“This Is Your World That You Strive To Gain”

Abul-Ashhab related that one day ‘Umar ibn Al-Khaṭṭāb – Allāh have mercy on him – and a group of his companions passed by a pit that was used for the disposal of sewage and garbage. For some reason, ‘Umar was forced to stop for a short while beside the pit; he – Allāh have mercy on him – soon noticed looks of disgust and nausea on the faces of his Companions, so he said to them:

“This is your world that you strive to gain and that you cry over.”

— Az-Zuhd, Imām Aḥmad (p.118)

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