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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) feared that his ummah will compete for worldly gain

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “By Allah! I am not afraid that you will worship others besides Allah after me, but I am afraid that you will compete with each other for [the pleasures of] this world.”

 

Answer

Imams Bukhari and Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this as part of a longer Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadiths: 1344, 4085, 6426 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2296)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar