Date :Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | Time : 10:47 |ID: 96415 | Print

What are the indicators of corrupt societies according to Imam Ali (AS)?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: God have mercy on you. Beware that you live at a time when speakers of the truth are few, and the tongues are unable to tell the truth, and the seekers of the truth are worthless. People are trapped in sins and disobedience, and they compromise and are allies in following inappropriate desires of soul. Their youths are bad-tempered, their elders are sinful, and their scholars are hypocrites, and their families and tribes are profiteers and self-interested. Their young ones do not respect the elders, and their wealthy ones do not help the poor [1]. Verily after me, a time will come for you when there is nothing more hidden than the truth, and nothing is more apparent than the untruth, and nothing is more abundant than telling lies about God and the Prophet (PBUH). People at that time consider the Quran as damaging for them, but if they recite and commentate it correctly, they will not find anything more profitable than the Quran [2].

[1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 233.

[2] As Above, Sermon 147.

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