What is the status of the following Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Three (kinds of people) will enter Jahannam first, a ruler who sets himself up as a lord over people, a wealthy person who does not pay what is due to Allah (ie. Zakah) and a vainglorious poor person”
Imams Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration and have deemed it authentic.
(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2249 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7481. Also see Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 387)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar