In One hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurairah (radi allahu anhu )we are warned about seven afflictions that can overtake us and prevent us from doing the good deeds that we have been procrastinating . Being heedful about them can helps us to check from being lost in the worldly pleasure and seduction.
What are the Seven Afflictions?
The Seven afflictions are –
- Poverty that can make us unmindful.
- Prosperity thatcan corrupt us.
- Disease that can disable us
- Old age that can make us mentally unstable.
- Sudden death
- Ad Dajjal who is the worst expected
- Day of Resurrection
The hadeeth is from At tirmidhi-
وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: قال: “بادروا بالأعمال سبعاً، هل تنتظرون إلا فقراً منسياً، أو غنى مطغياً، أو مرضاً مفسداً، أو هرماً مفنداً، أو موتاً مجهزاً، أو الدجال، فشر غائب ينتظر، أو الساعة، فالساعة أدهى وأمر؟!” ((رواه الترمذى وقال: حديث حسن)).
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Hasten to do good deeds before you are overtaken by one of the seven afflictions.” Then (giving a warning) he said, “Are you waiting for poverty which will make you unmindful of devotion, or prosperity which will make you corrupt, or a disease which will disable you, or senility which will make you mentally unstable, or sudden death which will take you all of a sudden, or Ad-Dajjal who is the worst expected, or the Hour; and the Hour will be most grievous and most bitter.”[At- Tirmidhi].
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O Allah forgive our shortcomings and help us be better Muslim. Ameen.
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