Hence one should firmly grasp Islam, the religion brought by the Holy Prophet as well as his auspicious ways and auspicious practices; and one should be firm in following them in such a way that even the biggest mischief may not be able to shake him. Mischiefs and mischievous people are usually there in every period and about them the Holy Prophet has already stated: - It is reported by Hazrat Abu Huraira that the Holy Prophet said:
"In the last era there will be cheats and liars who will present before you things neither you nor your forefathers must have heard. So try to guard yourselves from them lest they misguide and entangle you in mischief."
Similarly the Holy Prophet has forewarned about such mischiefs in another Hadith. As such, there is a long Hadith reported by Hazrat Huzaifah in which he says: "I asked: 'O Apostle of Allah! Is there any evil after this good'! He said: 'Yes, there will be callers towards Hell. They will throw those who listen to them and go towards Hell, into Hell.' So I said, 'O Apostle of Allah! Describe their identity before us.' He said: 'They will be from amongst us only and will be speaking in our language only.' I asked, 'Should this mischief reach me, what's the order for me'?
'Take the Muslims' group', said he, 'and their Imam (leader) as indispensable'. I said, 'If there be no group of Muslims (at that time) nor any imam, then'! He said: 'Then keep yourself aloof from all other sects though you may have to be content with the root of a single tree, until death.
Praise be to Allah that the group of Muslims is still flourishing with full splendour and dignity. According to the statements of august men, that time has not come yet that man may have to lead a solitary life. Hence one should definitely adhere to the Muslims' group and save oneself from the satanic mischiefs of the last era. One should grasp the Holy Prophet's ways and practices, because the path of salvation and the way of truth is only Islam, which is the name of the way of life brought by the Holy Prophet and which covers every walk of life. Islam is not the name of mere devotions, prayers and fasting; it is rather a complete way of life.