Narrated Qais: I heard Khabbab, who had branded his abdomen with seven brands, saying, “Had Allah’s Messenger not forbidden us to invoke Allah for death, I would have invoked Allah for death. The companions of Muhammad have left this world without taking anything of their reward in it but we have collected of the worldly wealth what we cannot spend but on earth.” [1]

 

Concerning the statement of Khabbaab (radiyallaahu-anhu): ”The companions of Muhammad have left this world without taking anything of their reward in it”; Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: They died upon tremendous good and did not reach the adornments of this worldly life. [2]

And concerning Khabbaab’s (radiyallaahu-anhu) statement:”But we have collected of the worldly wealth what we cannot spend but on earth”; Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: ”(Spent) on castles and houses.” [3]

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References:

Ref: 1. Saheeh Al-Bukhaari Vol 8. No: 6430

Refs: 2 & 3. Al-Hulalul Ibreeziyyah Min At-Taliqaat Al-Baaziyyah Alaa Saheeh Al-Bukhaari.

Vol 4. Page: 229. Footnotes 4 and 5]