When Pious Men Depart

Mirdas Al-Aslami (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “The pious men will depart one after another, the dregs of people, like the sediment of barley or dates will remain; Allah will not raise them in value and esteem.” (Bukhari)

Commentary:

The Hadith shows that the demise of the pious people is one of the signs of the Day of Resurrection. How truly and clearly are we witnessing this prophecy today.  It also shows that during the days close to Resurrection, pious people will not remain and only the wicked will inhabit the earth and the Day of Judgment will dawn on such people. The true and pious servants of Allah Ta’ala are leaving this world very rapidly. May Allah accept us and include us among his chosen servants.