I need a reference for the Hadith which says a strict issue was revealed that a martyr would not enter paradise until his debt was paid off.

I heard that the Hadith was in Nasai, but could not locate it.



This narration is certainly recorded in Sunan Nasai.

Sayyiduna Muhammad ibn Jahsh relates: “We were sitting with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when he raised his head towards the sky. He then he put his palm on his forehead and said: Glory be to Allah! What a strict issue has been revealed!’ We remained silent and were afraid. The next morning I asked him, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is this strict issue that has been revealed?’ He replied, ‘By the One in Whose [control] is my life, if a man was killed in the path of Allah, then brought back to life, then killed and brought back to life again, then killed, and he owed a debt, he would not enter Jannah until his debt was paid off.'”

(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 4684)


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سنن النسائي (٤٦٨٤) : أخبرنا علي بن حجر عن إسمعيل قال حدثنا العلاء عن أبي كثير مولى محمد ابن جحش عن محمد بن جحش قال كنا جلوسا عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فرفع رأسه إلى السماء ثم وضع راحته على جبهته ثم قال: «سبحان الله ماذا نزل من التشديد فسكتنا وفزعنا فلما كان من الغد سألته يا رسول الله ما هذا التشديد الذي نزل فقال والذي نفسي بيده لو أن رجلا قتل في سبيل الله ثم أحيي ثم قتل ثم أحيي ثم قتل وعليه دين ما دخل الجنة حتى يقضى عنه دينه».