At a meeting on the subject of the system of the Mahdi, held in the Turkish city of Igdir, Professor Huseyin Hatemi gave the Islamic world the welcome news, based on completely reliable hadiths of our Prophet (saas) and the figurative meanings of verses of the Qur’an, that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear openly in Istanbul within the next 5 years.
During his address Professor Hatemi said:
"Islamic countries today are not strong. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come and FREE ISLAM FROM THE OPPRESSION IT IS FACING... HE WILL APPEAR IN ISTANBUL.Our Prophet (saas) knew this, which is why he sent the Prophet Job (as) to Istanbul to act as a guide for the Mahdi. HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL APPEAR IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME. The signs have come about.May Allah permit me to witness this coming, insha’Allah. Do not lose hope, Allah has constructed the world on love."
As we have seen, Professor Hatemi
* Says that the pressure and captivity under which the system of the antichrist holds the Islamic world will come to an end by way of Hazrat Mahdi (as),
* That Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be active in Istanbul,
* That, by Allah's leave, the system of the Mahdi will appear very powerfully and openly in around 2015,
* That the hundreds of portents about the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) related by our Prophet (saas) have come about in this century, and that this is manifest proof of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as),
* That Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be a person of peace and love and that love will rule the world.
This information set out by Hatemi is information imparted 1400 years ago by our Prophet (saas), the True Reporter. Some of the hadiths on the subject read as follows. (For further detail on the subject, see www.awaitedmahdi.com )
Timetürk - August 01, 2010
Rasthaber.com - August 03, 2010
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will start work in Hijri 1400
It is narrated from our Prophet (saas) that:
People will gather around Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the year 1400. (Risalat al-Khuruj al-Mahdi, p. 108)
Bediüzzaman also imparted the glad tidings that the Hijri 1400s would be the age of the system of the Mahdi:
[They] suppose[d] a fact that would occur IN THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED YEARS LATER to be close to their century. (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Words, Twenty-Fourth Word - Third Branch, Eight Principle)
It now occurs to mind that if each of the letters "mim" and "lam" bearing the gemination mark are counted as two, THE PEOPLE WHO WILL DISSOLVE THE OPPRESSIONS A CENTURY LATER MAY BE THE DISCIPLES OF HAZRAT MAHDI (AS). (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Rays, The First Ray, p. 85)
All pressure and persecution will come to an end through Hazrat Mahdi (as)
Hear the glad tidings of Hazrat Mahdi (as). He is one from Quraysh and from my Ahl al-Bayt. He will appear at a time when people are in disputes and social upheaval. HE [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] WILL FILL THE EARTH WITH JUSTICE AND COMPASSION, WHEN BEFORE HIM IT WAS FILLED WITH CRUELTY AND OPPRESSION. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 13)
If there were only one day left for the world, that day would be lengthened until a man [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] from among my Ahl al-Bayt, will be sent; just as the earth is filled with cruelty, HE WILL FILL THE EARTH WITH JUSTICE. (Sunan Abu Dawud, 5/92)
Hazrat Mahdı (as) Will Spiritually Capture Istanbul and Produce the Sacred Relics of Our Prophet (saas) from Istanbul, Where They Lie
Our Prophet (saas) stated: “They will [spiritually] conquer Constantinople with tasbih and takbir, and they will obtain booty the like of which has never been seen…” (Ibn Majah, Kitab Al-Fitan, p. 35)
In terms of portents; He will bear the shirt, sword and banner of the Messenger of Allah (saas). That banner has never to this day been opened since the passing away of the Prophet (saas). It will never be opened until the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as). (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 164)
There will be peace in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and not a drop of blood will be spilled
He will fill the world that was once full of cruelty, with justice. His justice will be as such that he will not wake a sleeping person or even shed one drop of blood. The Earth will return to the Age of Bliss. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 29)
They will swear allegiance to him between the Corner and the Maqam. HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL BE SO COMPASSIONATE THAT no one will be woken up from their sleep or have a bleeding nose. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 42)
There are hundreds of hadiths of our Prophet (saas) to the effect that the Hijri 1400s are the age of the system of the Mahdi, that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear from Istanbul, that the Islamic world will unite under his spiritual leadership, that through him the moral values of Islam will rule the world and that there will be a golden age in which all injustice, persecution and suffering come to an end. Just a very few of these hadiths have been quoted here. But even these are enough for everyone of good conscience to see what a holy and significant time we are in.