In another Hadeeth it is reported: “Even if a believer should one day take refuge in the hole inhabited by a lizard, Allah will send over him such a per- son who will cause him untold harassment and torment.” (Majma-ul-Zawaid)
So we see that the showering of the Allah-fearing ones with insults and abuse, is an activity which will continuously be on the increase. As bad as that is in itself, it is still nothing in comparison to something else which we now see taking place.
We have spoken about insultshurled at the Allah-fearing ones. But how sad it is to see that these days even the SAHABAH (Radiallahu anhuma) — those illustrious companions of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) are not spared or even immune from theattacks and abuse of so-called enlightened ones. It is of course a fact that among the Shias, this despicable pass-time has always been a prominent type of activity. Now, however, this has become the work of so-called educated and enlightened Sunnis.
Hence whatever abuse and insults they can lay their hands on, is unashamedly cast at these glorious Sahabah (Radiallahu anhuma). Every bit of nonsense which enters the mind, and which besmirches the character and integrity of these valiant sons of Islam, is unashamedly uttered.
And it seems that there is none to stop and prevent them, none to intervene!!!
These foolish ones who seemingly under the guise of historical objectivity do themselves and us a great disservice, should at least have pay attention to the grave warnings uttered by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) who said:
“Whosoever abuses my Sahabah, on him shall be the curse of Allah and the angels and all mankind.” (Jami)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) prayed and said: “0 Allah let me not be alive and (0 my companions) may you also not be alive at such a time when the AIim will not be followed, and when no respect will be shown to the wise. The people of that time will have hearts like infidels and their tongues will be as eloquently sweet like the tongues of the Arabs.” (Targheeb)
It is reported in a Hadeeth: “Such a time will come when for him who holds fast onto his deen, it will be as difficult as holding burning coals of fire (in his bare hands).” (Ishaa-at)
In another Hadeeth wherein Rasulullah (Sallallahu -at Alayhi Wasallam) mentions the signs of the coming of the Day of Qiyamat, he also mentions this: “Among the members of the family, the one who is a true believer, will be more despised and unworthy than the kid of a goat.”
Further signs are that there will be a general slump in markets, a great increase in the birth of illegitimate children, back-biting and tale-bearing will be widespread, the wealthy will be honoured and respected, the evil-doers will be in control and there will be an upsurge and abundance in building. (Ishaa-at)
He also predicted: “In family circles the immoral evil-doers will be considered the leaders, the wicked vulgar ones will take care of the affairs of the family and a man will be honoured and respected simply so that others may be saved from the evil that he may cause. (Ishaa-at)
The following is also a sign of the coming of Qiyamat: “Numerous will be the singing girls, the use of musical instruments will be widespread, much wine will be drunk and the predecessors of this Ummat will be insulted and abused.”
Another Hadeeth paints the picture of the latter days thus: “A time will come when any Allah-fearing righteous man will not be able to keep his faith safe and intact unless he flees with it from one mountain to another or from one hole to another just as a fox flees about with his young ones. That will be the time when the acquisition of halaal earnings will be extremely difficult without sinning against Allah.” (Ishaa
Other signs are that there will be vulgar speech and ill-treatment of neighbours. Sudden deaths will abound. This is a reference to the general occurance we have today with people passing away suddenly from heart attacks, heart failure or cardiac arrest.
In short, the signs of Qiyamat are many and numerous. The Ulema have compiled specil books on the topic. When most of these signs have already made their appearence, there is absolutely no reason why those not yet seen, should not appear in the near future. They will most certainly come to pass. The attacks will not only affect the Ulema. No, every religious Allah-fearing one will suffer this fate. To hold onto and act according to deen will be more difficult then holding burning coals in the hand. Another Hadeeth states that at that time the righteous and truthful ones will be belied and the words of liars will be believed.
Sayyidina Ali (Radiallahu anhu) says: Once Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “How will you be on that day when the young men will be immoral and when the women disobedient?”
The Sahabah (Radiallahu anhuma) asked: “Will that really be the position?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “In truth that is how it will be and even worse.” Then Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked:
“How will you be on that day when you will enjoin the doing of evil and prevent people from good work?” The Sahabah (Radiallahu anhuma) asked: “Will it really be so?”
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “In truth that is how it will be and even worse.” Then Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked:
“How will you be on that day when you will consider evil deeds as good and good deeds as evil?” (Majmaul-Zawaa-id)