Hadith on Fate: Cannot judge people’s fate by appearance alone

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, a man may appear to people as doing the deeds of the people of Paradise, yet he is among the people of Hellfire. Verily, a man may appear to people as doing the deeds of the people of Hellfire, yet he is among the people of Paradise.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2742, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 112

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ السَّاعِدِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قال إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَعْمَلُ عَمَلَ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ فِيمَا يَبْدُو لِلنَّاسِ وَهُوَ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ وَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَعْمَلُ عَمَلَ أَهْلِ النَّارِ فِيمَا يَبْدُو لِلنَّاسِ وَهُوَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ

2742 صحيح البخاري كتاب الجهاد والسير باب لا يقول فلان شهيد

112 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإيمان باب تحريم قتل الإنسان نفسه وأن من قتل نفسه بشيء يعذب به وأنه لا يدخل الجنة إلا مسلم