The Hadith: 'A time will come upon people when their sole concern will be their stomach...'

Q 4: What is the degree of authenticity of the following Hadith: “A time will come upon people when their sole concern will be their stomach (food), their sole joy will be drink, their sole aim will be women, and their sole religion will be their Dirhams and Dinars (money). These will be the evilest of creatures. They will have no share in the Hereafter.” Or words said by the Prophet (peace be upon him) to that effect?


A: Basically, what you have mentioned is not a Hadith, as it is evident to us, and that is after our reviewing and perusing the books written in this regard. Very likely it is Mawdu‘ (fabricated) Hadith. Q 5: I came across a Hadith quoted in a magazine, and I want to know its authenticity, and if there is truly a Hadith with this wording. It is said to be a Hadith Qudsy (Revelation from Allah in the Prophet’s words) and the following is its text: I, mankind, and Jinn are in a great serious state. I create, but others than Me are worshipped; I give, but others than Me are thanked! A: This Hadith was stated in the book entitled Al-Ithafat Al-Sunniyah on the authority of Mu‘adh (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah (Blessed and Exalted be He) says, ‘I, mankind and Jinn are in a great serious state. I create, but others than Me are worshipped! I give, but others than Me are thanked!’ May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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