Hadith on Peace: No Paradise for Treaty-Breakers

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 3166
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims, shall not smell the smell of Paradise though its smell is perceived from a distance of forty years.”

  • The meaning of Sahih al-Bukhari 3166, a hadith (saying) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as narrated by Abdullah bin Amr, is that anyone who unjustly kills a person who has a treaty of peace with the Muslims will not be allowed to enter Paradise, even though its fragrance can be smelled from a distance of forty years. This hadith emphasizes the sanctity of treaties and covenants in Islam, and highlights the severe consequences of violating them, particularly when it comes to taking someone’s life unjustly. It underscores the importance of upholding agreements and respecting the rights of others in Islamic teachings.