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The worst fitnah according to Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was asked, ‘What is the biggest fitnah?’ He replied, That good and evil is presented to you and you do not know which of them to follow [due to you being unable to distinguish].”


Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a weak chain. However, the narration is corroborated as pointed out by Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 38724. Also see: Hadith: 38447)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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