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A time will come wherein a person will only be concerned about his belly

Question

Can you confirm the source of this Hadith?

ليأتين على الناس زمان يكون همة أحدهم فيه بطنه ودينه هواه

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah) as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Kitabuz Zuhd: 613. Also see: Sharhus Sunnah, under Hadith: 4117)

 

The narration is suitable to quote as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

 

Translation

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.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar