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Carrying out sins in times of calamity

Question

What is the reference for this narration?

إن الهلكة كل الهلكة أن تعمل عمل السوء في زمان البلاء

 

Answer

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)

 

Translation

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