Hadith on Life: Worldly Perception of Believers and Disbelievers

📖Sunan Ibn Majah 4113
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “This world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever.’”

  • The meaning of the hadith is that this world, with all its challenges, limitations, and trials, is like a prison for the believers. Believers are expected to endure hardships, exercise patience, and adhere to their faith despite the difficulties they may face. On the other hand, for disbelievers who reject or ignore the truth, this world may seem like a paradise because they indulge in worldly pleasures without being held accountable for their actions in the afterlife. The hadith highlights the transient nature of this world and the importance of prioritizing faith and righteousness over temporary worldly pleasures. It encourages believers to persevere through challenges and trials, knowing that their true reward lies in the hereafter, while cautioning against being deceived by the temporary joys of this worldly life.