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Does Allah Ta'ala punish by causing children to die and making women barren?

Question

Is the following authentic?

Rasulullah ( sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When Allah Ta’ala desires to punish a people(for their sins) he causes their children to die in abundance and makes their woman barren, punishment then befalls them and there remains no one under the mercy of Allah Ta’ala”

Answer

Imam Shirazi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Kitabul Alqab. However ‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) has quoted Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) who after quoting a similar Hadith declared it as having no basis. The Hadith in question should not be quoted.

(Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 1671. Also see Al Mudawi of Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar