Hadith on Afterlife: Consequences of Oppression in the Hereafter

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 2449
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.

  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari describes the consequences of oppressing someone in this world and in the Hereafter. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) warns that those who have wronged or oppressed others should seek forgiveness from them before the Day of Resurrection. On that day, there will be no material wealth or possessions to compensate for wrong deeds, and the only currency that will matter is one’s good deeds. If a person has committed oppression and does not seek forgiveness in this life, their good deeds will be taken away from them in the Hereafter and given to the person they wronged as compensation for their suffering. If the oppressor does not have any good deeds to offer, then the sins of the oppressed person will be transferred onto them, and they will bear the burden of both their own sins and the sins of the person they wronged. This hadith emphasizes the importance of seeking forgiveness and making amends in this life before it is too late, as we will all be held accountable for our actions in the Hereafter.