[In this respect,] ImÄm BaqÄ«r (pbuh) stated:
If you have doubts about the event [The Emergence], you will become sure by: seeing âProphet of God (pbuh&h)âs promise, the flag, the armâ1, and one of ImÄm Huá¹£ayn (pbuh)âs offspring âNafs al- Zakiyyahâ. But if you have doubts again, you will become definite by hearing âThe Divine Call2â which calls upon his [ImÄm MahdÄ« (mgehr)âs] name and his divine duty3. (TafsÄ«r al- Najashi, Volume 1, Page 65)
[The collector: The first signs will be enough to recognize ImÄm MahdÄ« (mgehr).]
Well, the signs of [The Last Era which lead to] the Emergenceâ may happen much sooner than the emergence4. the emergence signs which are to identify and recognize ImÄm MahdÄ« (mgehr), will be definitely seen near the time of the emergence. In this way, they will prove and confirm the event.
ImÄm SadÄ«q (pbuh) stated, âThe interval between these two events âThe Rise [the emergence] of Qaâim (mgehr)â and âNafs al- Zakiyyahâs martyrdomâ is just fifteen nights. Â (KamÄl al- DÄ«n, Chapter 57, Ibid. 2)
1-Â Â Â Â âThe Promiseâ, is a title for ImÄm MahdÄ« (mgehr). Before prophet Muá¸¥ammad (pbuh&h) died, he called the ImÄm (mgehr) as The Promise who rises in the last period of the Last Era. By flag and arm, it refers to The Prophet (pbuh&h)âs special flag and arm, which will have been hold in ImÄm MahdÄ« (mgehr)âs hand as the signs.
2-Â Â Â Â It refers to The Call of Gabriel before the emergence.
3-Â Â Â Â The ImÄm (mgehr)âs duty is to save people of the world from all cruelty, ignorance, wrongs, and to provide justice, peace, and satisfaction.
4-Â Â Â Â There are a lot of uncertain [minor] sings, which some of them have already happened in the world, like: judging based on lie, increasing usury, scandal and corruption, exhumation, etc.
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