“When you see the black flags, remain where you are and do not move your hands or your feet (i.e. stay put and don’t get involved with them).
Thereafter there shall appear a feeble insignificant folk. Their hearts will be like fragments of iron.
They will have the state.
They will fulfill neither covenant nor agreement.
They will call to the truth, but they will not be people of the truth.
Their names will be parental attributions, and their aliases will be derived from towns.
Their hair will be free-flowing like that of women.
This situation will remain until they differ among themselves.
Thereafter, Allah will bring forth the truth through whomsoever He wills.”
~ Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah bless him)
Kitab Al Fitan (Book of Tribulations) by Nu’aym ibn Hammad