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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 19 / Hadith 1837

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Riyad as-Salihin
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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Once the Prophet (ﷺ) was speaking to us when, a bedouin came and asked him: "When will the Last Day be?" The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) continued his talk. Some of those present thought that he had heard him but disliked the interruption and the other said that he had not hear him. When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) concluded his speech he asked, "Where is the one who inquired about the Last Day?" The man replied: "Here I am." The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) replied, "When the practice of honouring a trust is lost, expect the Last Day." He asked: "How could it be lost?" He replied, "When the government is entrusted to the undeserving people, then wait for the Last Day."[Al- Bukhari].

وعنه قال‏:‏ بينما النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في مجلس يحدث القوم، جاءه أعرابي فقال‏:‏ متى الساعة‏؟‏ فمضى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، يحدث، فقال بعض القوم‏:‏ سمع ما قال‏:‏ فكره ما قال، وقال بعضهم‏:‏ بل لم يسمع، حتى إذا قضى حديثه قال‏:‏ ‏"‏أين السائل عن الساعة‏؟‏ ‏"‏قال‏:‏ ها أنا يا رسول الله ‏.‏ قال‏:‏ ‏"‏إذا ضيعت الأمانة ، فانتظر الساعة‏"‏ قال‏:‏ كيف إضاعتها‏؟‏ قالك ‏"‏إذا وسد الأمر إلى غير أهله فانتظر الساعة‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه البخاري‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏