The Advocators of Imam Mahdi (Pbuh)

* Al-Allama Al-Majlisi states in Al-Bihar Book: Reported from Al-Fadeel bin Yasar that Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) told him: " He -meaning Al-Qa'im- has a treasure in Taliqan that is neither of gold nor silver; has a banner that hasn't been raised since it has been folded and men that have hearts like iron steel which aren't corrupted by any doubt in the being of Allah. They are stronger than stone; if they are told to move mountains, they will remove it. Every town that they head for with their banners is sabotaged by them; as if they have eagles on their horses. They wipe themselves with the saddle of the Imam's (Pbuh) horse, seeking blessings and rub against it. They become his shield in wars and satisfy him with what he desires. Some of them don't sleep at night and have hum in their prayers like bees. They sleep standing on their limps and wake up on their horses at morn. They are worshipers at night and lions during the day. They obey him more than the slave obeys her master. They are like lamps and their hearts are like lanterns. They tremendously fear Allah and plead him for martyrdom. They wish to be killed in the path of Allah and their byword is: Revenge for Al-Hussein! If they walk, horror walks in front of them in a journey of a month. They walk to the Imam in groups. By them, Allah grants triumph to the Imam of the truth. [1]


* Ibn Abi Al-Fateh Al-Irbili states in Kashef Al-Ghumma Book: Ibn Aa'tham Al-Kufi reported in Al-Fotouh Book from Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) that he said: " Allah has treasures in Taliqan that are neither of gold nor silver yet there are faithful men who knew Allah by the true knowledge and they are also the advocators of Al-Mahdi at the end of time." [2]


* Al-Sheikh Al-Sadouq states in Kamal Al-Deen Wa Tamam Al-Ni'ma Book: Reported from Abi Khalid Al-Kabuli that he said that Imam Ali Bin Al-Hussein Zein Al-Abideen (Pbuh) told him: "The absence of the successor of Allah who is the twelfth custodian of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) and Imam after him. O Abou Khalid, people at the time of his absence who admit his Imamate and wait for his advent are better than people across every time. This is because Allah gave them of minds, understanding and knowledge what allowed them to have the ability to witness during the absence. They at that time are at the rank of who fought under the lead of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) by their swords. They are the true loyal ones, the true followers of us and the true advocates of the religion of Allah in secrecy and publicity."

Also Imam Ali Bin Al-Hussein (Pbuh) said: "Waiting Al-Faraj (Salvation) is the greatest type of Faraj." [3]

* Al-Sheikh Al-Kulaini states in Al-Kafi Book: Reported from Ibn Abi Yafour that he heard Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) say: "Woe is for the tyrants of Arabs from a matter that is close." He said: "May I be sacrificed for your sake, how many Arabs are there with Al-Qa'im (Pbuh)?" Imam: "A few." He said: "I swear to Allah, there are a lot of them who talk about this matter." Imam: "People must be scrutinized, distinguished and sieved till many beings are sieved out."[4]


* Al-Sheikh Al-Moufeed states in Al-Ikhtisas Book: Reported from Huthaifa that he said that he heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: "When it is the time for the rise of Al-Qa'im a caller calls from the sky and say: "You People, the duration of tyrants has ended and the Master of this Matter is the best among the nation of Mohammad so go to Makka." Thus Al-Nujabaa' goes from Egypt, Al-Abdal from Sham, and the groups of Al-Iraq. They are saints at night and lions during the day. They have hearts of iron steel. Then they pledge their loyalty to him between Al-Rokon (Pillar) and (Al-Maqam) the Platform.[5]" [6]


* Mohammad bin Hassan Al-Saffar states in Basa'er Al-Darajat Book: Reported from Saed from Imam Abou Jaa'far (Pbuh) that he said: "Our speeches are extremely hard that none bears to withstand but a close angel, or a messenger prophet, or a tested believer or a fortified city. When it is the time of our matter and our Mahdi comes the men of our follower become more powerful than lions and faster than spears. They step on their enemies by their feet and strike them by their palms. This is when the mercy of Allah descends and his salvation upon the servants."[7]


* Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al-Qummi states in Al-Ghayba Book: Reported from Ibrahim bin Abdelhameed that he said that Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) told him: "When Al-Qa'im rises, people who think that they are followers of this matter will defect and people who are likely to worship the sun and moon will adopt it." [8]


* Al-Sheikh Al-Sadouq states in Kamal Al-Deen Wa Tamam Al-Ni'ma Book: Reported from Al-Moufaddal bin Amr that he said that Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) said: "This verse descended talking about the missing companions of the Al-Qa'im (Pbuh) {Wherever you shall be, He will bring you all together} they will be missing from their beds at night and be in Makka in the morning. Some of them will walk on the clouds. They are known by their names, fathers' names, description and linage."

He said: "May I be sacrificed for you sake, which of them has greater faith?" Imam: "Who comes walking on the clouds during the day."[9]


* Mohammad bin Al-Hassan Al-Saffar states in Basa'er Al-Darajat: Reported from Hisham Al-Jawaleeqi from Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) that he said: "Allah has a city behind the sea. Its area is a journey of forty days. There are people in it who didn’t disobey Allah ever. They don’t know Iblees or the creations of Iblees. We meet them every while and so they ask us about what they need and they ask us about how to pray and so we teach them. They still ask us about our Qa'im till he appears. They worship intensely and work hard. Their city has doors the distance between each two doors is a Hundred Farsakh. If you see their worship and work you would undervalue yours. A man of them prays for a month not raising his head from prostration. They feed on exaltation and wear leaves. Their faces shine with light. If they see one of us they lick him and gather around him and took his traces from the ground seeking blessings. They have hum when praying that is greater than the blowing wind. There is a group among them who didn’t drop their weapons still waiting for our Qa'im. They pray to Allah to allow them to see him. Their age is one thousand years old. When you see them you see humbleness and submission. They ask Allah to allow them to be closer to him. If we don’t come to them they think that this is because of discontentment. They wait the time that we come to them. They are never bored nor do they accuse. They recite Quran as we taught them. Some of the knowledge that we taught them would lead ordinary people to infidelity and denial if we told them about it. They ask us about what they don’t understand of Quran. When we tell them about it, their chests become relieved when hearing it from us. They ask Allah to make us stay more for them not to lose us. They know that what we teach them is a gift that it is out of Allah great generosity. They will rise with the Imam. When they rise they will be ahead of people carrying weapons. They ask Allah to allow them to be from those by which Allah will grant victory to his religion. There are youths and elderly among them. When a young man sees an old man he sits before him like a slave and don’t leave until the old man orders him to. They know the ways to the Imam more than any creature. When the Imam orders them they directly accomplish his orders and never avert unless he orders them. If they were meant to attack what are between the east and west they would annihilate it in one hour. Steel can't penetrate them. They have swords of steel that if one stroke a mountain he would break it into two. The Imam invades by them the Indian countries, Al-Deilam, Al-Kurk, the Turkish countries, Al-Roum, Al-Barbar and what is between Jabirsa and Jabilqa that are two cities. One in the east and one in the west. Whenever they encounter people adopting a certain religion they ask them to be Muslims and to admit and believe in Mohammad (Pbuhp). They kill everyone who doesn’t adopt Islam till everyone in the east and west and below the mountains admit." [10]


* Al-Sheikh Al-Toussi states in Al-Ghayba Book: Reported from Hakeem bin Saed from Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) that he said: "The companions of Imam Mahdi are youths. There are no elderly among them but like the Kohl in the eye and salt in the supplies. The least supply is salt." [11]  


* Al-Sheikh Al-Sadouq states in Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqeeh Book: Reported from Anas bin Mohammad from his father from Imam Abou Jaa'far from his father from his grandfather from Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbut) –in a long narration- that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) told him: "O Ali, Those who have the most wonderful faith and greatest certitude, are a nation who live at the end of time; they never met the prophet and Al-Hojja was veiled from them. Thus, they believed in black on white." [12]


* Mohammad bin Jareer Al-Tabari states in Dala'il Al-Imama Book: Reported from Dawood Al-Riqqi that he said that a man came to Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) and said: "Where did you knowledge reach?" Imam: "till where your question reaches." He: "This is a sea of water. Is there anything beneath it?" Imam: "Yes. Would you like to see by your eye or you prefer to hear by your ear?" He: "seeing by the eye because the ear might hear what it doesn’t know or perceive. Yet the heart witnesses what the eyes see."

Thus the Imam took the man by his hand till they reached the shore. Then Imam said: "O servant who obeys his lord, show what is in you." Thus the sea cleaved into two parts and there was water that is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey, with a smell that is nicer than musk and tastier than ginger." So man said: "O Abou Abdellah, May I be sacrificed for your sake! For whom does these belong?" Imam: "For Al-Qa'im and his companions." He: "When?" Imam: "When Al-Qa'im rises with his companions there will be no more water on the surface of earth. Thus the believers raise their supplication and so Allah sends them this water so that they drink. Who opposes them is forbidden to drink from this water." Then man raised his head and saw fully armed horses with wings. So he said: "For whom do these horses belong?" Imam: "These are the horses of Al-Qa'im (Pbuh) and his companions." He: "Will I ride one of them?" Imam: "If you were one of his advocators?" He: "Will I drink from this water?" Imam: "If you were one of his followers." [13]

[1] بحار الأنوار ج52 ص307، إلزام الناصب ج2 ص258، مستدرك الوسائل ج11 ص114 مختصراً عن كتاب الغيبة للفضل بن شاذان.

[2] كشف الغمة ج3 ص279, عنه البحار ج51 ص87/ ج57 ص229, غاية المرام ج7 ص108, منتخب الأنوار المضيئة ص84, ينابيع المودة ج3 ص393.

[3] كمال الدين ص320, الإحتجاج ج2 ص50, عنه البحار ج36 ص386/ ج52 ص122, مدينة المعاجز ج4 ص319, إعلام الورى ج2 ص195, قصص الأنبياء للراوندي ص363, أمل الآمل ج1 ص9, غاية المرام ج2 ص281.

[4] الكافي ج1 ص370، عنه, بحار الأنوار ج5 ص219، دلائل الإمامة ص456، الغيبة للنعماني ص204، عنه البحار ج52 ص114، العدد القوية ص74, إلزام الناصب ج1 ص236.

[5] Between Al-Rokon and Al-Maqam means: Next to Kaa'ba

[6] الإختصاص ص208, عنه البحار ج52 ص304.

[7] بصائر الدرجات ص44، عنه البحار ج2 ص189/ ج52 ص318، مختصر بصار الدرجات ص123، الإختصاص ص26، كشف الغمة ج2 ص345.

[8] الغيبة للنعماني ص317.

[9] كمال الدين ص672، عنه البحار ج52 ص286، الغيبة للنعماني ص313 نحوه، تفسير العياشي ج1 ص67 باختلاف، عنه وعن كمال الدين التفسير الصافي ج1 ص201، تفسير نور الثقلين ج1 ص139، تفسير كنز الدقائق ج1 ص371.

[10] بصائر الدرجات ص510، عنه البحار ج27 ص41، مختصر بصائر الدرجات ص10، المحتضر ص103 باختلاف، بحار الأنوار ج54 ص332 عن المحتضر ومختصر البصائر، مدينة المعاجز ج6 ص24.

[11] الغيبة للطوسي ص476, عنه البحار ج52 ص333, الغيبة للنعماني ص315.

[12] من لا يحضره الفقيه ج4 ص366, عنه البحار ج74 ص56, كمال الدين ص288, عنه البحار ج52 ص125, مكارم الأخلاق ص440, أمل الآمال ج1 ص9, وسائل الشيعة ج18 ص65, مستدرك الوسائل ج17 ص300, غاية المرام ج7 ص133, ينابيع المودة ج3 ص398.

[13] دلائل الإمامة ص461، مدينة المعاجز ج6 ص159.