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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 1 / Hadith 464

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Jabir bin 'Abdullah (May allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was passing through the bazaar with his Companions on his both sides, when he saw a dead skinny lamb. He held its ear and said, "Who of you would like to have it for a dirham". They replied, "We do not like to get it for nothing, and what shall we do with it?". Then he (ﷺ) asked, "Would you like to have it for nothing?". They replied, "Had it been alive, it would have been defective because it is skinny; but when dead it is of no use". Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Truly, the world is more contemptible to Allah than this (the dead lamb) is to you".[Muslim].

وعن جابر، رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله، صلى الله عليه وسلم، مر بالسوق والناس كنفتيه، فمر بجدى أسك ميت، فتناوله، فأخذ بأذنيه، ثم قال‏:‏ ‏"‏أيكم يحب أن يكون هذا له بدرهم‏؟‏ ‏"‏ فقالوا‏:‏ ما نحب أنه لنا بشئ ومانصنع به‏؟‏ ثم قال‏:‏ “أتحبون أنه لكم‏؟‏ قالوا‏:‏ والله لو كان حياً كان عيباً؛ أنه أسك‏.‏ فكيف وهو ميت _‏!‏ فقال‏:‏ ‏"‏فوالله للدنيا أهون على الله من هذا عليكم‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏ (25)