The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “There are three to whom Allah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection, and He will not look at them orpraise them, and theirs will be a painful torment.”Abu Dharr (ra) asked: “O Messenger of Allah, whoare they? They are indeed lost and doomed.” The Messenger of Allah repeated that three times, then said: “The one who lets his garment hangdown below his ankles (isbaal); the one who sells his goods by means of false oaths; and the one who reminds others of his favours.” [Ahmad]
All three of these sins are unfortunately not consideredsigniﬁcant by many who claim to worship Allah (SWT), love His Messenger Muhammad (saws), and fear the Day of Judgement. To avoid the torment of the Day of Judgement: 1. Men should be careful not to let their clothes hang below their ankles. 2. We should be extremely careful not to utter a singleuntruth when selling something, the less said the better.3. We must resist the temptation of reminding someone of our favours on them. This usually occurs when one gets into a disagreement with the recipient or feels cheated by them.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “There are three to whom Allah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection, and He will not look at them; a manwho swears an oath about his goods for sale, saying that he has been offered more for them than he is being offered, and he is lying; a man who swears afalse oath after Asr in order to take a Muslim’s wealth wrongfully; and a man who withholds his surplus water. Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Today I will deprive you of My bounty, just as you deprived others of the bounty of things that you did not make.’” [Saheeh Bukhaari]
The ﬁrst two cases of people punished by Allah are those involved in deception in order to sell their ware. The ﬁrst typesays that he was offered more than he was in reality, so he can raise the price of the article he is selling. The second type of man sees the day coming to an end (it being Asr time) andwishes to make a sale before returning home, and so lies about his ware to sell it any way he can. This hadith doesn’t just apply to petty shopkeepers and vendors but also high proﬁle businesses and advertising agencies. The amount of lying in advertising is scary! Each person should stop in their tracks and think about thethings they may have sold at some point in their lives and how they sold them. The third person deserving Allah’s wrath is he who refuses to allow others to beneﬁt from water that is excess to his needs. Such misers don’t warrant anything but miserly treatment themselves.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “There are three to whom Allah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection, and He will not praise them or look at them, andtheirs will be a painful torment; an old man who commits zina (adultery), a king whotells lies, and a poor man who is arrogant.” [Saheeh Muslim]
What all these three types of people have in common is that they are committing sins for which the impulse is insufﬁcient. Theirindulging in these sins despite their condition shows their evilness: 1. An old man does not have the drive that a young man does. If he still commits adultery it shows his total lack of concern for Allah’s limits. His punishment will then also be exemplary. 2. A person usually lies when he considers himself weak. If he is aking and yet lies, despite the power and authority at his disposal, it shows his indifference to commit to righteous behaviour. 3. Although no human being has any right to arrogance but a poorman does not even have the apparent justiﬁcation to haughtiness. If he is still arrogant then again this is a sin that cannot be easily forgiven.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Thereare three at whom Allah will not look on theDay of Resurrection; the one who disobeys his parents, the woman who imitates men, and the duyooth (man who has no protective jealousy towards his womenfolk).” [Musnad Ahmed]
Unfortunately, all three are common vices in the decadent society that we are a part of. But I am in charge of my life and my deeds. What am I doing?
May Allah (SWT) help us to identify our sins,mend our ways, and save us from His punishment. Ameen.