Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The lifespan for my Ummah is from sixty years to seventy years and very few surpass this”
Imams Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith sound (hasan) and Imam Ibn Hibban has authenticated the Hadith.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2331-3550, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4236 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2980)
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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar