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Hadrat Imâm-i Rabbânî says in the  67th letter of the second volume of his Maktûbât:

Somebody in India claimed to be the Mahdî, and he was believed by many ignorant people. According to them Hadrat Mahdî came, died, and his grave is in Fara city. [Also, some ignorant people in our country call those who say and write what they translate from the books of tasawwuf “Mahdi”. They think that those people write their own inspirations. ] However, a hadîth declares, “There will be a cloud just above Mahdî’s head. An Angel from the cloud will say: ‘This is Mahdî. Believe what he says!,” Another hadîth declares: “Of all the people you have heard about, four persons took possession of the earth, [that is, most of the countries known]. Two of them were Believers and the other two were disbelievers. The two Believers were Hadrat Zulqarnein and Hadrat Suleymân. And the two disbelievers were Nemrûd (Nimrod) and Buhtunnassar (Nebuchadnezzar). Fifthly, the earth will be owned by one of my descendants, Mahdî. ”

A hadîth declares: “Before Doomsday, Allâhu ta’âlâ will create one of my descendants, whose name, father’s name and mother’s name will be the same as those of mine, and who will fill the world with justice. The earth, which will have been filled with cruelty before him, will be filled with justice during his time. ” Another hadîth declares: “The As’hâb-i kahf will be Mahdî’s assistants and Îsâ (Jesus) will descend from heaven during his time. As Îsâ fights the Dajjâl, Mahdî will be with him. During his reign, unusually, contrary to calculations, there will be a solar eclipse on the fourteenth day of the blessed month of Ramadân and there will be a lunar eclipse on its first night. ”

Then, let them be reasonable enough to see if these symptoms exist [in those people whom the ignorant suppose to be Mahdî or] in that abovementioned dead man. Many other symptoms of Hadrat Mahdî have been predicted by Mukhbir-i Sâdiq ‘alaihissalâtu wassalâm’. Hadrat Ahmad ibni Hajar-i Makkî wrote almost two hundred symptoms of Hadrat Mahdî in his book Alqawlulmukhtasâr fî-alâmât-il-Mahdî. While the symptoms of the reported Mahdî are so obvious, those who think of others as Mahdî are so ignorant. May Allâhu ta’âlâ bless them with the lot of seeing the truth!