Hope – Seek and And Give It

إِذَا ضُيِّعَتِ الأَمَانَةُ فَانْتَظِرِ السَّاعَةَ قَالَ كَيْفَ إِضَاعَتُهَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ‏ إِذَا أُسْنِدَ الأَمْرُ إِلَى غَيْرِ أَهْلِهِ، فَانْتَظِرِ السَّاعَةَ

“‘When trust disappears look for the Hour’. It was asked, ‘How will it disappear?’ to which the Prophet, may Allah grant him safety and peace, replied, ‘When authority is delegated to other than those who deserve it, look for the Hour’.”Sahih al-Bukhari, #6496

يدرُسُ الإسلامُ كما يدرُسُ وَشيُ الثَّوبِ حتَّى لا يُدرَى ما صيامٌ، ولا صلاةٌ، ولا نسُكٌ، ولا صدَقةٌ، ولَيُسرى على كتابِ اللَّهِ عزَّ وجلَّ في ليلَةٍ، فلا يبقى في الأرضِ منهُ آيةٌ، وتبقَى طوائفُ منَ النَّاسِ الشَّيخُ الكبيرُ والعجوزُ، يقولونَ: أدرَكْنا آباءَنا على هذِهِ الكلمةِ، لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ، فنحنُ نقولُها فقالَ لَهُ صِلةُ: ما تُغني عنهم: لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ، وَهُم لا يَدرونَ ما صلاةٌ، ولا صيامٌ، ولا نسُكٌ، ولا صدقةٌ؟ فأعرضَ عنهُ حُذَيْفةُ، ثمَّ ردَّها علَيهِ ثلاثًا، كلَّ ذلِكَ يعرضُ عنهُ حُذَيْفةُ، ثمَّ أقبلَ علَيهِ في الثَّالثةِ، فقالَ: يا صِلةُ، تُنجيهِم منَ النَّار ثلاثًا

“Islam will slowly wear away in the way embroidery on a garment wears away until such things as fasting, prayer, worship and charity will be known to no one. The Book of Allah will be taken away at night, and not one verse of it will remain on earth. There will, however, remain a group of old and enfeebled men and women, who will say: ‘We known that our forefathers by the following words: “La ilaha illallah”, so we too repeat them’. On account of this narration Silah (from the Successors of the Companions) said, ‘What benefit will that bring them? Saying “La ilaha illallah”, when these people didn’t even know what prayer, fasting, worship or charity were?’ Hudhayfah, the Companion (and narrator of this hadith), turned away from Silah but Silah repeated his question three times to Hudhayfah and each time Hudhayfah turned away. Finally Hudhayfah turned to Silah on the third time and said, “Silah! It will save them from Hell,” repeating this three times.”Sunan Ibn Majah, #4049, graded by al-Albani as “sound”

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