The Prophet's Recommendation
To Hasten To Do Good Deeds
Without Procrastination Nor Laziness,
Before Involvement With Concerns
And Unforeseeable Obstacles
It is narrated from Abu Hurayra (ra) that the Prophet said:
"Hasten to good deeds before
seven [deadlines]! Are you waiting for poverty to make
you oblivious? Or wealth to turn you into an
oppressor? Or debilitating illness? Or hoary senility?
Or sudden death? Or the Antichrist - a detestable
wait! Or the Hour [of Resurrection]? Indeed, the Hour
is hardest to bear and most bitter!"
Al-Tirmidhi narrated it and declared it hasan,
while al-Hakim declared its chain sahîh as stated in
al-Mundhiri's Targhib and in Fayd al-Qadir.