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Imam ibn Abid Dunya record from a long chain of narrators from Hadrat Hasan – may Allah be pleased with him – who narrates that one day the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – appeared in front of the blessed Ashaab and said, “Are there any among you who wish that Allah Almighty gives him knowledge without learning and gives him guidance without anyone showing him this. Is there anyone who wishes that Allah Almighty removes his blindness and gives him vision.
Beware and listen carefully.
That person who turns his attention to the world and has long hopes (in the world), Allah Almighty will make his heart blind. That person who turns away his attention from the world and shortens his hopes (in the world), Allah Almighty will give him knowledge without him learning and will guide him without anyone else guiding him.
Beware, there will appear people after you whose government and rule (and influence) will not survive without oppression and killing. There will be rich people who will not survive without being miserly and displaying pride. True love and respect will not survive without people following their Nafs (carnal desires) and interference with religion.
Beware, if any of you find yourself in that period, then in spite of being able to acquire wealth, he should display patience in poverty. And in spite of being able to show love and respect, he should display patience in the face of enmity and hatred. And in spite of being able to acquire respect and status, he should be satisfied with disgrace. Whoever does all of this for the Divine Pleasure of Allah, Allah Almighty will give him reward of fifty Siddiqeen.” (Al Ihya)
The same reports from Hadrat Sayyiduna Fudail bin Ayyaz – may Allah be pleased with him – who mentions, “If the entire Dunya was made Halaal and presented to me and (that) there will be no accountability for this in the Hereafter, still too, I will ignore it and be averse to it and safeguard myself from it as you people protect yourself from a dead corpse so that it does not soil or spoil your clothing.” (Kitaab Az Zuhd, Ibn Abid Dunya)