What is the authenticity of the narration below? Is it suitable to quote?

قال أبو عبد الله السلمي: حدثنا محمد بن مالك التيمي بمرو ، حدثنا أبو منصور الرباطي ، حدثنا محمد بن نهشل بن حميد ، حدثنا عبد الله بن رجاء ، عن إسرائيل ، عن أبي إسحاق ، عن الحارث ، عن علي ، رفعه : أتي على الناس زمان همهم بطونهم ، شرفهم متاعهم ، قبلتهم نساؤهم ، ودينهم دراهمهم ودنانيرهم ، أولئك شر الخلق لا خلاق لهم عند الله



This narration is recorded in Musnadul Firdaws with slight variation in the wording.

(Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 8688, ‘ilmiyyah edition. Also see: Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 3270)


There are several narrators in this chain whom I could not locate. The narration should not be quoted until the credibility of these narrators can be ascertained.


The following narration may be quoted instead:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “A time will surely come upon people, wherein the only concern of a person will be his belly and his religion will be his desires.”

(Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibnul Mubarak: 613)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


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