[24] Hadith Twenty-Four

The Exposition of the Servant's Responsibility on the Day of Judgment

It is reported from Abu Barza al-Aslami ( that Allah's Messenger said: "The two feet of Allah's servant shall not move one inch (lâ tazûl) on the Day of Judgment until that servant is asked about four things:

[1.] His life: to what purpose did he spend it?

[2.] His knowledge: how did he put it into practice?

[3.] His property: how did he acquire it and how did he spend it?

[4.] His body: in doing what did he wear it out?"

Al-Tirmidhi narrated it and said it is hasan sahîh. [Also al-Darimi.]

Al-Bazzar, al-Bayhaqi, and al-Tabarani also narrated it with a sound chain - as stated in many places of al-Mundhiri's al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib - [also al-Darimi] from Mu'adh ibn Jabal ( that he said Allah's Messenger said: "The two feet of Allah's servant shall not move one inch on the Day of Judgment until that servant is asked about four qualifications (khisâl):

[1.] His life: to what purpose did he spend it?

[2.] His youth: in doing what did he wear it out?

[3.] His property: from where did he earn it and how did he spend it?

[4.] His knowledge: to what use did he put it?"

Allah's blessings and peace on the Prophet., his Family, and his Companions

Dr. G.F. Haddad

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