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Authenticity of Ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding the greatest of sins

Question

Please assist with the authenticity of this narration

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Certainly from among the greatest of sins is when a man says to his brother, ‘Fear Allah!’, he says, ‘Worry about your own self, [who are you] to order me.’”

 

Answer

Imams Tabarani and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration. See here

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (rijalus sahih).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 271)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar