RECOGNITION OF HAZRAT MAHDI (A.S)

"All praise is for Allah, who has guided me, if He would have not guided me, I would have not been guided" (Sentence from Dua-e-Iftetah)

Allah has created man for his worship, even wisdom also guide that man should worship Allah, since obedience to Allah is the best way to thanks for His bounty which He has bested upon the His servant.

Since wisdom is unable to guide man how to worship Allah and those who relied upon it you have seen that they have deviated the true path and landed in worshiping some other God other then Allah.

Therefor Allah has send messenger to invite the people towards the (worship of the) true God.

The aim of Prophet is to just remind the people about their innate recognition of a man about Allah, and the promise which he has done with Allah in Alam-e-Zar (before creation) that he will worship only Allah.

While coming to this world man forget his promise to Allah and involved himself in the activity which was forbidden for him, therefore Allah has started sending one prophet after another to guide the man in this world and remove the curtain which has come in between the recognition of Allah.

Since due to the immense mercy of Allah, He did not stop the messenger after Holy Prophet of Islam, and Allah has started sending one Imam after another, so that man do not have any arguments in Qayamat that Allah you had not send any leader for us other wise we would have followed up your command.

Despite have such a great position of Imam’s in front of Allah, as described in Ziyarate Jaamea as Practical implementation of his revelation, Pillar of his unity, witness over His creation, the flag of his guidance, the proof and guides towards his path, despite attaining such a good position in front of Allah they never invited the people towards themselves.

Due the efforts of Ahle-Bait message of Allah has spread. The message reached to the most remote parts of the world, today, what ever Islam is evident is due to their efforts of Ahle Bait (a.s) in the way of Allah.

Allah has created man, he want that he should worshiped as the manner specified by Allah, we do not have any right to add some thing or remove some things from it, one person approach to Imam Jaffer Sadiq (a.s) and ask him which dua we should recite in Qunut, Imam replied recite this dua "Ya Allah ho ya rehmano ya rahim ya muqqalbe bal qulub sabbit qalbi ala denek"., the person said Ya Allah ho ya rehmano ya rahim ya muqqalbe bal qulub wal absar sabbit qalbi ala denek, Imam said yes Allah is muqqalbebal Quleb wal absar but say what I told you.

When we are not allowed to make even a correct changes in dua’s, is it possible that some body recite namaz as he wish, no Allah expect from us that we should do his worship as it is wished by Allah, it means that if namaz is 2 rakat in the morning it must be 2 rakat, no body is allowed to recite 4 rakat due his interest, his prayer will be rejected even though he has performed only for Allah but it is not according to wish of Allah, Allah is not in need of worship of man but he wish that he should be obeyed according to His order.

We would like to give the example of Shaitan here, when Allah order angels to prostrate before Adam (a.s) All prostrated except shaitan, Allah asked him what thing prevent you from prostrating before Adam? He replied "I am better then Adam as You have created me from fire and Adam from clay"

Hence a first person who used his wisdom in the matter of worship to Allah was shaitan, pride for him has come in between him and Allah.

Shaitan requested to Allah "O Allah you excuse me from the prostration before Adam and I will worship you in such a manner that neither the angel nor prophet would worship you" Allah replied " I do not need your worship" .

I desire to be worshipped in the manner I like"
Allah said to him get out from here my curse will be upon you till Qayamat.

(Biharul Anwar V11. Pg.141)

Now it is clear that even if a person spend his entire life in worship to Allah and his prostration is not according to the wish of Allah then his worship is worthless. In better way his disobedience will be the cause of separation from Allah.

Thus. it is evident even if a person spends his entire life prostrating in front of Allah. but his prostration is not accordance with Allah's wishes.

then his worship is worthless On the contrary it will only serve as means of separation from Allah.

The criterion for belief is not only to attest the unity of Allah (Tauheed) and reject all partners for Him.

but also to seek laws of religion from the door that has been declared by Him to be His door. And this "Door of Allah". are His Messengers (a s.) and pure Imams (a s ) Hence. the belief in Nabuwat and Imamat is an absolute must to consummate the belief in Tauhid.

Imam Jafer Sadiq (a s ) says, If some one feels that he can deem the permissible as permissible and the prohibited as prohibited.

without the recognition of Holy Prophet (s. a. w. s) then he has in fact not reckoned the permitted of Allah as permitted and prohibited of Allah an prohibited If a person performs prayers pays the poor-due.

performs Hajj and Umrah without the recognition of that personality whose obedience has been made obligatory by Allah, then in reality he has not performed anything! Neither he has prayed nor fasted nor paid the poor-due nor performed Hajj and Umrah nor has taken the ritual obligatory bath nor observed purity nor considered prohibited of Allah as prohibited nor permitted ofAllah as permitted his prayers in reality are not prayers.

though he bows and prostrates, his poor-due in reality is not poor-due Nor is his Hajj accounted as Hajj All these are deemed legitimate only if they are performed with the recognition and guidance of those personalities whose obedience has been made obligator by Allah upon the people.

"One who has the recognition of the representative of Allah and acquires the religion and its laws from him alone, only then has he obeyed Allah,

(Behaarul Anwaar Vol. 27 Pg. 176.)

Indeed Imam Sadiq's tradition in this regard is most amazing, Imam (a. s.) narrates "One worshipper from Bani Israel worshipped Allah and dried up like a toothpick However" Allah revealed to the Prophet of that era to inform him that Allah will not accept his worship even if his worship make him disintegrate like the flesh of the sheep when cooked until (of course) he gains proximity to Allah from the door from which He has ordered to approach Him.

(Behaarul Anwaar) vol 27 Pg. 176)

The above mentioned tradition make it amply clear that the recognition of the representative of Allah is an important criterion for His worship and obedience.

Another tradition from the Holy Prophet (s a w s) in this regard is worth. This tradition has been recorded by both Shia as well as Sunni scholars.

The Prophet (s. a. w. s. ) warns "One who dies without recognizing the Imam of his time then his death is that of an ignorant person."

(Ynnnnbiul Mnwnddnh. Vol 39. pg. 137)

In today's era belief in the Imamat of Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.S) is the criterion for Allah's worship. In fact belief in the Imamat of Hazrat Vali-e-Asr (may our lives be sacrificed for him) is the foundation of the entire edifice of our belief and worship.

A doubt ( about his Imamat) equal to the measure of a grain, will take us away from religion and render our actions void.

In this context the following incident establishes the necessity and importance of recognizing the proof of Allah.

There was a family in Bani Israel, Any member of this family who worshipped Allah for forty nights would have his prayers accepted. Their entreaties were never rejected by Allah, One person from this family worshipped Allah for forty nights, Thereafter he beseeched Allah for fulfillment of his desire, But his prayers were rejected, he presented himself before Hazrat Isa (a s.) and briefed him about his condition he requested Hazrat Isa (a.s. ) to implore Allah on his behalf Hazrat Isa (a.s. ) performed ablution and prayed Allah replied to him thus "0 Isa! This servant of mine has not approached Me through the door from which I should be approached.

While he is calling Me. he still has some doubts regarding you.

Hence, I will not accept his entreaties even if he calls Me in such a way that his neck is broken and his fingers fall apart.

(Usul-e-Kafi, Vol.2, Pg. 400) Under chapter of doubt)

One can well imagine what will be the consequence of disobedience Allah's proof when the person from Bani Israel only doubting about him, he was believing on leadership of H.Essa only he has a little doubt about him (Allah's proof) when a person beseeches Allah by disregarding His proof then he has rejected the means of approach appointed by Allah That is.

he has chosen another mode of approaching Allah in grave disregard of the mode endorsed bv Him The Holy Prophet (s a w a ) has narrated the following Hadithe Qudsi from Jibrael (a.s. ) who in turn narrated it from the Allah the Almighty who declares "He one who considers Me worthy of worship considers Muhammad to be My worshipper and messenger reckons Ali ibne AbiTaalib to be My caliph.

deems the Imams in his lineage to be My proof then out of My mercy I will make him enter Paradise On the basis of My forgiveness I will deliver him from Hell and give him a place in My neighborhood I will ordain My mercy and grace a must for him I will fulfill My bounties over I will enumerate him among my special and sincere friends If he calls Me.

I will reply to him If he entreats before Me.

I will accept his entreaties If he asks Me.

I will grant him.

If he is silent I will initiate If he does evil I will give him a place in My benevolence If he runs, I will call him towards Me If he returns, I will accept, him If he knocks on My door.

I will open My doors for him, But one who does not attest to My unity or testifies to it but does not witness the prophethood of My servant and Apostle Muhammad (s. a. w. a) or acknowledges his prophethood but does not accede to the Caliphate of Ali ibne Abi Talib or accedes to the Caliphate of Ali but does not accept the Imamat and vilayat of Imams in his lineage.

then indeed he has rejected My bounties He has deemed My greatness to be little value.

He has rejected My signs and My hook If he turns towards Me I will hide Myself from him If he asks Me, I will not listen to him If he hopes from Me.

I will disappoint him.

This is his punishment from my side and I am never unjust to My servants.

The last few words underline how important is the recognition of Allah's poof in reaching Allah.

Therefore we pray to Allah "O Allah increase our recognition towards our Imam of the time, and the aim of our web site is nothing but to achieve this object.