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Five evil practices which brings about destruction

Question

Is this Hadith correct?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “When my nation adopts five practices, their destruction is inevitable; When they curse each other openly, they wear silk, they take up musical [instruments], they drink wine, and men are satisfied with men and women are satisfied with women.”

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in Shu’abul Iman. Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration with slight variation in the wording.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 5084, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 1090)

 

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has cited a corroborating narration and has declared both chains weak. However, he further states that these narrations support each other. (إسناده وإسناد ما قبله غير قوي، غير أنه إذا ضم بعضه إلى بعض أخذ قوة)

(Also see: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 98 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 331)

 

The Hadith is therefore suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar