?How Do the Companions of Imam Mahdi Join Him
According to the sayings, the companions gather around miraculously from faraway and close places at a night or in a morning in Mecca and they join Imam Mahdi there.
Imam Ali quotes from Prophet Muhammad in this regard, “God brings together the companions of Mahdi in Mecca, from east and west, in a blink of an eye.”
According to Imam Baqir, the companions of Mahdi get to Mecca miraculously and they join Imam Mahdi there.
The Presence of Women among the Companions of Imam Mahdi
Women too, are present among the companions of Imam Mahdi and they work as nurses. Different numbers have been mentioned in different sayings in regards to the women. According to a saying by Imam Sadiq there are thirteen nurses among the companions of Imam Mahdi, who take care of the injured and the sick. The name of nine of them has been mentioned in this saying. Some other sayings have talked about fifty women among the companions of Imam Mahdi, who work as nurses and aid the warriors of Islam. A greater number has been mentioned in some other sayings. That is probably because these sayings are about the women who accompany Imam Mahdi after his battle and they aid his army.
Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi