Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhuma) said: “There will dawn an age over people when they will gather in their Musaajid and perform Salaat whilst not a single one among them will be a Mu’min.” How is it possible that in the entire Jamaa’t performing Salaat in a Musjid not a single one will be a Mu’min? There is no mystery in this reality stated by the eminent Sahaabi.

It will be a time of total corruption. People who profess to be Muslim will inreality be kaafir on account of their beliefs of kufr. Wholesale disfiguration of the Deen will be committed by Muslims. Sins will be justified. Practices of the Shariah will be mocked and criticized. The Qur’aan and Hadith will be subjected to baseless interpretation. Acts which have existed in the Ummah since the time of the Sahaabah will be denied. Professed ‘Muslims’ will undermine the Shariah. Haraam will be made halaal.

Riba and carrion will be proclaimed halaal by deception and the use of Islamic terminology. Liquor and pictures will be declared halaal with fanciful names. When the Deen is surrounded by satanic and inimical forces threatening its existence on all sides when Islam will become foreign to even those who proclaim themselves to be ‘ulama’, then it will not be difficult to understand what Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhuma) had stated.

All the aforementioned evils are today ravaging Islam. The threat to Islam is greater from within than from without. Almost every born Muslim today is kaafir at heart without him/her realizing this frightful calamity. Almost all Muslims of this era are kuffaar of the Zindeeq class. When a Muslim subscribes to a belief or an interpretation which is in conflict with the Shariah, and/or transmogrifies the Shariah in the way even the ulama are perpetrating today, then the Imaan of such a person is effaced. He becomes a kaafir, and this type of kaafir is called a Zindeeq. Thus all the people who will be performing Salaat in the Musaajid will be zindeeqs according to Hadhrat Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu). We are living in such times.

Source: Awake – Published in 2011