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Being over-indulgent in the world and ignorant of the Akhirah

Question

I wanted to know whether the following Hadith is authentic along with the references for the same.

“Verily, Allah the Exalted hates everyone who is knowledgeable of the Worldly life, but ignorant of the Hereafter.”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer narration and has declared it authentic (sahih)

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al-Ihsan, Hadith: 72)

 

The full narration is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Indeed Allah Ta’ala hates every such person who is harsh in nature, who over-eats, and is rowdy in the market place. He [sleeps like] a dead carcass at night and [tires himself in worldly pursuit] like a donkey by day. He is knowledgeable of the worldly matters, but ignorant of the matters of the Hereafter.’

 

Also see Targhib, Hadith:  947 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 1856.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar