Allah has cursed the one who bribes

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah has cursed the bribed one and the one who bribes.”

[Sunan at-Tirmidhi and it is Authentic]

Commentary:

From the people whom Allah has cursed also are those people who pay bribes to get what they ordinarily would not get and gain access to something which they were not entitled to.

This is a bribe given to employees, people in authority, people who have influence and power and important people to attain unlawful rights. The person who offers this bribe and the one in a position who accept and take the bribe are both cursed on the tongue of the Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

How much corruption have bribes caused the community and society at large?

How many rights did it destroy and lose for its rightful owners?

It is a heinous crime which brings the curse upon the briber and the unjust one who comfortably accepts it.

And Allah knows best!

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