Hadith on Dunya: Worldly life is like good food becoming excrement

Al-Dahhak ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “O Dahhak, what are you eating?” He said, “Meat and milk.” The Prophet said, “Then what will it become?” He said, “You know what it will become.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah Almighty presents what exits the son of Adam as a parable for the worldly life.

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

عَنِ الضَّحَّاكِ بْنِ سُفْيَانَ الْكِلَابِيِّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَهُ يَا ضَحَّاكُ مَا طَعَامُكَ قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ اللَّحْمُ وَاللَّبَنُ قَالَ ثُمَّ يَصِيرُ إِلَى مَاذَا قَالَ إِلَى مَا قَدْ عَلِمْتَ قَالَ فَإِنَّ اللهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى ضَرَبَ مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْ ابْنِ آدَمَ مَثَلًا لِلدُّنْيَا

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