Is this Hadith correct?
يقبض الصالحون الأول فالأول وتبقى حفالة كحفالة التمر والشعير لا يعبأ الله بهم شيئا
Yes, Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this particular version of the Hadith as the statement of Sayyiduna Mirdas Al Aslami (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has also recorded similar wording as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). See here
Sayyiduna Mirdas Al Aslami (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:
“Pious people will pass away in succession and there will remain the dregs of society who will be like the dregs/husks of dates and barley. Allah will not pay any attention to them.”
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4156)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar