On forbidding the rich person to procrastinate paying what he owes

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

284. Chapter: On forbidding the rich person to procrastinate paying what he owes

Allah says, "Allah commands you to return to their owners the things you hold on trust," (W4:57; H4:58) and the Almighty says, "If you leave things on trust with another, let the one who is trusted must deliver up his trust." (2:283)

1611. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The procrastination of a rich man is injustice. If the debt of one of you is owed is transferred for payment to a rich man, he should accept the transfer." [Agreed upon]