when honesty is lost

Timeless wisdom found in the words of the Prophet Muhammad.  I personally expand it to remind me the mark found of the end in many important things.  I find the link to honesty profound.

When asked, “When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?”

The Prophet said, “When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour.”  The Bedouin said, “How will that be lost?”  The Prophet said, “When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour.”
: Sahih al-Bukhari 59 : Book 3, Hadith 1

– full, original, text at http://sunnah.com/bukhari/3
Sahih al-Bukhari is a collection of hadith compiled by Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 256 AH/870 AD) (rahimahullah – May Allah have mercy on him), in the Sunni tradition.

Note: I find beauty, wisdom and strength in many faiths.  I am not a Muslim and have little knowledge of Islam.  I hope that I have not offended anyone.  If I have offended or misinterpreted please tell me so in a comment or on my page – Enlighten Me, so that I may personally offer an apology and learn more.

Added interest and photos:

Photos of Al-Bukhari’s mausoleum erected over his grave, in 1998, near Samarkand, Uzbekistan.   It exihibits stunning aesthetic and detail, which in general are characteristics typical of Islamic architecture.

Muhammad al-Bukhari memorial near Samarkand, U...

The Necropolis of outstanding Sunni the­ologian Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari (died in 870) was built near Samarkand.

Al-Bukhari had a phenomenal memory and analyzed thousands of hadiths—stories about the Prophet. His work resulted in summa of hadiths—”Al-Diami as-Sahih” which was canonized in the 10th century as the main hadith anthology in Sunni tradition.

In the 16th century the small mausoleum and mosque were built above the tomb of Imam al-Bukhari. In connection with the 1225th anniversary of Imam al-Bukhari and according to the decree of the government of Uzbekistan the new memorial complex was built in 1998 at the site of the old mausoleum. – from Jahongir

Muhammad al-Bukhari memorial near Samarkand, U...

Mausoleum of Muhammad al-Bukhari. Samarkand vi...

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