Loss of Hope in the Mahdi


God Almighty will send the Mahdi after despair has reached the point that people will say: "There is no Mahdi."
(Narrated by Nu`aym ibn Hammad)


This hadith informs us that one sign of the End Times is the people's despair of the Mahdi's coming. The prevalence of this despair is also a sign of Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) second coming.

People who struggle with war, starvation, injustice, epidemics, and all forms of depravity lose their hope that such disasters will ever end. Many Muslims, on the other hand, start to despair that Islamic morality will never prevail and believe that evil will spread even further.

Indeed in our day, we frequently see examples of this spirit. Despite the existence of countless hadiths about the Mahdi's coming, Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) return, and the Golden Age characterized by great blessings, many people believe that such a period will never come. This assumption is also a sign of the End Times. In a time of despair, people will enjoy the benefits of the prevailing Qur'anic morality, thanks to God's mercy. By God's Will, Prophet Jesus (pbuh) will return and religion's genuine morality will prevail all over the world. Just as the world was filled with violence and injustice, after Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) return, by our Lord's Will, it will abound with justice, peace, security, and blessings.

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