Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) & Salvation from Problems

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The Ahle Tasannun scholar of Al-Azhar University of Egypt, Momin Ibn Hasan Shablanji has mentioned a tradition in his book Noor al-Absaar, vol. 1, p. 346 in which Abu Amaamah Baaheli narrates that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) said in his sermon while mentioning about Dajjaal that:

“All forms of uncleanliness will be eliminated from Madinah just as rust is removed from iron and that day will be called the Day of Salvation.”

In this tradition, the day of reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) has been called the Day of Salvation because, after that day, people will attain salvation from all forms of oppression, tyranny, disbelief, polytheism, sins, transgression, corruption, indecencies and satanic bonds. Apart from salvation, this day has also been called the Day of Ease and Comforts.

We find a tradition in the book Iqd al-Durar, p. 161 that Ameerul Momineen Imam Ali Ibn Talib (peace be upon him) said:

“Allah will order archangel Jibraeel (a.s.) to call out from the mosque in Damascus, “O the nation of Muhammad (s.a.w.a.)! Your saviour has arrived. O the nation of Muhammad (s.a.w.a.)! Your helper has arrived. Salvation and success have come for you and he is Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).”

It is food for thought, not only for the Muslims but the entire mankind, that if we desire salvation from every problem, we must unite and pray for the early reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). We pray to Allah that He hastens the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) so that the believers can breathe easy in this world full of oppression and violence.

Aameen, O Lord of the worlds!

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