THE PEOPLE ARE OF FOUR TYPES, AND THE DEEDS ARE SIX
(From ‘AS-SAHEEHAH’ (no. 2604) of Shaikh al-Albaanee -rahimahullaah):
From Khuraym ibn Faatik al-Asadee -radiyallaahu `anhu- that the Prophet صلى اللهُ عليه وسَلَّم said:
The people are four, and the deeds are six.
So the people are:
[i] one granted plenty in this world and in the Hereafter, and
[ii] one granted plenty in this world, poor in the Hereafter and,
[iii] one poor in this world, granted plenty in the Hereafter and,
[iv] one wretched in this world and in the Hereafter;
and the deeds are:
[i & ii] The two which are binding, and
[iii & iv] like for like, and
[v] ten times more, and
[vi] seven hundred times more:
[i & ii] So the two which are binding are:
Whoever dies as a Muslim, a Believer, not associating anything with Allaah – then Paradise is binding for him; and whoever dies as a Disbeliever – then the Fire is binding for him; and
[iii & iv] Whoever intends an evil deed but does not do it, and Allaah knows that his heart felt it and he desired it, then it is written as a good deed for him; and whoever intended an evil deed then it is not written against him; and whoever did it then it is written as one, and it is not multiplied for him, and
[v] whoever did a good deed – then ten times its like is written for him, and
[vi] whoever spends something in Allaah’s cause, then it is multiplied for him seven hundred times over. >>
Reported by Ahmad (4/345), Ibn Hibbaan (no.31), and Ibn Abee Shaybah in his ‘Musnad’ (2/38/2).
– Shaikh al-Albaanee declared its chain of narration to be ‘Saheeh’.
[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]rahimaullah