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Riyad as-Saliheen 586

Qais bin Abu Hazim (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I went to visit Khabbab bin Aratt (May Allah be pleased with him) during his illness. He had been cauterized in seven places. He said: "Our companions who have died have left (this world) without having enjoyed the pleasures of the world (in order to get a great full reward in the Hereafter) while we have amassed wealth exceeding our needs for which there is no place to keep except in the earth. Had Messenger of Allah ﷺ not prohibited us from longing for death, I would have prayed for it." Then we visited him again and he was building a wall. He said: "There is a reward in store for a Muslim in respect of everything on which he spends except for something he places in the earth (i.e., something exceeding our needs or essentials)."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

وعن قيس بن أبي حازم قال: دخلنا على خباب بن الأرت رضي الله عنه نعوده وقد اكتوى سبع كيات فقال: إن أصحابنا الذين سلفوا مضوا، ولم تنقصهم الدنيا، وإنا أصبنا ما لا نجد له موضعاً إلا التراب ولولا أن النبي ﷺ نهاناً أن ندعوا بالموت لدعوت به، ثم أتيناه مرة أخرى وهو يبنى حائطاً له فقال: إن المسلم ليؤجر فى كل شئ ينفقه إلا فى شئ يجعله فى هذا التراب. ((متفق عليه وهذا لفظ رواية البخاري)).


Sahih (Authentic)


Riyad as-Saliheen 586
Riyad as-Saliheen Book of Miscellany, Hadith 586