Hadith on Ramadan: Living long life full of good deeds

Abu Huraira reported: There were two men from the tribe of Quda’ah who embraced Islam with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. One of them was martyred and the other lived for another year. Talhah said, “I had a dream of Paradise and I saw the one who lived longer enter Paradise before the martyr. I was amazed by that and when I woke up, I mentioned it to the Prophet.” The Prophet said, “Did he not fast the month of Ramadan after him and he performed six thousand or so bowings in prayer throughout the year?”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8399

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ كَانَ رَجُلَانِ مِنْ بَلِيٍّ مِنْ قُضَاعَةَ أَسْلَمَا مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَاسْتُشْهِدَ أَحَدُهُمَا وَأُخِّرَ الْآخَرُ سَنَةً قَالَ طَلْحَةُ بْنُ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ فَأُرِيتُ الْجَنَّةَ فَرَأَيْتُ فِيهَا الْمُؤَخَّرَ مِنْهُمَا أُدْخِلَ قَبْلَ الشَّهِيدِ فَعَجِبْتُ لِذَلِكَ فَأَصْبَحْتُ فَذَكَرْتُ ذَلِكَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَوْ ذُكِرَ ذَلِكَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَلَيْسَ قَدْ صَامَ بَعْدَهُ رَمَضَانَ وَصَلَّى سِتَّةَ آلَافِ رَكْعَةٍ أَوْ كَذَا وَكَذَا رَكْعَةً صَلَاةَ السَّنَةِ

8399 مسند أحمد

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