Rasa – Ayatollah Heydari said that awaiting the reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi gives a sense of responsibility and said, “Awaiting the reappearance isn’t silence but rather its a movement, a demand, a jihad (hard trying for God).”
RNA – Speaking on April 22nd at a ceremony marking the birth anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi in Ahvaz, Ayatollah Mohsen Heydari argued that man must prepare himself for the reappearance of the Imam of Time and said, “In waiting for the reappearance [of Imam al-Mahdi], first man must reform himself, then his family and those around him and then work for the reform of society.”
The representative of the people of Khuzestan province in the Assembly of Experts stated that the man who is awaiting the twelfth infallible Imam, who is alive but in occultation, has a sense of responsibility and said, “Awaiting the reappearance [of Imam al-Mahdi] isn’t silence but rather its a movement, a demand, a jihad and an attempt to reform society in order to prepare the conditions for the reappearance.”
Ayatollah Heydari pointed out that awaiting the reappearance is expenditure and without destructive moves, stated, “It isn’t to be said that when the Imam of Time will reappear, he himself will fill the world with justice and at the same time, enjoin the good and forbid the wrong and forget about responsibility.”
The temporary Friday prayer leader of Ahvaz continued, “If we want to wait in the true meaning of the term, we must prepare ourselves, our houses, the people around us and society for the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi.”
Ayatollah Heydari referred to the recent devastating flood in Khuzestan and stated, “The floods in Khuzestan and the movement of people from all over the country, and even from outside the country, to help the people of Khuzestan is a sense of responsibility and movement for self-reform and is a kind of preparation for the reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi.”
Floods in oil-rich Khuzestan province have sparked mass evacuations in a few towns.
Massive downpours began sweeping the country on March 19, with raging currents of water battering houses, washing away cars and killing people in a few provinces.
The intense rainfalls eventually caused rivers to burst their banks triggering the worst flooding in decades in 25 of the country’s 31 provinces.
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