Hadeeth on the reasons for Earthquakes?

Fatwa ID: 02839

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

I would like to know the status of the following Hadith, please.

Anas (radiyAllaahu anhu) says, "I went into the presence of Aishah (radiyAllaahu anha) whilst someone else was seated with her. The person asked, 'O Mother of the believers, relate to us regarding earthquakes (as to their cause)' She turned her face away. I (Anas) asked her, 'Relate to us regarding earthquakes, O Mother of the believers!'

She said, "O Anas, if I were to inform you thereof, you will live a sorrowful life and you will die in this state of grief and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement whilst this fear is in your heart." I said, "O Mother, relate to me." She then said, "When a woman removes her clothes in a house other than her husbands (an indication towards adultery), she tears the veil between her and Allah. When she applies perfume to please a male other than her husband, this will be a source of fire and a blemish for her.

When the people then begin to commit adultery, consume alcohol and use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged above the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them. If they repent and refrain, then it is good for them, otherwise, Allah will cause it to fall upon them." I asked, "Is this their punishment?" She said, "It is rather a mercy, means of blessings and admonishment for the believers, and a punishment, display of anger and torment for the unbelievers." [Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/561) No. 8575 and Kitab Al-Fitan (2/619) No. 1729]

 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

 

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

It is an authentic Hadeeth as mentioned by Imaam Al-Hakim. [See: Al-Mustadrak Lil-Imaam Al-Hakim, Kitabul Fitan wal-Malaahim, No: 8575]

 

Only Allah Knows Best

Answered by Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

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