How much of effort for this life and the next?


“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