Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Oppression in Islam



Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said:
“Beware of oppression (Zulm), for oppression will be darkness (Zulumaat) on the Day of Resurrection.” ~ Muslim

 Oppressing people is not something that we should take lightly! If we make an introspection within ourselves and search deep down our own lives, then we will realize that we are also guilty of oppression in many ways …

 Perhaps we may not behave as tyranicle as the tyrants of the past, like Firaun and others were … but, we too hurt and torture people, mentally and emotionally,  through our harsh words (abusive language) and by our despicable and brutal actions …

If we truly love Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and realise His greatness and acknowledge the Day of Reckoning, (when we have to stand before Allah), then we will not follow our passions and desires by behaving arrogantly and harshly towards others.


Ahadeeth on Oppression

Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said : And be wary of the supplication of the oppressed, for between it and Allah there is no barrier.” ~ Sahih al-Bukhari /Sahih Muslim

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Musa Radiallahu Anhu : Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Allah gives respite to the oppressor, but when He seizes him, He never releases him.” Then he recited, “Such is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes (population of) towns in the midst of their wrong : Painful indeed, and severe is His seizure.” ~ Sahih Bukhari

Narrated by HazratAbu Huraira Radiallahu Anhu : Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him”. ~ Sahih Bukhari