Carrying out sins in times of calamity


What is the reference for this narration?

إن الهلكة كل الهلكة أن تعمل عمل السوء في زمان البلاء



Imams Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and Ibn Ibid Dunya (rahimahumallah) have recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 35869, Al ‘Uqubat, Hadith: 327)



Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “It is really disastrous to carry out evil deeds during a calamity.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar