Nothing can fill (satisfy) the eye of Adam’s son except dust

623. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbaas (radhi Allaahu anhu) : I heard Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying,

If the son of Adam had money equal to a valley, then he will wish for another similar to it, for nothing can fill (satisfy) the eye of Adam’s son except dust (*). And Allaah (Subhahanu wata’alaa) forgives him who (repents to Him) begs for His pardon.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 445, Vol. 8]

(*) [H.623] Means his death.

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapterr 39 – If there were two valleys (of gold) for the son of Adam, he would long for the third one. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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