Hadith on Justice: When the oppressed become the oppressors

Hudhayfah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, some people were weak and poor, and they were being fought by tyrants who outnumbered them. Then, Allah gave the weak prominence over them, so they seized their enemies, exploited them, and imposed rule over them. Thus, they made Allah displeased with them until the day they meet him.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 22952

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir

عن حذيفة قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ قَوْمًا كَانُوا أَهْلَ ضَعْفٍ وَمَسْكَنَةٍ قَاتَلَهُمْ أَهْلُ تَجَبُّرٍ وَعَدَدٍ فَأَظْهَرَ اللَّهُ أَهْلَ الضَّعْفِ عَلَيْهِمْ فَعَمَدُوا إِلَى عَدُوِّهِمْ فَاسْتَعْمَلُوهُمْ وَسَلَّطُوهُمْ فَأَسْخَطُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ يَلْقَوْنَهُ

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