In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Beginning of the Major Occultation
The first of Shawal month 329 (higria) is the start day of the major occultation of Al-imam AL-Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance), and it is the beginning of the faithful waiting to his blessed appearance to fill the earth with justice and equity after it has been filled with injustice and oppression. And until Allah permits this light to appear for the public, we can benefit from a range of ethics in the relationship with Al-Imam (A.S.), which include:
1- Reforming self and readiness to support him.
2- Waiting for the appearance by working, supplication, piety and devoutness.
3- Following his deputy (the supreme leader of Muslims) in his absence and gather around the faithful pious scientists.
4- Reading every morning the covenant supplication.
5- Reading every Friday morning Al-Nodba supplication.
6- Visiting him (may God hasten his appearance), to supplicate and ask God to accelerate his appearance.
The Redolence of Guardianship
“Allah, the exalted, he created the jurists guardianship, and it is the prophet’s Mohammad guardianship.”
Imam Khamenei (May God keep him)
A Story and a Lesson
Before his major absence, Al-Imam (A..S.) wrote his will to the son of BabawayAlkomy (the father of Alsdouk) and to his Shiites saying:
“…..I advise you to forgive the sins, to repress anger, kinship, consoling brotherhood and the pursuit to achieve their needs in hardship and ease, and patience upon ignorance, to know your religion, fixed in decisions, and compact to Quran, good attitude and to order kindness and to forbid prohibited things….”
“And you should pray the night prayer, the prophet (peace be upon him and his household) recommended Ali (A.S.) saying,” o Ali, you should pray the night prayer and who despise in this prayer he isn’t one of us, follow my will and order my Shiites to do the same , and you be patient and to wait my diverge.. the prophet said about that,” the best work my nation can do is to wait diverge.”
So my chieftain Abu Al-Hasan persist and order all my Shiites to be patient, because Allah owns the earth, he inherits to whom he wants from his worshiper, and the consequence is to those who fear Allah, and peace be upon you and upon our Shiites, Allah is our agent, what a good master he is and what a good patron he is.
The Jurist's Guardianship is a Gift from Allah
Al-Imam Ali (A.S.) said, “Praise be to Allah, who didn’t take me out of this world until I showed the nation all what they need.”
Al-Imam Al-Khomeini (may his secret be sacred) explained Al-Imam Ali’s words saying, “and what a need such as the need of setting someone who runs out the nation and save the system of the Muslims’ country in the era of gossiping with the survival of Islam's rules, which can’t be simplified only by the supreme leader of Muslims and the director of the nation and people.
And he (may his secret be sacred) describes the jurist’s guardianship saying:
- A thorn in the eyes of the enemy, “the jurist’s guardianship, this upscale law of the laws of Islam, is a thorn in the eyes of the enemy, collusions are done against it to make people indifferent to the basic law..”
- A divine gift, the jurist’s guardianship is a divine gift to Muslims.
- Isn’t a dictatorship: "the ruling in Islam is the law and the prophet (peace be upon him and his household) and his family returns back to the divine law, so if the prophet or Imam Ali a dictator, then the jurist can be dictatorial. There is no dictatorship in the jurist’s guardianship; it is just a guard over things in order not to go off track.”
The Commander’s Jurisprudence
Following the commands of the supreme leader of Muslims is a duty of all people.
- General issues for Muslims
- The defense of Islam and Muslims against tyrants and infidels.
Shaaban Month Occasions
Second of Shaaban: the imposition of fasting Ramadan month.2 (A.H.)
Third of Shaaban: the birth of Al-Hussein (A.S.) 4(A.H.)
Fourth of Shaaban: the birth of Al-Abass (A.S.) 26(A.H.) and the day of injured
Fifth of Shaaban: the birth of Al-Imam Ali the son of Hussein (A.S.) 38 (A.H.)
Eleventh of Shaaban: the birth of Ali-Al-Akbar 33 (A.H.)
Fourteenth of Shaaban: commemoration of the 15 night of Shaaban
Fifteenth of Shaaban: the birth of Al-Mahdi 255 (A.H.) and the day of weak people.
Twenty-second of Shaaban: first week of the mosque
July 25: July aggression 1193 (A.D.)
July 8: the outbreak of the First World War 1914 (A.D.)
July 29: seven-days war 1993 (A.D.)
First of august: Eid of the Lebanese army (A.D.)
August 6: dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima 1945(A.D.)
August 14: the end of July aggression defeat war in 2006 (A.D.)
August 21: burning Al-Aqsa mosque in 1969.(A.D.)