The Messenger of Allah (saw) observed: “Three (are the persons) with whom Allah would neither speak, nor would He absolve them on the Day of Resurrection.
Abu Mu’awiya added: He would not look at them and there is grievous torment for them: the aged adulterer, the liar king and the proud destitute.”
The Prophet (saw) had a camel called al Adbaa and he would race people and beat them. Once, a Bedouin came with a young camel below six years of age and beat the Prophet (saw). The Sahaaba were affected. The Prophet (saw) said, it’s Allah’s Law that everything which rises in the dunya, Allah will bring it down.
When you reach your peak, you’re going to go downhill, physically or otherwise.
He (saw) mentioned anything of the dunya will go down but he didn’t say the Aakhirah! So, anything done for the Aakhirah will not go down, rather it goes up, such as a project or something left behind as a legacy!
When something is done for Allah, with sincerity, knowledge and emaan, it’ll increase.
One of the people of the past slept at night. So, his slave girl woke him up and said, stand and pray for verily the night is passing and the day is coming and you are on a long journey, and your provisions are little and the caravans of the righteous have passed us by and we have been left behind!
Meaning the journey is the aakhirah, the provisions are good deeds and people have attained higher ranks than us!
So, prepare good deeds and stand at night, even if it’s a little!