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Hadith on Oppression: Guard yourself from oppression, greed, and violence

April 18, 2011

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of committing oppression, for oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection. Beware of greed, for greed destroyed those before you. It caused them to shed blood and to make lawful what is unlawful.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2578

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ‏‏ اتَّقُوا الظُّلْمَ فَإِنَّ الظُّلْمَ ظُلُمَاتٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَاتَّقُوا الشُّحَّ فَإِنَّ الشُّحَّ أَهْلَكَ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ حَمَلَهُمْ عَلَى أَنْ سَفَكُوا دِمَاءَهُمْ وَاسْتَحَلُّوا مَحَارِمَهُمْ

2578 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب تحريم الظلم