📖Sahih Muslim 2822
Anas b. Malik reported: The Paradise is surrounded by hardships and the Hell-Fire is surrounded by temptations.
- The meaning of this hadith is that reaching Paradise, the ultimate reward for believers in Islam, requires one to go through hardships and struggles in this life. This means that a person should be prepared to face challenges and difficulties while striving to attain the pleasure of Allah and to earn a place in Paradise. On the other hand, the Hell-fire, which is the ultimate punishment for disbelievers and sinners, is surrounded by temptations and attractions that lead people astray from the right path. This means that the path towards Hell is easy and attractive, but it leads to destruction and eternal suffering.
Therefore, this hadith teaches us the importance of being patient and steadfast in facing life’s challenges while staying away from temptations and evil deeds. It reminds us that the ultimate goal of a believer should be to seek the pleasure of Allah and to earn a place in Paradise, even if it requires going through hardships and difficulties in this life.