A benefit from the explanation of hadeeth “the dunyaa is the prison of believer”-Ibn Qayyem rahimahul-llaahPosted by أم حذيفة حياة لأندلسية at 19:35
Imaam Ibn Qayyem Al-Jawziyyah rahimahul-llaah said in Badaa’i’ul-Fawaa’id, vol 3:
There are two sound explanation of “the dunyaa is the prison of believer”:
1-The belief of believer restrains him from the prohibited, while the disbeliever acts loosely.
2-Considering the consequences, if the believer is the most luxurious in dunyaa, it will be his prison compared to his abode in Paradise. And the disbeliever is his opposite, if he is the most miserable in dunyaa, it will be his paradise compared to his abode in hellfire.
And in the footnote of this benefit:
A Jewish slave asked a prestigious Muslim scholar about this hadeeth looking at their conditions, and the scholar replied on spot: “when you meet the torment of Allaah tomorrow, this [dunyaa] would be your paradise. And when I meet the luxury of Allaah tomorrow, this [dunyaa] would be my prison”. At-Tabaqaat As-Saniyyah by At-Tameemee 4/60.
Notice: the book Badaa’I’ul-Fawaa’id is different than the book titled Al-Fawaa’id.