In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate the Merciful
قُلْ أَرَأَیتُمْ إِنْ أَصْبَحَ مَاؤُکمْ غَوْرًا فَمَنْ یأْتِیکمْ بِمَاءٍ مَعِینٍ.
"Say: Have you considered if your water should go down, who is it then that will bring you flowing water?" (Quran: 67:30)
We congratulate all those who anticipate the coming of the savior of the world, the awaited savior of the nations and reformer of the world, our master, the Imam of Age, Imam Mahdi (AS) on his auspicious birthday anniversary. Without a doubt, today the world is thirstier than ever for that only savior of the world.
Humanity has no choice but to seek refuge in God Almighty and His last proof (divine authority). Therefore, I advise everyone to remember that beloved being at all times and under all circumstances. They should benefit from the special opportunity ahead, that is, the night of mid-Sha'ban which, as narrated in our religious literature, enjoys tremendous importance. Special deeds have been mentioned for this night and day so that we may benefit and pray for the reappearance of that divine authority and the Imam of Age. We pray to God for his reappearance so that the suffering and misery of humanity may come to an end.
Perhaps, one of the most important and highly recommended deeds of mid-Sha'aban is Ziarat of the Chief of Martyrs, Imam Hussein (AS). Everybody should know that the Imam of Age (AS) is the divine authority in the present time and age; he is the reformer and the hope of the downtrodden. Indeed, it is he who, with his arrival, humiliates the arrogant.
Not only is he the hope of the Shiites and Muslims but also that of the entire humanity. All Muslims including the religious scholars must fulfill their role as best as possible in the period of occultation because the Imam has relegated the affairs to the jurists and scholars of the Ummah.
و اما الْحَوَادِثُ الْوَاقِعَةُ فَارْجِعُوا فِیهَا إِلَى رُوَاةِ حَدِیثِنا.
"As for the new occurrences, you should refer in them to the narrators of our tradition."
Indeed, there are some individuals who subscribe to the separation of the world and religion i.e. the world without a religious custodian and religion minus jurisprudence. At this critical juncture, I pray to Allah, the Almighty and the Exalted, to hasten the reappearance of the Imam of Age, and I pray for everyone's well-being and, especially for the recovery of those infected with the insidious coronavirus disease. Apart from engaging in reading supplications and in invoking Allah for help and protection against illnesses, the people should also follow the instructions of health experts and executives in charge. I thank all those dear( brothers and sisters) who are busy serving in the health sector and I pray for their well-being and I need their prayers too.
The Holy City of Qom
7 April 2020
Hussein Noori Hamedani