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The pious will pass away one by one


Is this Hadith authentic?

يذهب الصالحون، الأول فالأول، ويبقى حفالة كحفالة الشعير، أو التمر، لا يباليهم الله بالة



Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Mirdas Al Aslami (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6434. Also see Hadith: 4156)


Ibn Battal (rahimahullah) says, ‘This Hadith proves that the passing away of the pious is a sign of Qiyamah…’

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6434)



The righteous will pass away, one by one until only the dregs remain like the dregs/husks of barley or dates and Allah will not show any concern about them at all.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

May Allah Ta’ala always keep us under the shadows of our pious seniors.