Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) will definitely arrive, sooner or later. He will positively come with the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) standard on his shoulder and the sword of Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) in his hands. The caravan of joys and pleasures shall accompany him. He will be carrying an enormous burden of the light of guidance of human bliss, both in this world as well as the hereafter. “He” will certainly come, a standard of virtue and nobility, a fountainhead of deliverance and mastership. He will infuse a fresh lease of life in the dead humans, the lone rider of the field of faith. When “He” arrives, he will enliven the forgotten realities of the Holy Quran. In the age of excessive and vain talks, lacking substance and eloquence, he shall give life to the meaning of the words and revitalise spirituality. “He” will come for sure. His advent is a divine promise. And Allah the Almighty never reneges on His promise.
Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.) says, “Surely the Qaim is from Allah’s promise and Allah does not violate His promise.” (Al-Ghaibah by No’mani, p. 303, Ch.18, Tr. No. 10; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 52, p. 250.).
The promise of his reappearance is associated with the true assurance of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.). Even if a day remains from the life of the earth, Allah the Almighty would extend that day till this great personality emerges.
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) prophesied, (I swear) by the One Who raised me as a Prophet with the truth! Even if one day remains for the earth’s destruction, Allah the Almighty will prolong that day, until He brings my son Mahdi.”- Behaar al-Anwaar, vol.51, p.71.
His reappearance is a divine promise, the guarantee of which is taken by none other than Allah Himself. His advent is sure and definite. He is Allah’s treasure, through whom He will honour His friends and disgrace His enemies.
His reappearance is certain. He is Allah’s Light that the apostates desire to extinguish. But Allah, the Subduer will perfect His light, notwithstanding the displeasure and discontent of the disbelievers and the infidels.