The late Sheikh Ansari concerning the status of Imam of the Age (AS)
At this point so that light can be shed on hearts, we will mention some of the events of the life of a great personality in the Shi’a world, who by having unseen powers both openly and privately has embarked on assisting God’s religion.
One of the students of the late Sheikh Ansari, concerning the relationship of the late Sheikh with the Imam of the Age (AS) and his honorable visits to the house of that Hazrat has said:
I had entered Kerbala to perform one of the particular pilgrimages of Hazrat Abi Abdullah Hussein (AS). I came out of my house a little after midnight to go to the bath and because the lanes were muddy, I took along a lamp with me. From afar I saw someone resembling Sheikh. Upon drawing nearer I confirmed that it was the Sheikh. I wondered where he was going at that time of the night especially since it was muddy and he also had weak eyesight. So that God forbid someone should ambush him, I followed him quietly until he arrived at the door of a ruined house, where he read the Ziyarat Jameh with particular attention and then entered the house.
I saw nothing after that but I heard the Sheikh’s voice and it seemed that he was speaking to someone. I went to the bath, then to the harem and saw the Sheikh there. After the journey to Najaf I visited the Sheikh and related the incident of that night to him. First the Sheikh denied it, but after much insistence he said, “ Sometimes in order to pay a visit to the Imam of the Age (AS) I seek permission and go to the back door of the house which you will never find again, read Ziyarat Jameh and if permission is given (at that place), I visit the esteemed Imam (AS) and ask the necessary questions of the master”. The Sheikh said; “Until the time that I am alive keep this secret and reveal it to no one.”
Such great and achieved personalities are ready and prepared for the reappearance of the Imam (AS) and not those who at the time of the reappearance will go to war with the Imam (AS) by interpreting and explaining verses of the Holy Qur’an.
 The life and personality of Sheikh Ansari, pg 106