... Hazrat Prophet... said this: Jibril (as) told me that, my Ahl Al-Bayt [my Descendants] will be opressed after me. This opression will last until Hazrat Mahdi (as) who is one of them will appear, UNTIL THEIR [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) AND HIS STUDENTS)] GLORY IS EXALTED AND MUSLIM COMMUNITY WILL UNITE IN LOVING THEM. IN THAT TIME, THOSE WHO REVILE AGAINST THEM WILL DECREASE, THOSE WHO DO NOT LOVE THEM WILL BE DENIGRATED AND THOSE WHO PRAISE THEM WILL INCREASE.
In the End Times; before the emergence of Hazrat Mahdi (as), Muslims will be subjected to severe oppression, violence and suffering. However people will understand that Hazrat Mahdi (as) has come by the successive manifestation of the portents of the End Times. In this period, the names of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his students who are devoted to Allah with sincere faith will begin to be mentioned a lot. Their reputation will spread all around the world. Then Islamic community will slowly begin to unite in loving Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his students. But until then cruelty, oppression and maltreatment against Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his students will continue and there will be those who slander Him. However in time the number of these people will decrease – except for those who repent and change their intentions – and these people will fall into a despicable and inferior position. The number of people who love and praise Hazrat Mahdi (as) will greatly increase in time.