Message Number 4 Ahead to the Arrival:
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and the Compassionate
How to be at the Service of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (We must be at his command and move towards him in our life) اللهم اجعلنی من انصاره و اعوانه والذابین عنه و المسارعین الیه فی قضاء حوائجه و الممتثلین لاوامره و المحامین عنه و السابقین الی ارادته و المستشهدین بین یدیه “…O Allah appoint me among his helpers, aides, and his protectors. Those who hasten to fulfill his commands and obey his orders. Those who are his supporters and compete with each other to (fulfill) his intention and seek martyrdom in his presence…” (Part of Dua Ahd) We must sincerely ask Allah Almighty to grant us the blessing of being at the service of Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his Arrival) – the Imam whose guardianship we have actually accepted when we have perceived his presence and believed that he is here (…O Allah appoint me …) Conditions of being at the Service of Imam Mahdi (A.S.): It is not possible for a human being to be both at service of his low desires and the Imam of his time simultaneously (because gathering of contradictions is impossible). One who wants to be at the service of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) cannot be at the service of his low desires. This person must devote himself and all of his belongings to Imam Mahdi (A.S.). Migrating from himself to Imam is actually: removing himself (putting aside all attachments) and becoming him (dedicating all of ourselves to him). And what we need for obtaining this great blessing is: to be at his command, and moving towards him in our life. Different Kinds of Serving our Imam: 1- Being among his helpers (al-ansarihi) 2- Being among his aides (al-a’wanihi) 3- Defending Imam (al-dhabbeen anhu) 4- Hastening to fulfill his commands (al-mosaari’eena ilayhi fi qadhaai hawaijihi) 5- Obeying his orders (al-mumtathileena ils awaamirihi) 6- Supporting him (al-muhaa.meena an’hu) 7- Competing with each other to obey his orders (al-sabiqeena ilaa iraadatihi) 8- Seeking martyrdom in his presence (al-mustash’hadeena bayna yadayhi) Insha Allah these parts of Dua Ahd will be explained in more detail in the next messages.