The Way Scores Will Be Settled On The Day of Judgment
When the Day of Judgment comes, our wealth and capital will be our Hasanat (good deeds). If we had done wrong to any people, they will take from our good deeds to the extent that he mistreated them. If we do not have any good deeds or if our good deeds run out, then some of their bad deeds will be taken and added to our burden.
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Whoever wronged his brother with regard to his honour or any other matter, should seek his forgiveness today, before there are no longer any dinars, or dirham’s; and if he has any righteous deeds, they will be taken from him, in accordance with the wrong he did; and if he has no hasanaat, some of the bad deeds of his counterpart will be taken and added to his burden.” (Al- Bukhari)
Abu Hurairah narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Do you know who is the one who is bankrupt?” They said, “The bankrupt is the one who has no money and no possessions.” Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Among my Ummah, the one who is bankrupt is the one who will come on the Day of Resurrection with prayer and fasting and zakah (to his credit), but he will come having insulted this one, slandered that one, consumed the wealth of this one and shed the blood of that one, and beaten that one. So they will all be given some of his hasanaat, and when his hasanaat run out, before judgment is passed, some of their sins will be taken and cast onto him, and then he will be cast into the Fire.” (Muslim)
If people wronged one another, the score will be settled between them. If they mistreated one another equally, then there will be no score to settle. If one of them is still owed something by the other, he will take what he is entitled to.
Aishah (RA) said: “A man came and sat in front of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I have two slaves who tell me lies betray and disobey me, and I insult them and beat them. What is my position with regard to them?”
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “On the Day of Resurrection, their betrayal, disobedience and lying will be measured against your punishment of them. If your punishment is commensurate with their wrongs, then there will be no score to settle. If your punishment of them was less than their sins deserved, then this will count in your favour. If your punishment of them was more than their sins deserved, then the score will be settled against you.” The man turned away and started to weep. Rasulullah (SAW) said to him, “Have you not read the words of Allah? Allah says:
وَنَضَعُ الْمَوَازِينَ الْقِسْطَ لِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ فَلَا تُظْلَمُ نَفْسٌ شَيْئًا ۖ وَإِنْ كَانَ مِثْقَالَ حَبَّةٍ مِنْ خَرْدَلٍ أَتَيْنَا بِهَا ۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِنَا حَاسِبِينَ
“We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least, and if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account..” (Surah Al-Amibiya 21: 47).” (Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, Tirmidhi)
Oppression is such a serious matter, it is better for those who fear that Day to give up oppression and avoid it. Rasulullah (SAW) has told us that oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said:
“Oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” (Al- Bukhari, Muslim)
Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Beware of oppression for oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” (Muslim)