Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) on the fitnah of women

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Sa’id Ibn Al-Musayyab (rahimahullah)  said:

“I have reached 80 years of age and I do not fear anything upon myself more than I fear [the fitnah] regarding women.” (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah)



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a suitable chain. The narration can be quoted as recorded.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 34613)


This illustrates his extreme fear for fitnah as well as the nature of this particular one.


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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