A famous Hadith is attributed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “Die before you die” موتوا قبل ان تموتوا.

Though it has no chain, What/who is the earliest source of this saying?



Although this has been cited in certain non primary sources as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam),  This is not proven as a Hadith as you have stated.

See our detailed answer regarding the authenticity here


Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) has stated that this is the statement of some of the Sufis. I have not come across a specific name.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar