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An unreliable narration on earthquakes and lightening before Qiyamah

Question

Can I quote this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“Soon you will not find homes for shelter nor conveyances to transport you. When questioned, Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, The houses will be destroyed by earthquakes and animals will be destroyed by lightning”

 

Answer

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared the text of this narration unreliable (munkar). The narration should therefore not be quoted.

(Kitabul Fitan of Imam Nu’aym ibn Hammad, Hadith: 1695, Mizanul i’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 606 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 367)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar