Hadith on Reminder: Consequences of Cursing in the Afterlife

📖Sahih Muslim 2595
Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those in the habit of cursing others will not be intercessors or witnesses on the Day of Resurrection.

  • This hadith, narrated by Abu Darda and reported in Sahih Muslim, emphasizes the gravity of the habit of cursing others. According to the hadith, those who have this habit will be deprived of two important privileges on the Day of Resurrection: intercession and witnessing. Intercession is the act of advocating or pleading on behalf of someone, while witnessing refers to giving testimony in a legal or moral context. In the Islamic belief, the Day of Resurrection is a time when all human beings will be held accountable for their deeds, and those who have done good will be rewarded while those who have done evil will be punished. This hadith suggests that cursing others is a serious offense in Islam, and those who persist in this habit may face consequences in the afterlife. It also serves as a reminder to Muslims to avoid cursing others and to strive towards virtuous behavior in all aspects of life.