دعاي فرج The Promised Savior
The Promised Savior
To know more about the last Savior in Islam

In these series of articles we focus on verses that are intended to say something about Imam ‎‎Mahdi who is the Last Savior.

God in surah Ebrahim, verse 5 states, “And We sent Moses with Our signs and Miracles [stating to him,] ‘Bring out your folk from the darkness [of ignorance And polytheism] into the light of faith And remind them of the days of Allah. Verily, therein are admonishing lessons for the thankful patient." «وَ لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسىَ‏ بَِايَتِنَا أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلىَ النُّورِ وَ ذَكِّرْهُم بِأَيَّئمِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ فىِ ذَالِكَ لاََيَاتٍ لِّكلُ‏ِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ»

It is narrated form Imam Saadiq (the Shiite sixth Imam) who have said,

أَيَّامُ اللَّهِ ثَلَاثَةٌ يَوْمٌ يَقُومُ الْقَائِمُ وَ يَوْمُ الْكَرَّةِ وَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَة.[1]

The days of God are three: A day when the Upriser (Imam Mahdi) arises, a day that some people return back to life in the earth, and the Day of Judgment.”

This verse with the mentioned narration contains some considerable points:

1- The meaning of the days of God: The days of God points to religiously significant days. These are the days that one of important commands of God takes place in them. To remember these days and to glorify them makes man to be brought out from darkness to light, since it makes him to remember one of the spiritually important event which is constructive in strengthening the beliefs of him. The mentioned traditions points to some distinguishable examples of these days that one of them is the appearance of Imam Mahdi. This tradition also may tell us that the advent of the Savior was something that Moses also had to remind his nation about.

However, although Moses in mentioned in the verse, his name is referred to as one of the divine leaders. Consequently, all of the divine leaders should remind their nations about these important events. This is why Imam Saadiq reminds people about those three important days.

2- To glorify the days of God needs patience and thankfulness: As the last part of the verse says, the days of God that contains a blessing from God upon people and contain an important religious event could not be glorified without patience and gratitude. These days need resistance, forbearance, and stability. People should both remain firm and thankful for remaining firm. It also may mean that the days of God encompasses those days that took place in the past and the days that will come. Hence, people should be thankful to those that happened in the past and should be patient to those that will come. The time of Appearance is not apart from difficulties and it needs tolerance and patience.



[1] Bihaar al-Anwaar, v. 53, p. 63, hadith 53.

 


Posted in 1393/3/25 by Specialized Center of Mahdism