Abu Qatada narrates that the Holy Prophet said: Special signs will appear after two hundred years.
Imam Hakim finds this hadith authentic on the standards set by both Bukhari and Muslim. 
It speaks of the appearance of special heavenly signs after two hundred years. When we look at the third century hijra, we see no notable events as would warrant a definitive statement of this type from the Holy Prophetsaw. Mullah Ali Qari opines that the article al (the) in al-miatain may be indicative of thousand years. Hence al-miatain would mean thousand plus two hundred, which is also the general time period of the appearance of Messiah-Mahdi and the Dajjal. 
Ali Qari's inference gets support in a tradition related by Abdullah ibn Amr, in which the Holy Prophetsaw describes the latter days in these words: Signs will appear with such rapid frequency as if a broken necklace was spilling its beads.
These signs were evident in abundance in the thirteenth century hijra, among them:
- The ascendancy of the Cross.
- Rising of the Sun (of knowledge) from the West.
- Invention of entirely new modes of travel.
- Decline of Muslims.
- Earthquakes, famines and plague.
- Appearance of unusually large number of comets and meteors.
- Lunar and solar eclipses in the month of Ramadan.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani was born in 1250 A.H. In 1290 A.H. he received his first revelation. He proclaimed being the reformer of the time (mujaddid), the Messiah and the Mahdi. About this particular hadith, he was shown in a vision that his name, Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, in the Abjad numerals comes to exactly 1300 and that no other individual alive at that time had the same name. He was the same Messiah who was to appear at the completion of the thirteenth century and, amazingly, whose time of appearance was already coded in his own name.
 Sunan Ibn-Majah Kitab-ul-Fitn Babl-al-Ayat
 Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4, p. 428, pub. Al-Nasr Al-Hadithia, Riyadh.
 Marqah Al-Mafatih Sharah Mishkat Al-Masabih, vol. 5, p. 185, pub. Mamniyah, Egypt.
 Timidhi abwab-al-Fitn, Bab Maja fil Halul Al-Maskh wal Khasf.
 Al-Najm al-Thaqib, vol. 2, p. 209, pub. Ahmadi, Patna Mughlapura, ref. Ibn Abi Shibah.
 Summarized from Azalah-e-Auham p. 186, Roohani Khazain vol. 3, p. 190.