Do Not Steal

Umar bin Al-Khattab (radi Allahu anhu) reported: On the day of Khaibar (a battle), some Companions of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) came and remarked: “So-and-so is a martyr and so-and-so is a martyr.” When they came to a man about whom they said: “So-and-so is a martyr,” the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) declared, “No. I have seen him in Hell for a mantle (or cloak) which he has stolen.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

We learn the following from this hadith:

  1. This Hadith tells us that the rights of people will not be forgiven even by martyrdom.
  2. Embezzlement in the national safe (i.e from the government funds) is a horrible sin.

And Allah Knows Best!

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