Is this authentic?

Sa’id Ibn Al-Musayyab (rahimahullah)  said:

“I have reached 80 years of age and I do not fear anything upon myself more than I fear [the fitnah] regarding women.” (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah)



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a suitable chain. The narration can be quoted as recorded.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 34613)


This illustrates his extreme fear for fitnah as well as the nature of this particular one.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar