The insignificance of this world

Question

Can you provide the reference for this Hadith:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The life of this world, compared to the Hereafter, is just like when one of you dips his finger in the ocean, let him contemplate how much of [water] his finger would carry?”

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih, on the authority of Sayyiduna Mustawrid (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2858)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar