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The Reality of Worldly Life in Light of Ahadeeth (1)

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Hadith No.1: Two blessings of God

It is narrated by Ibne Abbas who said: The Holy Prophet stated: "There are two blessings of God which people do not appreciate properly and for lack of their appreciation, they suffer a tremendous loss; these are good health and leisure. (Bukhari)

Hadith No.2: Comparison of this world with hereafter

It is narrated by Mustaurid Bin Shaddad who said: I heard the Prophet of Allah who said: "By Allah this world when compared with the Hereafter, is so little that any one who puts his finger into an ocean and see what that finger brings with it (i.e., how much water moistened the finger)." (Muslim)

Hadith No.3: The value of this world in the eyes of Allah

It is narrated by Jabir that the Prophet of Allah passed by a dead kid whose ears were cut broken. He said: "Who would like to have it for one dirham? (small coin)." The companions replied: "We would not own it for aught/ The Holy Prophet said: "By Allah, this world is more contemptuous in the eyes ot God than this kid is in yours." (Muslim)

Hadith No.4: Prison or Paradise

It is narated by Abu Horairah that the Holy Prophet said: "This world is a prison for a true believer and a paradise for the infidel or the disbeliever." (Muslim)

Hadith No.5: Covering of hell-fire with lust desires and paradise with calamities

It is narrated by Abu Horairah (R.A) that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: "The hell-fire has been covered with lust and carnal desires and the paradise has been overlapped with disagreeable things and calamities." Whoso overcomes the calamities enters the paradise.(Agreed)

Hadith No.6: Who is wretched and unfortune?

It is narrated by Abu Horairah (R.A) that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: "Wretched and unfortunate is he who is a slave of dinar and dirham (i.e., wealth) and who is a slave of costly sheet. Whenever he is given (worldly things), he is satisfied; and whenever he is not given, he is displeased. Such a person is indeed miserable and woebegotten. If he gets a pinch of thorn it should not be permitted. If he recommends some one, his recommendation is turn down. (Bukhari)

Hadith No.7:

It is narrated by Amr-Bin-Auf who stated mat the Holy Prophet said: "By God, I am not afraid of poverty and deprivation for you. What I really fear is that opulance and worldly wealth be your lot as it was of your predecessor's nations. Then you will fall in love with the worldly life like them. Thereafter, the love of worldly life may annihilate you as it annihilated the older nations." (Agreed)

Hadith No.8:

It is narrated by Abu Horairah that the Holy Prophet said: "O Allali: Give to the progeny of Muhammad such sustenance as may keep their bodies and souls together". In another version of the Hadith, it is said: "Grant sufficient sustenance to the progeny and fellows of Muhammad to keep them alive." (Agreed)

Hadith No.9:

It is narrated by Abdullah, son of Amr 'that the Holy Prophet said: "Whoso accepted Islam, he achieved salvation and has been given sustenance sufficiehf for his needs and God has granted him contentment (on tiis possessions)." (Mulsim)