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A Hadith on the signs of Qiyamah

Question

Is this Hadith authentic along with the explanations in brackets?

Signs of Qiyamah:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I take oath by The Being Who has sent me with the Truth! The world will come to an end only after [the calamities] of earthquakes, showers of stones (from the heaven) and disfigurement have taken place.

The Sahabah asked: ‘O Rasulullah! When will this happen?’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When you see women seated in the saddle, when singing girls are in profusion; when false testimony becomes the norm; when homosexuality becomes rampant.”

 

Answer

Imams Bazzar and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators very weak.

(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 3405, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5057, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 10)

 

However, certain parts of the Hadith are well corroborated and supported.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar