“I am afraid that wordly life will tempt you and cause you to compete with each other for it”

1480. Narrated ‘Uqba bin Aamir (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) offered the funeral prayers of the martyrs of Uhud eight years after (their death) as if bidding farewell to the living and the dead, then he ascended the pulpit and said,

“I am your predecessor before you, and I am a witness over you, and your promised place to meet me will be Haud (Al-Kauthar) (on the Day of Resurrection), and I am (now) looking at it from this place of mine. I am not afraid that you will worship other besides Allaah, but I am afraid that wordly life will tempt you and cause you to compete with each other for it.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 374, Vol. 5]

Souce : The Book Of Virtues and Merits – Chapter 9 – Proof for the Prophet’s  (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) Haud (Al-Kauthar, water reservoir, tank etc.) and its characteristics.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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