Hadith on Leniency: The Role of Kindness in Business

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 2076
Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “May Allah’s mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, and in demanding back his money.”
  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah, states that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that Allah’s mercy will be bestowed upon those who are kind and lenient in their business dealings, whether it is buying or selling goods, or in seeking repayment of loans. In other words, the hadith emphasizes the importance of practicing fairness and honesty in business transactions, and treating others with kindness and compassion, even when dealing with financial matters. This includes not exploiting others or taking advantage of their weaknesses, and being patient and understanding when it comes to seeking repayment of debts. By following these principles, a person can earn Allah’s mercy and blessings, and maintain good relationships with their business partners and others in their community.