Factors of Anticipation :
Factors of Anticipation
We must endeavor to understand the true meaning of Anticipation and investigate this state within others and ourselves.
There are many ways in which we can gain awareness of the issue of Anticipation and in learning and expressing its greatness to others, by whose utilization we can bring about the state of Anticipation within the society and create the seed for the belief in Anticipation within its members. We will mention some of the most important ways by which the society can become drawn to the issue of Anticipation.
- Familiarity with the esteemed position of Wilayat (guardianship) and awareness of the greatness of the Imam of the Age (AS).
- Familiarity with the amazing affects of Anticipation in its complete meaning and sublime states.
- Familiarity with the characteristics and qualities of the companions of the Imam of the Age (AS) who reached the highest stage of Anticipation and benefited from great spiritual powers and followed the orders of the Imam of the Age (AS).
- Familiarity with the world, man’s future, the significant changes and happenings in the lives of the people at the time’ of the reappearance.
Knowledge of the status of the Imam of the Age (AS), knowing the elite companions of the Imam (AS), perfect intellects, scientific perfection, connection to the unseen world, familiarity with unknown creatures, journeys to the skies and far away places and other such issues are things which call mankind towards the issue of the reappearance of the Imam of the Age (AS), and create the state of Anticipation and readiness in them for the magnificent and amazing government of the Imam (AS).
Knowledge and awareness about such realities, brings about excitement and happiness within the hearts and souls of all pure-hearted people and makes them fascinated by the prospect of those days. Within the society it also creates a state of Anticipation and expectation for the reappearance, which is an obvious responsibility of every man.
We will now embark on an explanation of the mentioned topics :
 Many other ways also exist which invite man towards Anticipation and we have mentioned some of them in this book, e.g. the issue of sincerity, knowledge, compassion of the Ahlul Bayt (AS) self development etc