Hadith on Fitnah: Say my Lord is Allah, until you are killed

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be a tribulation in which the one asleep is better than one lying down, the one lying down is better than the one sitting, the one sitting is better than the one standing, the one standing is better than the one walking, the one walking is better than the one riding, and the one riding is better than the one running. All of those killed on both sides are in Hellfire.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, when will that happen.” The Prophet said, “Those are the days of slaughter.” I said, “When are the days of slaughter?” The Prophet said, “When a man is not safe in his own gathering.” I said, “What do you order me to do if I witness that?” The Prophet said, “Hold yourself back, restrain your hands, and stay in your residence.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is your view if a man breaks into my residence?” The Prophet said, “Go into your house.” I said, “What is your view if he enters my house?” The Prophet said, “Go into your prayer room and do like this,” and he grasped his elbow with his right hand, “And say ‘my Lord is Allah’ until you die upon that.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 4286

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ  بْن مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَكُونُ فِتْنَةٌ النَّائِمُ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْمُضْطَجِعِ وَالْمُضْطَجِعُ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْقَاعِدِ وَالْقَاعِدُ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْقَائِمِ وَالْقَائِمُ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْمَاشِي وَالْمَاشِي خَيْرٌ مِنَ الرَّاكِبِ وَالرَّاكِبُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْمُجْرِي قَتْلَاهَا كُلُّهَا فِي النَّارِ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ وَمَتَى ذَلِكَ قَالَ ذَلِكَ أَيَّامَ الْهَرْجِ قُلْتُ وَمَتَى أَيَّامُ الْهَرْجِ قَالَ حِينَ لَا يَأْمَنُ الرَّجُلُ جَلِيسَهُ قُلْتُ فَمَا تَأْمُرُنِي إِنْ أَدْرَكْتُ ذَلِكَ قَالَ اكْفُفْ نَفْسَكَ وَيَدَكَ وَادْخُلْ دَارَكَ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ دَخَلَ رَجُلٌ عَلَيَّ دَارِي قَالَ فَادْخُلْ بَيْتَكَ قُلْتُ أَفَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ دَخَلَ عَلَيَّ بَيْتِي قَالَ فَادْخُلْ مَسْجِدَكَ وَاصْنَعْ هَكَذَا وَقَبَضَ بِيَمِينِهِ عَلَى الْكُوعِ وَقُلْ رَبِّيَ اللهُ حَتَّى تَمُوتَ عَلَى ذَلِكَ

4286 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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