The first to be judged on the Day of Resurrection

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

The first of men to be judged on the Day of Resurrection will be a man brought to Allāh and He will make him recount His blessings and he will recount them. Then Allāh will say, “What did you do?” He will say, “I fought for your sake until I was martyred.” Allah will say, “You have lied, you fought only so it could be said ‘so-and-so is brave’, and it was said.” Then he will be commanded to be dragged upon his face until he is thrown into the Fire.

Then a man will be brought forward who acquired knowledge, taught it, and recited the Qurʾān. He will be brought to Allāh and He will make him recount His blessings and he will recount them. Then Allāh will say, “What did you do?” He will say, “I acquired knowledge, taught it, and recited the Qurʾān for your sake. Allāh will say, “You have lied, you acquired knowledge only so it could be said ‘so-and-so is a scholar, so-and-so is a reciter.'” Then he will be commanded to be dragged upon his face until he is thrown into the Fire.

Then a man whom Allāh had made abundantly rich and had granted every kind of wealth will be brought to Allāh and He will make him recount His blessings and he will recount them. Then Allāh will say, “What did you do?” He will say, “I spent money in every cause in which you wished that it should be spent.” Allāh will say, “You have lied, you did so only so it could be said ‘so-and-so is generous’, and it was said.” Then he will be commanded to be dragged upon his face until he is thrown into the Fire.

— Narrated by Sulaymān ibn Yasār رضي الله عنه

Dalīl: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim #1905, Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ #205, Sunan an-Nasā’ī #3137, Riyāḍ aṣ-Ṣāliḥīn #1617, Iqtiḍā’ al-ʿĪlm al-ʿAmal #107

Ḥukm: Ṣaḥīḥ to Imām Muslim