Story No. 479 – Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) and Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili (a.r.)

Dear Children,

We all know that our beloved twelfth Imam, Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) is in Ghaibat (Occultation). During Ghaibat we cannot meet Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) on our own, but Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) can meet us whenever he wishes. In fact there are some fortunate people who called Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) for help when they faced problems and Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) met them and solved their problems. In fact Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) is more kind towards his Shias than a loving mother is to her child. Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) himself says: “Surely We have not forgotten you…”

Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili (a.r.) is one of those fortunate people who were cured by Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.). He was a very great scholar and Marja’e Taqleed of his time. He is the author of very famous book ‘Wasailush Shia’. He is buried in the courtyard of our eighth Imam, Imam Ali ibn Musa Reza (a.s.).

When Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili (a.r.) was 10 years old he fell ill very severely. His illness was so severe that his family and relatives lost all hopes of him getting cured and were weeping profusely over him.

Meanwhile, Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili went to sleep and dreamt that Holy Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.) and A’immah (a.s.) are standing near him. He saluted and shook hands with all of them. While saluting and shaking hands with Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) he started weeping uncontrollably and complained to Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) in the following words:

“O my Master, I am afraid that I will die due to this disease and will be unable to seek knowledge and do good deeds.”

Imam Mehdi (a.s.) replied: “Don’t be afraid, Allah (SWT) will cure you and grant you a long life.” Imam Mehdi (a.s.) handed over a cup of water to Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili (a.r.). As soon as he drank from the cup his illness was cured and he was well once again.

In this way Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili (a.r.) was cured by our kind and affectionate, Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.).

Moral of the story:

We should seek help from the Tawassul of Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) whenever we face any problem.

Imam Mehdi (a.t.f.s.) helps his Shias when they call him for help.

We should always seek religious knowledge like Allamah Shaikh Hurr-e-Amili (a.r.).