Ideological Instability in the Time of
Occultation: Reasons and Findings
Skeikh Maher Al-Hajaj
Translated by: Mujtaba Al-Helu
The followers of Ahlulbait have been going through difficult tests since the birth of Imam Al-Mahdi and his disappearance, for not being able to meet him directly. On the other hand, the deniers have been insistently opposing this belief by creating certain intellectual fallacies about the concept of the Promised Mahdi, like the impossibility of his birth or survival throughout all these centuries.
Accordingly, the followers of Ahlulbait must be totally armed intellectually, in order not to fall in those traps. As a matter of fact, there are both internal traps, like shakable belief , inexperience, naiveness, and love of worldly life, and external traps like intellectually polluted circumstances, false claimers, and lack of guiders.
Thus, honest believers must take advantage of these chaotic circumstances and employ them on their behalf, with the assistance of experienced honest leaders.