Explanation of the Hadith regarding a believer selling his Deen

Q: Please explain this Hadith:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Be quick in increasing your good deeds, before such trials arrive, in which a person who was a believer in the morning will become a kaafir (non believer) by the evening, or he who was a believer in the evening would become a non believer by the morning; because of him selling his deen (religion) in exchange of the acquisitions of the world.’ (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 309)

A: In other words, guard yourself and your imaan and your loyalty to Allah Ta`ala. Become strong and sound, otherwise if you fail to become strong and sound then these types of worldly temptations may overwhelm you and may damage your faith.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)