The Bankrupt Person on the Day of Judgment
In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful;
All the praise and Thanks are due to Allāh, the Lord of the al-ā’lamīn. There is none worthy of worship except Allāh, and that Muhammad, Sallallāhu alayhi wa sallam, is His Messenger.
Abu Hurayrah (radhiallāhu‘anhu) narrated that The Prophet (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) once asked his companions: “Do you know who the Bankrupt person is?” The companions said: a bankrupt man among us is the one who has neither dirham with him or wealth. The Prophet (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: “The bankrupt of my Ummah is he who would come on the Day of Judgment with (good deeds, like) Solāh, and Siyam and Zakah; but who had offended one person , slandered another, unlawfully consumed the wealth of another person, shed the blood of this person and beat that person. Each one of these people would be given some of the wrongdoer’s good deeds. If his good deeds fall short of settling the account, then their sins will be taken from their account and entered into his account and he would be thrown in the Hell Fire”.
(Recorded by Muslim, Vol. 4, p. 11366, No. 6251; also in At-Tirmidzi)
“O you, who believe, avoid much suspicion; indeed some suspicion is a sin. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it. And have fear of Allāh. Verily, Allāh is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful.” [Surah 49, Al Hujurat: 12]
Messenger of Allāh, (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam), said: “Arrogance is refusing the truth and belittling people”.
[Recorded by Muslim]
‘Abdur-Rahmān ibn Mahdī (rahimahullāh), the Imām, the Hujjah, said:
“If I did not hate that Allāh be disobeyed, I would have wished that there was no one left in the whole city except that he has backbitten me! What is more rewarding than a man finding a good deed (written) in his book for something he did not even do?!”
And Almighty Allāh knows best.