SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Agency)- Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgani has stressed upon the need to institutionalize the culture of Mahdawiyah in all organizations and agencies and stressed that realizing this will prevent many problems from occurring.
According to Rasanews, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Alavi-Gorgani has met with the administrators and members of the Specialized Centre for Mahdawiyah in the holy city of Qom. In his lecture to them, His Eminence stressed upon the need to institutionalize the culture of Mahdawiyah in all organizations and agencies and stressed that realizing this will prevent many problems from occurring.
In reference to the blessed chapter of the Holy Quran “Yunus [Jonah],” Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgani stated that the “friends of God” are introduced as those who have faith in God and are pious. He explained that those who are on the path of faith and are pious in this world will have a great reward and a lofty status in the hereafter.
His Eminence stated that in the Quran, God uses the phrase “Those who believe in the unseen…” [2:3] and one of the meanings of this term is that it refers to belief in Imam al-Mahdi and his [eventual] reappearance. “This verse is a sign of the great importance of the issue of Mahdawiyah [Messianism] in Islam,” he stated.
Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgani explained that the prophets and companions had knowledge of the appearance of the twelfth infallible leader, Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Mahdi, and that during appropriate times, the Pure Imams explained who the “Awaited Imam” was to their companions and to the general people.
The revered source of emulation emphasized that Imam al-Mahdi is aware of all the actions and deeds of his followers. “Man is not infallible but if he reminds himself that Imam al-Mahdi is aware of his actions, he can better control his behaviour and deeds.”
“The quantity and quality of ones’ life and length of life is in God’s hands and due to this, we must understand that God Almighty is aware of our deeds,” Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgani added.
He added that every persons’ value and position are related to his or her actions and the way they gained their livelihood. That person who is active in studying Mahdawiyah will have a higher and unique position [in the afterlife] if he is acting with the intention of pleasing Imam al-Mahdi.
Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgani concluded by explaining that the culture of Mahdawiyah should be institutionalized in all organizations and agencies, emphazing that this will solve many problems.
He again stressed to the administrators and members of the Specialized Centre for Mahdawiyah that they must control their actions and deeds on behalf of Imam al-Mahdi because there is a tradition where the Imam stated: “When a believer enjoins a good action we pray for him and when he commits a sin, we pray for his forgiveness.”