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Economic crisis before the coming of the Mahdi

... From Abu Bashir: Imam Jaffari Sadiq (as) said:
THE PEOPLE WILL GO HUNGRY FOR A YEAR BEFORE THE COMING OF THE QAIM, AND A FEAR OF BEING SLAIN WILL ENFOLD THEM; they will suffer losses of goods, lives and assets. Allah writes this clearly in His book. He then added this verse: “We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits. But give good news to the steadfast.”
(Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Nomani, al-Ghaybah al-Nomani p. 297)

... From Ibrahim al-Karhi: Imam Jaffari Sadiq (as) told me:

... He is the Mahdi. Allah has given them miracles. He has given them place in the holy abode... O Ibrahim! After terrible troubles and scourges, fear and FAMINE, he will ELIMINATE ALL SORROW from the hearts of those who love the Ahl al-Bayt (People of the House). How happy those who live in his time will be!

(Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Nomani, al-Ghaybah al-Nomani, pp. 94-95)

The convergence of bazaar and market is a sign of the End Times. “What does the convergence of bazaars mean?” It means: Everyone will complain of low earnings....” (from Ibn Marduwayh Abu Huraira (ra)...)

(Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Rasul Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 146)

In a hadith narrated by Naim ibn Hammad from ibn Masud, the period preceding the appearance of the Mahdi is described as “the time when TRADE and roads are CUT and strife increases.” The hadith goes on to report that this will come to an end in the time of the Mahdi:
"… We came to seek that person (the Mahdi) BY WHOSE HAND STRIFE WILL BE EXTINGUISHED. CONSTANTINOPLE (ISTANBUL) WILL BE CAPTURED THROUGH HIM. (In other words, the Mahdi will spiritually capture hearts and establish a huge cultural intellectual impact.) We recognize him by his name, and his mother and father’s names, and his army…"

(Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 52)

Before the Mahdi appears, TRADE AND ROADS between nations WILL BE CUT and strife among people will grow.

(Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 39)

 (Before the emergence of the Mahdi) StagnatIon IN THE MARKETS, A REDUCTION IN EARNINGS…

(Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Rasul Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 148)

Everyone COMPLAINING OF LOW EARNINGS... the rich respected for their money...

(Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Rasul Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 146)

Business being slack. Everyone will complain, “I cannot sell, buy or earn money.”

(Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Rasul Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 152)

When TRADE and roads are CUT and strife multiplies ...

(Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p.52)


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