Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Village

Basti ( village)
Overlooking the land of five rivers of Multan Pakistan, there is a small Basti. A Basti is a village where all the people live and work side by side as a large family on one big farm. Every one shares in the chores , tilling the soil, harvesting the crops, caring for the livestock and tending the mango gardens and other fruits grown for which City of Saints in known even in the United States.
In this Basti (village) there are also many children this is a story about the five of them Abraham , Sarah, Musa, Ali and Batool . They are good friend and study together in the same school . They live in same area and play together almost everyday , ever since they are born they know each other like brother and sister they are in between 7 to 9 years old except Batool she is 5.
Since the people of Basti all live together as a large family they share the good things that happens we’ll as the troubles.
Children help parents by feeding the animals and care for gardens and the vegetables at the seasonal harvesting time . Children go out to the fields with adults to gather the wheat and to take it to the barns where they store until it’s ready to ground into fine fresh flour for bread.
Beside these work which all the people of Basti ( Village ) do together each of the five children have special work , Abraham job is to tend horses that work hard in the fields of this small village . The time school in over Abraham hurry to the stable he strokes manes of Kala, Kali and the bacha.
How are you feeling ?
Are you very tired ?
He ask the horses as he looks over their legs and hoofs for scratches , clean with strips of soft cloth .
Don’t I make a good doctor bacha ? Ask nicely
When Abraham grows up he wants to be a animal doctor a veterinarian who treat not human beings but only animals to keep them well and happy.
Bacha gives a loud whinny,
One day when there is no school Abraham jumps on the back of Kala the friskiest bourse in the barn , kala flying like the wind around Basti ( Village ) until it’s time for supper .
While Abraham busy with the horses, a black long hair Sarah busy working in the Chicken coop, running and skipping all around in one hand bowl with chicken feed her other hand is waving a big , ha la lo ya , to move them to one side busy back and forth cleaning the coop.
Sarah talks to chickens but chickens do not listen, they are busy scrambling for the best seeds Sarah has scattered around the ground for them , Carefully she gathers up the all the eggs for breakfast.
Thank you for the delicious eggs Sarah whispers to the hens while roster ready for the Azan.
As soon as Musa finishes his homework , he runs to the cow-shed to visit moti , bahri,lambi and pagul the cows of the village . Musa pick their names himself from experiences and behavior . When the cows see Musa coming they start mooing so joyfully that you can hear them in India .
Musa thinks they must be very hungry.
I don’t know how you moo so loudly while holding an armful of fresh straw to Pagul, you make delicious sweet white milk out of all that dry , yellow straw you eat . I just don’t get it Musa said to cow . The friendly look at Musa with her gentle, bulging eyes and chewing the cud as if she was trying to think up a way of explanation.
But she gets too busy swinging her tail to chase the flies off her backs. Oh. Never mind Musa says you can tell me some other time .
Ali the most serious and youngest boy of the three , helps care for the mango garden where best mangos grow. When the mangos are ripe they turn a beautiful deep-yellow color and fill the village air with a delicious sweet smell. That is the time when they have to be picked from their trees. Ali takes each ripe mango and wraps it carefully into thin, red paper .
There you go he whispers as he puts each fruit into its own special place in the big basket while he is careful from the honeybees who wants to taste the sweet mongo juice.
The baskets full of mangos will be taken to the village market to be sold.
Batool who is the youngest member of this group and full of fun works in the vegetable garden . There are the cucumbers , the peas , the carrots , the lettuce , the beans , the leafy spinach and of course red tomatoes with green papers next to it . Batool waters them and pull outs all the ugly weeds so they won’t crowed out the healthy vegetables , Who needs you ? Batool scolds as she tears out a weed growing beside a cucumbers.
Next to the vegetable garden there is a flower garden too, children’s are very proud of their flowers garden which help make the village a beautiful place almost like the garden of Eden in the Quran . Batool is especially proud of the rose bushes where the birds make their nests she listens to the Hud Hud sing and makes up a song with words all her own which she teaches the rest of the children..
Batool,s mother and father are busy preparing for a new family member to arrive from heaven she doesn’t know that she would have a little brother or sister who will be part of her family.
The children have a share not only in the work of the village but also have fun when baby calf, goat or lamb is born the children choose the names for their new friends , in holidays they help put up holidays decorations , when family members visit from different city they greet them and take them for walk to show the village .
The children are learning basic steps of nature by playing with baby calf, ponies, goats and lambs. They love reading books Abraham love reading stories to the children every Saturday they have a picnic where everyone reads and write stories .
Abraham tells a story from a Book name “Human Fealty“ this story is about a young boy name Lincoln who was born in a small farm in Kentucky United States. It was not easy for Lincoln to go to school. He helped his family by working in farm due to extraordinary common sense and ambition to learn Lincoln never waisted a minute of his life always learning from the books of his stepmother. While working in the farm he always thought about changing tasks by making them simpler and easier to improve productivity. At his young age Lincoln had many experiences of poverty , struggle and witnessed some people are suffering and treated bad just because of the pigment of the skin. Lincoln realized that he must work hard to gain knowledge in order to improve life of children who are born in the darkness . 52 two years went by quick and Lincoln was elected president of the United States to change structure and system for children to be born free.
Listing to this story a ray of hope shown on the faces of the children and Batool asked Abraham where is this Village of America Abraham replied I don’t know it’s in this book.
Batool got the surprise news of her baby brother they named him Ismael . All children were happy celebrating for new member of family school summer vacations started all five children are busy playing everyday the young baby is too little to be outside. Sunday morning Mohel arrived in the village some people call him Brit in Different language older children ran away from him as he arrived to Circumcise Ismael and to cook food for people a celebration that reminds young children story of Prophet Mohammed PBUH.
Whole Village was invited to celebrate at the same time children are being trained from the instructions of the fathers time to time . They hears nothing but do,s and don’t doesn’t understand the meaning of the actions yet when they grows up virtuous mental and spiritual habits attained inwards slowly during this time in the village while playing and learning true nature so they can have a happy and healthy culture.
Is it not just a coincidence that there are 365 days in a year and a circle is 360 degrees a unique system of life for humanity . Life is matter ( soul ) which is bound by numerology with theological reasons. Numerology, meaning knowledge of the numbers because life is based on psychs , chemistry and biology based on mathematical numbers. The five “takbirs” or formula of prayer, in the Islamic religion came from Panjetan Panch. The Moslems insist that the prayer is done five times every day. The Torah contains five books of laws Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy . Prophet Mohammed took five innocent souls under the sheet of Iman. Chader –e-yamni. Prophat Isa-Ibna-Marim made five birds with the Clay while playing with children’s birds became alive , It is absolutely true that everything happens for a reason that phenomena of life is stuck in the pressure of gravity which is distributing equal weight on ocean waters and mass of twelve gasses surrounding a shallow body of cultivating system of life in 360 degree angle 365.26 days.
The five matters are out from the loops of 365 digress angle of life to enhance knowledge of humanity who believe. It’s not easy to explain in English language due to limited alphabetical letter and numbers because some semantic languages have 52 alphabet and numbers began from zero to nine not from the one to nine based on knowledge that one is originated from the idea that was energy of mass of gasses were before one such as dot.
Let me return to my original topic of “ Punjietan Panch “ means five matters which are out of 365 degree loop of life. The fusion reactor of the Sun has its own loops as well two prices of rocks in-between the Sun and our lonely planet for millions of reasons.
One complete turn (360°) is equal to 2π radians, so 180° is equal to π radians, or equivalently, the degree is a mathematical constant: 1° = π⁄180. The turn or full circle, full rotation, cycle is used in technology , science and theology. the space is measured in degrees between two intersecting lines or surfaces at or close to the point where they meet. The tilt of the Earth’s spin axis with respect to the plane of its orbit about the sun is important for life on Earth. The Earth’s spin axis is tilted 23.5°with respect to the giving moderate seasons and preventing temperature extremes anywhere on the planet. Earth’s orbit is the path in which the Earth travels around the Sun. The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 149.60 million kilometers (92.96 million miles) and a complete orbit occurs every 365.256 days (1 year), during which time Earth travels 940 million kilometers (584 million miles). During one orbit around the Sun, Earth rotates about its own axis creating 365.26 solar days or one year in 360 angle.Earth’s rotation is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, producing seasonal variations on the planet’s surface within a period of one tropical year (365.24 solar days).The Moon is the Earth’s only permanent natural I would say wife of Sun like Adam and Eve. their gravitational interaction causes ocean tides, balance, stabilizing the orientation of Earth’s rotational axis, and gradually slows Earth’s rotational rate. That’s how we got a 360 degree circle. The five digress difference is to keep” Punjietan Panch “ or five matters free from the circle of life to enhance knowledge time to time. According to the language of Rabi with alphabetical understanding number 5 symbolizes God’s grace, goodness and favor toward human beings. The logic and theory behind five human senses originated that the human intelligence is based on five matter. Chinese Feng-Shui this number is for the five elements, which are used in the divination oracle: air, fire, water, earth, and metal. Number five has a special meaning in Wiccan circles with five human senses. Egyptians divided the day-into 12 counting system by day and night which opens an other door of deep knowledge , Greek astronomers made the hours equal. About 300 to 100 BC, the Babylonians subdivided the hour into base-60 fractions: 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute and computer from seconds to millisecond from analoge to digital and to fireless which is invasibal like heavenly light. A huge immense universe need an honest exploration from each sound, light, heat, electricity, magnetism, physiology, geology and individual thought that secretly produces knowledge. In the language of Rabi we learn space, time, society, labor, climate, food, locomotion, the birds and animals sounds give us sincerest lessons moment by moment to learn about the efficient cause of life.Every reason with its property of matter instruct us that, things that are seen are temporary, the things that are unseen are eternal until judgment day.



Human Faith is a religious devoted to the Efficient Cause of life “ God ( Rab ) of humanity ( Rabi ). This is the doctrine of our religion based on the evidence and books even in the absence of physical proof of the force that guide life from way beyond the natural world. We’ve placed our trust in God ( Rab ) and know that the trustee of the trust is humanity ( Rabi ) . Human Faith allegiance and loyalty is for the ruler of the universe who’s wisdom is visible with common sense and knowledge. We believe in 12 affirmations as well as hidden prophets and imams who are guiding upright humanity according to the Gods will.
Logical thought and logical arguments are not easy nor is it always clear whether a given argument is logical. Logic itself deserves study of dreams, hope and faith the right tools and concepts can make logical argument easier to discover and to discern. In fact, logic is a major and active area of theological mathematics or numerology before theory.
Theological Mathematics typically involves combining true (or hypothetically true) statements in various ways to produce (or prove) new true statements to reach light. We begin by clarifying some of these fundamental ideas to prove that the energy which is responsible of making this Earth its life the universe is Invisible to common eyes. In other words by explaining in theological point of view the most satisfying and useful existence proofs often give a concrete example, or describe explicitly how to produce the object x or energy.
5 + 2 = 7 Seven is primes
5 + 6 = 11 Eleven is also primes
In this example, 5 is not the only number that works 11 works as well. In fact, it is a famous unsolved problem whether there are infinitely many primes that work. This would be a more interesting theorem, but the point remains when doing an existence proof, be as concrete as possible. In the language of Rabi a dot or mass of energy represent before 1 is invisible power which is responsible of making 1. According to few languages and cultures Soul (energy) means attaining real and eternal happiness even misery, felicity or wretchedness , is by means of good or bad actions which we come to recognize through the instructions of the Stars, ilam-e-Jafar, family tree, human genome , languages, cultures, and theological numerology and medical conditions many different ways. Innocent souls are giving good instructions of nature and its intelligence to mankind since the begging of human genome to improve is a divine relations of the master and servant , ruler and ruled , teacher and children , rewards and punishments do not exist outside from this invisible guidance .
Insan (man) through his nature knows without any doubt that no nation, society , city and family can continue to subsist without a teacher who rolls the wheel of the culture in a motion and guide each individual to perform duties. Without such a teacher the part of the society becomes dispersed and confusion and disorder takes over. Therefore that he who is the true teacher of the society wheatear it be tall or small, black or white, father or son, male or female is interested in teaching pure knowledge will appoint a successor for the time if he is absent from his functions. He will never abandon the domain of knowledge. Therefore life is assigned to the soul of prophets, imams, messengers and Saints not to the biological organism they are alive but invisible until the Judgment Day . Perhaps Christians believe Isa-ibna-Marim ( Jesus Christ ) is alive to guide humanity as well as Prophet Khidr and Al-Mahdi.
For example in our family Prophet Abraham has given that social order to Ismael and Isaac under two different tribes in which Prophet Mohammed with Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Our primordial nature does not doubt the importance and values of the fact that the creation of society and teaching depends on a set of common regulations with customs. The existence and continuation of any society depends upon a just Government which support the founding fathers knowledge. We learn from previous history that it is not necessary for the father to be present among us but the existence of the teacher who is responsible of just society and true guardian.
The divinely appointed Imam directs human’s spiritual life and orients the inner aspect of human action toward God. Clearly, his physical presence or absence has no effect in this matter. Imam is the representative of Allah (Khalifatullah) on the earth, and is His vice-regent.
In fact this article explain how Shia Islam believe in the Representative of God ( Rab )
This article is for references addresses the necessity of the existence of the Representative of Allah on the earth at any time. The opponents of Shi’a protest that although Shi’a consider the Imam necessary in order to expound the injunctions and verities of religion and to guide the people, the occultation of the Imam is the negation of this very purpose, for an Imam in occultation who cannot be reached by mankind cannot be in any way beneficial or effective. The opponents argue that if God wills to bring forth an Imam to reform mankind, He is able to create him at the necessary moment and does not need to create him thousands of years earlier.
In answer to this, it must be said that such people have not really understood the meaning of the Imam, for the duty of the Imam is not only the explanation of the religious sciences and external guidance of the people. In the same way that he has the duty of guiding men outwardly, the Imam also bears the function of “Walayah”and the internal guidance of human.
The divinely appointed Imam directs human’s spiritual life and orients the inner aspect of human action toward God. Clearly, his physical presence or absence has no effect in this matter. Imam is the representative of Allah (Khalifatullah) on the earth, and is His vice-regent.
He is the connection between the heavens and the earth, and is appointed by Allah as the intermediate for the rest of the creatures. His existence is always necessary, even if the time has not as yet arrived for his outward appearance and the universal reconstruction that he is to bring about.
Let me provide an example to clarify this delicate issue. Any human needs blood to continue his life, and the existence of blood is necessary in every single moment of life. This need is not, in anyway, independent of God. He is God who has created this need for human, and He is the one who has fulfilled it. Similarly the function of Imam over the rest of creatures is not independent of God.
He was Allah who created this need for the universe and He was Allah who has fulfilled it. Allah (SWT) wished the inhabitants of the earth not to be able to live without the existence of His representative on the earth, the same way that Allah wished our body not to be able to survive without blood. Notice that in the above examples, both Imam and blood are no more than the creation of Allah.
A divinely appointed Imam is a human, but being human does not mean that he could not have any authority over other human by the permission of Allah. The closer the human is to Allah, the more authority he will have. Closeness to Allah is obtained through obedience and piety.
When one reaches that level of perfection, he does not desire anything except Allah’s orders. Imam is not divine, but he is fully supported by divine power. He has been given authority as the Qur’anic verses below testifies. This authority has come from Allah and is also controlled by Allah.
Another example would be to consider a company with a president and some managers and employees. The one who is closer to the president (in his position or any other aspects) has more authority than the others. This authority is given and is controlled by the president at any time. This authority is not in parallel with the authority of president, and remains as long as the president wishes to. The authorized person does not feel independence and cannot do anything against the order of the president, otherwise the position will be taken away from him. The president has appointed that person to carry out a task.
Similarly, a divinely appointed Imam is not considered a parallel power beside Allah, and his authority is not independent of Allah since Allah does not relinquish His Majesty and Sovereignty to anyone. If He gives His righteous Servant a certain power or authority, He will still have control over that individual. Qur’an testifies that Allah has assigned some Imams with authority to guide mankind:
“And We assigned them Imams who guide by our authority and We have inspired in them the doing of good deeds.”(Qur’an 21:73)
وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَهْدُونَ بِأَمْرِنَا وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْهِمْ فِعْلَ الْخَيْرَاتِ
“And We appointed from among them some Imams who guide by our authority since they were patient and believed firmly in Our Signs.”(Qur’an 32:24)
وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَهْدُونَ بِأَمْرِنَا لَمَّا صَبَرُوا وَكَانُوا بِآيَاتِنَا يُوقِنُونَ
Moreover, on the commentary of Qur’anic verse: “And lo! verily I am Forgiving toward him who repents and believes and does good deeds, and afterward he accept guidance (20:82)”, Ibn Hajar mentioned that it is narrated from Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) as well as Thabit al-Lubnani that, the end of verse means “he is guided to the Wilayah of the Ahlul-Bayt.”(al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p235).
Allah, Exalted, also said:
“O’ you who believe! Obey Allah, and Obey Apostle and those from among you who are given authority (by Allah).”(Qur’an 4:59)
Beside what we quoted from Qur’an, let us quote some traditions from Sunni sources to support the above assertions. Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and many others narrated:
Who are those Imams whom Allah gave them authority and are to be obeyed beside the Prophet?
The above verses of Qur’an prove beyond doubt that a divinely appointed Imam has authority and he guides. The authority of Imam is not restricted over a group of people but also covers every other creatures (see Qur’an 36:12 which uses the word Imam for keeping the account of everything). Again, this authority is controlled by Allah.
Allah also said in Qur’an:
“(O’ Muhammad!) You are but a Warner, and for every community there exists a Guide.”(Qur’an 13:7).
إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُنذِرٌ وَلِكُلِّ قَوْمٍ هَادٍ
Prophet Muhammad was a Warner, and the Imams of his Ahlul-Bayt were each a Guide for the people of their time. In fact, the following Sunni commentators of Qur’an narrated that the word “Guide”in the above verse was Imam ‘Ali (as):
• Tafsir al-Tabari, v13, p72;
• Tafsir al-Kabir, by Fakhr al-Razi, on the commentary of verse 13:7
• Tafsir al-Durr al-Manthoor, by al-Suyuti, under verse 13:7 of Qur’an
• Kanz al-Ummal, by al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, v6, p157
• Noor al-Absar, by al-Shablanji, p70
• Kunooz al-Haqa’iq, by al-Manawi, p42.
If there should be a Guide for each time, as the verse 13:7 testifies, then my question is: Who is this guide today? There should be an alive Imam in every instant of time, in order the above verses make sense. This is another proof for the fact that Imam al-Mahdi (as) is alive. Moreover, Allah said:
That which is spared by Allah (on the earth) is better for you if you are believers. (Qur’an 11:86)
بَقِيَّتُ اللَّـهِ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
The above verse is another proof for the fact that there exists one individual at each era who is spared by Allah (Baqiyyatullah) on the earth to maintain the cause of faith and he is the Imam of that age, and this position was never vacated so long as the earth carries even one human being.
This, in fact, is a doctrine of Shi’a Muslims that a “Proof (Hujjah) of Allah”should always exist on earth for earth to continue its function as a living place for human being. It is NOT that Hujjah is god or life-giver, rather it is because Allah has created the world for the best of His servants. The best of Allah’s creation is the one who is the most obedient to him at each time.
Other creatures are considered to be secondary objects in the sight of Allah. Besides, there are traditions stating that if it happens that there exists only one human on the earth, he is the “Proof (Hujjah) of Allah”.
This implies that Allah never left the human on the earth without His representative. At the time of the prophets, the Hujjah were the prophets. Now that there will be no prophet after Prophet Muhammad, the Hujjah is his living Ahlul-Bayt at each era till the day of resurrection. The necessity of the existence of a Hujjah on the earth follows that this world will end when the last Imam passes away.
Beside what we quoted from Qur’an, let us quote some traditions from Sunni sources to support the above assertions. Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and many others narrated:
The Messenger of Allah said: “The stars are amnesty for the inhabitants of the heavens, and if the stars go away (i.e., become non-existent), the inhabitants of the heavens will be destroyed. And my Ahlul-Bayt are amnesty for the inhabitants of the earth, and if my Ahlul-Bayt go away (i.e., all die), the inhabitants of the earth will be destroyed.”
Sunni references:
• Fadha’il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p671, Tradition #1145
• Dhakha’ir al-Uqba, by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, p14
• Manaqib Ahmad, and many more such as al-Tabarani, etc.
• al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p234
• Musnad, Abu Ya’ala, on the authority of Salama Ibn Awka’ in which the wording is: “The stars are amnesty for the inhabitants of the heavens, and my Ahlul-Bayt are the amnesty for my Ummah.”
The Messenger of Allah said: “The stars help prevent the inhabitants of the earth from being drowned, and my Ahlul-Bayt are the protectors of my community against disputes (in religious matters). Therefore, whichever groups among the Arabs opposes my Ahlul-Bayt, shall be split up by dissensions and will become (a party of) Satan.”
Sunni reference:
• al-Mustadrak, by al-Hakim, v3, p149, who said this tradition is authentic (Sahih).
• al-Tabarani, quoting Ibn Abbas
• Also in al-Manaqib Ahmad, as quoted by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari.
• al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p234
Ibn Hajar mentioned the above two traditions as well as many other similar ones under the commentary of the following Qur’anic verse:
“It is not for Allah to punish them while you are among them.”(Qur’an 8:33)
Then Ibn Hajar comments that: “Ahlul-Bayt are amnesty for the inhabitant of the earth the same as the Messenger of Allah was amnesty for them.”In the next page, after mentioning a tradition from Sahih Muslim which states that after the end of government of Justice in the last days, just before the day of resurrection Allah sends a wind which takes the souls of all the believers and only wrong-doers will remain when the earthquakes of hour of resurrection occurs. Then Ibn Hajar comments:
To my opinion, it probably refers to the Ahlul-Bayt, since Allah created this world for the sake of the Prophet, and has made its existence conditional to the existence of his Ahlul-Bayt for they have certain virtues in common with the Prophet as Fakhr al-Razi mentioned, and because the Messenger of Allah said on their virtue that: “O Allah! They are from me and I am from them”since they are a part of him as their mother, Fatimah, was a part of him. Thus they (Ahlul-Bayt) are also amnesty for the earth (similar to what the above verse establishes for the Prophet himself).
• Is’af al-Raghibeen, by al-Saban
• al-Sharaf al-Mua’abbad, by Shaikh Yusuf al-Nabahani, p31, by more than one authority
Also the Messenger of Allah (S) said:
“In every generation of my followers there are going to be just and righteous members of my Ahlul-Bayt to counteract the alterations and corruption’s which the misguided people will try to make in my religion, to remove the false allegations of the untruthful and contradict the misinterpretations of the ignorant. Be aware! Your Imam shall be your representative before Allah, so be careful whom you adopt as your representative.”
Sunni references:
• al-Sirah, by al-Mala
• al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, p231 under the commentary of verse: “And stop them, for they shall be questioned! (37:24)”
And now a saying from Commander of Believers, Imam ‘Ali (as):
I and my pure holy descendants and my virtuous household are most sober in childhood and when we grow up we are the wisest: we are the means through which Allah shall exterminate falsehood and break the teeth of blood-thirsty wolves and restore you the freedom by removing the ropes that are tied around your necks. Allah wishedto commence (all things) through us, and to complete (all things) through us.”
Sunni references:
• Kanz al-Ummal, by al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, v6, p36
• Aydah al-Ishkal, by Abd al-Ghani
The clear and unequivocal terms in which the Holy Prophet has directed us about these matters in the above-mentioned traditions cannot be surpassed or equaled in any other language. The word Ahlul-Bayt can not cover all the family of the Prophet (S). This label applies only to those who occupy the position of Imams by Divine Decree, as established by reasons and upheld by the traditions. Learned scholars from the major section of the Muslims also admit this. For instance, Ibn Hajar writes in his al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah:
“The Ahlul-Bayt, whom the Holy Prophet has designated as protectors are the learned men among his family, since the guidance can be attained only through them. They are like the stars through whom we are guided in the right direction, and if the starts are taken away (or hidden) we would come face to face with the signs of the Almighty as promised (i.e., the Day of Resurrection). This will happen when the Mahdi will come, as mentioned in the traditions, and the Prophet Jesus will say his prayers behind him, the Dajjal will be slain, and then the signs of the Almighty will appear one after another.”
Sunni reference: al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, p234
This is why the demise of the twelfth Imam will bring the end of the world, and this is one of the reasons that he should be alive. In another place, Ibn Hajar writes:
“The traditions which describe the necessity of adherence to Ahlul-Bayt until the day of Judgment, also imply that the existence of the righteous members of the family of the Prophet will NOT terminate until the day of Judgment the same way as the Book of Allah will remain.”
Sunni reference: al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, p232
The occultation of the twelfth Imam is divided into two parts: the first, the minor occultation (Ghaybah al-Sughra) which began in 259/873 and ended in 329/939, lasting about seventy year. On that period, people were in contact with him through four special deputies. These four deputies knew the place of Imam and were able to directly contact him. That period served as preparing his followers to the absence of the Imam. The second, the major occultation which commenced in 329/939 and will continue as long as God wills it. There is no special deputy in direct contact with him in this period, and Muslim scholars are his general deputies at this time without having ability to meet him. It might be that the Imam (as) showed himself to someone during the major occultation, but it was never a regular occurrence, and no one can claim to meet him anytime he wishes.
Moreover, even if Imam (as) appears to a person and gives him an instruction, it is only personal, and is not meant for all people. The Shi’a doctrine quite clearly states that the Imam (as) would not deputize a person at this time. In fact, any claim of receiving new public orders (which are not found in our traditions narrated from Ahlul-Bayt) during the major occultation is considered itself to be the proof of the falsity of such claim.
There is no specific place of residence known for Imam al-Mahdi (as) and no one knows his whereabouts on the earth except Allah, and he has been seen by different people throughout his life in various locations of the world.
Imam al-Mahdi (as) wrote through one of his special deputies during the minor occultation:
“Rest assured, no one has a special relationship with Allah. Whoever denies me is not from my (community). The appearance of the Relief (al-Faraj) depends solely upon Allah. Therefore those who propose a certain time for it are liars.
As to the benefit of my existence in occultation, it is like the benefit of the sun behind the clouds where the eyes do not see it. Indeed, my existence is an amnesty for the inhabitants of the earth. Pray much to Allah to hasten the Relief, for therein also lies the release from your sufferings.”
إعلم أنه ليس بين الله عز وجل وبين أحد قرابة، ومن أنكرني فليس مني، وأما ظهور الفرج فإنه إلى الله عز وجل و كذب الوقاتون. وأما وجه الانتفاع بي في غيبتي فكالانتفاع بالشمس إذا غيبتها عن الابصار السحاب، وإني لامان أهل الارض كما أن النجوم أمان لاهل السماء وأكثروا الدعاء بتعجيل الفرج فإن ذلك فرجكم
Guidance can be of different ways. Do we need to see God to guide us? How about the Prophet who has already passed away? The above tradition of Imam al-Mahdi (as) gives a very interesting analogy, and the same analogy was given by the Prophet (S) on the account of Imam al-Mahdi (please see the article titled: Leadership and Infallibility).
If we want to see our way and in order to walk safely, we need light. The Sun provides this light for us even if it is hidden behind the clouds where the eyes do not see it directly. Similarly, we benefit from the guidance of Imam al-Mahdi (as) even though we can not see him during his period of occultation.
As I mentioned earlier, Imam al-Mahdi and all other Imams and prophets are not anything but the best creatures of Allah. They were NOT divine in any way. However, I have seen few English translated Shi’i books in which the phrases like “divine Imam”or “divine Prophet”have been used. By looking at those books in the original language, it became evident that by “a divine leader”the translator meant “a divinely appointed leader”, that is, a leader who has been assigned by Allah (and not by people).
Such phrases should not any how imply that those leaders are divine themselves. This is the matter of understanding the phrase. Although there are many translated Islamic books which have very poor translation, but fortunately the occurrence of such ambiguous words which are critical to the understanding of the reader, is quite rare.
Also Imam al-Mahdi (as) is not a prophet, and as such he will bring neither a new religion nor a new religious law. He does not cancel any regulations set by Prophet Muhammad (S), but he will enforce the true Islamic based on the genuine Sunnah of the Prophet (S). However there are some authentic traditions which state that although Imam al-Mahdi does not bring any new law when he comes, some people say: he is bringing a new religion.
Those traditions further explain that it is as a result of many innovations set by pseudo-scholars into to the religion of Islam. Imam al-Mahdi’s mission is to reject all the innovations and to revive the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad which was polluted by people throughout the history. As a result of ignorance of people to the true Sunnah of Prophet, they think he is bringing a new religion. Some traditions say that Imam al-Mahdi will also provide the unique interpretation (Tafsir book; divine commentary) for the Qur’an.
Masha’Allah, is a phrase that expresses appreciation, joy, praise, or thankfulness for the truth that is just mentioned.

Masha Allah ما شاء الله‎‎, mā shāʾa llāhu