Hadith on Fitnah: Each new era is worse than one before it

Al-Zubair ibn ‘Adi reported: We came to Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, and we complained to him of what we suffered from the ruler Al-Hajjaj. Anas said, “Be patient, for an era will not come upon but that what comes after is worse, until you meet your Lord. I heard it from your Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6657

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ الزُّبَيْرِ بْنِ عَدِيٍّ قَالَ أَتَيْنَا أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه فَشَكَوْنَا إِلَيْهِ مَا نَلْقَى مِنْ الْحَجَّاجِ فَقَالَ اصْبِرُوا فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَأْتِي عَلَيْكُمْ زَمَانٌ إِلَّا الَّذِي بَعْدَهُ شَرٌّ مِنْهُ حَتَّى تَلْقَوْا رَبَّكُمْ سَمِعْتُهُ مِنْ نَبِيِّكُمْ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

6657 صحيح البخاري كتاب الفتن باب لا يأتي زمان إلا الذي بعده شر منه