Are the Hadiths that have been cited in the chapter of ‘The Fitnah from the Maghrib Region’ of Nu’aym ibn Hammad’s (rahimahullah) compilation authentic?
For example, the following narration wherein it is reported that:
Sayyiduna ‘Ismah ibn Qays (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to seek refuge in Allah Ta’ala from the fitnah (trial) of the East. Someone then asked him: “What about the fitnah of the West (Maghrib)?”
He (i.e. Sayyiduna ‘Ismah – radiyallahu ‘anhu) then replied: “That (fitnah) will be even more catastrophic and devastating!”
(Kitabul Fitan, Hadith: 848) Read More »