Reference
ID 31916
Collector Ibn Majah
Book Sunan Ibn Majah
Chapter Tribulations
Reference (English Book) Vol. 1, Book 36, Hadith 3988
Reference (Arabic Book) Book 36, Hadith 4123
Hadith Type Khabar
Grades
Darussalam Sahih
Isnad

Sufyan bin Wky bin al-Jrah narrates from Hafs bin Ghyath narrating from Sulaiman bin Mahran al-Amash narrating from Abu Ishaq al-Sabayai narrating from Abu al-Ahwus narrating from ibn Umar.

Matn (English)

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Islam began as something strange and will go back to being strange, so glad tidings to the strangers.” It was said: “Who are the strangers?’ He said: “Strangers who have left their families and tribes.”

Matn (Arabic)

حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ وَكِيعٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ غِيَاثٍ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ أَبِي الأَحْوَصِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ إِنَّ الإِسْلاَمَ بَدَأَ غَرِيبًا وَسَيَعُودُ غَرِيبًا فَطُوبَى لِلْغُرَبَاءِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ قِيلَ وَمَنِ الْغُرَبَاءُ قَالَ النُّزَّاعُ مِنَ الْقَبَائِلِ ‏.‏