EOT

Abu Ja‘d narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood met a man and he said, “Peace be upon you, ibn Mas‘ood.” He said, “Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth. I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) say, ‘One of the signs of the Hour is that a man will pass through the mosque and will not pray two Rak‘ahs in it and a man will not greet anyone but those whom he knows.’”

In Al-Saheehayn it is narrated that a man asked the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), “What part of Islam is best?” He said,

“To feed people and give salutation to those whom you know and to those whom you do not know.”

The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said,

“Shall I not tell you about the gravest of the major sins?” three times. They said, “Yes, Messenger of Allah.” He said,

“Associating others with Allah, disobedience towards parents, and” then he sat up, as he had been reclining, and said, “giving false testimony.”

When false testimony becomes widespread and people begin to think little of it, this is one of the signs of the Hour, as related in the above Hadeeth, “Ahead of the Hour,” in which he mentioned “false testimony.”

“Abu Hurayrah narrated that while the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) was in a gathering, speaking to the people, a Bedouin came and asked, “When will the Hour be?” The Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) continued speaking.

Some of the people thought, he has heard what the Bedouin said and disliked it; others thought that he had not heard the Bedouin.

Then when he had finished speaking, he said, “Where is the one who was asking about the Hour?”

He said, “Here I am, Messenger of Allah.”

The Prophet said, “When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour.”

He asked, “How will it be lost?”

The Prophet said, “When authority is given to those who are not qualified for it, then wait for the Hour.”

Thawbaan narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) said,

“Soon the nations will call one another to attack you as diners call one another to a dish.”

Someone asked, “Will it be because we are few in numbers on that day?”

He said, “No, rather you will be many on that day, but you will be like the foam on a torrent.

Allah will take away your fear from the hearts of your enemies, and Allah will fill your hearts with Wahn (weakness).”

Someone asked, “Messenger of Allah, what is Wahn?”

He said, “Love of this world and dislike for death.”

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