Signs of their power
Signs of their power
The more man struggles in the acceptance of Wilayat, the more he strengthens his spirit and his extraordinary powers increase accordingly, to such an extent that due to the effect of his spiritual powers he can govern over the physical and even non-physical beings. We will now mention an interesting story from the late Allameh Bahrululum.
The late Allameh Sayyid Bahrululum suffered from palpitations of the heart and with such a disease left Najaf for Karbala on a warm summer day, in order to perform one of the special pilgrimages of Abi Abdullah Hussein (AS). People were surprised as to how he set off on a journey with such a disease in such warm weather!! Among his traveling companions was the late Sheikh Hussein Najaf who was one of the famous scholars of Sayyid’s time. Upon alighting their animals they set off. Clouds appeared and provided them with shade. A cool breeze was also blowing and the weather became so cool that it was as though they were in a cool place. The clouds continued to shade them until they arrived at Khanshur. There an associate of that great scholar Sheikh Hussein Najaf appeared and he was separated from Sheikh Bahrululum and began to converse with his friend. That cloud spread shade on Sayyid’a head until he entered the inn. Since the heat of the sun’s rays shone down upon Sheikh Hussein Najaf, his health wavered and he fell from his animal unto the ground. And due to his old age or ill health he fell unconscious.
They took him to the late Sheikh Sayyid Bahrululum in the inn. When he regained consciousness he said to Sayyid,
سيدنا لمن لم تدركنا الرحمة؟
“ Why did not this mercy spread to me?”
لم تخلّفتم عنها؟
“Why did you violate this mercy?” 
This answer contains a sensitive veil.
The power of control of the special companions of the Imam of the Age (AS) is such that. Some of the 313 special companions of the Imam (AS) use secret clouds and at the beginning of the reappearance by this means take themselves to the Imam’s (AS) presence.
قَالَ اَبٌوْعَبْدِاللهِ(ع): اِذَا اُذِنَ الاِمَامُ دَعَا اللهَ بِاِسْمِهِ الْعَبْرَانِيّ فَاُتِيْحَتْ لَهُ صَحَابَتُه الثَّلاثَمِاَة وَ ثَلاثَة عَشَرَ قَزَعٌ كَقَزَعِ الْخَرِيْفِ وَ هُمْ اَصْحَابُ الاَلَوِيَّة، مِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَفْقُدْ عَنْ فِرَاشِهِ لَيْلاً فَيُصْبِحُ بِمَكّة، وَ مِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَرَي يَسِيْرُ فيِ السَّحَابِ نَهَاراً يُعْرَفُ بِاِسِمِهِ وَ اِسْمِ اَبِيْهِ وَ حِلْيَتِهِ وَ نَسَبِهِ، قُلْتُ: جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ اَيُّهُمْ اَعْظَمُ اِيْمَاناً؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَسِيْرُ فِي السَّحَابِ نَهَاراً وَ هُمْ الْمَفْقُوْدُوْنَ وَ فِيْهِمْ نُزِلَتْ هَذِهِ الآيَة «اَيْنَمَا تَكُوْنُوا يَأتِ بِكُمُ اللهُ جَمِيْعاً»
“Imam Sadiq (AS) says, Whenever the Imam (AS) is given permission, he calls Allah by His Hebrew name and that is when his companions who are 313 are prepared. They are clouds like autumn clouds, which join together and assemble in one place and they are flag bearers (of the Mahdi (AS)). Some of them disappear from their sleeping places at night and (appear) in the morning in Mecca, others can be seen traveling on clouds by day and are known by their name, that of their fathers, qualities and families.” I said, “ Which of these two are greater in faith?” Imam Sadiq (AS) said, “Those who travel by clouds by day, and they are those who disappear from their places and this verse has been
revealed about them. Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring ye together.”
 Abgharil Hissan, 69/2
 Bihar ul Anwar, vol 52, pg 368, Ghaybat from the late Na’maani, pg 168, ‘Ayasi translation, vol1, pg 67