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)
Also see here.
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