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The hadith is in Al-Hakim, and Mustadrak, by Ali may Allah be pleased with him. It basically says that the sufyani will be descendant of Khalid bin Yazid bin Abi Sfyan, he will emerge in Damascus, and he will kill many and the killing will be so bad that it will get to a point were women will be sliced open and the infants in them will be killed. The Hadith goes on, it is long, but I wonder what is the authenticity of it.

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Can you find any version of it in the major six books of ahadith? – ashes999 Oct 16 '12 at 14:26
@ashes999 no, i don't think so. in the Hadith above mentioned in my question, it talks about them and a army being swallowed by the desert. there is this hadith but it is not the same. – مجاهد Oct 16 '12 at 14:40

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Yes, this one is in Al-Mustadrak by Hakim.

  • According to Al-Dhahabi (d. 1347 CE), this hadith satisfies the criteria of Bukhari and Muslim.
  • However, Nasiruddin al-Albani (d. 1999 CE) has declared this hadith as Munkar (a type of Weak) because الوليد بن مسلم would commit Tadlees i.e. hide a weak narrator from the chain of narrators.

حدثنا أبو محمد أحمد بن عبد الله المزني، ثنا زكريا بن يحيى الساجي، ثنا محمد بن إسماعيل بن أبي سمينة، ثنا الوليد بن مسلم، ثنا الأوزاعي، عن يحيى بن أبي كثير، عن أبي سلمة، عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يخرج رجل يقال له: السفياني في عمق دمشق، وعامة من يتبعه من كلب، فيقتل حتى يبقر بطون النساء، ويقتل الصبيان، فتجمع لهم قيس فيقتلها حتى لا يمنع ذنب تلعة، ويخرج رجل من أهل بيتي في الحرة فيبلغ السفياني، فيبعث إليه جندا من جنده فيهزمهم، فيسير إليه السفياني بمن معه حتى إذا صار ببيداء من الأرض خسف بهم، فلا ينجو منهم إلا المخبر عنهم

التعليق: (من تلخيص الذهبي) على شرط البخاري ومسلم


A person called The Sufyani will emerge from the pits of Damascus. Most of those who follow him will be from Bani-Kalb. He will start killing to the extent that he will rip open the stomachs of women, and kill babies. Bani-Qase will gather to counter them but he will kill them until the tail of a hill stops him. A person from my household will emerge in al-Harrah and (the news of his arrival) will reach the Sufyani. He will send one of his armies towards him which he will defeat. The Sufyani will march towards him along with his comrades until they reach a desert where they will be swallowed. Thus, none of them will survive except the one who will narrate their story.

Footnote: (from Al-Dhahabi's summarization) on the criteria of Bukhari and Muslim

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Please add the English translations as well, since the language of this site is English. – Bleeding Fingers Dec 28 '14 at 16:18

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