Duties of Shiahs

Conveying Salaam to Imam Mahdi (as)

Every religion and community recommends a general or specific greeting before starting any conversation. This greeting is like a practice which everyone is commonly expected to adhere to. Islam has also put a lot of emphasis that when Muslims meet, either in person or communicate with each other through letters or any other medium, they should first convey “salaam” (peace) to each other or in other words effectively pray for peace upon the other. (more…)

Seeking Mediation (Tawassul) of Imam Mahdi (as)

To seek a mediator implies to gain proximity to an individual in order to achieve one’s objective through the mediator’s recommendation and arbitration. One of the duties of Shiahs, in every age, especially during the period of Ghaybat of Imam Mahdi (as) is to seek help through his mediation. (more…)

Our Duties – Acquiring Knowledge during Occultation

The present era, the period of the occultation of our Last Imam (as) is quite different from all other periods in the journey of human excellence. Man has made more progress in the last four hundred years than the entire human history. And this progress has not been limited to any one facet of life. It has spanned and encompassed the entire human life from all aspects.The intellectuals of the present century have coined phrases like “era of knowledge”, “age of science and technology” etc. Numerous inventions of this century have made our lives comfortable. (more…)

Our Duties – Reciting Ziyarats of Imam Mahdi (as)

Every religion and community recommends a general or specific greeting before starting any conversation. This greeting is like a practice which everyone is commonly expected to adhere to. Islam has also put a lot of emphasis that when Muslims meet, either in person or communicate with each other through letters or any other medium, they should first convey “salaam” (peace) to each other or in other words effectively pray for peace upon the other. (more…)

Our Duties – Tawassul With Imam Mahdi (as)

While discussing the topic of marefat of the Imam of the time – everyone knows the famous tradition – Man Mata Wa Lam Yaref Imama Zamanehi Mata Meetatan Jahiliyyah – One who dies without the recognising the Imam of the time, dies the death of ignorance. So we understand that recognition (marefat) is important. But what is this marefat? (more…)

Our Duties – Praying For Imam Mahdi (as)

Supplication (dua) is a subject that holds a very significant place in Islam. A lot of emphasis has been placed on embracing it. In light of traditions, we find that supplication is referred to as a ‘weapon’ by which man can repel calamities and difficulties and can combat all kinds of problems and tribulations. This ‘weapon’ provides him with tremendous strength and power and with its help a believer can pierce through all the curtains in front of him and scale such a lofty status that he becomes the cause of happiness and satisfaction of the Prophets (as) and Imams (as). (more…)

Our Duties – To Distance Oneself from the Enemies of Ahle Bayt (as)

This is one of the duties of the Shiah in Ghaybat of Imam Mahdi (as). In Ziyarat Ashurah, a believer announces to Imam Husain (as) – Silmun Le Man Saalamakum, Wa Harbun Le Man Haarabakum, Wa Waliyyun Le Man Waalakum, Wa Aduwwun Le Man Aadakum – which means that I am at peace with the one who is at peace with you. And at war with the one who is at war with you. I am friends with those who are friends with you and I am inimical with the one who is an enemy to you. (more…)