Two Types of Longevity

Longevity in life, or long-life, can be a double-edged sword. It depends on how we spend it.

Abu Bakrah reported:

يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ النَّاسِ خَيْرٌ قَالَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ طَالَ عُمُرُهُ وَحَسُنَ عَمَلُهُ قَالَ فَأَيُّ النَّاسِ شَرٌّ قَالَ مَنْ طَالَ عُمُرُهُ وَسَاءَ عَمَلُهُ

A man said, ❝O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are best?❞. The Prophet ﷺ said, ❝One whose life is long and his deeds are good❞. The man said, ❝Which of the people are worst?❞. The Prophet ﷺ said, ❝One whose life is long and his deeds are evil❞. [at-Tirmidhi, al Albani says that this hadith is Saheeh li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence)].

So, based on this hadith, if someone has long-life (longevity) and he spends it with good deeds, than this long-life is good or even the best things.

But, if someone has long-life and he spends it with bad deeds, then it is disastrous.

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