|Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim|
Understanding Youth, Unity, Spiritual Politics and World Peace
The significance of the Mahdi is not so much that of a rescuer,
e.g. he will come and set everything right,
as that of an inevitability, a catalyst, a direction and a reason for change.
"It is hardly necessary to give an explanation as why the Mahdi disappeared immediately after assuming the Imamate. Let it suffice to say that Allah in His Divine Wisdom ordained so. In the meantime, it is the duty of all the Muslims, especially the Shias, to strive steadfastly for the creation of the proper atmosphere and the right climate for the establishment of a world order based on justice, virtue and piety. They should not only mould their individual lives according to the teachings and high ideals of Islam, but they should also bend their efforts to set up the Islamic order on the collective and communal level. They should devote themselves to the service of the faith and be prepared to receive the Awaited Saviour. That is what was meant by the Imams when they exhorted the Muslims to keep on waiting for the Mahdi." ~ Allama Yusufali Nafsi