Hadith on Virtue: The best people have long lives and many good deeds

May 28, 2014

Abu Bakrah reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are best?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “One whose life is long and his deeds are good.” The man said, “Which of the people are worst?” The Prophet said, “One whose life is long and his deeds are evil.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2330

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ النَّاسِ خَيْرٌ قَالَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ طَالَ عُمُرُهُ وَحَسُنَ عَمَلُهُ قَالَ فَأَيُّ النَّاسِ شَرٌّ قَالَ مَنْ طَالَ عُمُرُهُ وَسَاءَ عَمَلُهُ

2330 سنن الترمذي كتاب الزهد باب منه

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