Warning against following Quran while rejecting Hadith and Sunnah

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Is there an authentic Hadith in Abu Dawud which states:

A sign of the hour will be people claiming to follow Quran but reject Hadith and Sunnah.


You are probably looking for the following Hadith:

Sayyiduna Al-Miqdam Ibn Ma’dy Karib (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Soon a time will come when a man sitting on his couch will be made aware of my Hadith, to which he will respond: ‘we have among us the Quran. Whatever we find [only] therein as halal we will consider halal, and we will consider haram what we find as haram in the Quran [only].

After this, Nabi sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whatever the messenger of Allah declares haram is same as what Allah declares as such.’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2664 & Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4595)

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith as sound (hasan gharib).

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has graded it as authentic (sahih)

(Al-Madkhal, Hadith: 138)


This Hadith serves as a warning against the Hadith rejectors.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.