SHAFAQNA- we see that people get the opportunity to obey the present Imam even if he misses the time of the previous Imam. People got the opportunity to obey and serve the Imams (AS) of their respective times. Similarly we have got the opportunity to obey and serve the 12th Imam (AJ). By this we can undo the past errors of the previous generations. We may wonder that Ali (AS) cannot be followed directly now because of his absence and the obedience required vis-à-vis the event of Ghadir cannot be apparently accomplished.
But the truth is we can still accomplish, that obedience; by finding out & obeying the orders of the 12 successors & by submitting to the orders of the Imam (AJ), the final vicegerent of Ali (AS),who is sitting at the position of Ali (AS) today. For increased benefits of the Imam (AJ) we should be true expectant of the re-appearance of the Imam (AJ). For with the re-appearance of the Imam (AJ) we will receive justice and all the past errors will be set right by the Imam (AS).