Hadith on Moderation: Balance between religion and worldly life

Hanzalah al-Usayyidi reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, when we are in your presence, we are reminded of Hellfire and Paradise. It is as if we are seeing them with our own eyes, but when we leave you and attend to our wives, our children, and our businesses, we forget many things.” The Prophet said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, if you could always remain in remembrance as you are in my presence, the angels would shake your hands on your couches and in your roads. Rather, there is a time for this and a time for that.” The Prophet said it three times.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2750

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ حَنْظَلَةَ الْأُسَيِّدِيِّ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ نَكُونُ عِنْدَكَ تُذَكِّرُنَا بِالنَّارِ وَالْجَنَّةِ حَتَّى كَأَنَّا رَأْيُ عَيْنٍ فَإِذَا خَرَجْنَا مِنْ عِنْدِكَ عَافَسْنَا الْأَزْوَاجَ وَالْأَوْلَادَ وَالضَّيْعَاتِ نَسِينَا كَثِيرًا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ إِنْ لَوْ تَدُومُونَ عَلَى مَا تَكُونُونَ عِنْدِي وَفِي الذِّكْرِ لَصَافَحَتْكُمْ الْمَلَائِكَةُ عَلَى فُرُشِكُمْ وَفِي طُرُقِكُمْ وَلَكِنْ يَا حَنْظَلَةُ سَاعَةً وَسَاعَةً ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ

2750 صحيح مسلم كتاب التوبة باب فضل دوام الذكر والفكر في أمور الآخرة والمراقبة وجواز ترك ذلك في بعض الأوقات والاشتغال بالدنيا