Hadith on Providence: You must act right to gain the rewards of Paradise

April 3, 2017

Ali reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “There are none among you but that his place in Paradise and his place in Hellfire are decreed.” We said, “O Messenger of Allah, shall we not depend on this alone?” The Prophet said, “No, you must work, for all will be facilitated.” Then the Prophet recited the verse, “As for one who gave in charity and was righteous and affirmed the best, then We will facilitate him along the easy path.” (92:5-7)

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4664, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2647

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام قَالَ  كُنَّا جُلُوسًا عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ مَا مِنْكُمْ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا وَقَدْ كُتِبَ مَقْعَدُهُ مِنْ الْجَنَّةِ وَمَقْعَدُهُ مِنْ النَّارِ فَقُلْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَفَلَا نَتَّكِلُ قَالَ لَا اعْمَلُوا فَكُلٌّ مُيَسَّرٌ ثُمَّ قَرَأَ فَأَمَّا مَنْ أَعْطَى وَاتَّقَى وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَى فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْيُسْرَى إِلَى قَوْلِهِ فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَى

4464 صحيح البخاري كتاب تفسير القرآن سورة والليل إذا يغشى باب قوله وأما من بخل واستغنى

2647 صحيح مسلم كتاب القدر باب كيفية خلق الآدمي في بطن أمه وكتابة رزقه وأجله وعمله وشقاوته وسعادته