Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Famine would not break out due to lack of rain, but there would be famine despite heavy rainfall as nothing would grow from the earth.”



Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2904)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

Despite this world being a place of ‘cause and effect’ it is only Allah Ta’ala who puts effect into the causes, when He so chooses.

This is manifest all the time. The above is just one such example.


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar