Hadith on Life: Best people have long lives, many good deeds

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

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2330

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-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

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