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Competing for worldly gain results in destruction

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Kindly provide the reference for the following narration:

Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“By Allah, I do not fear poverty for you, but I fear that the world would be abundant for you as it has been for those before you, so you compete for it as they have competed for it, and it destroys you as it has destroyed them.”


This Hadith is recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3158 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 7350.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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