Hadith on Dunya: Love of world accompanied by three vices

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever absorbs his heart in love of the world will be entangled by three things: misery that will not cease to discomfort him, greed that will not achieve his independence, and vain hopes that will never reach their end. For the world is seeking and is sought. Whoever seeks the world, the Hereafter will pursue him until death comes to him and it seizes him. Whoever seeks the Hereafter, the world will pursue him until he exhausts his provision from it.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 10328

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-‘Iraqi

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَشْرَبَ قَلْبَهُ حُبَّ الدُّنْيَا الْتَاطَ مِنْهَا بِثَلَاثٍ شَقَاءٍ لَا يَنْفَدُ عَنَاهُ وَحِرْصٍ لَا يَبْلُغُ غِنَاهُ وَأَمَلٍ لَا يَبْلُغُ مُنْتَهَاهُ فَالدُّنْيَا طَالِبَةٌ وَمَطْلُوبَةٌ فَمَنْ طَلَبَ الدُّنْيَا طَلَبَتْهُ الْآخِرَةُ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُ الْمَوْتُ فَيَأْخُذَهُ وَمَنْ طَلَبَ الْآخِرَةَ طَلَبَتْهُ الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يَسْتَوْفِيَ مِنْهَا رِزْقَهُ

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