49- In 99 years people’s properties will perish and ultimately in 200 years a Mahdi will come.
(THE PORTENTDS OF THE AWAITED MAHDI, (Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar), Ibn Hajar al-Haythami,p. 50-53)
The hadith explanation regarding the earthquake that hit Istanbul in 1999
“In 99 years people’s properties will perish.” In this hadith, there is a reference to the earthquake of 1999. Notice what it is said, “In 99 years, people’s properties will perish.” In exactly 1999 an earthquake happened and many properties were destroyed. It does not mention the year 98, 93, 83 or 73, as you see. There is a solid date here. 99, the year 1999. “...people’s property will perish.” The hadith of our Prophet (saas) refer to the happenings occurring in the center of Islam, for the incidents always occur in the center of Islam. Otherwise, this hadith does not mention an incident in Casablanca.