The Friday Message - Issue No: 284 - Who will bring a change?


Issue No: 284
12th May 2017
15th Shabaan 1438 A.H.

Salamun alaykum

Have you heard of these places?

Yemen, Aden, Crimea, Kiev, Rakhine state in Myanmar, Bangui, Nineveh, Mosul, Tikrit, Ramadi, Fallujah, Baghdad, Palmyra, Damascus, Raqqa, Aleppo, West Bank, Hebron, Gaza, Bahrain, Urumqi, Mogadishu, Karachi, Afghanistan,Kashmir, Herat,...

What is a common feature in these spots?

Though the above locations are situated in very diverse locations, having different weather patterns and are rich in varied cultures yet they have one particular characteristic in common. This characteristic is not that they are populated by humans. It is the fact that the human beings in these regions and likewise in other regions around the globe are suffering intensely.

What has happened?

A major cause of this anguish is the conflict prevailing in these lands. The media headlines are full of reports of suppression of people by tyrant regimes, terror in the name of faith, unrest by rebels, invasions by armed forces, occupations of lands and usurpation of peoples land. The innocent lives of numerous women and children have become vulnerable. Citizens are becoming victims of genocide due to their race or beliefs. All around there is displacement of people seeking to escape from this torturous life.
Whereas people of different faiths and even of no faith have co-existed in harmony; now around the world man cannot live in harmony with neighbours on earth. Fanaticism, intolerance and bloodshed is prevailing. All this is being done in God’s name! There are frightening cries for safety of lives.
Billions of dollars are spent not only on production of gadgets of comfort, but also on assembling weapons of mass destruction. Needless to say, these weapons are being targeted not at aliens, but sadly at fellow human beings. On the other hand it is ironical that whilst great wealth is spent on production of gadgets of comfort, the provision for basic needs of food, water, clothing, shelter, education to most vulnerable of our society cannot be fulfilled.
This miserable situation worsens as the moral human values continue to become extinct. Excessive indulgence in moral, social, political and economic corruption has now become the order of the day.
Is this not a chaotic, sorrowful condition of the world we are living in?

Who will bring a change?

Mankind is yearning for a reformer, a saviour of humanity who will bring a change to the present despicable condition of fear, terror and chaos we find ourselves in. Man is desperately craving for a commanding figure who will deliver us from this miserable situation.

Is there any hope for the under privileged and deprived people of the world?

Yes. The belief in a Saviour who will lead the world towards peace and tranquillity is cherished by all.
“…when Qaaim of Ahlul Bayt rises, he will divide the wealth equally and rule justly….he will fill the earth with justice, equity and radiance after it has been filled with injustice, oppression and evil.” (5th Imam Muhammad Al Baaqir a.s.)
This esteemed personality, the hope for mankind, is the 12th Imam Al Mahdi, who is the Awaited (Al Muntadhar).

He is born:

Today, the 15th of Sha’baan, is a very special day. Last night, in addition to observing the Laylatul Baraa-ah (Night for seeking immunity), it marks the date of the birth of the one who will restore purity and fill the earth with justice. He was born on the 15th Sh’abaan 255 A.H. / 874 C.E. He is the final Imam Al Mahdi who is the Awaited (Al Muntadhar), the Last proof of Allah (Al Hujjat) and Master of Age (Saahibal Asr waz Zaman).
By Divine decree the Imam Al Mahdi is in a period of Ghaybatul Kubra; major occultation. We have been separated from our Imam by this occurrence of ghaybah. In this state of the world that we are living in, indeed we are lonely and forlorn. Like a lover whose beloved is missing, our hearts are desirous for his physical presence and command of the affairs. We long for the day of the re-appearance of our Imam Al Mahdi.

How much does one yearn for Imam Al Mahdi?

Like Prophet Yaqub craving for his beloved son Yusuf, are you restless and consumed with the desire for Imam Al Mahdi? Do you feel the loneliness during this contemporary age of ghayba and long for his dhuhur (re-appearance) and faraj ?
How are you preparing yourself for that moment?
Are you responding to call of support by our Noble Prophet, announced at commencement of month of Sha’baan, by way of preparing one’s self to serve Imam Al Mahdi?
This is the time to sincerely renew our pledge of allegiance to our Imam Al Mahdi, Saahibal Asr waz Zaman, to support him in accomplishing his Divine mission of spreading peace, justice and prosperity around the world.

Heartiest Felicitations on the Happy and Auspicious Occasion of the Wiladat of 12th Imam Al Mahdi Saahibal Asri waz Zaman (A.S.)

Wa ma tawfiqi illa billah

Fazle Abbas Datoo
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