Hadith on Hereafter: The world is a prison for a believer

December 22, 2010

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the unbeliever.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2956

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “The believer is imprisoned and prohibited in the world from forbidden desires and disapproved acts, being responsible to do laborious acts of obedience.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2956

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏ الدُّنْيَا سِجْنُ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَجَنَّةُ الْكَافِرِ

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قال النووي أَنَّ كُلَّ مُؤْمِنٍ مَسْجُونٌ مَمْنُوعٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا مِنَ الشَّهَوَاتِ الْمُحَرَّمَةِ وَالْمَكْرُوهَةِ مُكَلَّفٌ بِفِعْلِ الطَّاعَاتِ الشَّاقَّةِ

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