Hadith on Greed: Human beings are greedy for more and more until death

May 11, 2017

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the son of Adam had a valley of date palms, he would wish for another like it, then another and another, until he wished to have many valleys. Nothing will fill his belly but the dust of the grave.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 14255

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami

عن جابر أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ لَوْ كَانَ لِابْنِ آدَمَ وَادٍ مِنْ نَخْلٍ تَمَنَّى مِثْلَهُ ثُمَّ تَمَنَّى مِثْلَهُ حَتَّى يَتَمَنَّى أَوْدِيَةً وَلَا يَمْلَأُ جَوْفَ ابْنِ آدَمَ إِلَّا التُّرَابُ

14255 مسند أحمد باقي مسند المكثرين

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