Hadith on Oppression: Seeking Forgiveness and Making Amends in Islam

📖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 narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari highlights the importance of seeking forgiveness from someone whom we have wronged before the Day of Resurrection. The Prophet (peace be upon him) emphasizes that if someone has oppressed another person, whether it is by damaging their reputation or committing any other wrongful act, they should seek forgiveness from the person they have wronged as soon as possible. The hadith also reminds Muslims that on the Day of Judgment, there will be no worldly possessions, such as money or wealth, to compensate for the wrongs committed against others. Instead, good deeds will be taken from the oppressor according to the extent of their wrongdoing. If they have no good deeds to their credit, they will have to bear the burden of the oppressed person’s sins. From this hadith, Muslims learn the importance of seeking forgiveness and making amends for any harm they may have caused to others. It also reminds Muslims to be mindful of their actions and to avoid causing harm to others, as they will ultimately be held accountable for their deeds on the Day of Judgment.