They said that Imam Mahdi has been born recently.
First of all and more known of all in this issue (very attacked for this issue, too), my own GrandShaykh, as-Sayyid Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani al Qubrusi, whom I love so much and I totally trust.
Other noble shuyukh:
- Al Habib Shaykh Ahmad Masshur bin Taha al Hadad, rahimullah, the first shaykh of tasawwuf of Shaykh Muhammad al Alawi al Maliki. He said it, in accordance to my sources, to private murids.
- Al Habib Umar of Tarim (source: Shaykh Gibril Haddad on bewleyupdates mailing list message 202, where it reads:
"Now for the specifics raised by Br. Abdassamad. He said: "Shaykh Nazim is
unique in that he has claimed repeatedly to be in direct contact with the
Mahdi." It is reminiscent of a similar charge made - in writing - by Hamid
Algar not about Mawlana, but about his teacher, Shaykh `Abd Allah Fa'iz
al-Daghistani - Allah show him mercy. Both are disproved by the fact that
the students of Sidi al-Habib `Umar ibn Hafiz of Tarim, also claim direct
contact with al-Mahdi for their Shaykh.
You may ask Shaykh Nuh for
confirmation. There are others but this is enough for evidence." )