I want to enquire as to the reason behind standing, placing the hand, and bending slightly whenever our 12th Imam’s name is heard or said?
There is a Hadith that the name of Imam Mahdi(ajtf) was mentioned in front of our 8th Imam, Imam Al-Ridha (a.s.). Upon hearing Imam Madhi’s name, Imam Al-Ridha (a.s.) stood up and put his hand on his head.
This is an expression of: ‘I’m at your service and ready for your command’.
Sheikh Mansour Leghaei