Tuesday 28 November 2023

Seek forgiveness from whom you have wronged for its requital on Judgement Day may be very heavy

Our worldly life is awesome for here we do not feel the pain we have caused on others by our words, actions or attitude. And not everyone is in a position to repay the same coin to make good the loss incurred on him.

But then those who are least forgiving when harming others are generally unaware of the requital they may have to undergo when the most superior of Allah will be established on the Judgment Day and none will be let go unless he pays the full compensation for the harm, he did to others in one's worldly life. 

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in one of his Hadiths have warned such fearless sinners of the requital they will have to undergo on the Judgement Day. This Hadith is mentioned Jami` at-Tirmidhi  (37 - Chapters on the description of the Day of Judgement / كتاب صفة القيامة والرقائق والورع عن رسول الله صلى الله / Chapter # 2 What Has Been Related About the Matter of the Reckoning and Requital / باب مَا جَاءَ فِي شَأْنِ الْحِسَابِ وَالْقِصَاصِ  ) as Hadith number # 2419:

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said:
"May Allah have mercy upon a servant who has wronged his brother in his honor or his wealth, then he comes to him to seek his pardon before (his right) is taken, when he has no Dinar nor Dirham. Then if he has any rewards, it will be taken from his rewards, and if he has no rewards, then some of his (brothers) bad deeds will be levied upon him."

[Abu 'Eisa said:] This Hadith is Sahih [Gharib as a narration of Sa'eed Al-Maqburi]. Malik bin Anas also reported it from Sa'eed A]-Maqburl, from Abu Hurairah from the Prophet SAW, and it is similar in meaning.

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا هَنَّادٌ، وَنَصْرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْكُوفِيُّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْمُحَارِبِيُّ، عَنْ أَبِي خَالِدٍ، يَزِيدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَبِي أُنَيْسَةَ، عَنْ سَعِيدٍ الْمَقْبُرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ رَحِمَ اللَّهُ عَبْدًا كَانَتْ لأَخِيهِ عِنْدَهُ مَظْلَمَةٌ فِي عِرْضٍ أَوْ مَالٍ فَجَاءَهُ فَاسْتَحَلَّهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُؤْخَذَ وَلَيْسَ ثَمَّ دِينَارٌ وَلاَ دِرْهَمٌ فَإِنْ كَانَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَاتٌ أُخِذَ مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ وَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ لَهُ حَسَنَاتٌ حَمَّلُوا عَلَيْهِ مِنْ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ غَرِيبٌ مِنْ حَدِيثِ سَعِيدٍ الْمَقْبُرِيِّ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رَوَاهُ مَالِكُ بْنُ أَنَسٍ عَنْ سَعِيدٍ الْمَقْبُرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَحْوَهُ ‏.‏
Grade:  Sahih (Darussalam)

This Hadith gives out a clear warning to all of us who have wronged someone in this life to go and seek forgiveness and make the damages good before angel of death gets us. For if we do not do this, on the Day of Judgement, we will not be robbed of our goodies (if any) to make the requital possible. And if our goodies fall short, then the sins of the aggrieved will be taken away and added into our account to balance out the balance sheet. So, time is now, which is running fast, to seek forgiveness from all those whom we have wronged, lest we are left with nothing good on Judgement Day - and our punishment will be very severe. May Allah help us do this now before time runs out. Ameen.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

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