I came by a video which tells about a hadith where Ibn Masud asks the prophet (phub) about the signs of Qyamah and then our Prophet (pbuh) states many signs. I found it very amazing. But I couldn't find the Hadith or even it source. Can anyone give me the hadith along with its source?

The video was this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCMgwwDkFxE

Partial transcript:

Ibn Masood said "I said to the Prophet"
"Does the hour have a knowledge that you can know it by?"
He said "Yes, Oh Ibn Masood".
And Muslims have to know these signs
so they recognise them when they see them.
And there are many signs
One of the signs
Children become filled with rage
Rain becomes burning or acidic. Acid rain.
You'll see evil people spreading widely
"Oh Ibn Masood from the signs and conditions of the Hour is that
people will trust treacherous people
and they will consider trustworthy people treacherous
The truthful one will be called a liar
and the one telling a lie will be called truthful.
These are signs.
This to me is one of the clear Prophetic miracles of the Prophet.
He said ...
That the dishes will be communicating continuously
and the Prophet used the very word
And people will sever their family ties.
In other words people will stay home and watch television
on satellite dish, and they won't go visit their neighbors

  • I found this link that says the hadith was cited by At-Tabaraani in Al-Awsat and Al-Kabeer, and its chain of narration includes Sayf ibn Miskeen, who is a weak reporter. islamweb.net/emainpage/… Commented Mar 11, 2018 at 7:37

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Well after listening to the first seconds of this video i did a search for the first 3 signs described and found this "hadith" (Arabic) in a book called "tratyb al-Amaly al-Khomaysiyah (or al-Khamysiyah)" of ash-Shajary ترتيب الأمالي الخميسية للشجري (an apparently Zaydi scholar).

A quick overlook about some rawy's who might be an indication of weakness for this hadith:

Well the rawy Abu Obaydah abdu-l-Warith Ibrahim al-Askary أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْعَسْكَرِيِّ is an unkonwn

And the one he's referencing: Sayf ibn Miskyn al-Aswaary سَيْفُ بْنُ مِسْكِينٍ الْأَسْوَارِيُّ is a known fabricator!

And Mobarak ibn Fadalah مُبَارَكُ بْنُ فَضَالَةَ has been accused to do tadlees (in cases)

But apparently the speaker even added some signs not mentioned in that book, some of them known from other ahadith!

And Allah knows best!

  • @Shadman: please consider accepting this answer if you're satisfied with it. Commented Feb 19, 2017 at 14:01

Alright. The YouTube video is an excerpt from a lengthy lecture delivered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014 by American Sunni Islamic scholar Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College and member of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, a human-rights advisory panel to the US President. Now the exact reference of this lengthy Hadith is in Al Mu'jam Al Kabir (10/228), written by Imam Sulaiman ibn Ahmad At-Tabarani. The Hadith goes as follows:

يَا ابْنَ مَسْعُودٍ ، إِنَّ مِنْ أَعْلَامِ السَّاعَةِ وَأَشْرَاطِهَا أَنْ تُوَاصَلَ الْأَطْبَاقُ ، وَأَنْ تُقَاطَعَ الْأَرْحَامُ

Translation (could vary): O Ibn Mas’ood, from among the signs of Qiyamah is that dishes will communicate continuously and people will sever their family ties

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