Hadith on Signs: Latter generations are worst in sectarianism

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first generations of this nation are the best of them, and the last of them are the worst of them in disputing and sectarianism. Thus, whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day, let him meet his end while he treats people as he would love to be treated.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 10370

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Suyuti

عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ أَوَّلَ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ خِيَارُهُمْ وَآخِرَهُمْ شِرَارُهُمْ مُخْتَلِفِينَ مُتَفَرِّقِينَ فَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ فَلْيَأْتِهِ مَنِيَّتُهُ وَهُوَ يَأْتِي إِلَى النَّاسِ مَا يُحِبُّ أَنْ يُؤْتَى إِلَيْهِ

10370 المعجم الكبير للطبراني باب التاء الاختلاف عن الأعمش

2252 المحدث السيوطي خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في الجامع الصغير