Salih ibn Uqba related from his father, and he from Imam Muhammad Baqir, and he from his fathers that Rasulullah (saas) said: “The Mahdi is one of my children, THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN HE DISAPPEARS. DURING THAT TIME, MANY OF THE UMMAH WILL FALL INTO MADNESS. HE WILL COME WITH THE SIGNS OF THE PROPHETS,...
(Qamal al-Din, Vol. 1, p. 287 and Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 51, p. 72)
Many hypocrites will appear during the time of Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) disappearance, the times when he is not to be seen among people, when he is not known or recognized, when he suffers imprisonment, exile, slander, oppression and cruelty. These people will fall into madness because of the mistreatment suffered by Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers and the difficult conditions stemming from the world not being ruled by the moral values of Islam. However, when the time appointed by Allah comes, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear with various signs that have come down from the prophets to the present day. One of these is the Sacred Shirt and Sacred Standard of our Prophet (saas) which are now in Topkapı Palace in Istanbul.2010-01-08 15:09:29