Engaging in futile debates and disputes could result in misguidance


Could you verify this narration

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“No people go astray after being guided, but those who indulge in disputes [i.e. Constantly debating and presenting futile and baseless arguments to their Nabis].” Then Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited the Verse: ‘Nay! But they are a quarrelsome people’



Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3253, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 48)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar