As-Salamu Aleikum my Sayiddi,
May Allah’s shower His blessings, Mercy oceans and Love upon you my Sayiddi. I beg you to bestow upon me a recitation that I could practice to insh’Allah witness the majesty of Sahib Uz-Zaman Sayedina Mahdi A.S. in a dream for I don’t satisfy the merits to witness him in this physical realm.
wa `alaykum salam,
We don’t say that. We say that we hope to see him both in dunya and in the dream state. Don’t exclude yourself to see him in this life, as this is the du`a our Shuyukh have taught us in order to see him: “amiduna bi amrina li idrak Sayyidina Sahib az-zaman”. He is the grandson of the Prophet (s). He will come in time of fitna and most of these signs have already appeared. He will fill the earth with justice and peace. We ask for long life to see Sayyidina Mahdi (a.s.). Alhamdulillah, to see Mahdi in a dream is leading you to see the Prophet (s), as he is from the grandchildren of the Prophet (s) and grandchildren of Sayyidina `Ali (r). The Prophet (s) said, “Ana madinatul-`ilm wa `Aliyyun babuha” – “I am the City of Knowledge and `Ali (r) is its door.” That means seeing Mahdi (as) takes you to the door of the Prophet (s). Through seeing Mahdi (as) we reach to see the Prophet (s) insha-Allah. We have to stand up for their respect when their names are mentioned.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani