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The importance of settling debts or arranging for it to be settled before one passes away

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Question

What is the reference for this Hadith?

“Undoubtedly among the greatest sins in Allah’s sight which a man commits, after the major sins which Allah has prohibited, is that a man should die in debt, without making any arrangement for it to be paid off”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

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.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3335)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

سنن أبي داود (٣٣٣٥): حدثنا سليمان بن داود المهري، أخبرنا ابن وهب، حدثني سعيد  بن أبي أيوب، أنه سمع أبا عبد الله القرشي، يقول: سمعت أبا بردة بن أبي موسى الأشعري، يقول: عن أبيه، عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، أنه قال: «إن أعظم الذنوب عند الله أن يلقاه بها عبد بعد الكبائر التي نهى الله عنها، أن يموت رجل وعليه دين، لا يدع له قضاء».

فيض القدير (٢٢٠٦): (حم د) في البيوع (عن أبي موسى) الأشعري ولم يضعفه فهو صالح وسنده جيد.

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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