The top section of this post was posted almost a year ago, still the hidden imam did not show up. If you read the views of Asif Mohseni and Imam Khomeini for waiting thousands of years- there is a hidden message-no hidden imam will show up. We will play this drama to control the crowd and fill our belly.
I used to go in detail to debunk this thinking, not any more. Two words from Dr.Saheb-HAPPY WAITING.
I also learned something new from a great teacher across the pond- HAPPY FABRICATING. Thank you Br. Jawaid ahmed.
Ayatollah Asif Mohseni-His views about Hidden Imam
Shia scholar Muhammad Asif Muhsini said in his book “Mashra`at Bihar al-Anwar”, volume 1 page 408:
[This Ghaybah that has taken more than a thousand years and maybe it shall keep going for thousands or millions of years. The believers living in it did not and do not benefit from their hidden Imam(may Allah hasten his appearance) in Usool or Furu`, and all else which is said is nothing but illusions and imaginations and playing with people’s minds.]
Muhammad Asif Muhsini said in the same book volume 2 page 223:
[It is not possible for us to say that we benefit from him in religious matters during his Ghaybah, except those whom Allah has robbed them of intellect.]
Finally Muhammad Asif Muhsini said in footnote #1, in volume 1 page 82:
[And what benefit does this knowledge stored with Imams hold: when the Mukallafoun(Shia) are deprived from it for more than a thousand years, and maybe it’ll last for a billion years.]
“ As we have stated earlier, Khomeini’s Al-Hukumat-ul-Islamia, consisting of about 150
pages forms the religious and intellectual base of the Iranian Revolution. In it, Khomeini
has tried to establish that during the period of Ghaibat-e-Kubra (Major Absence) of the
Twelfth Imam(the awaited Mehdi) which has already continued for over a thousand
years, and in his own words, may further continue for thousands of years, it is the right,
duty and religious obligation of Fuqaha (i.e. Shia Mujtahids – religious directors) that as
vicegerents or deputies of Imam-I-Gha’ib (the Absent Imam) they should endeavour to
take over the reins of the government and if a competent person from among them rises
to led the struggle then in all social mattes and in all matters relating to government, it is
the bounden duty of all the other Mujtahids to obey him just as they would obey the
Imam, or rather, the Prophet.
On pages 18 of this book [ urdu ] , Khomeini writes: "More than thousand years have
elapsed since the disappearance of our Imam Mehdi and 100,000 [ 1 lac ] of years may
yet pass before expedience demands his appearance and, he may come (out)?".