Hadith on Jahiliyyah: Four traits left over from pre-Islamic ignorance

Abu Malik al-Ash’ari reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Four traits in my nation are among the affairs of ignorance that they have not abandoned: boasting over status, disparaging over lineage, seeking rain by the stars, and wailing over the dead.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 934

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أبي مَالِكٍ الْأَشْعَرِيَّ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَرْبَعٌ فِي أُمَّتِي مِنْ أَمْرِ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ لَا يَتْرُكُونَهُنَّ الْفَخْرُ فِي الْأَحْسَابِ وَالطَّعْنُ فِي الْأَنْسَابِ وَالْاسْتِسْقَاءُ بِالنُّجُومِ وَالنِّيَاحَةُ

934 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجنائز باب التشديد في النياحة