Hadith on Tribulation: In the darkest of trials, stay inside and hide yourselves

February 7, 2017

Jundub ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come after me a tribulation like the dark of night, in which a man will awaken as a believer and enter evening as an unbeliever, or awaken as an unbeliever and enter evening as a believer.” A man among the Muslims said, “What shall we do in that case, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Stay in your homes and hide yourselves.” A man said, “What shall we do if someone enters our house?” The Prophet said, “Restrain your hands and be the servant of Allah who is killed, and do not be the servant of Allah who kills. Verily, a man will be among a party in Islam, yet he consumes the wealth of his brother, he sheds his blood, he disobeys his Lord, and he disbelieves in his Creator. Thus, he must enter the Hellfire.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 1703

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar

عن جندب بن سفيان قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَيَكُونُ بَعْدِي فِتَنٌ كَقِطَعِ اللَّيْلِ الْمُظْلِمِ يُصْبِحُ الرَّجُلُ فِيهَا مُؤْمِنًا وَيُمْسِي كَافِرًا وَيُمْسِي كَافِرًا وَيُصْبِحُ مُؤْمِنًا فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَكَيْفَ نَصْنَعُ عِنْدَ ذَلِكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ادْخُلُوا بُيُوتَكُمْ وَاحْمِلُوا ذِكْرِكُمْ فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ دُخِلَ عَلَى أَحَدِنَا بَيْتَهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِيُمْسِكْ بِيَدِهِ وَلْيَكُنْ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ الْمَقْتُولَ وَلا يَكُنْ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ الْقَاتِلَ فَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَكُونُ فِي فِئَةِ الإِسْلامِ فَيَأْكُلُ مَالَ أَخِيهِ وَيَسْفِكُ دَمَهُ وَيَعْصِي رَبَّهُ وَيَكْفُرُ بِخَالِقِهِ وَتَجِبُ لَهُ النَّارُ

1703 المعجم الكبير للطبراني

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