Yaqoob (a.s.): The Almighty Allah, after a long time, brought his dispersed affairs together and removed his distress. Qaim (a.s.) is also such that the Almighty Allah would solve his problems and remove his distress after a long time. Yaqoob (a.s.) wept so much for Yusuf (a.s.) that his pupils became white with blindness.
Surah Yusuf 12:84
Qaim (a.s.) weeps intensely for his great grandfather, Husain (a.s.) and in Ziarat Nahiya he says:
“And I weep on you blood instead of tears.”
Biharul Anwar; Vol. 101, Pg. 320
Yaqoob (a.s.) was in anticipation of reappearance and he said:
“O my sons! Go and inquire respecting Yusuf and his brother, and despair not of Allah’s mercy; surely none despairs of Allah’s mercy except the unbelieving people.”
Surah Yusuf 12:87
Qaim (a.s.) is also waiting for the reappearance as proved by the traditional reports regarding this matter.
Resemblance to Yusuf
Yusuf (a.s.) was the most handsome person of his time. Qaim (a.s.) would also be the most handsome person of his time as mentioned in the discussion about the elegance of His Eminence.
Yusuf (a.s.) disappeared for a long time while he walked among them and recognized them but they did not recognize him.
Surah Yusuf 12:88
Qaim (a.s.) also disappeared from the sight of the people in such a way that he walks among them and recognizes them but they do not recognize him as we have mentioned in the discussion of the Ghaibat of His Eminence in the chapter of the Letter ‘Gh’.
The Almighty Allah reformed the affairs of Yusuf (a.s.) overnight when the king of Egypt saw that dream.
The Almighty Allah would also improve the affairs of Qaim (a.s.) overnight. Thus on that single night He would gather the companions of His Eminence from far off lands.
Shaykh Sadooq has narrated in Kamaluddin from His Eminence, Abu Ja’far Baqir (a.s.) that he said:
“In the Master of this affair there is a resemblance to Yusuf (a.s.) and it is that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime would improve and reform his affairs overnight.”
Kamaluddin, Vol. 1, Pg. 329
And it is narrated from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) that he said:
“Mahdi is from us, Ahle Bayt. The Almighty Allah would improve and reform his affairs overnight.”
Biharul Anwar; Vol. 52, Pg. 280
Yusuf (a.s.) was distressed by being imprisoned and he said as follows:
“He said: My Lord! the prison house is dearer to me than that to which they invite me…”
Surah Yusuf 12:33
In the same way Qaim (a.s.) has also the same situation as mentioned in the tradition of His Eminence, Abu Ja’far Baqir (a.s.):
“In the Master of this affair there is a resemblance to Moosa, a resemblance to Isa, a resemblance to Yusuf and a resemblance to Muhammad (s.a.w.s.)” – till he said – “and as for the resemblance to Yusuf, it is the prison and occultation…”
513 Kamaluddin, Vol. 1, Pg. 329
(O ardent follower of the family of infallibility, take lesson from these statements and imagine the distress and hardship of your Maula; that the world, in spite of its vastness and the earth in spite of its extent is a prison for him in such a way that he is not secure from the oppression and opposition of the enemies. We pray to the Almighty Allah to hasten his reappearance and ease his advent.
Yusuf (a.s.) remained in the prison for some years. Qaim (a.s.); if only we could know how long he would have to remain in the prison of occultation and when he would come out of it!
Yusuf (a.s.) had gone into occultation from the general public as well as his near and dear ones and he remained hidden from his brothers and his disappearance was very tough upon his father, Yaqoob, in spite of the fact that there was not much distance between him and his followers, as mentioned in traditions.
Qaim (a.s.) also – as mentioned in other traditions – is like that. In Kamaluddin it is narrated from His Eminence, Imam Baqir (a.s.) in the discussion of the resemblance to some prophets it has come as follows:
“And as for his resemblance to Yusuf bin Yaqoob (a.s.), it is occultation from his near and near ones as well as from the general populace and being hidden from his brothers; and the concealment of his affair from his father, Prophet Yaqoob (a.s.). in spite of the fact that the distance between His Eminence and his father, family and followers…”
Kamaluddin, vol 1, pg 327
I say: There are a large number of reports that prove that His Eminence is with us and is aware of our affairs. Some of these traditional reports would be mentioned in this book, if Allah the Almighty wills.
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