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Hadith on Faith: The believers hate death but love to meet Allah in Paradise

August 14, 2012

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would love to meet Allah, then Allah would love to meet him. Whoever would hate to meet Allah, then Allah would hate to meet him.”

I said, “O Prophet of Allah, all of us hate death and are averse to it.” The Prophet said, “It is not like this. Rather, when a believer is given the glad tidings of the mercy of Allah, his pleasure, and Paradise, then he loves to meet Allah and Allah loves to meet him. When a disbeliever is given news of punishment at the hand of Allah and hardship to be imposed by him, then he hates to meet Allah and Allah hates to meet him.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 157

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَحَبَّ لِقَاءَ اللَّهِ أَحَبَّ اللَّهُ لِقَاءَهُ وَمَنْ كَرِهَ لِقَاءَ اللَّهِ كَرِهَ اللَّهُ لِقَاءَهُ فَقُلْتُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ أَكَرَاهِيَةُ الْمَوْتِ فَكُلُّنَا نَكْرَهُ الْمَوْتَ فَقَالَ لَيْسَ كَذَلِكِ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ إِذَا بُشِّرَ بِرَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانِهِ وَجَنَّتِهِ أَحَبَّ لِقَاءَ اللَّهِ فَأَحَبَّ اللَّهُ لِقَاءَهُ وَإِنَّ الْكَافِرَ إِذَا بُشِّرَ بِعَذَابِ اللَّهِ وَسَخَطِهِ كَرِهَ لِقَاءَ اللَّهِ وَكَرِهَ اللَّهُ لِقَاءَهُ

157 صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار باب من أحب لقاء الله أحب الله لقاءه ومن كره لقاء الله كره الله لقاءه