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How can we become a person expecting al-Qa'im (PBUH) ?

By the presented discussions in the previous part, it is now clear that of the major reasons for the occultation have been insincerity in our claims and our refusal to submit to the sayings of Ahl al-Bait (PBUT). Allah, the most merciful, has assigned for us a leader who is ready to relieve us, but we have turned away from his commands and the commands of his ancestors.

This has caused the wrath of Allah in the form of occultation. Our only chance for an early relief is to try to seek the pleasure of Allah and His Hujja (PBUH) so that Allah may waive the remaining time of occultation. But how can we achieve this end?

Certainly, we cannot seek the pleasure of Allah by inventing some duties during the time of occultation passed on our opinion. The Ahl al-Bait (PBUT) have already enumerated the specific duties that we have during the time of occultation, and we cannot change them.

For instance, wasting our time on searching the astronomical data and proposing time for the Imam's reappearance will only displease Allah.

It will also serve the impostors who try to take the advantage of astronomical events for their aims, as well as those who want to weaken our faith in Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH) by claiming that these events did not accompany Imam's reappearance, and consequently, making us doubtful about his existence.

In what follows, we present some of the divine commandments through the words of Ahl al-Bait (PBUT) that we need to undertake during this time of occultation.

Acting upon these instructions, among others, saves us from the afflictions of this period, prepares us and makes us worthy of receiving Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH), and pave the way for an early implementation of the kingdom of justice over the earth, by leave of Allah.

Adapted from the book: "Moment by Moment: Expecting the Advent of al-Qa'im (PBUH)" by: "Vahid Majd"

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