As salamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters.
How should we expedite the return of our beloved Imam Mahdi (atfs)?
His Excellency – Allah (swt) – and the beloved Masoomin (as) have created a smooth and simple path for the return of our beloved Imam Mahdi (as). This smooth path in set out in such a way that once it is followed by people – while they follow the Shiite Islamic jurisprudence – based on the instructions received from a living Mojtahid Alam – it is self-sufficient to cause everyone to become a companion of Imam Mahdi (as).
It is important that people realize that prior to become a companion of Imam Mahdi (as) they must seek refuge to Allah swt to elevate their morals – by the way of purification of both their bodies and soul – to such an extent that their hearts could then become a platform to receive His gifts – the gifts that He gives to the noblest people. And once they receive this giftthey will become among the gifted ones.
In other words, once these individuals – by His will – could purify their body and soul to such an extent, that they would become of the noblest of people (see the verse below 43:13). That is, once a person’s heart is pure enough to receive His gift; then they become among the gifted ones by the will of the Almighty.
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا
إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ
Indeed, the more honourable among you, in the sight of Allah, is one who is more pious among you
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
When the number of eligible companions of Imam Mahdi (as) – the gifted ones – increases up to certain amount – 313 – then the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as) will take place by the permission of Allah (swt).
It is therefore apparent that the return of Imam Mahdi (as) depends on notion that 313 gifted people exist at the time of his reappearance.
These gifted people; whom are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Imam Mahdi (as) are people with extraordinary characteristics. Among them:
– They have the power to travel to the future and the past
– They have the power to travel across the planet Earth, from one point to another within a fraction of a second
– Each of them has a strength greater than the strength of 40 strong men put together
– And many more
Things to do – while seeking refuge to Allah swt – to purify our souls and bodies:
1) Trip to Karbala once or twice each year:
It is narrated – all those whom could financially afford trip to Karbala – to visit the Shrine of Imam Hussein (as) – at least one or twice a year.
By touching the shrine of Imam Hussein (as) with our bear hands and exposing our souls to the infallible soul and the pure body of Imam Hussein (as), we are in fact assist to further purify our bodies and our souls.
2) Walking away from all sins:
On the other hand, He has very explicitly said in Koran: Ask me and I will give it to you. He also teaches us that we ask for the best of both worlds; and He also tells us that the most honourable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty).
It is important to seek refuge from Allah swt to walk away from sins. Among them is the recitation Doaa of Joshane Kabir three times in the month of Ramadan that would act as a shield against sins.
3) Consuming Halal sustenance; while practicing all virtues instructed by a Mojtahid Alam:
Once the same people – with purified bodies and souls – who have walked away from all sins, organize their lifestyles in such a way that they only consume Halal Sustenance – while practicing all virtues that Mojtahid Alam advises them to do – then they would receive greater blessings and become gifted by the will of Allah(swt).
It is important to note that once a person spreads its wings of submission before Allah swt – while keeping distance from sins as well as enhancing its morals by getting close to Masoomin (as) and consuming Halal sustenance and follow the Shiite Islamic jurisprudence – then Allah swt will make that person a gifted one – no matter if that person was originally with a low IQ or weak, or … This gifted person with abilities that were previously mentioned would then become an eligible companion of Imam Mahdi (as).
I pray that everyone in the audience would get to a stage where it would become eligible to receive His blessings and become amongst the gifted ones. Insha’Allah
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On last note may Allah (SWT) increase our rewards for our mourning for Imam Hussain (AS) and let us be one of the gifted to become one of the companions of Imam Sahib Az Zaman (atfs).