Message 38 Ahead To The Arrival:
In the name of Allah, the Merciful the Compassionate
The Way To Meet Imam Mahdi(AJ)
" Oh the son of Ahmad (as)! Is there any way to meet you?!”(Nudbe Pray)
The answer is Yes, there is a way which Allah has introduced in Surah Yusuf in the Holy Quran:
- Permission from the Authority (Vilaya):
"Take this, my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father; he will become seeing"( Yusuf:93)
Just like Yusuf who commanded his brothers to take the shirt and cast it over his father's face in order to make him seeing, Imam Mahdi(aj) should give us the permission to see him as well (but of course with the Allah's will). So we must constantly and sincerely ask him for this permission.
- Belief in the existence of Vilaya
"Indeed, I find the smell of Yusuf [and would say that he was alive” (Yusuf:94)
Jacoob had the faith that there was a Yusuf and soon there would be a message from him. The same faith cured his blindness while he understood his smell so he could finally see him. Hence, belief and faith in presence of Imam Mahdi (AJ) can cure our blindness to see him.
- Understanding the value and the truth of Vilaya
He said, "Did I not tell you that I know from Allah that which you do not know?" (Yusuf:94)
The Allah-given belief and perception of Jacoob about the truth of Vilaya made him the privilege of being under Yusuf's Vilaya. If we strengthen our belief in truth of Imam Mahdi's Vilaya and if we peacefully are obedient to this Vilaya, we will get the chance to understand his government.
-Asking Shefa(asking Allah for forgiveness) from the Velaya
They said: O our father! Ask forgiveness of our faults for us, surely we were sinners. (Yusuf:97)
Even though Yusuf's brothers were really sinners, when they pleaded the prophet Jacoob to ask forgiveness of their sins, Allah forgave them and let them have the opportunity to see and know their Imam. If we ask our Imam of the age to mediate for our sake and ask Allah to forgive our sins and also if we ask our father to forgive us and ask for forgiveness of our faults, we will get privilege enough to meet our Imam Mahdi (AJ) Inshaallah.