Granting Time To The Debtors
[Sahih Bukhari: Book 3 ‘Sales and Trade’, Book 34, Number 290] Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (Radi Allah Anhu), Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said: “May Allah’s mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, and in demanding back his money.”
[Sahih Bukhari: Book 3 ‘Sales and Trade’, Book 34, Number 291] Narrated Hudhaifa (Radi Allah Anhu), The Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said: “Before your time the angels received the soul of a man and asked him, ‘Did you do any good deeds (in your life)?’ He replied, ‘I used to order my employees to grant time to the rich person to pay his debts at his convenience.’ So Allah said to the angels; “Excuse him.” Rabi said that (the dead man said), ‘I used to be easy to the rich and grant time to the poor.’ Or, in another narration, ‘grant time to the well-off and forgive the needy,’ or, ‘accept from the well-off and forgive the needy.’
[Sahih Bukhari: Book 3 ‘Sales and Trade’, Book 34, Number 292] Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu), The Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said: “There was a merchant who used to lend the people, and whenever his debtor was in straitened circumstances, he would say to his employees, ‘Forgive him so that Allah may forgive us.’ So, Allah forgave him.”
My Lord! grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents and that I should do good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones.