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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) feared misguided leaders more than Dajjal

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said there is something I fear for My Ummah more than Dajjal. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) repeated this thrice. When questioned as to what this was, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Misguided and astray leaders.’

Is this Hadith authentic and is it suitable to quote?

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 145)

 

The Hadith in question is well corroborated and suitable to quote.

(Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 239)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar