Qiyamah will not occur until Muslims fight against each other

Question

Is this authentic?

By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! The Hour will not be established until you fight your leaders, and you strike each other with your swords, and your world will be inherited by the evilest among you

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah and Musnad Ahmad.

Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibnul Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! Qiyamah will not occur until you fight your leaders and you strike each other with your swords and your world [i.e, wealth and power] is inherited by the evilest among you.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2170, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4043, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 389, Hadith: 23302)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar