Allah forbid that you should live to see them!

It is reported in the hadîth of ’Abdullah ibn ’Umar in which he said: The Messenger of Allâh (صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said:

“O Muhajirûn!! You may be afflicted with five things. Allâh forbid that you should live to see them.

(i) If fornication and adultery should become widespread, then you should know that this has never happened without new diseases befalling the people which their forefathers never suffered.

(ii) If people should begin to cheat in weighing out goods, you should realise that this has never happened without a drought and famine befalling the people and their rulers oppressing them.

(iii) If people should withhold Zakah, you should realise that this has never happened without the rain being stopped from falling; and were it not for the sake of the animals, it would never rain again.

(iv) If people should break their covenant with Allâh and His Messenger, you should realise that this has never happened without Allâh sending an enemy against them to take some of their possessions by force.

(v) If the leaders do not rule according to the book of Allâh, you should realise that this has never happened without Allâh making them into groups and making them fight one another.”

[Hasan: Related by Ibn Mâjah (no.4019) and Abû Nu’aym in Hilyatul-Awliyâ (8/333-334), from ’Abdullah Ibn ’Umar radiallâhu ’anhu. It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albânî in as-Sahîhah.]

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