The world is alluring but Allah is watching how we act

Question

Is this Hadith authentic and could you cite the full Hadith?

“The world is sweet, green and alluring. Indeed Allah is making you succeed each other…”

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The world is certainly sweet and lush/green [i.e. alluring]. Allah is making you succeed each other in order to see how you act. Beware of the world and beware of women [i.e. Protect yourselves against the trials of this world and women]. The first trial for the Banu Israil was in regard to women.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2742)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar