Could you please provide the original text as well as the suitability of the following?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed I fear upon my Ummah three things during the end of times; Belief with the stars, denial of Qadar (Destiny), and oppressive rulers.”



This Hadith is recorded in Musnad Ahmad -Zawaid ‘Abdullah-, Musnad Bazzar, Musnad Abi Ya’la and Tabarani.

The wording is as follows:

ثلاث أخاف على أمتي: استسقاء بالأنواء، وحيف السلطان، وتكذيب بالقدر

Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: “I fear three things for my ummah; Seeking water through the stars/believing that rain falls due to certain stars being present, oppressive rulers and denying taqdir (destiny).”

(Musnad Ahmad; Zawaid ‘Abdullah, vol. 5 pg. 90, Hadith: 20832, Musnad Bazzar, Hadith: 4288, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 7462 and 7470. Refer: Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘Alal Musnadil Imam Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 106)


This particular version of the Hadith is extremely weak.

(Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 203 and Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 242, number: 7599)


The subject matter of this Hadith is however supported.

The following versions are suitable to quote:

1) Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I fear five things after my [demise]; Denying taqdir and believing the stars.” (Note: Although this Hadith states ‘five things’, only two have been enumerated)

(Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 4135. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 203)


2) Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Among the things I fear the most for my ummah towards the end of times are; Stars [i.e. Them believing that certain stars bring rain], denying taqdir and oppressive rulers.”

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 8113. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 203. Also see: Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, under Hadith: 749 and 2950)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar