Accuser and Accused – Hadith 4 – 101 Diamonds
In the All Encompassing Name of Allah Who is Boundless Compassion, Forgiveness and Love
ACCUSER AND ACCUSED
While the glorious Messenger, upon him be peace, was seated among his companions, they saw him smile so widely that his eyeteeth were revealed. Omar the Just inquired: “Why are you smiling, O Messenger, more precious to me than my father and mother?” The noble Prophet responded:
Two believers will one day kneel before the Lord of Power, may he be exalted. The accuser will pray: O Lord, grant me compensation for the harm this brother has inflicted upon me.”
Allah Most High will address the accused: Offer spiritual compensation to your brother for the harm you have caused him.
The accused will announce: “O Lord, I have not a single good deed left to offer him.”
“Then let him carry some of my burdens,” the accuser will pray.
The eyes of the Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, filled with tears, and he interjected:
That will truly be a terrible day when human beings will need someone else to carry their burdens.
The noble Prophet continued:
Allah, may He be glorified and magnified, will then address the accuser: Raise your eyes and gaze into the Gardens of Paradise.
He will lift his head and exclaim: “O Lord, I see cities of silver and palaces of gold crowned with pearls. To what prophet or martyr do these beautiful abodes belong?
They belong to the ones who pay me the full price.
“O Lord, who is able to do that?”
You are able to do that.
“How, O Lord?”
By forgiving your brother.
“O my Lord, I forgive him instantly.”
The Most High will continue: Now take the hand of your brother, and allow him to enter Paradise.
The Messenger, may Divine Peace be upon him, then remarked:
“Be in loving awe of Allah Most High and make peace among yourselves, for then Allah will establish His Own peace among you on the Day of Resurrection.”
This hadith comes from the transmission of the noble companion Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him.
Hadith 4, in 101 Diamonds from the Oral Tradition of the Glorious Messenger Muhammad, may he be embraced in Divine Peace