04 Dec Meeting with Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) – 10th Century
(Reference : Behaarul Anwaar Volume 52, Ch:29)
Many people have narrated from Sayyid Amir Allam that he said : One night I was in the courtyard of shrine of Najaf Ashraf and the major part of the night had passed and I was strolling in the courtyard, when I noticed a person heading to the sepulcher. I stepped in his direction and when I came near him, I found he
was my teacher, Maulana Ahmad Ardibeli. I concealed myself and saw that he reached the entrance , the door was locked, but it opened as soon as he reached it and he entered, I put my ears and heard that he was speaking to someone. After sometime he came out and the door closed. Then he set out for Kufa from there, I also followed him behind in such a way that he should not see me. He entered Kufa mosque and went to the niche where Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) was martyred. He stayed there for a long time and then turned to Najaf Ashraf again, I continued to follow him. He had reached Masjid Hannana when I got a fit of cough, which I could not control.
As soon as he the sound he recognized me and asked: “Are you not Allam?”
“Yes.” I replied.
“What are you doing here?” He asked.
“I am following you since you entered the Holy shrine And I adjure you in the name of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) to explain to me all that has happened in this night.”
He said. “I will tell you on the condition that as long as I am alive, you will not divulge it to anyone else.”
When he made me swear to it, he said: “Listen, I was perplexed by some problems and when I could not find any solution, I entered the shrine of Ameerul Momineen (a.s) who solves all the problems. The door was locked, but it opened as soon as I reached it as you might have noticed. I entered the shrine and prayed to Almighty Allah that if my Master solves my problem, I would be satisfied. Suddenly a voice came from the shrine: Go to Kufa Masjid and seek the solution of your problems from the Imam of your time. Thus I went to Masjid Kufa and found Imam there. I had my problems solved through him and now I am going back to my house.”