What is the authenticity of the following?
“When zina (adultery) and interest will become rife in a community then they have drawn the wrath of Allah”
Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4410 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 37)
Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim have declared the Hadith authentic. Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar