Prophet’s Sermon #28: Field of Action
‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Abbas said: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying:
O people! Hope is extended, death is advancing and the return (to the Lord) is the field of action. He who is happy with what he gained is a winner, and he who is distressed about what he missed is regretful.
O people! Indeed, greed is a poverty, renunciation is wealth, contentment is comfort, seclusion is a form of worship, work is a treasure, and the worldly life is a mine.
By Allah! It will not please me to have what has passed of your world for the fringes of my cloak: and what is left of it (this world) similar to what had passed exactly like the similarity of water to water. All will be exhausted very soon, so hurry (in doing good) while you still have time and you have stamina, before you lose your last breath. Then no remorse will help you.
Sermons of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (Abu Nasr Muhammad Ibn Wad’an)