When Lumpish Fellows Endlessly Speak for Islam...

Wednesday 15-Jul-2020, 4:48AM / 575

Talking to the Youth Series (III)

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى الله عَليْهِ وسَلَّمَ : سَيَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ سَنَوَاتٌ خَدَّاعَاتُ ، يُصَدَّقُ فِيهَا الْكَاذِبُ ، وَيُكَذَّبُ فِيهَا الصَّادِقُ ، وَيُؤْتَمَنُ فِيهَا الْخَائِنُ ، وَيُخَوَّنُ فِيهَا الأَمِينُ ، وَيَنْطِقُ فِيهَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ ، قِيلَ : وَمَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ ؟ قَالَ : الرَّجُلُ التَّافِهُ فِي أَمْرِ الْعَامَّةِ

Abu Hurairah - radiyallaahu anhu - reported: The Messenger of Allaah - sallaallahu alahyi wa sallam - said: 

‘Years of deception shall come upon the people wherein the liar will be believed, the truthful one will be disbelieved, the cheat will be trusted and the trustworthy one will be distrusted, and the ruwaybidah will be talking (endlessly).’ He (sallaallahu alahyi wa sallam) was asked: ‘Who is a ruwaybidah?’ He (sallaallahu alahyi wa sallam) replied: ‘A worthless person (talking) about public matters (of the Muslims).’ [As-Saheehah: 4/508]

Abu Ubayd - rahimahullahu - said: ‘A worthless person’ is he who is despicable (uncouth, Ill-mannered) and insignificant among the people (like someone adorning himself in a garb of knowledge but is grossly ignorant).

And Ibn Battaal - rahimahullahu - said: ‘We have seen much of these signs, and what remains are not farfetched.’ (Shar’h Ibn Battal: 19/274)

Translated by Aboo Aamir Ishaaq bn AbdirRaheem. 

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