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People’s Behavior in the End of Times By Rayhan Al-Safawi

Hadiths about the End of Times are not just for amazement, they are descriptions of people’s behavior in the end of times which are deeply moral and spiritual lessons for us.

By Rayhan Al-Safawi

We often look at hadiths that talk about the future with surprise and bewilderment. They give us a rush, a feeling that our religion is right because it is accurately predicting the end of times which we seem to be living in. Although this sense is understandable and justified, what I feel lacks among us (myself included) is the attempt to derive moral and spiritual lessons from these hadiths in terms of how to improve our lives. In other words, we see at face value how people’s behavior in the end of times will be like, but pay little heed as to how it relates to our personal and spiritual lives.

So often we get stuck in the amazement of what is being said about the future that we forget to take them as warnings for ourselves in terms of how we should treat God, our parents, children, spouses, friends, enemies, jobs, businesses, and so on and so forth.

As I was reading Al-Kafi (one of Islam’s main sources of hadiths from the Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Ahl al-Bayt (as)), I came across this one particularly long hadith that details people’s behavior in the end of times. Now most of the predictions in this hadith about people’s behavior in the future are nothing mind boggling and may have applied to people of earlier ages – however – the moral lessons (for both individuals and the community as a whole) in these gems are invaluable for those of us who seek to better ourselves and seek closeness with God.

The following hadith I will be presenting is more tempered than others in predicting mind-blowing events of the future (no, most of this hadith is not like that) but it is more meaningful in so far as spiritual warnings are concerned when describing people’s behavior in the end of times. With this perspective in mind, I feel that we can gain greater appreciation of the the tradition.

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (d. 765 AD) – the 6th Imam of Shia Islam –  relates 121 signs of the End Times and people’s behavior in the End of Times.

1. You will see the truth die and leave its people.
2. And you will see that tyranny has encompassed the countries.
3. And you will see the Qur’an become old, and new things will be introduced to it that are not in it, and it will be interpreted according to desires.
4. And you will see the religion turned upside down like a vessel of water being turned upside down.
5. And you will see the people of falseness rise above the people of righteousness.
6. And you will see evil become manifest and no one prohibiting it, and the people will excuse its doers.
7. And you will see moral degradation become manifest, and men being satisfied by men, and women being satisfied by women.
8. And you will see a believing person become silent, with his words not accepted.
9. And you will see an immoral person lie, yet his lies and slander will not be challenged.
10. And you will see the young demean their elders.

11. And you will see relations being severed.
12. And you will see one who is praised for his immorality and he laughs at it, and his saying are not challenged.
13. And you will see pedophilia with boys.
14. And you will see women marry women.
15. And you will see compliments become many.
16. And you will see a man spend his wealth in something other than in obedience to Allah, and he is not prohibited from doing so, and his hand is not taken back.
17. And you will see the onlookers seek refuge with Allah due to the hard struggle of the believer.
18. And you will see neighbors harm neighbors, and no one will prevent it.
19. And you will see the unbeliever become happy because of what he sees in the believers, and he will become happy because of the moral degradation on Earth.
20. And you will see wine being drunk in public, and gatherings centred on it, none fearing Allah.

21. And you will see amr bil ma`roof (commanding the good) become ignoble.
22. And you will see an immoral person do what Allah does not love, and is considered mighty and praised for it.
23. And you will see the people of the signs despised, and those who are like them despised.
24. And you will see the path of good halted, and the path of evil adopted.
25. And you will see the House of Allah being inactive and becoming abandoned.
26. And you will see a man say what he does not do.
27. And you will see men use oils for men and women for women.
28. And you will see men earn a livelihood from homosexuality and women earn a livelihood from prostitution.
29. And you will see women take to gatherings the way men do.
30. And you will see effeminate behaviour in the progeny of al-`Abbas become manifest, and dyeing (of hair) become manifest, and grooming [among men] like the grooming of women for their husbands, and men awarded money for their sexual organs, and the rich cherished above the believers, and usury become manifest and not frowned upon, and fornication praised in women.

31. And you will see women please their husbands by fornicating with men.
32. And you will see many people, and the best houses are those who help women commit immoral actions.
33. And you will see the believer depressed and scorned and humiliated.
34. And you will see bid’a fornication become manifest.
35. And you will see people argue with false witnesses.
36. And you will see haram turn into halal.
37. And you will see halal turn into haram.
38. And you will see the religion taken by opinion, and the Book and its laws become neglected.
39. And you will see people not hiding in the night from their action against Allah.
40. And you will see a believer unable to reject evil except with his heart.

41. And you will see great wealth being spent in what Allah hates.
42. And you will see rulers become closer to the people of disbelief and separate from the people of good.
43. And you will see rulers being bribed for a judgment.
44. And you will see governments being given to those who are higher in status.
45. And you will see relatives getting married to each other and being satisfied with that.
46. And you will see men murder for an accusation, and upon conjecture, and upon differences with another man who gives himself and his wealth.
47. And you will see a man pay to have sex with women.
48. And you will see a man eat from the earnings of his wife which she got from immoral actions and him knowing it, and being fine with it.
49. And you will see women overcome their husbands, and work for what he desires, and spend on their husbands.
50. And you will see men putting their women and girls to work, and be satisfied with worthless food and drink.

51. And you will see faith in Allah be based on many falsehoods.
52. And you will see gambling become manifest.
53. And you will see wine vendors become manifest and no one preventing it.
54. And you will see women give themselves to the disbelievers.
55. And you will see frivolity become manifest, and people will pass by and not prevent it, and no one will dare to stop it.
56. And you will see the nobles become belittled due to their fear of the rulers.
57. And you will see the closest people to the rulers will be praised for cursing the Ahl al-Bayt.
58. And you will see our lovers called liars and their testimonies not accepted.
59. And you will see those who compete over false words.
60. And you will see the Qur’an will become heavy on the people to listen to, and it will be light upon the people to listen to falsehood.

61. And you will see a neighbor honor another neighbor because of fear of his tongue.
62. And you will see punishments become neglected and people will act according to their desires.
63. And you will see the mosques being adorned.
64. And you will see those considered truthful to be slanderers and liars.
65. And you will see evil and gossip become manifest.
66. And you will see adulteresses become rampant.
67. And you will see backbiting become likeable, and the people will give it as good news to one another.
68. And you will see people struggle and seek pilgrimages for other than Allah.
69. And you will see rulers humiliate the believers for the unbelievers.
70. And you will see destruction pass from ages.

71. And you will see men earn a livelihood from cheating in measuring and scaling.
72. And you will see bloodshed being brushed aside.
73. And you will see a man seeking leadership for the sake of the world and making himself famous through maligning with his tongue, and the affairs are supported by him.
74. And you will see prayer being belittled.
75. And you will see men who have great wealth, but does not pay alms for his country.
76. And you will see the dead exhumed from his grave, being desecrated, and his sheets sold.
77. And you will see much commotion.
78. And you will see men becoming drunk and turning intp drunkards, with no one caring.
79. And you will see bestiality.
80. And you will see animals devour one another.

81. And you will see men come out from the prayer area and return, without anything from his clothes (on him).
82. And you will see the hearts of people become tough and their eyes become hard, and remembrance (of Allah) become heavy for them.
83. And you will see people competing for unlawful things become manifest.
84. And you will see someone praying just so the people can see.
85. And you will see a scholar learn for other than the religion, and seek the world and leadership.
86. And you will see people who overpower others.
87. And you will see a person seeking the halal being defamed and humiliated, and the person seeking haram being praised and dignified.
88. And you will see actions in the Two Mosques that Allah does not like, and no one will prevent it or try to change anyone between them and the ugly action.
89. And you will see musical instruments appearing in the Two Mosques.
90. And you will see a man who speaks something that is true and commands the good and forbids the evil, yet someone will stand up and advise him and say: ‘This is not your responsibility’

91. And you will see people watch one another and emulate the people of evil.
92. And you will see the path of good and its path being empty that no one wants to pursue.
93. And you will see death being ridiculed and no one being afraid of it.
94. And you will see that, every year, newly invented things from the evil and many bid`a will come.
95. And you will see the creations and gatherings not following anyone except the wealthy.
96. And you will see the poor receive help so that people can laugh at them, and have mercy on him for other than for the sake of Allah.
97. And you will see signs in the Earth, yet no one will fear.
98. And you will see people have sex like animals have sex, and no one will reject this because of fear from the people.
99. And you will see a man spend a lot in other than obedience to Allah, and denies little in obedience of Allah.
100. And you will see ungratefulness becoming manifest, and belittling of the parents, and they will be from the worst condition of people for the children, and they will be happy defaming them (their parents).

101. And you will see the women become powerful in the land, and have power over all the affairs, and nothing could come about except what she desires.
102. And you will see the son of man defame his father and curse his father, and become happy when he dies.
103. And you will see a man, when a day passes and he has not earned a great sin in it from tyranny, or cheating in measuring, or scale, or committing an unlawful act, or drinking wine, he becomes sad and depressed and counts that day as a day lost in his life.
104. And you will see a ruler monopolize on the food.
105. And you will see the assets of relatives distributed in falsehood and gambled with to drink wine.
106. And you will see alcohol being used as a cure and a form to heal the sick.
107. And you will see the people equal in abandoning commanding the good and forbidding the evil and abandoning the religion.
108. And you will see the hypocrites and people of hypocrisy on the rise, and the people of truth stagnant.
109. And you will see money asked for doing the adhan and prayer.
110. And you will see the mosques crowded with those who do no fear Allah. They gather for backbiting, and they eat the flesh of the people of truth, and prescribe wine and intoxicants.

111. And you will see the drunkards lead the the people in prayer, and they will have no understanding, and they will not be ashamed of being drunk, and being drunk will be honored and feared, and abandoning drunkenness will be feared, and no punishment for being drunk.
112. And you will see those who eat the wealth of orphans be praised as being good.
113. And you will see judges judge against what Allah has commanded.
114. And you will see the rulers trust the treacherous ones for greed.
115. And you will see inheritors become vilified, and the rulers of the people of immorality and against the commandment of Allah will take from them and leave whatever they desire.
116. And you will see those on the pulpits command the people to act piously, but they do no act on what they command.
117. And you will see the timing of prayer be belittled.
118. And you will see charity given for demands and pleasures, and not for the sake of Allah.
119. And you will see the people who take care of their stomachs and their sexual organs, and do not pay attention to what they eat and who they have sex with.
120. And you will see the world following them.
121. And you will see the banner of truth become old.

The Imam then said, “So you must beware and request deliverance from Allah. Know that Allah is angry with the people, and He gives respite for a matter He wants for them. Strive and remain watchful so that Allah sees you do the opposite of what they do.”

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ وَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ جَمِيعاً عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ حُمْرَانَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع و
فَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ الْحَقَّ قَدْ مَاتَ وَ ذَهَبَ أَهْلُهُ
2. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْجَوْرَ قَدْ شَمِلَ الْبِلَادَ
3. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْقُرْآنَ قَدْ خَلُقَ وَ أُحْدِثَ فِيهِ مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ وَ وُجِّهَ عَلَى الْأَهْوَاءِ
4. وَ رَأَيْتَ الدِّينَ قَدِ انْكَفَأَ كَمَا يَنْكَفِئُ الْمَاءُ
5. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَهْلَ الْبَاطِلِ قَدِ اسْتَعْلَوْا عَلَى أَهْلِ الْحَقِّ
6. وَ رَأَيْتَ الشَّرَّ ظَاهِراً لَا يُنْهَى عَنْهُ وَ يُعْذَرُ أَصْحَابُهُ
7. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْفِسْقَ قَدْ ظَهَرَ وَ اكْتَفَى الرِّجَالُ بِالرِّجَالِ وَ النِّسَاءُ بِالنِّسَاءِ
8. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمُؤْمِنَ صَامِتاً لَا يُقْبَلُ قَوْلُهُ
9. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْفَاسِقَ يَكْذِبُ وَ لَا يُرَدُّ عَلَيْهِ كَذِبُهُ وَ فِرْيَتُهُ
10. وَ رَأَيْتَ الصَّغِيرَ يَسْتَحْقِرُ بِالْكَبِيرِ
وَ رَأَيْتَ الْأَرْحَامَ قَدْ تَقَطَّعَتْ
12. وَ رَأَيْتَ مَنْ يَمْتَدِحُ بِالْفِسْقِ يَضْحَكُ مِنْهُ وَ لَا يُرَدُّ عَلَيْهِ قَوْلُهُ
13. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْغُلَامَ يُعْطِي مَا تُعْطِي الْمَرْأَةُ
14. وَ رَأَيْتَ النِّسَاءَ يَتَزَوَّجْنَ النِّسَاءَ
15. وَ رَأَيْتَ الثَّنَاءَ قَدْ كَثُرَ
16. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُنْفِقُ الْمَالَ فِي غَيْرِ طَاعَةِ اللَّهِ فَلَا يُنْهَى وَ لَا يُؤْخَذُ عَلَى يَدَيْهِ
17. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاظِرَ يَتَعَوَّذُ بِاللَّهِ مِمَّا يَرَى الْمُؤْمِنَ فِيهِ مِنَ الِاجْتِهَادِ
18. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْجَارَ يُؤْذِي جَارَهُ وَ لَيْسَ لَهُ مَانِعٌ
19. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْكَافِرَ فَرِحاً لِمَا يَرَى فِي الْمُؤْمِنِ مَرِحاً لِمَا يَرَى فِي الْأَرْضِ مِنَ الْفَسَادِ
20. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْخُمُورَ تُشْرَبُ عَلَانِيَةً وَ يَجْتَمِعُ عَلَيْهَا مَنْ لَا يَخَافُ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ
وَ رَأَيْتَ الْآمِرَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ذَلِيلًا
22. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْفَاسِقَ فِيمَا لَا يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ قَوِيّاً مَحْمُوداً
23. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَصْحَابَ الْآيَاتِ يُحْتَقَرُونَ وَ يُحْتَقَرُ مَنْ يُحِبُّهُمْ
24. وَ رَأَيْتَ سَبِيلَ الْخَيْرِ مُنْقَطِعاً وَ سَبِيلَ الشَّرِّ مَسْلُوكاً
25. وَ رَأَيْتَ بَيْتَ اللَّهِ قَدْ عُطِّلَ وَ يُؤْمَرُ بِتَرْكِهِ
26. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يَقُولُ مَا لَا يَفْعَلُهُ
27. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرِّجَالَ يَتَسَمَّنُونَ لِلرِّجَالِ وَ النِّسَاءَ لِلنِّسَاءِ
28. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ مَعِيشَتُهُ مِنْ دُبُرِهِ وَ مَعِيشَةُ الْمَرْأَةِ مِنْ فَرْجِهَا
29. وَ رَأَيْتَ النِّسَاءَ يَتَّخِذْنَ الْمَجَالِسَ كَمَا يَتَّخِذُهَا الرِّجَالُ
30. وَ رَأَيْتَ التَّأْنِيثَ فِي وُلْدِ الْعَبَّاسِ قَدْ ظَهَرَ وَ أَظْهَرُوا الْخِضَابَ وَ امْتَشَطُوا كَمَا تَمْتَشِطُ الْمَرْأَةُ لِزَوْجِهَا وَ أَعْطَوُا الرِّجَالَ الْأَمْوَالَ عَلَى فُرُوجِهِمْ وَ تُنُوفِسَ فِي الرَّجُلِ وَ تَغَايَرَ عَلَيْهِ الرِّجَالُ وَ كَانَ صَاحِبُ الْمَالِ أَعَزَّ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَ كَانَ الرِّبَا ظَاهِراً لَا يُعَيَّرُ وَ كَانَ الزِّنَا تُمْتَدَحُ بِهِ النِّسَاءُ

31. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَرْأَةَ تُصَانِعُ زَوْجَهَا عَلَى نِكَاحِ الرِّجَالِ
32. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ وَ خَيْرَ بَيْتٍ مَنْ يُسَاعِدُ النِّسَاءَ عَلَى فِسْقِهِنَّ
33. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمُؤْمِنَ مَحْزُوناً مُحْتَقَراً ذَلِيلًا
34. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْبِدَعَ وَ الزِّنَا قَدْ ظَهَرَ
35. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَعْتَدُّونَ بِشَاهِدِ الزُّورِ
36. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْحَرَامَ يُحَلَّلُ
37. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْحَلَالَ يُحَرَّمُ
38. وَ رَأَيْتَ الدِّينِ بِالرَّأْيِ وَ عُطِّلَ الْكِتَابُ وَ أَحْكَامُهُ
39. وَ رَأَيْتَ اللَّيْلَ لَا يُسْتَخْفَى بِهِ مِنَ الْجُرْأَةِ عَلَى اللَّهِ
40. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمُؤْمِنَ لَا يَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ يُنْكِرَ إِلَّا بِقَلْبِهِ

41. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْعَظِيمَ مِنَ الْمَالِ يُنْفَقُ فِي سَخَطِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ
42. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْوُلَاةَ يُقَرِّبُونَ أَهْلَ الْكُفْرِ وَ يُبَاعِدُونَ أَهْلَ الْخَيْرِ
43. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْوُلَاةَ يَرْتَشُونَ فِي الْحُكْمِ
44. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْوِلَايَةَ قَبَالَةً لِمَنْ زَادَ
45. وَ رَأَيْتَ ذَوَاتِ الْأَرْحَامِ يُنْكَحْنَ وَ يُكْتَفَى بِهِنَّ
46. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُقْتَلُ عَلَى التُّهَمَةِ وَ عَلَى الظِّنَّةِ وَ يَتَغَايَرُ عَلَى الرَّجُلِ الذَّكَرِ فَيَبْذُلُ لَهُ نَفْسَهُ وَ مَالَهُ
47. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُعَيَّرُ عَلَى إِتْيَانِ النِّسَاءِ
48. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يَأْكُلُ مِنْ كَسْبِ امْرَأَتِهِ مِنَ الْفُجُورِ يَعْلَمُ ذَلِكَ وَ يُقِيمُ عَلَيْهِ
49. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَرْأَةَ تَقْهَرُ زَوْجَهَا وَ تَعْمَلُ مَا لَا يَشْتَهِي وَ تُنْفِقُ عَلَى زَوْجِهَا
50. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُكْرِي امْرَأَتَهُ وَ جَارِيَتَهُ وَ يَرْضَى بِالدَّنِيِّ مِنَ الطَّعَامِ وَ الشَّرَابِ

51. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْأَيْمَانَ بِاللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ كَثِيرَةً عَلَى الزُّورِ
52. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْقِمَارَ قَدْ ظَهَرَ
53. وَ رَأَيْتَ الشَّرَابَ يُبَاعُ ظَاهِراً لَيْسَ لَهُ مَانِعٌ
54. وَ رَأَيْتَ النِّسَاءَ يَبْذُلْنَ أَنْفُسَهُنَّ لِأَهْلِ الْكُفْرِ
55. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَلَاهِيَ قَدْ ظَهَرَتْ يُمَرُّ بِهَا لَا يَمْنَعُهَا أَحَدٌ أَحَداً وَ لَا يَجْتَرِئُ أَحَدٌ عَلَى مَنْعِهَا
56. وَ رَأَيْتَ الشَّرِيفَ يَسْتَذِلُّهُ الَّذِي يُخَافُ سُلْطَانُهُ
57. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَقْرَبَ النَّاسِ مِنَ الْوُلَاةِ مَنْ يَمْتَدِحُ بِشَتْمِنَا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ
58. وَ رَأَيْتَ مَنْ يُحِبُّنَا يُزَوَّرُ وَ لَا تُقْبَلُ شَهَادَتُهُ
59. وَ رَأَيْتَ الزُّورَ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ يُتَنَافَسُ فِيهِ
60. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْقُرْآنَ قَدْ ثَقُلَ عَلَى النَّاسِ اسْتِمَاعُهُ وَ خَفَّ عَلَى النَّاسِ اسْتِمَاعُ الْبَاطِلِ

61. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْجَارَ يُكْرِمُ الْجَارَ خَوْفاً مِنْ لِسَانِهِ
62. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْحُدُودَ قَدْ عُطِّلَتْ وَ عُمِلَ فِيهَا بِالْأَهْوَاءِ
63. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَسَاجِدَ قَدْ زُخْرِفَتْ
64. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَصْدَقَ النَّاسِ عِنْدَ النَّاسِ الْمُفْتَرِيَ الْكَذِبَ
65. وَ رَأَيْتَ الشَّرَّ قَدْ ظَهَرَ وَ السَّعْيَ بِالنَّمِيمَةِ
66. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْبَغْيَ قَدْ فَشَا
67. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْغِيبَةَ تُسْتَمْلَحُ وَ يُبَشِّرُ بِهَا النَّاسُ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضاً
68. وَ رَأَيْتَ طَلَبَ الْحَجِّ وَ الْجِهَادِ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ
69. وَ رَأَيْتَ السُّلْطَانَ يُذِلُّ لِلْكَافِرِ الْمُؤْمِنَ
70. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْخَرَابَ قَدْ أُدِيلَ مِنَ الْعُمْرَانِ

71. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ مَعِيشَتُهُ مِنْ بَخْسِ الْمِكْيَالِ وَ الْمِيزَانِ
72. وَ رَأَيْتَ سَفْكَ الدِّمَاءِ يُسْتَخَفُّ بِهَا
73. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يَطْلُبُ الرِّئَاسَةَ لِعَرَضِ الدُّنْيَا وَ يَشْهَرُ نَفْسَهُ بِخُبْثِ اللِّسَانِ لِيُتَّقَى وَ تُسْنَدَ إِلَيْهِ الْأُمُورُ
74. وَ رَأَيْتَ الصَّلَاةَ قَدِ اسْتُخِفَّ بِهَا
75. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ عِنْدَهُ الْمَالُ الْكَثِيرُ ثُمَّ لَمْ يُزَكِّهِ مُنْذُ مَلَكَهُ
76. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَيِّتَ يُنْبَشُ مِنْ قَبْرِهِ وَ يُؤْذَى وَ تُبَاعُ أَكْفَانُهُ
77. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْهَرْجَ قَدْ كَثُرَ
78. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُمْسِي نَشْوَانَ وَ يُصْبِحُ سَكْرَانَ لَا يَهْتَمُّ بِمَا النَّاسُ فِيهِ
79. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْبَهَائِمَ تُنْكَحُ
80. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْبَهَائِمَ يَفْرِسُ بَعْضُهَا بَعْضاً

81. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يَخْرُجُ إِلَى مُصَلَّاهُ وَ يَرْجِعُ وَ لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ شَيْءٌ مِنْ ثِيَابِهِ
82. وَ رَأَيْتَ قُلُوبَ النَّاسِ قَدْ قَسَتْ وَ جَمَدَتْ أَعْيُنُهُمْ وَ ثَقُلَ الذِّكْرُ عَلَيْهِمْ
83. وَ رَأَيْتَ السُّحْتَ قَدْ ظَهَرَ يُتَنَافَسُ فِيهِ
84. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمُصَلِّيَ إِنَّمَا يُصَلِّي لِيَرَاهُ النَّاسُ
85. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْفَقِيهَ يَتَفَقَّهُ لِغَيْرِ الدِّينِ يَطْلُبُ الدُّنْيَا وَ الرِّئَاسَةَ
86. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ مَعَ مَنْ غَلَبَ
87. وَ رَأَيْتَ طَالِبَ الْحَلَالِ يُذَمُّ وَ يُعَيَّرُ وَ طَالِبَ الْحَرَامِ يُمْدَحُ وَ يُعَظَّمُ
88. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْحَرَمَيْنِ يُعْمَلُ فِيهِمَا بِمَا لَا يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ لَا يَمْنَعُهُمْ مَانِعٌ وَ لَا يَحُولُ بَيْنَهُمْ وَ بَيْنَ الْعَمَلِ الْقَبِيحِ أَحَدٌ
89. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَعَازِفَ ظَاهِرَةً فِي الْحَرَمَيْنِ
90. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْحَقِّ وَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ يَنْهَى عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ فَيَقُومُ إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يَنْصَحُهُ فِي نَفْسِهِ فَيَقُولُ هَذَا عَنْكَ مَوْضُوعٌ

91. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَنْظُرُ بَعْضُهُمْ إِلَى بَعْضٍ وَ يَقْتَدُونَ بِأَهْلِ الشُّرُورِ
92. وَ رَأَيْتَ مَسْلَكَ الْخَيْرِ وَ طَرِيقَهُ خَالِياً لَا يَسْلُكُهُ أَحَدٌ
93. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَيِّتَ يُهْزَأُ بِهِ فَلَا يَفْزَعُ لَهُ أَحَدٌ
94. وَ رَأَيْتَ كُلَّ عَامٍ يَحْدُثُ فِيهِ مِنَ الشَّرِّ وَ الْبِدْعَةِ أَكْثَرُ مِمَّا كَانَ
95. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْخَلْقَ وَ الْمَجَالِسَ لَا يُتَابِعُونَ إِلَّا الْأَغْنِيَاءَ
96. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمُحْتَاجَ يُعْطَى عَلَى الضَّحِكِ بِهِ وَ يُرْحَمُ لِغَيْرِ وَجْهِ اللَّهِ
97. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْآيَاتِ فِي السَّمَاءِ لَا يَفْزَعُ لَهَا أَحَدٌ
98. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَتَسَافَدُونَ كَمَا يَتَسَافَدُ الْبَهَائِمُ لَا يُنْكِرُ أَحَدٌ مُنْكَراً تَخَوُّفاً مِنَ النَّاسِ
99. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُنْفِقُ الْكَثِيرَ فِي غَيْرِ طَاعَةِ اللَّهِ وَ يَمْنَعُ الْيَسِيرَ فِي طَاعَةِ اللَّهِ
100. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْعُقُوقَ قَدْ ظَهَرَ وَ اسْتُخِفَّ بِالْوَالِدَيْنِ وَ كَانَا مِنْ أَسْوَإِ النَّاسِ حَالًا عِنْدَ الْوَلَدِ وَ يَفْرَحُ بِأَنْ يَفْتَرِيَ عَلَيْهِمَا

101. وَ رَأَيْتَ النِّسَاءَ وَ قَدْ غَلَبْنَ عَلَى الْمُلْكِ وَ غَلَبْنَ عَلَى كُلِّ أَمْرٍ لَا يُؤْتَى إِلَّا مَا لَهُنَّ فِيهِ هَوًى
102. وَ رَأَيْتَ ابْنَ الرَّجُلِ يَفْتَرِي عَلَى أَبِيهِ وَ يَدْعُو عَلَى وَالِدَيْهِ وَ يَفْرَحُ بِمَوْتِهِمَا
103. وَ رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا مَرَّ بِهِ يَوْمٌ وَ لَمْ يَكْسِبْ فِيهِ الذَّنْبَ الْعَظِيمَ مِنْ فُجُورٍ أَوْ بَخْسِ مِكْيَالٍ أَوْ مِيزَانٍ أَوْ غِشْيَانِ حَرَامٍ أَوْ شُرْبِ مُسْكِرٍ كَئِيباً حَزِيناً يَحْسَبُ أَنَّ ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَضِيعَةٌ مِنْ عُمُرِهِ
104. وَ رَأَيْتَ السُّلْطَانَ يَحْتَكِرُ الطَّعَامَ
105. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَمْوَالَ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَى تُقْسَمُ فِي الزُّورِ وَ يُتَقَامَرُ بِهَا وَ تُشْرَبُ بِهَا الْخُمُورُ
106. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْخَمْرَ يُتَدَاوَى بِهَا وَ يُوصَفُ لِلْمَرِيضِ وَ يُسْتَشْفَى بِهَا
107. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ قَدِ اسْتَوَوْا فِي تَرْكِ الْأَمْرِ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ النَّهْيِ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ تَرْكِ التَّدَيُّنِ بِهِ
108. وَ رَأَيْتَ رِيَاحَ الْمُنَافِقِينَ وَ أَهْلِ النِّفَاقِ قَائِمَةً وَ رِيَاحَ أَهْلِ الْحَقِّ لَا تَحَرَّكُ
109. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْأَذَانَ بِالْأَجْرِ وَ الصَّلَاةَ بِالْأَجْرِ
110. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَسَاجِدَ مُحْتَشِيَةً مِمَّنْ لَا يَخَافُ اللَّهَ- مُجْتَمِعُونَ فِيهَا لِلْغِيبَةِ وَ أَكْلِ لُحُومِ أَهْلِ الْحَقِّ وَ يَتَوَاصَفُونَ فِيهَا شَرَابَ الْمُسْكِرِ

111. وَ رَأَيْتَ السَّكْرَانَ يُصَلِّي بِالنَّاسِ وَ هُوَ لَا يَعْقِلُ وَ لَا يُشَانُ بِالسُّكْرِ وَ إِذَا سَكِرَ أُكْرِمَ وَ اتُّقِيَ وَ خِيفَ وَ تُرِكَ لَا يُعَاقَبُ وَ يُعْذَرُ بِسُكْرِهِ
112. وَ رَأَيْتَ مَنْ أَكَلَ أَمْوَالَ الْيَتَامَى يُحْمَدُ بِصَلَاحِهِ
113. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْقُضَاةَ يَقْضُونَ بِخِلَافِ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ
114. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْوُلَاةَ يَأْتَمِنُونَ الْخَوَنَةَ لِلطَّمَعِ
115. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمِيرَاثَ قَدْ وَضَعَتْهُ الْوُلَاةُ لِأَهْلِ الْفُسُوقِ وَ الْجُرْأَةِ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَأْخُذُونَ مِنْهُمْ وَ يُخَلُّونَهُمْ وَ مَا يَشْتَهُونَ
116. وَ رَأَيْتَ الْمَنَابِرَ يُؤْمَرُ عَلَيْهَا بِالتَّقْوَى وَ لَا يَعْمَلُ الْقَائِلُ بِمَا يَأْمُرُ
117. وَ رَأَيْتَ الصَّلَاةَ قَدِ اسْتُخِفَّ بِأَوْقَاتِهَا
118. وَ رَأَيْتَ الصَّدَقَةَ بِالشَّفَاعَةِ لَا يُرَادُ بِهَا وَجْهُ اللَّهِ وَ يُعْطَى لِطَلَبِ النَّاسِ
119. وَ رَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ هَمُّهُمْ بُطُونُهُمْ وَ فُرُوجُهُمْ لَا يُبَالُونَ بِمَا أَكَلُوا وَ مَا نَكَحُوا
120. وَ رَأَيْتَ الدُّنْيَا مُقْبِلَةً عَلَيْهِمْ
121. وَ رَأَيْتَ أَعْلَامَ الْحَقِّ قَدْ دَرَسَتْ

فَكُنْ عَلَى حَذَرٍ وَ اطْلُبْ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ النَّجَاةَ وَ اعْلَمْ أَنَّ النَّاسَ فِي سَخَطِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ إِنَّمَا يُمْهِلُهُمْ لِأَمْرٍ يُرَادُ بِهِمْ فَكُنْ مُتَرَقِّباً وَ اجْتَهِدْ لِيَرَاكَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فِي خِلَافِ مَا هُمْ عَلَيْهِ

(al-Kafi, vol. 8, pg. 36 – 42, hadith #7)

 

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