Righteousness In Temperance, Destruction In Worldly Hope

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The rightness in the beginning of this nation was by renouncing the world and attaining conviction. The destruction in the end of it is by miserliness and vain hopes.

Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal 52

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Suyuti