The following hadith indicates that the great majority of people will keep their distance from Hazrat Mahdi (as). These people will be unable to appreciate the superior moral values of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and those around him and the great intellectual struggle they wage on Allah’s path. It seems that many people in the End Times will be unwilling to approach Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his community, because they have turned away from religious moral values, because Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) community has been exposed to many slanders, difficulties and troubles, or else because they fear this will damage their worldly interests.
He said: "Look for them at the edges of the world. THEIR LIVES ARE SIMPLE, THEIR HOMES ARE ON THEIR BACKS, EVEN IF PRESENT THEY ARE NOT RECOGNIZED, IF THEY ARE LOST NONE WILL LOOK FOR THEM, IF THEY ARE SICK NONE WILL VISIT THEM, AND IF THEY WISH TO MARRY NONE WILL COME TO THEM. IF THEY DIE, NONE WILL ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS. THEY SHARE THEIR POSSESSIONS EQUALLY AMONG THEM AND VISIT ONE ANOTHER’S GRAVES; THEIR WISHES ARE ALL THE SAME, EVEN IF THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT CITIES." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 238)