According to narratives, Imam will be emerged when the world is full of oppression and the people are tired from unjust rulers. There are several signs for the arrival of Imam that most of them have been occurred. Some of these signs are:
- The dark of night will not be deemed necessary for the commitment of sins.
- Gambling will be prevalent.
- Earthquakes and Volcano’s and other natural disasters shall be common.
- False witnesses will be accepted and true ones rejected
- Children will curse their parents and will pray for their early death.
- Homosexuality will be prevalent
Mr. Shafiei Sarvestani, a Mahdism expert says: From 1200 signs of the arrival only five signs remain.
Based on the narratives I think these five signs are: