Hadith on Justice: He is in Paradise if his justice overcomes his injustice

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks to be a judge over the Muslims such that he acquires it and his justice outweighs his tyranny, he will have Paradise. If his tyranny outweighs his justice, he will have Hellfire.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3575

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ طَلَبَ قَضَاءَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ حَتَّى يَنَالَهُ ثُمَّ غَلَبَ عَدْلُهُ جَوْرَهُ فَلَهُ الْجَنَّةُ وَمَنْ غَلَبَ جَوْرُهُ عَدْلَهُ فَلَهُ النَّارُ

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