Kindly provide the correct sequence and the reference to the following narration:

“Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your good health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death”



Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration in question in his Mustadrak.

(Mustadrak, vol. 4 pg. 306. Imam Hakim has declared the Hadith as authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs)


The sequence of the Hadith as you have cited it, is correct.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar