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عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:
«حُجِبَتِ النَّارُ بِالشَّهَوَاتِ، وَحُجِبَتِ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ».

[صحيح] - [رواه البخاري] - [صحيح البخاري: 6487]
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Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said:
"Hellfire is surrounded by lusts, and Paradise is surrounded by adversities."

Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) points out that Hellfire is surrounded by desirable things, namely the commission of sins or the failure to perform duties. So, whoever follows his desires in this regard deserves Hellfire. And that Paradise is surrounded by undesirable things, like persistence and patience in observing the commands and avoiding the prohibitions. So, whoever determines and strives to do this deserves Paradise.

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Benefits from the Hadith

  1. One of the reasons behind succumbing to vain desires is that the devil adorns wrong and ugly things, and so they seem good in a person's eyes, so he inclines to them.
  2. It commands us to keep away from the prohibited desires, for they lead to Hellfire, and to patiently endure adversities, for they lead to Paradise.
  3. It points out the merit of diligence and self-struggle in performing the acts of worship and enduring the adversities and hardships associated with that.