Hadith on Desire: The Insatiability of Human Desires

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 6439
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If Adam’s son had a valley full of gold, he would like to have two valleys, for nothing fills his mouth except dust. And Allah forgives him who repents to Him.”

  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari 6439 highlights the insatiable nature of human desires and the temporary nature of material wealth. It emphasizes that no matter how much wealth a person accumulates, they will always crave more, and it will never truly satisfy them. The hadith also emphasizes the importance of repentance, indicating that seeking forgiveness from Allah is the key to finding contentment and fulfillment in life. In summary, this hadith encourages Muslims to be content with what they have, avoid excessive attachment to material possessions, and focus on repentance and seeking Allah’s forgiveness.