Is this narration correct?
Spending one’s youth in the path of Allah
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A person will be blessed with perfect light on the Day of Qiyamah when he spends his youth in the path of Allah.”
Sunan Nasai from Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn ‘Abasah, Hadith: 3142
The Hadith you are referring to has been mistranslated. It appears in Sunan Nasai with the following words:
من شاب شيبة في سبيل الله تعالى كانت له نورا يوم القيامة
The translation is as follows:
Whoever grows even a single strand of white hair in the path of Allah, it will be a source of light for him on the day of Qiyamah.
(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 3142)
This narration is also recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi. We have explained the mistranslation. See here
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