Evil rulers spoil this Din

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “For every matter there is a thing that spoils it, and what spoils this Din is the evil rulers”



Imam Harith (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Musnad on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain.

(Musnadul Harith; Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 614. Also see: Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 4346 and Al Mudawi, Hadith: 7310/2804)


However, this subject matter is supported by the statement of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which is recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3834 .

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from 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. 

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