Message Number 3 Ahead to the Arrival :
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and the Compassionate
Obstacles on the Way of the Arrival (of Imam Mahdi A.S)
God ordered Moses: “Indeed, I am your Lord, so remove your sandals. Indeed, you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa.” (the Holy Quran, 20:12). (This verse was revealed when Prophet Moses was away from his family but his heart was with them). Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his reappearance) says that God means by “remove your sandals”: “empty your heart from the love of your family” (remove your attachments). What are our attachments? Our attachments are worldly issues and the affection towards them. We are actually being tested by our wealth and children (and by this way it will be known whether we are ready for the arrival of Imam Mahdi(A.S.) or not)… “Your wealth and your children are but a trial” (64:15). These belongings are of no use for us if we only occupy our precious life with them without utilizing them as a good means of attaining perfection. “The Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children.” (26:88). We must spend our lifetime on removing and controlling our attachments instead of sticking to them, because the only true benefit we can take from this world is attaining a “sound heart” (what Shuhada or martyrs got). “But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart.” (26:89).