- While the Prophet was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came
and asked him, "When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?" Allah's
Apostle continued his talk, so some people said that Allah's Apostle
had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked.
Some of them said that Allah's Apostle had not heard it. When the
Prophet finished his speech, he said, "Where is the questioner, who
inquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?" The Bedouin said, "I am here, O
Allah's Apostle ." Then the Prophet said, "When honesty is lost, then
wait for the Hour (Doomsday)." The Bedouin said, "How will that be
lost?" The Prophet said, "When the power or authority comes in the
hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)"
- Allah+s Apostle said in Hajjat-al-Wada, "Which month (of the year) do
you think is most sacred?" The people said, "This current month of ours
(the month of Dhull-Hijja)." He said, "Which town (country) do you
think is the most sacred?" They said, "This city of ours (Mecca)." He
said, "Which day do you think is the most sacred?" The people
said, "This day of ours." He then said, "Allah, the Blessed, the
Supreme, has made your blood, your property and your honor as sacred as
this day of yours in this town of yours, in this month of yours (and
such protection cannot be slighted) except rightfully." He then said
thrice, "Have I conveyed Allah's Message (to you)?" The people answered
him each time saying, "Yes." The Prophet added, "May Allah be merciful
to you (or, woe on you)! Do not revert to disbelief after me by cutting
the necks of each other."