SHAFAQNA – Who Are the Companions and the Helpers of Imam Mahdi?
The Companions of Imam Mahdi:
The companions of Imam Mahdi are special people with exceptional talents, who join Imam Mahdi in the first hours after his appearance. They form the primary core for the international battle of Imam Mahdi. They are the people who both start Imam Mahdi’s battle with their presence, and become the advisers and ministers of him after the victory of the battle and they will be responsible for a lot of tasks then. Imam Mahdi will conquer the world with their help and he will establish justice all over the world.
These people are called “The Companions of Imam Mahdi” in the sayings of Imams. They, in comparison to the other followers of Imam Mahdi, have a superior position and are more honored. They will also have more important and more sensitive duties in the
government of Imam Mahdi.
The Helpers of Imam Mahdi:
The helpers of Imam Mahdi are among those who support him after his appearance and they join his army. This means all the people who join Imam Mahdi after the battle starts. There are three groups among the helpers that join the army of Imam Mahdi gradually:
1. The first group consists of those who join Imam Mahdi after he appears and the news of his battle reach Mecca. After Imam Mahdi appears and these people join him, he starts his battle and leaves Mecca for Medina.
2. The second group consists of all the believers, who join the army of Imam Mahdi in the way and fight against the enemies of God.
3.The third group consists of the forces and armies that join Imam Mahdi from far and close places in order to fight against the army of Sofiani and to support Imam Mahdi’s battle.