The Hadith: 'Whenever the deeds of a people become corrupt, they decorate their Masjids'

Q 1: In the book entitled: “Iqtida’ Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqim li-Mukhalafat Ashab Al-Jahim (Following the Straight Path)” p. 296, there is a Hadith which states: “Whenever the deeds of a people become corrupt, they decorate their Masjids (mosques).” What is the authenticity of this Hadith?


A: This Hadith is related by Ibn Majah on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar who narrated it from the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is Da‘if (weak) Hadith, because its Sanad (chain of narrators) includes Jubarah ibn Al-Mughallis, who was classed as a weak narrator.

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