Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah,Member of the Executive Committee of the Fiqh Council of North America and the Religious Director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, states: “Almighty Allah says: “But when they forgot the warning they had received, We opened to them the gates of all (good) things, until, in the midst of their enjoyment of Our gifts, on a sudden, We called them to account, when lo! they were plunged in
(Al-An’am 6: 44)
He also says: “O ye who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the Cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power over all things. If ye help not (your Leader), (it is no matter): for Allah did indeed help him, when the Unbelievers drove him out: he had no more than one companion: they two were in the Cave, and he said to his companion, “Have no fear for Allah is with us”: then Allah sent down His peace upon him, and strengthened him with forces which ye saw not, and humbled to the depths the word of the Unbelievers. But the word of Allah is exalted to the heights: for Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.” (At-Tawbah 9: 38-40)
Allah also says: “O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him, lowly with the Believers, mighty against the Rejecters, fighting in the Way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the Grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things. Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah, His Messenger, and the (Fellowship of) Believers, those who establish regular prayers and regular charity, and they bow down humbly (in worship). As to those who turn (for friendship) to Allah, His Messenger, and the (Fellowship of) Believers, it is the Fellowship of Allah that must certainly triumph.” (Al-Ma’idah 5: 54-56)
the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Islam started as a stranger and it w
ill return in time to its initial position (i.e. strangeness).”

He also said: “You will be devoured by the nations around you….” He was asked by the Companions: “Are we going to be less in numbers during these days.” To which he said: “No, you will be large in number but you will lose your respect and your might because you will be suffering from al-wahan.” Then the companions asked about what al-wahan was, and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) defined it as “your love for material world and your hate for encounter with Allah through death”.