The lion is a symbol referring to Hazrat Mahdi (as), insha’Allah. The age of Leo is over, and its exact opposite in the age of Aquarius, which begins in 2012. The age of the Mahdi (as) is the age of Aquarius. This is described in detail in the Bible. The Prophet Jesus (as) says, “As you go into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him.” He says, “Follow him to the house that he enters” and do what he does. That is a reference to the Mahdi (as). He is saying, “Follow the Mahdi (as).” That appears in several places in the Gospel, insha’Allah. There is much more to say, but I will say it when the time comes, insha’Allah.
The followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as) are the followers ordained in destiny. Otherwise, people will be unwilling to approach Hazrat Mahdi (as). Because since Hazrat Mahdi (as) has knowledge from the Mind of Allah and manifestations of Hazrat Khidr (as), he frightens people. I mean, he clashes with many things. He conflicts with marriage, and their business and their schools. And facebook. With their having fun out on the streets. The Mahdi (as) conflicts with almost all their own interests. So what will they do? They will choose their own earthly desires. But those servants commanded by Allah will follow him. It will be as if there were no free will involved. They will feel themselves bound to him. That is the wisdom of Allah. You can talk all you like and they will not leave. You can defame him and they will not leave the Mahdi (as). You can say the Mahdi will not come as much as you like. You can say he will come in 570 years’ time, or in 1000 years’ time, or that he is a collective personality. But they will never leave him. They will always remain faithful. “We fortified their hearts...” (Surat al-Kahf, 14) Allah fortifies their hearts. While still in the other world. They promise Allah before even coming into this world. And they do what they promise. They can do no other.
Surah Ta Ha,
83- ‘Why have you hurried on ahead of your people, Moses?’
That means a collective personality is not enough. Allah stresses the importance of a leader.
84- He said, ‘They are following in my tracks. I have hurried on ahead to you, My Lord, to gain Your good pleasure.’
I have already told them what has been described. I have told them the commandments of the faith. He says, “They are following in my tracks.” They are already doing what is right. They are living by Islam.
85- He said, ‘We tried your people after you left and the Samaritan has misguided them.’
A hypocritical movement at once begins. That would not happen with a leader. This is a response in the Qur’an to the idea of the collective personality. Allah shows us what becomes of a community, Islam, with no leader. Allah shows how a hypocritical regime and way of thinking can develop among Muslims. Much of the Islamic world is like that now. Only Turkey has escaped it.
91- They said, ‘We will not stop devoting ourselves to it until Moses returns to us.’
So much for the collective personality! Look and you will see what happens in the absence of a leader. “We will continue in perversion” they say. But they stop at once when a leader comes. Allah is showing there will be no collective personality, insha’Allah. And not just any leader, but a powerful one, insha’Allah. An intelligent leader, insha’Allah.