Authenticity of a Hadith regarding the time before Qiyaamah

Q: Can you tell me if this hadith is sahih or hasan ?

And al-Hakim narrated in the hadith of Ibn Mas’ud from the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) that he said: “…Then death will rapidly increase among the believers, until no believer is left. So the unbeliever will say: “We were frightened of the believers before, but now there is not a single one of them left! And no repentance will be accepted from us!” So they will mate openly in the streets like animals…So things will remain like that until there are no more children born out of marriage, and all of the people on earth will be children of adultery. So they will remain like that for as long as Allah wills, then Allah will cause all of the women’s wombs to become barren for thirty years; no woman will give birth, and there will not be a single child on earth. And all of them will be children of fornication, and they will be the worst of people. It is upon them that the Hour will come.”

A: We do not know the authenticity of the hadeeth.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)