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Motivational Lesson from the Seerah: لا عيش إلا عيش الآخره

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله وسلم على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن اهتدى بهديه إلى يوم الدين


They were progressing even when there were all possible reasons to limit their patience. Afterall, weren’t they too humans like us and had needs just like us? Yet, they had optimism and it is only optimism founded on certainty which helps a believer sail through turbulent times.

Whenever patience, motivation, physical/spiritual strength is running low in the face of adversity, temptations, worldly blessings, dryness of efforts required in work of the Deen/knowledge, challenges in Qadr, don’t forget:

There’s no comfort/real living except the comfort/real living of Akhirah!

 !لا عيش إلا عيش الآخره

Use the following beautiful ahaadith as motivational reminders in your daily life inshaa’Allah:


 :حدثنا عبد الله بن محمد حدثنا معاوية بن عمرو حدثنا أبو إسحاق عن حميد قال سمعت أنسا رضي الله عنه يقول 

خرج رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى الخندق فإذا المهاجرون والأنصار يحفرون في غداة باردة

فلم يكن لهم عبيد يعملون ذلك لهم فلما رأى ما بهم من النصب والجوع قال

اللهم إن العيش عيش الآخره فاغفر للأنصار والمهاجره

فقالوا مجيبين له

نحن الذين بايعوا محمدا على الجهاد ما بقينا أبدا

[ صحيح البخاري ,باب التحريض على القتال وقوله تعالى حرض المؤمنين على القتال,#2679 ]


Narrated Anas:

Allah’s Apostle went towards the Khandaq (i.e. trench) and saw the Emigrants and the Ansar digging in a very cold morning as they did not have slaves to do that for them. When he noticed their fatigue and hunger he said,

“O Allah! The real life is that of the Here-after, (so please) forgive the Ansar and the Emigrants.”

In its reply the Emigrants and the Ansar said,

“We are those who have given a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad that we will carry on Jihad as long as we live.”

[Sahih al Bukhari; Book #52,Hadith #87]


: حدثنا محمد بن بشار حدثنا غندر حدثنا شعبة عن معاوية بن قرة عن أنس عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال

اللهم لا عيش إلا عيش الآخره فأصلح الأنصار والمهاجره

[ صحيح البخاري ,باب لا عيش إلا عيش الآخرة,#6050 ]


Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said,O Allah! There is no life worth living except the life of the Hereafter, so (please) make righteous the Ansar and the Emigrants.”

[Sahih al Bukhari; Book # 76, # 422]


  حدثنا حفص بن عمر حدثنا شعبة عن أبي إسحاق عن البراء رضي [ ص: 1044 ] الله عنه قال رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم الأحزاب ينقل التراب وقد وارى التراب بياض بطنه وهو يقول

لولا أنت ما اهتدينا ولا تصدقنا ولا صلينا

فأنزلن سكينة علينا

وثبت الأقدام إن لاقينا إن الألى قد بغوا علينا

إذا أرادوا فتنة أبينا

[صحيح البخاري , كتاب الجهاد والسير, باب حفر الخندق # 2682]


Narrated Al-Bara:

On the day (of the battle) of Al-Ahzab (i.e. clans) I saw the Prophet carrying earth, and the earth was covering the whiteness of his abdomen. And he was saying,

“Without You (O Allah!) we would have got no guidance, nor given in charity, nor prayed.

So please bless us with tranquility

and make firm our feet when we meet our enemies.

Indeed (these) people have rebelled against (oppressed) us but never shall we yield if they try to bring affliction upon us.”

 [Sahih al Bukhari; Book #52,Hadith #90]



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