Story No. 489 – Imam al-Mahdi (as) Children Stories: How he guide us? [Mujtahid Allama Majlisi (a.r.)]
There have been many examples in history, where 12th Imam, Imam al-Mahdi (as) has guided and helped his followers:
There once lived a great Mujtahid (Muslim Jurist) named Allama Majlisi (a.r.). Once this Mujtahid was asked what to do with the body of a pregnant woman who had died. Should the dead woman be buried as she was or should she be cut open and the child removed, then the woman buried?
Allama Majlisi (a.r.) decided that the woman should be buried as she was, with the child.
When the people were carrying the coffin to the grave, a horseman appeared and said that Allama Majlisi (a.r.) had decided that the baby should be removed, and this was done.
A few years later Allama Majlisi (a.r.) was visited by a man with a small child. The man told Allama Majlisi (a.r.) that this was the same child that had been cut from his mother after Allama Majlisi (a.r.) had sent the horseman telling the people that he had changed his instructions.
Horseman immediately realized that the horseman must have been Imam al-Mahdi (as) who had come to his help, preventing him making a grave mistake.
From that day Allama Majlisi (a.r.) stayed in his house refusing to give anymore advice to the people, in case he made another mistake. In a few days he received a letter from Imam al-Mahdi (as) telling him that he should not worry and should continue to guide the people. If by any chance he made a mistake, Imam al-Mahdi (as) would come to his help and solve the problem.
The duties of each and every Muslim in the time of Ghaibat-e-Kubra (Major Occultaion) is:
- To be the caretakers of Islam.
- To pray for the safety of 12th Imam, Imam al-Mahdi (as) and give Sadaqah for his safety.
- Ask Allah (SWT) to make 12th Imam, Imam al-Mahdi (as) appearance soon, so that he may come and fill the world with truth and peace.
- Whenever the name of 12th Imam, Imam al-Mahdi (as) is said, you should stand, placing your right hand on your head and bow your head. You should also recite Salawaat after his name.
Conclusion: Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) has said that if someone dies without knowing the Imam (as) of his time, his death is that of an unbeliever. We must therefore carry out our duties to our 12th Imam, Imam al-Mahdi (as) who is still alive and in Ghaibat (concealment).