Who is this statement attributed to and please mention the reference?

الزهد في الدنيا يريح القلب والبدن، والرغبة في الدنيا تطيل الهم والحزن



Imam Ahmad, Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mursalan [a chain with an omission after the Tabi’i].

(Az Zuhd of Imam Ahmad, Hadith: 51 and Dhammud Dunya, Hadith: 131 and Az Zuhd, Hadith: 76 of Imam Ibn Abid Dunya. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4595-4596)



Abstinence from the world results in peace/contentment of heart and body and desiring the world increases grief and sorrow.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar