O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you

Auther : Dr.Muhammad Bakr Isma`eel
Article translated to : العربية

On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is that among the sayings he relates from his Lord (may He be glorified) is that He said:

O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you, O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good, praise Allah, and let him who finds other than that, blame no one but himself. It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah).

This Qudsi Hadith is manifest in establishing the justice between people. It is a plain declaration for those who reflect upon its meanings. It is a reminder for those who want to take lessons. It includes the guidance for those who seek it, the glad tidings for those who look after it and the whole goodness for those who want to be thankful.

Allah has revealed its meaning to His Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, who interpreted it in such an eloquent manner. The Qudsi Hadith is what which the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, stated that: Allah says such and such.

It is a great pleasure in this Hadith that Allah the Almighty addressed his slaves ten times by saying: "O my servants," it is a speech in which the believer feels the love and closeness.

It is no secret in this speech sharpens the resolutions, stirs the slaves to seek the satisfaction of Allah through their actions and words, to show the need of his grace in every matter, and to rely on him completely.

As the Almighty negated committing any injustice, he made it obligatory to stop the injustice and to avoid the reasons that lead to it. He said: " so do not oppress one another." So avoid it as much as you can.

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