Alhamdulillah! May Allah grant us paradise, and make the trials of the dunya easy for us 🙂 Ameen.
Book : Chapters on Zuhd [Asceticism]
Chapter : The Ḥadīth: “The world compared to the hereafter is but like what one of you gets when placing his finger into the sea”
Ḥadīth : Qa’is bin Abī Ḥāzim said: I heard Mustawrid, a member of Banū Fihr, saying: The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “The world compared to the Hereafter is but like what one of you gets when placing his finger into the sea, so look at what you draw from it.”
Commentary: The Ḥadīth is in fact intended to convey the idea that the world, when compared to the Hereafter, is as insignificant as is the drop of water sticking to a man’s finger in comparison with the sea. The parable has just been coined to deliver a message. Otherwise in reality, the world does not weigh even as much as we…
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