Earn The Reward Of Fifty Sahabah:
Narrated AbuTha’labah al-Khushani:
AbuUmayyah ash-Sha’bani said:
I asked Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani: What is your opinion about the verse “Care for yourselves”.
He said: I swear by Allaah, I asked the one who was well informed about it;
I asked the Apostle of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) about it.
He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
No, enjoin one another to do what is good and forbid one another to do what is evil.
But when you see niggardliness being obeyed, passion being followed, worldly interests being preferred, everyone being charmed with his opinion, then care for yourself, and leave alone what people in general are doing;
for ahead of you are days which will require endurance, in which showing endurance will be like grasping live coals.
The one who acts rightly during that period will have the reward of fifty men who act as he does.
Another version has:
He said (The hearers asked:) Apostle of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), the reward of fifty of them?
He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied:
The reward of fifty of you.
(Abu Dawood Book #37, Hadith #4327)