Be In This World As If You Were A Stranger

Islamic quotes about life

‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar said,

“Allah’s Apostle took hold of my shoulder and said, ‘Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.”

The sub-narrator added: Ibn ‘Umar used to say,

“If you survive till the evening, do not expect to be alive in the morning, and if you survive till the morning, do not expect to be alive in the evening, and take from your health for your sickness, and (take) from your life for your death.”

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 76, Number 425

Hadith – Don’t Compete for the Pleasures of This World – Islamic Quote About Life

Hadith about Life

Islamic quote about life

Hadith About Life

Narrated by Uqba:
One day the Prophet went out and offered the (funeral) prayer for the people (i.e. martyrs) of Uhud as he used to offer a funeral prayer for any dead person, and then (after returning) he ascended the pulpit and said,

I am your predecessor before you, and I am a witness upon you, and I am looking at my Tank just now, and I have been given the keys of the treasures of the world (or the keys of the world). By Allah, I am not afraid that you will worship others besides Allah after me, but I am afraid that you will compete with each other for (the pleasures of) this world.

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 411]

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