Imam Al-Mahdi (a.s.): The Awaited Hope for Humanity
The belief in the savior is not only an essential doctrine deep-rooted in Islamic Faith; it is rather an embodiment of human nature regardless of one’s religious affiliations. For it is the universal desire of humans as a whole to try to achieve or at least witness the realization of the ultimate objective of their existence, through which they will achieve perfection and social happiness in its entirety.
More importantly, from a religious perspective the concept of the savior is the culmination of human struggle in their path towards Allah the Almighty. It is when true Justice will be established through human hands but with Divine succor resulting in the prevalence of truth over falsehood and all its offshoots.
Allah says: “Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.” (Holy Qur’an, 17:81)
The Imam of the Age (may our souls be sacrificed for his sake) will come to solve the problems of humanity. He will come to save humanity forever.
This means that those who are waiting for the arrival of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) are discontent about the current situation of the world – the unfair situation of the world in which many innocent people are oppressed, many are misled, and many others do not find the opportunity to worship God. Waiting for the arrival of Imam
Mahdi (a.s.) means opposing the current situation that is prevalent in humans’ life, and which has been caused due to the prevalence of ignorance and carnal desires in humans’ life. This is the true meaning of waiting for the arrival of Imam Mahdi (a.s.).
International Baha’i Research Centre (IBRC) would like to congratulate you dear brothers and sisters on this auspicious Eid of the Birthday Anniversary of Imam Mahdi(a.s.) on 15th of Shaaban of 255 years after Hijra, which is full of hope and promise for all faithful people, all those who believe in the leadership of the Prophet’s (s.w.a.) household and all those who fight oppression as well as all vigilant, knowledgeable, and freedom-seeking people.
We avail this opportunity to renew our kindly request for more constructive cooperation and mutual research on falsehood cults.