Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and his yearning to help Imam Husain (a.s.)

Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and his yearning to help Imam Husain (a.s.)

To be alongside Imam Husain (a.s.) and be fortunate enough to attain martyrdom is the greatest achievement and honour. It is something which we mention repeatedly in Ziyarat-e-Waaresah,

‘O how we wish we would have been with you and attain this ultimate success.’

In Ziyarat-e-Naahiyah, Imam Zamana (a.s.) has expressed this great desire in the following words:

“O my oppressed father! I came in this world after you and by the decree of Allah I couldn’t help you. Therefore, I will lament morning and evening and instead of tears I will shed blood.”

This gives us an idea that in the eyes of Imam-e-Zamana (a.s.), it is an honour and privilege to help Imam Husain (a.s.). The mission of Imam Husain (a.s.) will be completed by Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and the religion for which the Chief of Martyrs (a.s.) sacrificed his life will be put into practice in the entire world.