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

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

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2330

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

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

2330 سنن الترمذي كتاب الزهد باب منه

2330 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح لغيره في صحيح الترمذي