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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the importance of settling debts

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration you have answered here?

Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Among the greatest of sins in Allah’s sight which a man commits, after the major sins which Allah has prohibited, is that a man should die while in debt, without making any [arrangement] for it to be paid off.”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (jayyid).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3335, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 2206)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar