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The average lifespan of this Ummah

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The lifespan for my Ummah is from sixty years to seventy years and very few surpass this”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith sound (hasan) and Imam Ibn Hibban has authenticated the Hadith.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2331-3550, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4236 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2980)

 

Also see here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar