Hadith on Tribulation: Reason will be removed from people so they will kill each other

January 25, 2013

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, before the Hour will come an upheaval.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is the upheaval?” The Prophet said, “Killing.” Some of the Muslims said, “O Messenger of Allah, right now we fight many idolaters each year.” The Prophet said, “It is not that you will fight the idolaters, but rather you will fight each other until a man kills his neighbor and the son of his mother and his close relatives.” Some people said, “O Messenger of Allah, will we be reasonable on that day?” The Prophet said, “No, for reason will be removed from most of the people in that era, and the remaining people will not have their ability to reason.”

Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3959

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

أَبُو مُوسَى حَدَّثَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ السَّاعَةِ لَهَرْجًا قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا الْهَرْجُ قَالَ الْقَتْلُ فَقَالَ بَعْضُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّا نَقْتُلُ الْآنَ فِي الْعَامِ الْوَاحِدِ مِنْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَذَا وَكَذَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَيْسَ بِقَتْلِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ وَلَكِنْ يَقْتُلُ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضًا حَتَّى يَقْتُلَ الرَّجُلُ جَارَهُ وَابْنَ عَمِّهِ وَذَا قَرَابَتِهِ فَقَالَ بَعْضُ الْقَوْمِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَعَنَا عُقُولُنَا ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا تُنْزَعُ عُقُولُ أَكْثَرِ ذَلِكَ الزَّمَانِ وَيَخْلُفُ لَهُ هَبَاءٌ مِنْ النَّاسِ لَا عُقُولَ لَهُمْ

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