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How much of effort for this life and the next?

Question

“Work for your life down here as if you’ll live forever, and work for the next life as if you will die tomorrow”

Is this a Hadith ?

 

Answer

This is recorded by Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu’anhuma) with a weak chain.

(Sunan Bayhaqi, vol.3 pg.19. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 1201 & Sharhul ihya, vol.9 pg.41)

 

Commentary

This Hadith is encouraging one to work tirelessly for the hereafter, and effortlessly for worldly gain.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar