imam muhammad baqir (a.s.) replied: 'you may give those five hundred dirhams to your muslim neighbours and to your muslim brethrens who are in distress. thereafter imam (a.s.) said: 'when Mahdi, the 'qae'm' from our progeny will emerge, he will distribute wealth equally and will tread the farmers with justice.
in the same chapter of the same book, the author narrates from abu amro muqarri (from his book 'sunan') and hafiz na'eem-ibn-hemad (from the book 'fatan') that ka'ab al-akbar said: 'i see Mahdi's name in the books of the prophet. his rule is neither injust nor oppressive.
ibn-hajar in his 'sawae'q' (page 98) narrates from ruyani, tabarani and others that the messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) said: Mahdi is from my offspring.... the inhabitants of the earth and sky and the birds are satisfied with Mahdi's caliphate....
on page 99 of the same book' he has narrated from ahmad and mawardi a traditon with similar contents.
in the same book, he narrates from hafiz abu muhammad hussein (from the book 'masabeeh') that ka'ab al-ahbar said: 'like an eagle with its two wings, Mahdi will be humble for the sake of Allah'.
in the eighth chapter of the same book, he narrates from na'eem-ibn-hemad (from the book 'fatan') who narrates from ta'oos as such:-
in section three, chapter nine of the same book' he narrates from na'eem-ibn-hemad (from the book 'fatan') that abu rumiyah said: 'Mahdi will show kindness to the poor and will caress them.
again in section three, chapter nine of the same book he narrates from hussein-ibn-ali (a.s.) as such: 'when Mahdi emerges nothing will judge between him and the arab and the quraish except the sword. for what reason do they make haste in hazrat's emergence!? i swear by Allah that Mahdi will not wear but coarse and rough clothes and will not eat but bread made of barley and death will be hidden beneath his word.