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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) fear for this Ummah

Question

What is the authenticity of this?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I do not fear poverty [after my demise], rather I fear that you will gather and amass wealth. I do not fear you [my ummah] unintentionally erring, rather I fear that you will intentionally [sin]”

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 308, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 121 and vol. 10 pg. 236)

 

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3222)

 

The first part of the Hadith is recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. See here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar