Hadith on Shirk: First man to bring idolatry into Arabia

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I saw ‘Amra ibn ‘Amr ibn Luhayy al-Khuza’i dragging his intestines in the Hellfire. He introduced the custom of releasing animals on behalf of false gods.

In another narration, the Prophet said, “He was the first to change the religion of Ishmael and set up idols.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3521

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ رَأَيْتُ عَمْرَو بْنَ عَامِرِ بْنِ لُحَيٍّ الخُزَاعِيَّ يَجُرُّ قُصْبَهُ فِي النَّارِ وَكَانَ أَوَّلَ مَنْ سَيَّبَ السَّوَائِبَ

وفي رواية أخرى قال إنَّهُ كَانَ أَوَّلَ مَنْ غيَّر دِينَ إسْمَاعِيلَ فَنَصَبَ الْأَوْثَانَ

3521 صحيح البخاري كتاب المناقب باب قصة خزاعة