For anyone interested, a while back I found a description of a book that was handed out at the last "Mahdism Doctrine" conference titled, "The Prophet
Jesus and Hazrat Mahdi Will Come This Century".
This book has over a thousand pages, but you can download and read a summary as well as the table of contents. This books even gives the physical
description of what the Mahdi will look like.
MASS REALIZATION OF THE PORTENTS OF THE END TIMES IN THE LAST 30 YEARS CONFIRMS THAT THE LIFE SPAN OF THIS WORLD IS 7000 YEARS.
In 8 authentic hadiths said by our Prophet (saas) and narrated by Imam Suyuti who is one of the greatest hadith imams it is notified that the life
span of the world is 7000 years and 5600 years of this have passed until the time of our Prophet (saas).
When we extract 5600 from 7000, 1400 years is left. In another hadith, our Prophet (saas) said that “the life span of my community will not exceed
1500 years.” Since we are in the year of Hijri 1430 now and calculate that we are in the Hijri 14th century till the year of Hijri 1500, then it is
a certain fact that Hazrat Mahdi (as) has to come within this century. Because there is no other century left for Hazrat Mahdi (as) to come.
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