They [the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will always accompany him [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] during the struggles, they will defend Imam az–Zaman [Hazrat Mahdi (as)], fulfill his desires and will be more obedient and submissive before him than a slave to his master. (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol:1, p. 65)
The hadith notes the submission the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will display toward him. His followers will implement Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) decisions to the letter, without questioning them. This is an indication of the depth of their faith in Allah and their sincerity. The reason why their obedience to Hazrat Mahdi (as) is described as a distinguishing feature in the hadith is that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will from time to time take decisions whose wisdom is not immediately understood. Acting unquestioningly on Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) decisions may be a difficult test for people apart from genuine believers. Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) followers will raise no difficulties regarding these decisions, and will exhibit obedient and submissive behavior.