Book of Asceticism, Piety And Softening Of Hearts – Sahih Muslim

Kitab Al-Zuhd Wa Al-Raqa’iq

Chapter 1

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Book 42, Number 7058:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The world is a prison-house for a believer and Paradise for a non-believer.

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Book 42, Number 7059:

Jabir b. Abdullah reported that Allah’s Apostle (may p(-ace be upon him) happened to walk through the bazar coming from the side of ‘Aliya and the people were on both his sides.There he found a dead lamb with very short ears. He took hold of his ear and said: Who amongst you would like to have this for a dirham? They said: We do not like to have it even for less than that as it is of no use to us. He said: Do you wish to have it (free of any cost)?They said: By Allah, even if it were alive (we would not have liked to possess that), for there is detect in it as its ear is very short; now it is dead also.Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: By Allah, this world is more insignificant in the eye of Allah as it (this dead lamb) is in your eye.

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Book 42, Number 7060:

Jabir reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) narrating a hadith like this with a slight variation of wording.

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Book 42, Number 7061:

Mutarrif reported on the authority of his father: I came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as he was reciting: “Abundance diverts you” (cii. 1).He said: The son of Adam claims: My wealth, my wealth.And he (the Holy Prophet) said: O son of Adam. is there anything as your belonging except that which you consumed, which you utilised, or which you wore and then it was worn out or you gave as charity and sent it forward?

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Book 42, Number 7062:

Mutarrif reported on the authority of his father: I went to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him).The rest of the hadith is the same.

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Book 42, Number 7063:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: A servant says, My wealth. my wealth, but out of his wealth three things are only his: whatever he eats and makes use of or by means of which he dresses himself and it wears out or he gives as charity, and this is what he stored for himself (as a reward for the Hereafter), and what is beyond this (it is of no use to you) because you are to depart and leave it for other people.This hadith has been narrated on the authority of al-‘Ala’ b. ‘Abd al-Rahman with the same chain of transmitters. Continue reading

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