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The spiritual diseases of the previous nations which will afflict the Ummah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

“My nation will be afflicted by the diseases of the former nations.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are the diseases of the former nations?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Excessive amusement/ pride and arrogance, disunity, competition for worldly gain, hatred, and greed until there is transgression followed by war”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim and Imam Tabarani have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 168 and Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 9012)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs. ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of narrators of Tabarani reliable (jayyid).

(Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 3172. Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 308)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar