Message Number 9 Ahead to the Arrival:
In the name of Allah the Merciful the Compassionate
The “Abdals” of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (His supporters) “O Allah, appoint me among … his supporters…“ (a Part of Dua Ahd) We also pray in Dua Nodbeh to be of His scapegoats and guards. (لک الوقاء و الحمی) The Abdals (who support their Imam by scapegoating him) are His privileged, high-ranked, righteous fellowships, and His servants, scapegoat, and supporters. In fact, Allah banishes the disasters away from mankind by these holy entities.
Whenever they hear the oppressed cry they would run toward them as if the mercy of God The Abdal’s features: There are records in both Shia and SunnI books in which the features of Imam Mahdi’s supporters are cited from Prophet Mohammad (PBUH): a) Having hearts like Abraham’s (PBUH): They are like Abraham (PBUH) in their severity, rigor, patience and perseverance in supporting Allah’s religion, and no force can slacken or make them indifference toward defending it. (Al-Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 5, p. 322) b) Scapegoating the people: Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has said: Allah banishes the disasters away from mankind by them. (Al-Tabarani, Vol. 10, p 324) c) Being satisfied with Allah’s will: Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) has also mentioned: They are satisfied with Allah’s commandment and wills and they are patient with Allah’s Taboos; they avoid blemishing their soul to Haram (/hæra:m/) issues, and resent only for Allah. (Ferdous Al-Akhbar, Vol. 2, p. 84) d) Consolation, beneficence and amnesty: Prophet Mohammad has uttered: They forgive and grant amnesty to those who tyrannize them, do beneficence and benevolence to those who have committed wickedness toward them, and abnegate and console with what Allah has granted them. (Heliat-ul Awliya, Vol. 1, p. 8) e) Bounty, generosity and benevolence: Ibn-Masoud has cited from Prophet Mohammad that: Apprehend that “Abdal” (Imam Mahdi’s supporters) have not achieved this eminence by praying, fasting or alms. He was asked: So how have they reached this prominence? By bounty, generosity and benevolence, he responded. (Al-Tabarani, Vol. 1, p. 224)