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Protect yourself from the trial of allurement of women

muslim:2742Muḥammad b. al-Muthanná And Muḥammad b. Bashhār > Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar > Shuʿbah > Abū Maslamah > Abū Naḍrah > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The world is sweet and green (alluring) and Allah has placed you all as successors on it in order to see how you act. So, protect yourself from ˹alluring deceptions˺ in this world and protect yourself from ˹the temptations˺ of women: in fact, the first trial for the people of Isrāʾīl was because of women.  

And in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Bashshar the words are:" So that He should see how you act."
مسلم:٢٧٤٢حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي مَسْلَمَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا نَضْرَةَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ: «إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا حُلْوَةٌ خَضِرَةٌ، وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ مُسْتَخْلِفُكُمْ فِيهَا، فَيَنْظُرُ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ۔ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا، وَاتَّقُوا النِّسَاءَ: فَإِنَّ أَوَّلَ فِتْنَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانَتْ فِي النِّسَاءِ۔»  

وَفِي حَدِيثِ ابْنِ بَشَّارٍ لِيَنْظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ

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Collected by Ibn Mājah, Aḥmad, Ibn Ḥibbān, Nasāʾī's Kubrá, Bayhaqī, Suyūṭī
ibnmajah:4000ʿImrān b. Mūsá al-Laythī > Ḥammād b. Zayd > ʿAlī b. Zayd b. Judʿān > Abū Naḍrah > Abū Saʿīd

“This world is fresh and sweet, and Allah will make your successive generations therein, so look at what you do and beware of (the temptations of) this world and beware of (the temptations of) women.”  

ابن ماجة:٤٠٠٠حَدَّثَنَا عِمْرَانُ بْنُ مُوسَى اللَّيْثِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ زَيْدِ بْنِ جُدْعَانَ عَنْ أَبِي نَضْرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَامَ خَطِيبًا فَكَانَ فِيمَا قَالَ إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا خَضِرَةٌ حُلْوَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ مُسْتَخْلِفُكُمْ فِيهَا فَنَاظِرٌ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ أَلاَ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا وَاتَّقُوا النِّسَاءَ  

ahmad:11169Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar > Shuʿbah > Abū Maslamah > Abū Naḍrah Yuḥaddithuʿan Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The world is sweet and green (alluring) and verily Allah is going to install you as vicegerent in it in order to see how you act. So avoid the allurement of women: verily, the first trial for the people of Isra'il was caused by women. And in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Bashshar the words are:" So that He should see how you act." (Using translation from Muslim 2742)   

أحمد:١١١٦٩حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي مَسْلَمَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا نَضْرَةَ يُحَدِّثُعَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

عَنْ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ أَنَّهُ قَالَ إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا خَضِرَةٌ حُلْوَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللهَ ﷻ مُسْتَخْلِفُكُمْ فِيهَا لِيَنْظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا وَاتَّقُوا النِّسَاءَ فَإِنَّ أَوَّلَ فِتْنَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانَتْ فِي النِّسَاءِ  

ذِكْرُ الْإِخْبَارِ عَمَّا يَجِبُ عَلَى الْمَرْءِ مِنْ حَفِظِ نَفْسِهِ عَنِ الدُّنْيَا وَآفَاتِهَا عِنْدَ انْبِسَاطِهِ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ

ibnhibban:3221Ibn Khuzaymah > Bundār > Muḥammad > Shuʿbah > Abū Maslamah Saʿīd b. Yazīd > Abū Naḍrah > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The world is sweet and green (alluring) and verily Allah is going to install you as vicegerent in it in order to see how you act. So avoid the allurement of women: verily, the first trial for the people of Isra'il was caused by women. And in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Bashshar the words are:" So that He should see how you act." (Using translation from Muslim 2742)   

ابن حبّان:٣٢٢١أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ خُزَيْمَةَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا بُنْدَارٌ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدٌ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي مَسْلَمَةَ سَعِيدِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ أَبِي نَضْرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ «إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا خَضِرَةٌ حُلْوَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُخْلُفُكُمْ فِيهَا لِيَنْظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا وَاتَّقُوا النِّسَاءَ فَإِنَّ أَوَّلَ فِتْنَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانَتِ النِّسَاءَ»  

nasai-kubra:9224Muḥammad b. Bashhār > Muḥammad > Shuʿbah > Abū Maslamah > Abū Naḍrah > Abū Saʿīd

The world is sweet and green (alluring) and verily Allah is going to install you as vicegerent in it in order to see how you act. So avoid the allurement of women: verily, the first trial for the people of Isra'il was caused by women. And in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Bashshar the words are:" So that He should see how you act." (Using translation from Muslim 2742)   

الكبرى للنسائي:٩٢٢٤أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدٌ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي مَسْلَمَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا نَضْرَةَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ «الدُّنْيَا خَضِرَةٌ حُلْوَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللهَ مُسْتَخْلِفُكُمْ فِيهَا لِيَنْظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا وَاتَّقُوا النِّسَاءَ فَإِنَّ أَوَّلَ فِتْنَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانَتْ فِي النِّسَاءِ»  

bayhaqi:13523[Chain 1] Abū ʿAbdullāh al-Ḥāfiẓ > Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAttāb al-Baghdādī > ʿAbdullāh b. Rawḥ al-Madāʾinī > ʿUthmān b. ʿUmar > Shuʿbah [Chain 2] Abū ʿAbdullāh > Abū al-Naḍr al-Faqīh > ʿUthmān b. Saʿīd al-Dārimī > Bundār > Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar > Shuʿbah > Abū Maslamah > Abū Naḍrah > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī ؓ

[Machine] From the Prophet ﷺ, he said: "Indeed, the world is lush and sweet, and Allah has made you successors in it, to see how you behave. So beware of the world and beware of women, for the first temptation of the Children of Israel was caused by women, as it is mentioned in the hadith of Ghundar."  

البيهقي:١٣٥٢٣أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ الْحَافِظُ أنا أَبُو بَكْرٍ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَتَّابٍ الْبَغْدَادِيُّ بِبَغْدَادَ ثنا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ رَوْحٍ الْمَدَائِنِيُّ ثنا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ عُمَرَ ثنا شُعْبَةُ ح وَأَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو النَّضْرِ الْفَقِيهُ ثنا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ الدَّارِمِيُّ ثنا بُنْدَارٌ ثنا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ نا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي مَسْلَمَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا نَضْرَةَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا خَضِرَةٌ حُلْوَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللهَ مُسْتَخْلِفُكُمْ فِيهَا لِيَنْظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا وَاتَّقُوا النِّسَاءَ فَإِنَّ أَوَّلَ فِتْنَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانَتْ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ لَفْظُ حَدِيثِ غُنْدَرٍ  

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ فِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ بُنْدَارٍ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بَشَّارٍ
bayhaqi:6511Abū Ṭāhir al-Faqīh > Abū Ḥāmid b. Bilāl > Aḥmad b. Ḥafṣ from my father > Ibrāhīm b. Ṭahmān > al-Ḥajjāj > Qatādah > Abū Naḍrah > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

[Machine] The Messenger of Allah, ﷺ , said: "Verily, the world is sweet and green, and Allah has made you successors in it to see how you will behave. So beware of the world and the temptation of women."  

البيهقي:٦٥١١أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو طَاهِرٍ الْفَقِيهُ أنبأ أَبُو حَامِدِ بْنُ بِلَالٍ ثنا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي حَدَّثَنِي إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ طَهْمَانَ عَنِ الْحَجَّاجِ عَنْ قَتَادَةَ عَنْ أَبِي نَضْرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا حُلْوَةٌ خَضِرَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللهَ مُسْتَخْلِفُكُمْ فِيهَا فَنَاظِرٌ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيَا وَفِتْنَةَ النِّسَاءِ  

أَخْرَجَهُ مُسْلِمٌ فِي الصَّحِيحِ مِنْ حَدِيثِ أَبِي مَسْلَمَةَ عَنْ أَبِي نَضْرَةَ
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السيوطي:١٠٨١٩a

"الدنْيا خَضِرَةٌ حُلوةٌ، وإِنَّ الله مْسْتَخلِفُكُمْ فيها، ونَاظِرٌ كَيفَ تَعْمَلُونَ، ألا فَاتَّقُوا الدُّنْيا، واتَّقوا النِّسَاءَ".  

[ط] الطيالسي [حم] أحمد عن أَبي سعيد الخدري
suyuti:5483a

The world is sweet and green (alluring) and verily Allah is going to install you as vicegerent in it in order to see how you act. So avoid the allurement of women: verily, the first trial for the people of Isra'il was caused by women. And in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Bashshar the words are:" So that He should see how you act." (Using translation from Muslim 2742)   

السيوطي:٥٤٨٣a

"إِنَّ الدنيا حُلوةٌ خَضِرَةٌ، وإنَّ الله مستخلفكم فيها، فناظرٌ كيف تعملون، فاتقوا الدنيا. واتَّقُوا النساءَ، فإِنَّ أَوَّلَ فتنةِ بنى إِسرائيل كانت فِي النساءِ".  

[م] مسلم عن أبي سعيد. [ت] الترمذي حسن غريب عن أَبي هريرة