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Severing ties bring Allah’s punishment without delay

Question

What is the authenticity of the following?

“There is no sin more likely to bring the punishment of Allah in this world as well as what [punishment] Allah has in store in the Hereafter than transgression [oppression/rebelling] and severing family ties ”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2511, Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith: 4866 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4211)

 

Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Hibban have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 455, 456)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar