السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Couldn’t wait to share this after seeing what’s happening in the Middle East between Saudi Arab and Yemen. Another day another war. The times and lives of the Sahabah (may Allah ta’ala be pleased with them) have such great lessons for us but wish we realized.
Hadhrat Abu Yazeed Madeeni reports that Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (ra) once ascended Rasulullaah’s (peace be upon him) pulpit and stood on a step tower than that on which Rasulullaah (peace be upon him) stood. He then said. ‘All praise belongs to Allaah who has guided Abu Hurayrah to Islam. All praise belongs to Allah Who has taught Abu Hurayrah the Qur‘aan. All praise belongs to Allaah Who has blessed Abu Hurayrah with Muhammad (peace be upon him). All praise belongs to Allaah who has fed me leavened bread and given me fine garments to wear. All praise belongs to Allaah who has given me the hand of Ghazwaan’s daughter in marriage after I had been her servant to earn food to fill my belly and now I am able to annoy her just as she used to annoy me.
Destruction will come to the Arabs because of the evil that has already arrived. Destruction will come to them because they will be led by mere children who will rule according to their passion and will kill in anger.
Glad tidings to you, O non-Arabs! I swear by the Being who controls my life that even if Deen is suspended on the Pleiades constellation, a group from you will certainly reach it.” Hadhrat Abu Habeebah narrates that he entered the house of Hadhrat Uthmaan during the period when he was besieged in it. It was then he heard Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (ra) seek permission to address Hadhrat Uthmaan (ra) when permission was granted, Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah stood up, duly praised Allaah and then said, “I have heard Rasulullaah (peace be upon him) say, ‘You will surely encounter plenty of tribulation and disputes after me.‘ ‘O Rasulullaah’ (peace be upon him) someone asked, ‘What do you advise us to do?‘ Rasulullaah (peace be upon him) replied, “Attach yourselves with the Ameer and those with him.” Saying this, Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (ra) pointed towards Hadhrat Uthmaan (ra).
وعليكم السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته
References: Abu Nuaym in his Hilya (Pg. 383, Volume 1) & Haakim (Pg. 433, Volume 4) via Hayatus Sahabah (Pg. 497 & 498, Volume 3).