Hadith clarifications

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Is there any Hadith that says that there will be Qutab, Abdal, Wali, Magzoob in the Ummah of Prophet pbuh? 


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Hadith clarifications

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To the best of our knowledge, there is no mention in the authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws) regarding the advent of someone with the name of Qutab, Abdal, Wali, or Magzoob in the future. 


If you could kindly give us the reference of what gave rise to this thought that the Messenger of Allah (saws) should have mentioned or prophecised such people, we would be in a better position to reply your query. 


There are several authentic narrations where the Messenger of Allah (saws) prophecised the coming of individuals in the future like Imam Mahdi (a.s.), Prophet Isa (a.s.), the evil Dajjal, and even the advent of some evil people who would falsely claim Prophethood; but there is no mention of the specific names which you have specified.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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