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A man’s family will lead him to destruction

Question

What is the status of this narration?

يأتي على الناس زمان يكون هلاك الرجل على يد زوجته وأبويه وولده ، يعيرونه بالفقر ويكلفونه ما لا يطيق ! فيدخل المداخل التي يذهب فيها دينه فيهلك

 

Answer

Imam Khattabi and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has declared both the versions weak.

(Al ‘Uzlah of Imam Khattabi and Az Zuhd of Imam Bayhaqi; Refer: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 1393. Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 5 pg. 191)

 

Translation

A time will come upon the people wherein the destruction of a man will be due to his spouse, parents and children. They will condemn his poverty and burden him with things he is unable to do. He will then do such things which will cause him to lose his Din and be destroyed

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar