On the desire for in matters which pertain to the Next World and seeking to have a lot of that which is blessed

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

63. Chapter: On the desire for in matters which pertain to the Next World and seeking to have a lot of that which is blessed

Allah said, "Let people with aspiration aspire to that!" (83:26)

569. Sahl ibn Sa'd reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was brought a drink and drank some of it, and there was a boy on his right and old men on his left. He said to the boy, "Will you give me permission to give it to them?" The boy said, "No, by Allah, Messenger of Allah! I will not give anyone else preference where my share from you is concerned!" and the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, placed it in his hand. [Agreed upon]

570. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When Ayyub was bathing while naked, golden locusts began to fall on him and Ayyub began to collect them in his garment. His Lord called to him, 'O Ayyub! Have We not made you wealthy enough not to need what you see?' He said, 'Yes, indeed, by Your might, but I still need Your blessing!.'" [al-Bukhari]