The Prophet (peace be upon him) said : “Nations are about to scheme against you in the same way as greedy eaters vie with one another on the dining-table.” One of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Will that relate to being few in numbers?” The Prophet said: “No, but your huge number will be of little effectiveness, and (Allah) will cast Al-Wahan in your hearts.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah, what does Al-Wahan mean?” He said, “Your hearts are strongly attached to life luxuries and you feel strong aversion to death.” (Reported by Ahmad and Abu-Dawud)
The above-mentioned Hadith is considered one of the miracles with which the Prophet (peace be upon him) was blessed with. The Hadith refers to what will happen when the end of this world is near. In other words, it shows the extent of the moral decay that will affect the Muslim Ummah, and will encourage its enemies to terrorize it, especially after neglecting Allah’s Commands and their ignoring His Prophet’s teachings
The miracles that Allah Almighty has granted His Prophets (peace be upon them all) to help in delivering their messages are not only rules and regulations from which the Muslim Ummah can seek guidance regarding what is lawful and what is prohibited; rather, they serve as a means of encouraging the Muslim to bear the sufferings and tribulations of life with patience and fortitude, keeping in mind that Allah will never forsake him.
The words of the Hadith show that the state of weakness facing the Muslim Ummah nowadays is transitory. Some scholars claim that the doom is approaching and that the darkness looms large and there are troubles on the horizon. Actually, such premonitions bring benefits to none and make things get worse. This leads to the belief that there is no hope for a change or reform and that the coming days carry nothing but bad events. This is, in fact, a very wrong way of thinking and it is plainly a pessimistic approach to life. Muslims are to stick their mind to many glad tidings of the coming victory of Islam, and they should have faith in Allah that the coming days will be more bright and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thus, it is necessary for Muslims to derive from the following glad tidings glimpse of light to fill their hearts with and let despair vanish and fade away. Here are some of the glad tidings mentioned in the Qur’an:
1) Almighty Allah says: It is He who hath sent His Messenger (Muhammad, peace be upon him) with guidance and the Religion of Truth (Islam), to make superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, disbelievers) hate (it). (At-Tawbah, 9:33)
2) Almighty Allah also says: They intend to put out the Light of Allah with their mouths. But Allah will bring His Light to perfection even though the disbelievers hate (it). (As-Saff, 61:8)