Message Number 5 Ansar Almahdi:
In the name of Allah the Merciful the Compassionate
Duties of those aspiring to prepare the path for the appearance of Imam Mahdi (a.j.) (With regards to the certain signs of His appearance) -Dua (prayer), and jihad for the realization of God's promise, and the destruction of the enemies of Islam. The importance of dua (especially praying to God in a humble and emotional manner) and jihad: Imam Sadigh (PBUH): "And when the agonies of the children of Israel was prolonged, they started wailing and crying, they cried for forty days and nights. Allah Almighty inspired Moses and Aaron that He would rescue them from the torments of Pharaoh, and thus he removed one hundred and seventy years of affliction." The narrator of this account then reported that Imam Sadigh continued saying: "This will also hold true for you, if you pray and cry, Allah Almighty shall relieve complications, but if you don't, catastrophe shall reach its climax." (Translation of Tafsir al Mizan, vol. 10, p. 494)(and its better to do it at midnight too) Be like Ali ( PBUH ), a man of prayer and supplication at night, and the lion of the battlefield during the day.
Characteristics of Ansar al Mahdi (Ansar al Hagh): Imam Ali (PBUH ) : " You are supporters of Truth and brothers in religion. At times of war you are like shields guarding each other. (Emphasis on unity among believers ) You are my keepers of secret, not the secret keepers of others. (Emphasis on keeping vital secrets for the sake of Islam) With your strength I shall defeat those who turn away.(Emphasis on the increase in strength and warfare abilities) And I have hope of submission from those who turn to us. (Emphasis on enjoining good and forbidding wrong) Therefore, extend to me support which is free from deceit and pure from doubt, because, by Allah, I am the most preferable of all for the people." )Nahjulballaghe, Sermon 117) Arbainnajafkarbala4.blogfa.com