The good deeds of the oppressor will be given to the oppressed

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith:

“The good deeds of the oppressor will be given to the oppressed, and the sins of the oppressed will be given to the oppressor”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation/honour or anything else should seek to be absolved by him before [the day when] there will be neither dinar nor dirham. If he [the oppressor] has right actions, they will be taken from him to balance the injustice he did, and if he does not have any good actions, the bad deeds of [the oppressed] will be loaded onto him.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2449)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

Fortunate are those who realise the severity of the warning in this Blessed Hadith ahead of time.

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar