Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said [1]:

“Soon there will come a time when the best wealth of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take to the mountaintops and places where rain falls, fleeing for the sake of his religion from tribulation.”


[1] Narrated by Imam al-Bukhaari in a number of places in his Saheeh, such as (7088) Kitaab al-Fitan

In another variation narrated by Imam Muslim, a man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, “Which of the people is best?” He said:

“A man who strives in jihad for the sake of Allah with his wealth and his self.”

The man asked, “Then who?”

So the Messenger of Allah,

“A believer in a mountain pass who worships Allah and leaves the people alone.”

[2] For explanations and commentary refer to following link: http://islamqa.info/en/13835