There’s no good in those who harms people!

In the name of Allah, all praise is due to He, The One. I send peace and blessings upon his final messenger (Al-Mustafa), and upon his family, companions, and those that followed him in righteousness until The Day of Resurrection (Youm Al-Qiyaamah). To proceed:

Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu ‘anhu — may Allah be pleased with him) said that it was said to the messenger of Allah ﷺ: Indeed such and such lady gets up at night [to pray] and fasts [during] the day. She [does righteous] acts and gives Sadaqah (charity) [then he mentioned to him ﷺ from her noblest actions], except that she harms her neighbors with her tongue. [Along with her getting up at night, fasting during the days, abundance of Sadaqah, and righteousness that she does she has a bad trait. This is why he said: except she harms her neighbors with her tongue.] So The Prophet ﷺ said, “There is no good in her, for certainly she is in the hellfire!”[1]

Allah (‘azza wa jal — Mighty and Majestic) does not benefit from our worship; so a little bit of worship for the sake of Allah with a lot of goodness towards the people is better than a lot of worship for the sake of Allah while being wicked toward the people. Allah overlooks his right if the servant falls short, but he does not overlook [the right] of the servant on Youm Al-Qiyaamah (The Day of Resurrection). Possibly he harmed this one, cursed that one, and took the money of that one; then this is going to be taken and that from his good deeds [in compensation for his sins] until he has no more good deeds. Then, if no more remain he will take from their bad deeds [i.e., the people he harmed] until, wa ‘eyathu billah (and I seek refuge in Allah), is thrown into the hell fire.



[1] – Imam Al-Bukhari brings this in his book “Adab Al-Mufrad”, Ahmed in “Al-Musnad”, Ibn Majah in his [book] “Sahih” a Hadith with a good chain.


Taken from: “السلفية النقية و براءتها من الأعمال الردية” (The Pure Salafiyah and It’s Innocence from Poor Actions) by Sh. Mashoor Hasan, page 8-9


And all prays due to Allah the lord of the worlds, and the peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his companions.


Translated by:

Abdul-Malik Merchant

Umm al-Qura University

Makkah Al-Mukarramah, KSA

Dhul-Hijjah 22, 1432 — November 18, 2011


About Abdul-Malik Merchant
Muslim. Husband. Father. Associate Imam @ISBCC. UQU grad. Boston resident. DC native. Biker. Goofy. Straight up.

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