In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Hasan Basri (one of the Tabi’en) said: “Woe to him, of the sons of Adam who puts his complacency in this world, where we must account for the use of legitimate things and where there is a punishment for the forbidden things! Whenever dies a son of Adam, he will leave with three regrets:
- Never having been sated in accumulating the goods of this world;
- Never having found satisfaction for the desires that were in his heart;
- Not having properly prepared the provisions for the other world.”
Someone said: “Such a person is dying”. Hasan Basri would exclaim: “But it has now been seventy years that he has been dying; today he will be delivered from this effort.”