Those people who Expect Imam Mahdi should do the following
· To Be in Contact with the Other People who Are Waiting for the Return of Imam Mahdi
People who are waiting for Imam Mahdi to return know that Imam’s program is an international one and that he needs a lot of companions in order for his movement to be victorious. Therefore, those who are waiting for the return of Imam Mahdi keep their contacts with the other believers and try to increase the number of Imam Mahdi’s lovers. Being in contact with other believers adds to people’s spirituality and as said in Qur’an,
“Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety).” (Al-Ma’idah: 2)
· To Pray for Imam Mahdi to come back sooner
The true believers expect their beloved one every second and they ask God to bring him back as soon as possible. Therefore, one of the duties of the believers is to pray for the return of Imam Mahdi all the time.
· To Give Alms
People should give alms with the intention of Imam Mahdi’s health. This pleases God and causes him to accept people’s religious deeds.
· To be hopeful
People need to have hope in the battle and in the revolution of Imam Mahdi and they should take this hope to others too.
· To Always be Prepared to Fight for Imam Mahdi
As stated in a saying, each person should be prepared for fighting for Imam Mahdi, even if it contains the use of a single arrow only.
That is why they true believers should take part in Basij.
· To be Sorrowful, Because of the Inability to Meet Imam Mahdi
It is said in the Nodbeh prayer, “It is difficult for me to see the people and not to see you and not to hear what you say evidently and latently.”
Because those who are expecting Imam Mahdi cannot see him, they read the Nodbeh Prayer, the Al Yasin Prayer, the Ahd Prayer, Imam Mahdi’s prayer, and they go to the Jamkaran mosque to keep their contact with him and ask God to help Imam Mahdi solve his material and spiritual problems.
Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi