Having Imam of the Time is of valuable spiritual blessings of God we do not
appreciate enough. He does not exclusively belong to any certain group but to
the entire mankind. He intermediates divine blessings. Everything anyone has is
due to his being but most people do not know him and are not in connection with
One reason for this great loss is that people do not know the Imam properly and
miss the real meaning of respecting him.
By properly recognizing him as watching our deeds, we never do what he despises
and on the other hand those lacking this recognition refer to their inner
negligence and commit many sins.
They are referents of the following tradition:
“Whoever dies without knowing the Imam of his time, has died in negligence.”
Another reason for committing sins while aware of the presence God and Imam of
the time is our carelessness. We know God and Imam of the time and feel their
presence. Despite recognizing the Imam and trying not to be away from him, we do
things that cause God and the Imams to be unsatisfied with us. This is due to
our carelessness. We should do something to prevent this carelessness.
by: Sadroddin Musawi