Caution against committing sins in private

Question

What is the complete narration, reference, authenticity and Arabic text of this Hadith?

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘There will surely be groups of my nation who will come on the Day of Rising with “good deeds” like white mountains of Tihamah, but Allah Mighty and Majestic will make it all comes to dust (haba manthura).

 

Answer

Sayyiduna Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I certainly know of people from my ummah who will come on the Day of Qiyamah with [abundant] good deeds like the white mountains of Tihamah but Allah will make them like scattered dust.” Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Describe them to us and make it clear lest we unknowingly be of them.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “They will be your brothers from your race, worshipping at night as you do. However, they are people who while they are in private transgress the sacred limits of Allah [i.e. They perpetrate all types of sins in private].”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4245)

 

‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic and the narrators reliable (هذا إسناد صحيح رجاله ثقات).

(Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1444)

 

Arabic text

عن ثوبان، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، أنه قال: لأعلمن أقواما من أمتي يأتون يوم القيامة بحسنات أمثال جبال تهامة بيضا، فيجعلها الله عز وجل هباء منثورا، قال ثوبان: يا رسول الله صفهم لنا، جلهم لنا أن لا نكون منهم، ونحن لا نعلم، قال: أما إنهم إخوانكم، ومن جلدتكم، ويأخذون من الليل كما تأخذون، ولكنهم أقوام إذا خلوا بمحارم الله انتهكوها

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar