Can you please provide me with the grading for the following Hadith:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Once my nation considers five things permissible, then destruction will befall them: when cursing one another appears, wine is drunk, silk is worn [by men], musical instruments are played, and men suffice themselves with men and women suffice themselves with women.”
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When my ummah deems five things permissible, then destruction will befall them; When cursing one another becomes manifest, they drink wine, [men] wear silk, they take up musical [instruments] and men are satisfied with men and women are satisfied with women.”
(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 5086)
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain weak but states that due to corroboration, it gains strength.
(Also see: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 98 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 331)
The Hadith is therefore suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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.