Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the importance of settling debts


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.”



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