Kindly translate this Hadith that appears in Musnad Bazzar?
عن أبي الدرداء، رضي الله عنه، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن بين أيديكم عقبة كئودا لا ينجو فيها إلا كل مخف
The translation is as follows:
Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Before you lies a very steep incline. Only those who are light [and unburdened] will be safe.”
(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 4118. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 263)
The ‘steep incline’ in this Hadith refers to the difficulties which lie between a person and his entry into Jannah, like death, the grave and the terrors of the Day of Qiyamah. [The Hadith therefore encourages living a life of simplicity].
(Refer: Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 5204)
See a similar narration here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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