents himself in Imam Husain's (a.s.) service, and sends his salutations upon him as if he is the attendant, while the latter is his master. Imam (a.t.f.s.) exclaims, "Omaster, accept my salutations. I present my salutations to you with expectations of success and prosperity. O master, accept salutations of the one who has approached you after having recognised your honour and distinction, has acknowledged your guardianship (wilayat) with sincerity, aspires to gain proximity with Allah through your love, and dissociates himself from your enemies. Accept salutations of your distressed devotee, whose heart is wrenched due to the grief and tribulations that you were made to undergo, and who sheds tears of blood in sympathy for you.'
    O master, accept salutations of the one who is distressed and restless, from your grief and suffering. Master, acknowledge salutations of the one, who, if he was present in Karbala, would have confronted swords and lances, and laid down his life so as to safeguard yours. He would have struggled in your path with intense fervour, and would have wrestled with death to help your cause. He would have displayed his courage, gallantry and grit in combat. He would have aided you in confronting the rebels, willingly, and in the process would have sacrificed his heart and soul, wealth, family and children, everything, in your way."
  255. Do not inquire about those things that will not benefit you. And don't ask questions about matters that are not your responsibility.
  256. 148 hadith on: "Mahdi is the nineth descendant of Husayn."
  257. We accept your wealth only with this intention that you should be purified. Otherwise, whatever Allah has bestowed on us is far superior than what He has given you.
  258. The people can derive benefit from me in my occultation just as they derive benefit from the sun when it is concealed behind the clouds.
  259. Allah has protected them from all kinds of sins and purified them from all kinds of defects and has made them clean from all sorts of vices. He has appointed them as the treasurers of His knowledge and the custodians of His wisdom. He has made them the focal point of His secrets and has strengthened them with proofs. If all this had not been there then every person would have claimed (this position) and it would not have been possible to discern truth from falsehood. And knowledge would not be distinct from ignorance.
  260. The "Sajdah-e-Shukr" is among the highly recommended acts and is very much emphasised. Just as an obligatory (wajib) act is superior to a recommended (mustahhab) act, in much the same way, the "Sajdah-e-Shukr" which is performed after a obligatory namaz is superior to the one which is performed after a recommended namaz.
  261. In paradise, neither will the women become pregnant nor will they have their menstrual cycles. In fact only those things will be available that will be a source of comfort for the eyes and the heart.
  262. 185 hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of 'Ali b. al-Husayn."
  263. Can we prostrate on the graves of Imams(a.s.)?
    Ans : You should not prostrate on the graves. However, you can touch your face to the grave. And there is also no harm in performing namaz in front of the grave.
  264. It is permitted to prostrate on Khak-e-Shifa. In fact, it is a source of distinction.
  265. I and all my ancestors, right from Adam (a.s.) till Mohammad Mustafa (s.a.w.s) are the servants of Allah. Actually, we are aggrieved by those Shias who are ignorant and whose faith is not even equal to the wing of a mosquito. We detach ourselves from all those people who associate us with Allah,
  266. The one who struggles and strives too much for searching me will (in fact) direct the enemies towards me. And the one who guides the enemies towards me has endangered my life. And the one who puts my life in danger is a polytheist.
  267. Allah mentions in the Quran
    "Do not ask those things about which if your are told, you will not like it".
  268. Do not inquire about those things that will not benefit you. And don't ask questions about matters that are not your responsibility.
  269. Allah mentions in the Quran
    "Do not ask those things about which if your are told, you will not like it". (Surah Maidah : 101)
  270. Holy prophet (s.a.w.a.) and from the progeny of Fatemah (peace be upon them). his great grand-father is Hussein-ibn-Ali-ibn-Abi Talib and his father is Hassan Askari, the son of imam Ali an-Naqi, the son of imam Muhammad Taqi, the son of imam Ali ar-Reza, the son of imam Musa Kazim, the son of imam Jafer Sadeq, the son of imam Muhammad Baqir, the son of imam Zain-ul-Abedeen, the son of imam Hussein, the son of imam Ali-ibn -Abi Talib (peace be upon them all).
  271. 103 hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Muhammad Baqir."
  272. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) recollects how Imam Husain (a.s.) was forced to forsake the cherished city of Medina, his place of birth, and the burial place of his esteemed grandfather, the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).
    Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) reflects,
    'The time finally arrived when tyranny reared its ugly head and despotism casts its dark shadow.'
    'Oppression summoned its cronies, and marched forth to wage battle against you. At that time, you had taken asylum in your grandfather's shrine, remained aloof from the tyrants and despots, confined yourself to the niche of the mosque and had forsaken all inordinate desires and craving. You forcefully renounced the evils in society with all your faculties, and prohibited the people from adopting corrupt and depraved ways. Then through your discerning knowledge, you declined from paying the allegiance that was sought from you, and instead resolved to confront the forces of transgression and corruption.'
    'Then you set forth with your family, children, Shias, lovers and adherents and clearly distinguished the truth from falsehood with explicit arguments and proofs. You invited the people with wisdom and excellent exhortations. You exhorted the people towards obedience of Allah's commands, and restrained the people from giving into their corrupt and debase tendencies. But the people resolved to confront you with tyranny and oppression. But you continued to warn them about Allah's wrath, and exhausted all arguments, and (when everything failed) you finally decided to wage 'jehad' against them. The people abandoned the allegiance that they had paid to you, violated the covenant that they had made with you, and insisted in waging battle with you, and in the process displeased your Lord and your respected grandfather."
  273. 103 hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Ja'far Sadiq."
  274. Allah has sent the Prophets (a.s.) and Imams (a.s.) so that they should command the people towards His obedience and refrain them from rebelliousness, and inform the people about Allah and about the tenets of His religion.
  275. Ask them about the Quran and the practical tenets (Ahkaam). Inquire from them about the laws governing namaz. You yourself will be able to gauge their authenticity.
  276. The earth can never remain devoid of the "Hujjat" of Allah - whether he is apparent and manifest or concealed and hidden.
  277. Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) has appointed that person as his successor and vicegerent whom Allah has kept in occultation. (i.e. he only is your Imam)
  278. 99 hadith on: "Mahdi is the sixth descendant of Imam Sadiq."
  279. Imam who will arise Hazrat Mahdi (Qa'im), peace be on him, and the events which will take place before his appearance, together with the indications and features of it.
    Among them are:
    - The Sufyani will come out in revolt;
    - the Hasanid will be killed;
    - the Abbasids will dispute over worldly kingdom;
    - there will be an eclipse of the sun in the middle of the month of Ramadan;
    - there will be an eclipse of the moon at the end of that month in contrast to ordinary happenings;
    - the land will be swallowed up at al-Bayda'; it will be swallowed in the east-it will be swallowed up in the west;
    - the sun will stay still from the time of its decline to the middle of the time for the afternoon prayer;
    - it will rise from the west;
    - a pure soul (nafs zakiyya) will be killed in the outskirts of Kufa with seventy righteous men;
    - a Hashimite will be slaughtered between the corner (of the Ka'ba) and the station of Abraham);
    - the wall of the mosque of Kufa will be destroyed;
    - black standards will advance from Khurasan;
    - al-Yamani will come out in revolt;
    - al-Maghribi will appear in Egypt and take possession of it from Syria;
    - the Turk will occupy the region of al-Jazira;
    - the Byzantines will occupy Ramla;
    - the star will appear in the east giving light just like the moon gives light;
    - then (the new moon) will bend until its two tips almost meet;
    - a colour will appear in the sky and spread to its horizons;
    - a fire will appear for a long time in the east remaining in the air for three or seven days;
    - the Arabs will throw off the reins and take possession of their land, throwing out the foreign authority;
    - the people of Egypt will kill their ruler and destroy Syria; and three standards will dispute over it (Syria);
    - the standards of Qays and the Arabs will come among the people of Egypt;
    - the standards of Kinda (will go) to Khurasan;
    - horses will come from the west until they are stabled in al-Hira;
    - the black standards will advance towards them from the east; the Euphrates will flood so that the water comes into the alleys of Kufa;
    - sixty liars will come forward, all of them claiming prophethood, and twelve will come forward from the family of Abu Talib, all of them claiming the Imamate; a man of important rank of the supporters of the 'Abbasids will be burnt between Jalula' and Khaniqin;
    - the bridge next to Karkh in the city of Baghdad will be established;
    - a black wind will raise it at the beginning of the day and then an earthquake will occur so that much of it will be swallowed up;
    - fear will cover the people of Iraq and Baghdad; swift death (will occur) there and there will be a loss of property, lives and harvests;
    - locusts will appear at their usual times and at times not usual so that they attack agricultural land and crops and there will be little harvest for what the people planted;
    - two kinds of foreigners will dispute and much blood will be shed in their quarrel;
    - slaves will rebel against obedience to their masters and kill their masters (mawali);
    - a group of heretics (ahl al-bida) will be transformed until they become monkeys and pigs;
    - slaves will conquer the land of their masters; a cry (will come) from the sky (in such a way) that all the people will hear it in their own languages;
    - a face and a chest will appear in the sky before the people in the centre of the sun;
    - the dead will arise from their graves so that they will return to the world and they will recognize one another and visit one another;
    - that will come to an end with twenty-four continous rainstorms and the land will be revived by them after being dead and it will recognize its blessings;
    - after that every disease will be taken away from those of the Shia of the Mahdi, peace be on him, who believe in the truth;
    at that time they will know of his appearance in Mecca and they will go to him to support him.
    (These signs) are as the reports have mentioned. Among the total of these events are some which are bound (to happen) and other which are conditional. God knows best what will take place. We have only mentioned them on the basis of what is recounted in basic sources of tradition (usul) because of their inclusion in traditions which have been handed down. From God we seek help and Him do we ask for success. 
  280. A person should pray for a son till the fourth month of pregnancy.
  281. Have you not read the saying of Allah in which He says, "And We made between them and the towns which We had blessed, other towns which can be easily seen ..."
    Surah Saba : 17
    I swear by Allah, we are those towns, which Allah has blessed, and you are the towns that are apparent.
  282. The one who desires guidance gets it from Allah. The one who endeavors for it, is bestowed with it.
  283. They should meet the people with humility, and fulfill the needs of the people. They should be accessible. We will help them in this regard.
  284. Imam Moosa ibn Jafar (a.s.) says "If the relatives are in want then Allah does not (even) accept your sadqah"
  285. But what if we have already made the intention of helping someone else?
    Distribute the money among both the parties so that you get the maximum reward.
  286. 101 hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam Musa al-Kazim."
  287. Imam Mahdi (a.s.) enumerates the unlimited merits of Imam Husain (a.s.) in Ziarate Nahiyya thus:
    Salutations upon Husain, who sacrificed his life in Allah's way with intense sincerity and earnestness.
    Salutations upon the one, who submitted to Allah's commands secretly and openly.
    Salutations upon the one, whose soil is blessed with healing powers.
    Salutations upon the one, within whose shrine Allah accepts all prayers.
    Salutations upon the one, within whose progeny continues the chain of Imamate.
    Salutations upon the son of Allah's final Apostle (s.a.w.a.).
    Salutations upon the son of the chief of successors (a.s.).
    Salutations upon the beloved son of Fatima Zahra (s.a.).
    Salutations upon the grandson of KhadijatuI Kubra (s.a.).
    Salutations upon the inheritor of'Sidratu! Muntaha'
    Salutations upon the son of 'JannatuI Mawa'.
    Salutations upon the son oFZamzam' and 'Safa'.
    Salutations upon the one, who was purified by Allah, the High.
    Salutations be upon the one, who was a source of immense pride for Jibraeel
    Salutations upon the one, who was put to sleep in the cradle by 'Mikaeel'.
    Salutations upon the fifth individual from the 'People of the Cloak'.
    Salutations upon the one, who is a pride of all martyrs.
    Salutations upon the one, on whom the angels have wept bitterly.
    Salutations upon the one, whose progeny is pure and immaculate.
    Salutations upon the chief of religion.
    Salutations upon the chief of all chiefs.
  288. 98 hadith on: "Mahdi is the fifth descendant of Imam Kazim."
  289. A lots of traditions have been narrated by the Holy Prophet of Islam and Ahlul-bait (a.s.) that "Hazrat Qaem" is the ninth son of Imam Hussain (a.s.), eight son of Imam Zainul Abedeen (a.s.)-----------and the son of Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) These types of glad tidings are in plenty. These traditions have been recorded by Shia and Sunni scholars alike in their books and for the truthfulness of these traditions we can, without an iota of doubt say that Imam al Mahdi is already born otherwise their sayings would be counted as false.
  290. 95 hadith on: "Mahdi is the fourth descendant of Imam 'Ali Raza."
  291. 90 hadith on: "Mahdi is the third descendant of Imam Muhammad Taqi."
  292. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) reflects upon the astonishing tribulations that Imam Husain (a.s.) was subjected to, thus:
    Salutations upon the one, who was smeared with blood and dust.
    Salutations upon the one, whose government was looted.
    Salutations upon the torn shirts.
    Salutations upon the parched lips.
    Salutations upon the ones, who were victims of untold grief and anguish.
    Salutations upon those souls, whose bodies were put to the sword through deception.
    Salutations upon the unshrouded and unattended corpses.
    Salutations upon the corpses whose colours were transformed by the scorching heat.
    Salutations upon the pools of blood that were absorbed by the earth of Karbala.
    Salutations upon the scattered, dismembered limbs.
    Salutations upon the (severed) heads that were raised on lances.
    Salutations upon the pure ladies, that were paraded without their veils.
    Salutations upon the one, whose bloodthirsty enemies violated their covenants regarding his honour and the honor of his family.
    Salutations upon the one, with the shedding of his blood, the sanctity of Islam
    was desecrated.
    Salutations upon the one, who was inflicted with fatal wounds all over his
    body.
    Salutations upon the one, whose acute thirst was quenched with the stabbing of
    prickly spears and lances.
    Salutations upon the one, who was targeted for oppression and tyranny, and whose tents and clothes were plundered.
    Salutations upon the one, who was, abandoned alone in the universe.
    Salutations upon the one, who was left unclothed the likeness of which is not found.
    Salutations upon the one, whose jugular vein was severed.
    Salutations upon the supporter of religion, who waged a holy war without any assistance and support.
    Salutations upon the holy beard that was dyed in blood.
    Salutations upon the cheeks that was smeared with dust.
    Salutations upon the plundered corpse.
    Salutations upon the blessed teeth, that were jabbed at disrespectfully, with a cane.
    Salutations upon the pure head, that was hoisted on a lance.
    Salutations upon the purebred corpses, whose limbs were scattered across the desert. 'Alas! If only I had been with you..
  293. 90 hadith on: "Mahdi is among the descendants of Imam 'Ali al-Hadi."
  294. 145 hadith on: "Mahdi is Imam Hasan 'Askari's son."
  295. 148 hadith on: "The name of Mahdi's father is Hasan."
  296. It is recommended (mustahab) to recite the following in order to concentrate during namaz
    Then he should say "Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem" and start his prayers.
  297. 47 hadith on: "The name and patronymic of the Mahdi will be that of the Prophet's name and patronymic."
  298. The two maids at Imam 'Askari's residence have related that when the Imam of the Age was born he sat on his legs and raised his finger toward the sky [bearing witness to the Unity of God]. Then he sneezed and said: "Praise be to God, the Lord of the universe
  299. Abu al-Qasim Muhammad b. Hasan was born in the year 258 AH/873 CE in Samarra. His father's name was Hasan Khalis. Among the titles [of this last Imam] are: Hujjat, Khalaf Salih (the righteous offspring) and Muntazar (the awaited one)
  300. Sa'd b. 'Abd Allah recounts: "I saw the Master of the Age as his face was bright like the full moon. He was sitting on his father's lap and responded to the questions I asked.
  301. 'I was a youth amongst the craftsmen of Damascus. on fridays, we used to occupy ourselves in playing, drinking and gambling. it was on one of those fridays that i received some sort of an inspiration from Allah that: have you been created for such deeds? therefore, i gave up my usual activities and fled away from my companions. they pursued me but could not find me. i entered the mosque of bani-umayyah and saw a person on the pulpit who was speaking about Hazrat Mahdi. by this, i became eager in meeting Mahdi. there was not a single prostration which i used to perform and not ask Allah to fulfill my wish for meeting him. in one of the nights, while being engaged in the recommended prayers, i saw all of a sudden someone sitting behind me. he rubbed his hands over my back and said: 'O my son, the compassionate Allah has granted your wish. i am Mahdi, what do you want.'

    I said: 'will you come with me to my house?'

    he replied: 'yes'. then we went together and on the way He said: 'take me to some lonely place.' i took him to a lonely place and He stayed there with me for seven days.
  302. first: there lived a man named ismail-ibn-hassan between the two cities of hilla and furat. my brothers narrate from ismail that there appeared a boil on his left thigh which was the size of the palm of ones hand. doctors who looked at his boil expressed their inability in curing it. thereafter, ismail left for samerra and visited the graves of Imam Ali Hadi and Imam Hassan Askari (may Allah be satisfied with them). later he entered sardab. there he beseeched the compassionate allah and seeked help from mahdi.

    then, he entered the tigris river, took the ritual wash and changed his clothes. suddenly he saw four riders coming from the direction of the city of samerra. one of them was an old man holding a spear in his hand while the other was a youth wearing colourful clothes. the one holding the spear was coming from the right flank while the other two were coming from the left flank. the youth who had put on colourful clothes was coming from the centre. this youth asked ismail as such: «will you go tomorrow to your family?' ismail replied: «yes'. he said: «come close to me so that i can learn about your problem.' ismail went close to him. he bent down and pressed his thigh with his blessed hand and then sat back on his saddle. the old man who was holding a spear in his hand said: you have been cured. he is your imam.

    the four riders left and ismail too followed them. imam said: «return back'. ismail replied: 'i shall never separate from you'. Imam said: 'it is for your own good that you go back'. ismail replied: 'i shall not part from you under any circumstances.' the old man interrupted us and said: 'have you no shame! your Imam has twice commanded you to go back and yet you are disobeying!?' ismail stopped. after Imam went forward a few steps, he turned back towards ismail and said: 'when you will reach baghdad, the caliph mustansi billah will forcibly summon you. when he shall offer you something, you refuse to accept it. also tell our son razi'uddin to write on your behalf to ali-ibn-awaz. i will too beckon him to give you whatever you wish.'after this hazrat left with his companions and ismail's eyes lay fixed at them until he could see them no more. he sat on the ground for some time and started to weep because of his separation from them.

    he then went to samerra where the people surrounded him and said: why do we see you so much changed? what has happened?? ismail said: do you know who were these riders who had left the city and had gone towards the river? they said: they were from the nobles and are the owners of cattles. ismail said: they were imam and his companions. the one who had put on colourful clothes was imam and it was he who rubbed his blessed hand over my wound spot. they said: allow us to see for ourselves.' when ismail displayed his thigh to them there was not even a scar left to be seen. people started tearing his clothes to get lucky charm and then took him to the treasure house so that others could not reach him. later, the caliph's representative came and inquired about this incident and asked his name, his background, his native place and the purpose his exit from baghdad in the first week.

    the next morning after reciting his prayers ismail left the city of samerra before a huge crowd. on the way he reached one spot where people had gathered in great number and were inquiring about his name, geneology and the place from where he came. when they saw and recognized him by the afore-said signs, they began to tear his clothes and took them away as blessings. the caliph's representative wrote a detailed report on this incident and dispatched it to baghded. the minister called in sayed raziuddin to inquire from him the authenticity of this incident. when raziuddin (who was one of ismail's companion and had been ismail's host before leaving for samerra) and some others saw ismail they descended down. when ismail showed his thigh to them and they could not see any trace of the wound, raziuddin remained fainted for almost an hour. after gaining consciousness, he caught hold of ismail's hand and took him to the minister. raziuddin cried and said: he is my brother and the most beloved of all men.
    the minister inquired from ismail about that particular incident and he in turn described it in length. the minister ordered the doctors who had previously seen ismail's thigh to come forward. when they arrived he asked: when did you last see his wound? they replied: ten days before. the minister displayed ismail's thigh and when the doctors saw no trace of it, they said: this is the act of messiah. the minister said: we know who has performed this act.

    the minister took ismail before the caliph. the caliph asked ismail to give account and ismail explained in detail all what had occurred for him. when the caliph presented ismail with a sum of one thousand dinars, the latter said: 'how dare i take even a little of this offer.' the caliph said: 'whom do you fear?!' he said: 'from the one who cured me because he has forbidden me from accepting anything from you'. on hearing this, the caliph began to cry.

    ali-ibn-isa says: i was once narrating this incident to a group of people who were around me. shamsuddin, who was ismail's son was also present but i had then not recognized him.

    shamsuddin said: 'i am ismail's son'.

    i said: had you seen the wound on your father's thigh?

    he replied: at that time, i was only a child. however i had heard this matter from my parents, relatives and neighbours and saw the place of wound after it had been cured. i could not find any trace of the wound and hair had grown on that spot.'

    ali-ibn-isa further says: i inquired about this incident from sayed safi'uddin muhammad-ibn-muhammad and najm'uddin haider-ibn-amir too and they informed me of this incident and said: 'we had seen ismail before and after his recovery'.

    moreover his son related to me that his father after his recovery, went to samerra for forty times so that he would perhaps get the honour of visiting him once again.
     
  303. Second: Sayed Baaqi Athwah Alawi Aasani related to me that his father athwah did not acknowledge the existence of Mahdi. he would often say: 'whenever Mahdi comes and cures me, I will confirm the people's saying' (about Mahdi). when we had all gathered for the 'isha' (night) prayers, we heard a shriek from our father. we went close to him and he said: 'imam passed from here at this very moment. look out for him.' we went in search for him but could not find anyone. we returned back and then our father said: someone approached me and said: 'O Athwah! I replied: 'at thy service'. he said: 'I am Mahdi. I have come to cure you'. he stretched out his hand, pressed my thing and then left.

    narrator says: after this incident, he used to run like a deer and there was not a trace left.

    Ali-ibn-isa says: i in this incident from sayed Baaqi's son and he too admitted it.


    Ibrahim b. Muhammad relates: Once because of fear of the governor I decided to escape from Samarra. I came to Imam Hasan 'Askari's house in order to bid him farewell. I saw a beautiful child next to him. I asked him: "O son of the Prophet, who is this child?" The Imam replied: "He is my son and successor.
  304. We never desist from helping & Patroning you , nor do we forget you. Otherwise , the difficulties & miseries would rush on to you , & your enemies would destroy you. Here , be pious , & assist us in saving you from the calamities around you .
  305. Hazrat Imam-e-Zamanah (PBUH) addresses Imam Hussein (PBUH) in some part of this Ziarat as follows: You were the son of the prophet (PBUH), the evidence of Quran, the power of Islam community, the one who was steadfast in worshipping Allah, the one who kept the divine contract, the one who avoided the sinful manner, the one who granted to the poor whenever they needed, and the one who had long bending and prostrations.  
  306. Maxim of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)
     
    Maxim No. 1
    On His Own Description
    I am Mahdi; I am Qaem (the upriser); I am the one who will establish justice on the earth as it has been filled with injustice.
     
    Maxim No. 2
    On His Own Description
    I am the one supported by God on earth; I am the one who shall take revenge on His enemies.
     
    Maxim No. 3
    On the Description of God's Proofs
    God has kept them away from sins, untouched by flaws, purified of corruption and immune to mistakes. God has designated them as the guardians of His Knowledge, trustees of His Wisdom, confidant of His Secrets and supported them with logic.
     
    Maxim No. 4
    On the Fact that God Is With Them
    God is with us and His Being makes us free from want. Truth is with us and we do not fear if the people were to turn their back on us.
     
    Maxim No. 5
    On Their Righteousness
    And they should know that truth is with us and near us, and those who claim the same are dishonest. Except for the misled and those who lead others astray, no one makes such a claim other than us.
     
    Maxim No. 6
    On Their Being God's Creation
    We are the Lord's Creation and others were later remade in our image.
     
    Maxim No. 7
    On Their Hearts Being the Focus of God's Will
    Our hearts bear God's Will. When He Wills, we also will the same.
     
    Maxim No. 8
    On Affairs Entrusted to Them
    Fear God, surrender to us and leave the affairs to us. It is for us to take you away from the spring satiated, as you were taken to the spring by us and do not pursue that which have been concealed from you.
     
    Maxim No. 9
    On Not Going Astray
    Do not go astray from the right path and strengthen your move on this path based on established traditions by befriending us.
     
    Maxim No. 10
    On Seeking Enlightenment From Others
    Seeking enlightenment from other than the prophet's Household (AS) is akin to denying us.
     
    Maxim No. 11
    On Those Who Do Injustice to Imam Mahdi (AS)
    Those who do injustice to me are among the oppressors and subject to God's Curse, because the Almighty says: "Verily God's curse is upon oppressors."
     
    Maxim No. 12
    On Those Disliked by Imam Mahdi (AS)
    The Lord, His angels, prophets and saints dislike those who are disliked by me.
     
    Maxim No. 13
    On Those Who Deny Imam Mahdi (AS)
    There is no kinship between God and others, and those who deny me are not with me.
     
    Maxim No. 14
    On Those Who Hurt Imam Mahdi (AS)
    Only the ignorant and unwise Shiites whose piety is weaker than the wings of a fly hurt me.
     
    Maxim No. 15
    On Those who Seize His Belongings
    A fire blazes in the hearts of those who unjustly confiscate our belongings and will soon be thrown by their face into that fire.
     
    Maxim No. 16
    On Reasons for Taking Khums
    I will not accept your offers but only if you become pure.
     
    Maxim No. 17
    On the Reason Behind His Occultation
    Neither my forefathers swore allegiance to the seditious, nor will I at the time of my reappearance.
     
    Maxim No. 18
    On the Benefit of His Occultation
    Benefiting from me during my occultation is like benefiting from the sun when it is covered in cloud.
     
    Maxim No. 19
    On Benefiting From Imam Mahdi (AS) During Occultation
    I provide the people on the earth with safety and security just as the stars do for those in heavens.
     
    Maxim No. 20
    On Benefiting From Imam Mahdi (AS) During Occultation
    The Lord, through me, keeps misfortunes away from my household and my Shiite followers.
     
    Maxim No. 21
    On Referring to Narrators of Traditions in His Occultation
    In case of new events, refer to narrators of my traditions because they are my proof to you as I am the sign of the Lord's proof to them.
     
    Maxim No. 22
    On Those Who Claim to Have Seen Imam Mahdi (AS)
    Those who claim to have seen me before the appearance of Sufyani and the call from the sky are liars and accusers.
     
    Maxim No. 23
    On Being Aware of Shiite Followers
    I am aware of your situation and nothing remains hidden from me.
     
    Maxim No. 24
    On Giving Considerations to His Shiite Followers
    I have not neglected or forgotten you because if so, you would have been long plagued by endless misfortunes and destroyed by your enemies.
     
    Maxim No. 25
    On Reappearance Depending on God’s Will
    My reappearance depends on the Lord’s Will and this will take place after a long time, darkening of hearts and prevalence of injustice on the earth.
     
    Maxim No. 26
    On Not Determining the Time of Reappearance
    My reappearance depends on the Lord's Will and those who falsely determine a time are liars.
     
    Maxim No. 27
    On Reappearance Marking the Prevalence of Truth
    Upon the Lord's permission, truth will prevail and falsehood will be defeated.
     
    Maxim No. 28
    On Leaving the Time of Reappearance to the Lord
    Do not ask of things that do not benefit you and do not trouble yourself to find something that has not been asked of you.
     
    Maxim No. 29
    On Duties of Muslims in the Era of Occultation
    All of you should try to befriend us and keep away from things disliked and rejected by us, for our order will come without notice when there is no time for repentance and regret will not save you from our retribution.
     
    Maxim No. 30
    On the Reason for His Delayed Reappearance
    If my Shiite followers--may god reward them for their obedience--were to unite to fulfill their pledge, our meeting with them would not have been delayed and they would have met me sooner--a meeting based on their awareness and sincerity toward us.
     
    Maxim No. 31
    On the Reason for Being Deprived of Meeting Him
    Nothing keeps us away from them, except acts disliked and disapproved by me.
     
    Maxim No. 32
    On Praying for His Reappearance
    Pray for my reappearance, as their victory depends on it.
     
    Maxim No. 33
    On Keeping Away From Sins
    The end result--with the admirable intervention of the Lord--will be auspicious as long as Shiites keep away from sins.
     
    Maxim No. 34
    On the Earth Being Full of Divine Signs
    Verily the earth will not remain devoid of divine signs, whether evident or concealed.
     
    Maxim No. 35
    On the Victory of Truth Over Falsehood
    God is averse to keeping the truth incomplete and not destroying falsehood.
     
    Maxim No. 36
    On the Lord's Irrepressible Power
    The Lord's power cannot be overwhelmed, His Will is irrepressible and nothing will hinder His Victory.
     
    Maxim No. 37
    On Seeking Refuge in God
    I take refuge in God from blindness after illumination, from deviation after guidance and from destructive conduct and annihilating seditions.
     
    Maxim No. 38
    On the Purposefulness of Creation
    Verily God has not created mankind in vain and did not left them to wander aimlessly.
     
    Maxim No. 39
    On Those Who Appeal for Guidance
    If you are in search of guidance you shall be guided, and if you seek you shall find.
     
    Maxim No. 40
    On the Virtues of Prayers
    Nothing disgraces Satan like prayers, so pray and disgrace Satan.
    The recognition of the real divine proof is gained.
    2)         Such congregations are by themselves, worship of Allah. This fact has been testified by none other than the great Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) himself when he (s.a.w.a.) declared,                       
    "Remembrance of Ali (a.s.) is worship."  
    (Jaame' al-Sagheer, p. 16; Kunooz al-Haqaaeq, p. 120; Khair al-Bareeyyah, p. 51).
     
    Today, Imam Mahdi (a.s.) enjoys the same divine position and status that Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) enjoyed during his time. Thus, the remembrance of the former too is divine worship.
     
    3)         The love for their Imam (a.s.) will increase in the hearts of the people when their knowledge about him (a.s.) will be augmented. When they realize that the world exists because of him (a.s.), and that they themselves exist due to his existence. This dawn of this reality on the people will itself make people proximate to their Imam (a.s.) and their love, affection and respect for him (a.s.) will increase manifold.
     
    4)         The very mention of this holy persona will make the people near to goodness and piety.
     
    5)         The aim of the Holy Prophet's (s.a.w.a.) messengership is this very act. He (s.a.w.a.) declares,
    "I have been raised so that I may complete the nobility of morality."
     
    6)         People will be trained for the obedience of Imam (a.s.). The efforts of such gatherings to prevent the occurrence of situations that led to the battles of Jamal and Siffeen. The attention of the people will be particularly drawn to the fact that Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.) should not face that situation which Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (a.s.) had to encounter.
     
    7)         As Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.) is Allah's sign, people attending such congregations will learn to respect the signs of the Almighty.
     
    8)         Through such gatherings, people will get the taufeeq (grace) to pray for the early reappearance of Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.), a desire explicitly expressed by the Imam (a.s.) himself,
    "And pray more for (my) early reappearance, for in it only is your salvation."
    (Muntakhabul Asar, pg. 348)
     
    9)         The possibility of an early reappearance will increase just as Allah had brought early respite for the Bani Israel from the clutches of the oppressive Firaon, due to their excessive pleadings and supplications.
     
    10)        People will always be attentive towards the fact that they should be ready to sacrifice all that they have of their lives and their wealth for the sake of their Imam (a.s.) at any given time.
    11)        Through Imam (a.s.), people will gain the recognition of Allah, which is the main aim behind creation.
     
    12)        Such gatherings will lead to the recognition of the Imam (a.s.) by its participants. Therefore, even if they die before the reappearance, their death will not be one of ignorance, as announced by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.),
    "One who dies without recognizing the Imam of his time, has died the death of ignorance."
    (Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 51, pg. 38)
     
    Apart from enlivening Islam, such gatherings and meetings are also beneficial for the believers. Following are some of the benefits for the participants:
    1)         There is a tradition the gist of which is as follows: Certainly a scholar who teaches people religion and invites them towards their Imam, is better and superior than seventy thousand worshippers.
    (Mikyaal al-Makaarim, vol. 2, pg. 389)
     
    2)         Imam Sadiq (a.s.) says,
    "One who recites even one eulogy in the praise of his Imam in such gatherings, Allah will construct one house for him in paradise."
    (Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 1, pg. 467; Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 2, pg. 243)
     
    In another tradition Imam Sadeq (a.s.) says,
    "None recites a poem in our glorification but that he is praised and glorified by the mighty angel Rooh al-Qodos himself."
     
    3)         As such gatherings are a medium for the preparation of the reappearance of Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.), Imam Sadiq (a.s.) says,
    "It is necessary that each one of you should prepare for the reappearance of his Imam (a.s.) even if it is with one arrow. If one even intends for the same, Allah increases his age."
    (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 2, pg. 583)


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