In case a ruler from one of the Islamic countries accepts the suggestion made by his honor Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani how should he deliver power to Imam Mahdi? Is his honor in contact with his Excellency Imam Mahdi and meets him? What is his practical plan?
Relationship with his excellency Imam Mahdi peace be upon him in the meaning of having occasional meetings based on the hypothesis of his existence at present time, is possible rationally and religiously and apparently has happened for some Muslims, but his honor Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani does not claim to be in contact with his excellency, in the meaning that either he is not in contact with his excellency or does not reveal it. Either way, whether he is in contact with his Excellency or not, there is no doubt that if any time a ruler from one of the Islamic countries accepts his suggestion to step aside from power and deliver it to Imam Mahdi peace be upon him, while he is truthful and sincere and not just claims or intends to deceive and proves his truthful intentions to facilitate advent of Imam Mahdi in action according to what has been instructed in the book “Return to Islam”, God will open the gates for him through whoever he wills; because he does not oppress his servants; as He has said: ﴿وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ لَيْسَ بِظَلَّامٍ لِلْعَبِيدِ﴾ and He does not change anything for a nation until they themselves prepares the ground for the change; as He has said: ﴿إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ﴾ and He is not incapable of doing what is necessary for them; as He has said: ﴿إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ﴾ and has said: ﴿بَلْ يَدَاهُ مَبْسُوطَتَانِ يُنْفِقُ كَيْفَ يَشَاءُ﴾; rather the truth is that after achieving these prerequisites by a Muslim ruler and its confirmation by Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani as an unbiased expert and trustworthy supervisor in the form of a mutual action, there is no need for his honor’s relationship with Imam Mahdi peace be upon him, rather Mahdi peace be upon him will get in touch himself; because his guidance at such point will be God’s responsibility and will be accomplished through Mansoor Hashemi Khorasni in this stage according to the principle ﴿إِنِّي ذَاهِبٌ إِلَى رَبِّي سَيَهْدِينِ﴾; “I am going toward my Lord and He will guide me”; as he has said in his book “Return to Islam”:
“Yes indeed, fairly access of people to Mahdi, in case that they remove the impediments to it, is not possible without a guidance from him; since they are not aware of his existence or his place in case of existence and accordingly they can hardly find him by searching for him, even by relying on signatures that have been narrated for him. Therefore, it is necessary for Mahdi, to provide people with possibility of access to himself once people have removed impediments, and that may be carried out by sending an ambassador or by writing a letter for them or by another means, depending on possibilities and occasions. Therefore, removing the impediments to have access to Mahdi, which is first of all, lack of necessary security measures for him is obligatory for people and whenever they fulfill that, it will be obligatory for Mahdi to facilitate people’s access to himself and he, due to his purity from all uncleanness and due to his inseparability from the holy book of God, will indeed fulfill that and non-fulfillment of this matter by him until present, is reason of the fact that people have not yet removed impediments to access him.”
It is clear that, this is not the promise of Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani so that its violation may occur, rather it is God’s promise and fulfilment of God’s promise is certain, even though its quality and quantity and how it happens may not be clear for people; as He has said: ﴿أَلَا إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ﴾; “Be aware that God’s promise is true, even though most of them does not have knowledge” as His promise about occurrence of Judgment day is true and certain, even though its quality and quantity is not known to full precision; as He has said: ﴿وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هَذَا الْوَعْدُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ قُلْ لَكُمْ مِيعَادُ يَوْمٍ لَا تَسْتَأْخِرُونَ عَنْهُ سَاعَةً وَلَا تَسْتَقْدِمُونَ﴾; “And they say when is this promise going to happen if you tell the truth?! Say to them: The appointment to you is for a Day, which you cannot put back for an hour nor put forward” and has said: ﴿وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هَذَا الْوَعْدُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ قُلْ إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّمَا أَنَا نَذِيرٌ مُبِينٌ﴾; “And they say when is this promise going to happen if you tell the truth?! Say to them: Knowledge is only with God and I am just a clear warner”.
Therefore, the truth is that one should prepare the grounds for advent of Mahdi peace be upon him with the faith in God’s promise in his mind and should not let doubt creep into its absolute necessity and usefulness as a result of lack of knowledge about some details in its quality and quantity and should never accuse the person who invites toward it of bombast. Anyway, the hardship of Mahdi’s occultation is a complicated challenge and Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani is trying to solve it in a scholarly and practically manner and he needs the support of at least one of the Islamic countries and Muslim rulers to accomplish this extremely difficult and breath taking job.
May God grant all Muslims the privilege of comprehending these valuable wisdom and truths and may soften the hearts of Muslim rulers to accept them so that as soon as possible the grounds for advent of our master Mahdi peace be upon him is prepared and the miseries and problems of the world of Islam end; because He is able to do everything and is very merciful and kind.