By Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani - XKP
This is compulsory in accordance with texts (Quran and Hadith), and reason.
Rational facts: The Imam of the Time (aj) is a advisor and a pace-setter whose obedience is obligatory and it is crucial to acknowledge adequately one whose obedience is obligatory. in order that if a person lays a fake declare to be that chief, he may be uncovered right now and we will now not be erroneous via his fake propaganda. therefore the popularity (Marefat) of the Imam of the Time (aj) is compulsory and it's also compulsory to benefit approximately his particular features in order that if a fake claimant of Mahdaviyat appears to be like we will be able to, right away, detect his falsehood. extra information will are available the arrival pages, Insha Allah.
Textual evidence: Shaykh Sadooq (r.a.) has recorded a practice of Imam Musa Kazim (a) that he acknowledged, “One who doubts approximately 4 issues has denied every thing printed via Allah. this type of being the Marefat of the Imam of age.”