Message Number 6 Ahead to the Arrival :
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and the Compassionate
(Defenders of Imam Mahdi (A.S اللهم اجعلنی من انصاره و اعوانه و الذابین عنه … “…O Allah appoint me among … his protectors / defenders …” (Part of Dua Ahd) Al-dhabbeen anhu: dha’ed (coming from the Arabic root (ذود)) means protector and defender. All my capabilities and my actions must be at the service of defending Imam Mahdi (PBUH), not defending myself and my own deeds and words.
All my capacities along with pure faith and belief, good deeds and words, sound writing, knowledge, wealth, time, tongue and … should be spent on the way of defending Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and his companions. The spirit of this defending is knowledge and awareness. Defending righteous scholars and jurists, especially the Wali Faqih, is in fact defending Imam Mahdi (A.S.) [because from the Shia point of view, Wilayah Faqih during the occultation of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) is the continuation of the Wilayah of the infallibles; meaning that during the absence of an infallible Imam, the responsibility of administrating and managing the affairs of the Islamic society should be carried out by the jurists].
Imam Mahdi (A.S.): “As for the issues that come up [political, devotional, economic, military, cultural, social, and other issues], refer to the narrators of our hadiths, for they are my hujjat(reason) upon you, and I am the hujjat(reason) of Allah upon you [during the major occultation].” (Bihar ul-Anwar, vol.2, p.90).
Defending Imam Mahdi (A.S.) is defending Islamic values and principles [(e.g. reviving Amr-bil-Ma'roof (enjoining right conduct) and Nahy-anil-Munkar (forbidding indecency) which is actually a neglected obligation)].