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Everyday people purchase their freedom from Jahannam or their destruction therein

Question

What is the reference for this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“People wake up in the morning and they bargain with their souls. There are among them those who buy freedom for their souls [from the fire of Jahannam, by carrying out good deeds and obeying Allah] and there are others who sell their souls unto destruction.”

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Malik Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 223)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar