Hadith on Afterlife: The Ultimate Value of Good Deeds

📖Sahih Muslim 2960
Anas b. Malik reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Three things follow the bier of a dead man. Two of them come back and one is left with him: the members of his family, wealth and his good deeds. The members of his family and wealth come back and the deeds alone are left with him.

  • This hadith from Sahih Muslim emphasizes the importance of good deeds in the hereafter. According to the hadith, when a person dies, three things follow their funeral procession: their family members, their wealth, and their good deeds. However, only the good deeds will stay with the person in the afterlife, while the family and wealth will return to the world. This hadith encourages Muslims to focus on their good deeds and strive to accumulate as many as possible, as they are the only things that will benefit them in the afterlife. It also reminds them that material possessions and family relationships are temporary and will not accompany them beyond this life. Furthermore, the hadith highlights the importance of making the most of one’s time in this world by performing righteous deeds and seeking the pleasure of Allah. It serves as a reminder that life is short and that every person will be held accountable for their actions in the hereafter.