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A time will come wherein people will leave the fold of Islam in large numbers

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following narration:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“People have entered into Islam in large groups. Soon a time will come wherein they will leave the fold of Islam in large groups”

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 343. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 281)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also recorded similar words on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 496)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

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