Hadith Sharif on World and The Hereafter

 

The Duniya (world) is a Jail for a Mu’min (believer) and Paradise for a Kaafir (non-believer). [Sahih Muslim, Page 1582, Hadith 2956]

 

Live in the world like a traveler. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page 223, Hadith 6416]

 

The love of status increases hypocrisy in a Muslim’s heart just like water increases the growth of grass. [Kanz al-Ummal, Hadith 40652]

 

The one who loves his world, harms his Hereafter and the one who loves his Hereafter, harms his world. Hence you prefer the immortal (Hereafter) to the mortal (world). [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 7, Page 165, Hadith 19717]

 

The world is the home of the one who has no home (in the Hereafter) and the world is the wealth of the one who has no other wealth and the person who saves for the world has no wisdom. [Bayhaqi, Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol. 7, Page 375, Hadith 10638]

 

The one whose intention is towards the Hereafter, Allah will make all of his matters proper for his ease of mind and will put the unwillingness of this world in his heart and the world will come to him by itself. [Sunan IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 424, Hadith 4105]

 

Allah will make all the affairs of the person who is always worried about the world (and does not care for the religion) troublesome and his poverty will always be in front of him and he will get the world as much as is written in his destiny. [IbnMajah, V4, P424, Hadith 4105]

 

A person who ruins his afterlife for anyone’s worldly life has the worst abode. [Tabarani, Mu’jam Kabeer, Vol. 8, Page 122, Hadith 7559]

 

“Whoever intends to earn the afterlife, Allah will place contentment in his heart and solve his necessities and the world will come to him being disgraced, and whoever intends to acquire the world then Allah will place poverty in front of his eyes and would keep his matters unsolved and he will only have access to the world till the extent of what is written for him.” [Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 211, Hadith 2473]

 

When a person dies, the angels say: What did he send forward? And people ask: What did he leave behind? [Bayhaqi, Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol. 7, Page 328, Hadith 10475]

 

Three things go with the deceased: (1) His family members (2) his wealth and (3) his deeds. Then two things return and one stays with him. His family members and wealth return, whereas his deeds go with him. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page 250, Hadith 6514]

 

The condition of a deceased in his grave is like that of a drowning person; he waits anxiously for Dua from his father, his mother, his brother or his friend. When anyone’s Dua reaches him, he considers it better than the world and everything that it contains. Allah bestows the reward gifted by living associates of the deceased like mountains. The gift of the living to the dead is to make Dua for their forgiveness. [Bayhaqi, Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol. 6, Page 203, Hadith 7905]

 

The gift of the living to the dead is to make Dua for their forgiveness. [Bayhaqi, Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol 6, Page 203, Hadith 7905]

 

Wise is the one who takes an account of his deeds and prepares himself for death. [Jami’ Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 207, Hadith 2467]

 

To meditate (on matters of the Hereafter) for a moment is better than 60 years of worship. [Suyuti, Jami’ Saghir, Hadith 5897]

 

The Beloved Rasool (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam) stated that Allah Almighty says:

 

“Some Mu’min bondmen of Mine are such that goodness of their Iman (faith) lies in them being rich. If I do not make them rich, then they will indulge in Kufr (disbelief). And some Mu’min bondmen of Mine are such that goodness of their Iman (faith) lies in them not being rich. If I make them rich, then they will indulge in Kufr (disbelief).” [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 1, Page 231, Hadith 1160]

 

If man had 2 valleys of wealth, he would still wish for a 3rd one. Only the sand of the grave can fill his stomach. [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1050]

 

Blessed is he who is guided to Islam, and whose livelihood is just sufficient and who is contented therewith. [Tirmidhi, IbnMajah]

 

If the value of the world were equal to even a mosquito’s wing to Allah, He would not give even a mouthful of water from it to the unbelievers. [Tirmidhi, Vol. 4 Page 144, Hadith 2327]

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