Ad-Dayyān (The Recompenser)


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

A man came and sat in front of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allah, I have two slaves who lie to me, deceive me, and disobey me, and I scold them and hit them. So, what is my case because of them?”

He said: “The extent to which they betrayed you, disobeyed you, and lied to you will be measured against how much you punish them. If your punishing them is equal to their sins, then the two will be the same, nothing for you and nothing against you. But if your punishment exceeds their sins, some of your rewards will be taken from you and given to them.” So, the man left and began weeping and crying aloud.

The reupon, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Do you not read in the Book of Allah:{We will place the scales of justice on the Day of Resurrection, and no soul will be wronged in the least. Even if a deed is the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth . Sufficient are We as Reckoners} [Surat al - Anbiyā’: 47]? ”The man said: “By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I see nothing better for myself and them than me parting with them. Bear witness that they are all free.”

[Narrated by Al - Tirmidhi; Sahīh (authentic)]

Do you not read in the Book of Allah:

{We will place the scales of justice on the Day of Resurrection, and no soul will be wronged in the least. Even if a deed is the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. Sufficient are We as Reckoners}

[Surat al - Anbiyā’: 47]

The man said:

“By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I see nothing better for myself and them than me parting with them. Bear witness that they are all free.”

[Narrated by Al - Tirmidhi; Sahīh (authentic)]

Indeed, if people were to know the purpose of their creation, they would not be heedless and indifferent.

Rather, they would be concerned with nothing but pleasing their Lord. Jābir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“All ah will resurrect people and call out with a voice that will be heard by those distant as well as those near saying: ‘I am the King, I am the Recompenser. None of the people of Hellfire should enter Hellfire while being entitled to some right with anyone o f the people of Paradise until I take it from him in retribution; and none of the people of Paradise should enter Paradise while anyone of the people of Hellfire is entitled to some right with him until I take it from him in retribution, even if it were a slap on the face

.’”[Narrated by Ahmad; Sahīh (authentic)]

“Allah will resurrect people and call out with a voice that will be heard by those distant as well as those near saying: ‘I am the King, I am the Recompenser. None of t he people of Hellfire should enter Hellfire while being entitled to some right with anyone of the people of Paradise until I take it from him in retribution; and none of the people of Paradise should enter Paradise while anyone of the people of Hellfire is entitled to some right with him until I take it from him in retribution, even if it were a slap on the face.’”

[Narrated by Ahmad; Sahīh (authentic)]

Our Lord, Exalted be He, rose over the Throne above all His dominion. The entire creation, including kings and tyrants and all beings, is subject to His power and authority and all faces are submissive and humble to Him. Our forelocks are in His Hand, and so are all the matters and affairs and the dominion of the universe. There is no true judge, lord, or god but Him.

Our Lord is the Recompenser. He will take His servants to account and recompense, and judge them on the Day of Resurrection. In the Qur’an, He says:

{Master of the Day of Judgment.}

[Surat al - Fātihah: 4]

{We will place the scales of justice on the Day of Resurrection, and no sou l will be wronged in the least. Even if a deed is the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. Sufficient are We as Reckoners}

[Surat al - Anbiyā’: 47]

He who finds good therein should praise Allah, and he who finds otherwise should blame none but himself.

{On the Day when every soul will find itself faced with whatever good it has done, and whatever evil it has done – it will wish that there were a great distance between it and its evil. And Allah warns you of Himself, an d Allah is All - Kind to His slaves.}

[Surat Ᾱ l ‘ Imrān: 30]

{Master of the Day of Judgment.}

[Surat al-Fātihah: 4]

{We will place the scales of justice on the Day of Resurrection, and no soul will be wronged in the least. Even if a deed is the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. Sufficient are We as Reckoners}

[Surat al - Anbiyā’: 47]

He who finds good therein should praise Allah, and he who finds otherwise should blame none but himself.

{On the Day when every soul will find itself faced with whatever good it has done, and what ever evil it ha s done – it will wish that there were a great distance between it and its evil. And Allah warns you of Himself, and Allah is All - Kind to His slaves.}

[Surat Ᾱ l ‘Imrān: 30]





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