عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: "لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَمُرَّ الرَّجُلُ بِقَبْرِ الرَّجُلِ فَيَقُولُ: يَا لَيْتَنِي مَكَانَهُ".
[صحيح] - [متفق عليه]
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Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The Hour will not come until a man would pass by the grave of another man and say: 'I wish I were in his place.'"
Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) stated that the Hour will not come until a man would pass by the grave of another man and wish to be in his place, dead. His wish would be caused by the numerous afflictions and trials. When trials emerge, a person may wish to die out of fear that he may lose his religion because of the dominance of the untruth and its followers and the prevalence of sins and evil doing. A person is prohibited from wishing death because of hardships and adversities, for this indicates his weak faith in the divine decree and predestination. The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: "None of you should wish to die because of an adversity that has befallen him." [Narrated by Al-Bukhāri and Muslim]

Translation:
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1: The Hadīth tells about the prevalence of sins and trials at the end of times.
2: Wishing to die is permissible if a person fears the loss or weakening of his religion, yet not because of some physical harm.
3: It demonstrates some signs of the Hour.
4: This will not necessarily happen in every country, at every time, and to all people.
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