An instruction for our situation of fitna (tribulation/turmoil)!

[4256] Muslim bin abī Bakra narrated that his father said: “The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

‘There will be a tribulation in which the one who is lying down will be better than the one who is sitting, and the one who is sitting will be better than the one who is standing, and the one who is standing will be better than the one who is walking, and the one who is walking will be better than the one who is running.’

He said: ‘Yā rasūlullāh, what do you enjoin me to do?’

He said:

‘Whoever has camels, let him go and stay with his camels, and whoever has sheep, let him go and stay with his sheep, and whoever has land, let him go and stay on his land.’

He said: ‘What about the one who does not have any of that?’

He said:

‘Let him take his sword and strike its edge on a rock, then let him escape if he can.'” (Sahīh)

Source: Sunan abu Dāwūd, 4/492-493, The book of tribulations…., Chapter 2. The prohibition of participating in the tribulation, darussalam

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