Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9 TV dated August 19th, 2012
ADNAN OKTAR: "Before Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) appears, trade and roads between nations will be blocked.. " Now see that the roads with Syria have been blocked and before that the roads with Iraq had been blocked and the trade with Iraq had been stalled. And now the trade with Syria had been stalled and previously trade with Libya was stalled as you know.".. trade and roads between nations will be blocked.." PKK blocks the roads, previously Saddam's men were blocking the roads and now you go to Syria and the roads for the trucks and for people are being blocked, people are kidnapped. See that it is just the same. ".. and strife among people will grow." (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi 'Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 39-40)
"Many scholars from various countries will set out, unknown to one another," So they are not organized, each of them set out separately.. ".. in order to seek Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).." For instance a group of them sets out and another sets out separately and they all seek the Mahdi. From that we understand that seeking Mahdi is a sunnah. It is the sunnah of our Prophet (saas) so we need to look for him; I mean our Prophet (saas) recommended that in his hadiths.