Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal radiAllahu anhu narrates: When the Beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ dispatched him to Yemen, The Beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ walked with him and instructing him (Sayyiduna Mu’adh radiAllahu anhu) as he was on his ride.
The Beloved Prophet ﷺ then said to him, “O Mu’adh, perhaps you will not see me after this year, perhaps you will pass by my Masjid and my Grave.”
Sayyiduna Mu’adh radiAllahu anhu started to weep profusely, and then the Beloved Prophet ﷺ turned to face Madinah and He ﷺ said,
“Verily, the people of this house of mine view themselves as the nearest to me, but the nearest of people to me are those who fear Allah, whoever they are and wherever they are. O Allah, I have not made lawful for them the wickedness You have corrected! I swear by Allah, my nation will turn away from its religion just as a vessel is poured into a basin.”
Ref: Sahih Ibn Hibban