Paying Allegiance to Imam Mahdi (ajtf) Means to Stand for Justice

13:16 - 2021/06/23
Distance From Oppression for Closeness to Imam

Paying Allegiance to Imam Mahdi (ajf) Means not to Oppress
Avoiding allegiance to oppressors is one of the reasons of Occultation. In the event of Imam's uprising, he is not bound to anyone because of an allegiance paid to them. According to a narration Imam Ridha (as) has been quoted to have said, "It is as if I see the Shiites looking for the next Imam after losing the third Imam from my generation but they cannot find him." Someone asked the Imam (as), "Why, oh son of the Messenger of ALLAH?" The Imam replied, "Because thier Imam will be absent from them." He asked again, "Why?" The Imam (as) answered, "So that when he rises, he is not bound by any allegiance paid to anyone."(1)

Oppression and Injustice to the People
Imam Ali (as) is reported to have said, "Oh people! Beware that the world will never be void of a divine leader but the Creator of the universe deprives people of seeing their divine leader because of their ignorance and sinning."(2)

1. Kamal al-Din Wa Tamam al-Ni'mah, vol. 2, p. 480.
2. Ithbat al-Hudat, vol. 5, p. 154.

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