“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 ?



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)



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