Hadith on Leniency: Who swore by Allah not to do good?

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, heard the loud voices to two men arguing at the door. One of them was asking the other to lessen his debt and show leniency. The man said, “By Allah, I will not do so!” The Prophet came out and he said, “Where is the one who swore by Allah that he would not do good?” The man said, “It was me, O Messenger of Allah. He may now have what he likes.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2558, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1557

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عن عَائِشَة قالت سَمِعَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صَوْتَ خُصُومٍ بِالْبَابِ عَالِيَةٍ أَصْوَاتُهُمَا وَإِذَا أَحَدُهُمَا يَسْتَوْضِعُ الْآخَرَ وَيَسْتَرْفِقُهُ فِي شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ وَاللَّهِ لَا أَفْعَلُ فَخَرَجَ عَلَيْهِمَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ أَيْنَ الْمُتَأَلِّي عَلَى اللَّهِ لَا يَفْعَلُ الْمَعْرُوفَ فَقَالَ أَنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَلَهُ أَيُّ ذَلِكَ أَحَبَّ

2558 صحيح البخاري كتاب الصلح باب هل يشير الإمام بالصلح

1557 صحيح مسلم كتاب المساقاة باب استحباب الوضع من الدين