Conditions for witnessing Divine Mercy

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قَالَ اَبُو جَعْفَرٍؑ مَنْ سَرَّهُ اَنْ لَا يَكُونَ بَيْنَهُ وَ بَيْنَ اللهِ حِجَابٌ حَتَّى يَنْظُرَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ يَنْظُرَ اللهُ اِلَيْهِ فَلْيَتَوَالَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ يَتَبَرَّاْ مِنْ عَدُوِّهِمْ وَ يَاْتَمَّ بِالْاِمَامِ مِنْهُمْ فَاِنَّهُ اِذَا كَانَ كَذٰلِكَ نَظَرَ اللهُ اِلَيْهِ وَ نَظَرَ اِلَى اللهِ

Imam Muhammad Baqer (peace be upon him) says,

“Whoever desires that there should not be any veil between him and Allah, so much so that he sees Allah and Allah sees him, he must accept the mastership of the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny), express disgust towards their enemies and follow the Imam from them (peace be upon him). If he does so, Allah will look at him and he will look at Allah.”

Note:

Obviously Allah the Almighty cannot be seen. What’s implied here is divine mercy and all other such bounties. Welaayah and Bara’ah both are important. The last part i.e. following their (peace be upon him) instructions is the most important.

References:

1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 81, H. 17

2.    Qurb al-Asnaad by Abdullah Ibn Ja’far al-Himyari (r.a.) p. 152, part 3

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