Our Iranian brothers are making a serious error and are wrongly informed when they say that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will emerge from inside a well. No prophet has ever emerged from inside a well or from underground. This is a mistaken belief. What is the problem with a Mahdi born to a mother and a father? Why should he have to emerge from a well? The Sunni account is accurate. There are also many such account in Shiite sources. Such a belief might damage people’s faith. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be born of a mother and a father and will be descended from our Prophet (saas). All the portents regarding Hazrat Mahdi (as) have come about. They will see it with physical signs and also with his activities. Hazrat Mahdi (as), at the moment, is concealed by various screens. Some people say he is waiting beside a well, others that he is a collective personality, or that he is in spirit state, or that he has entered their own bodies, or that he is dead, or that he has come as a false mahdi, or that he has already been here and now gone, and others still do not believe in him at all. So the way of the Mahdi is concealed behind many screens.