Sudden deaths are from the signs of Qiyamah

Question

Is there any narrations indicating that increase in sudden death is amongst the minor signs of Qiyamah?

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which enumerates some signs of Qiyamah. Sudden death has been mentioned as a sign in this Hadith.

The part in question is as follows:

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “[A sign of the approach of Qiyamah is that] Sudden death will become apparent.”

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 9372)

 

Although this chain is weak due to a weak narrator, the Hadith is corroborated and suitable to quote.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 325. Refer: Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 6780, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 12129 and 12133, As Sunanul Waridatu Fil Fitan, Hadith: 395)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar