Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of bad reckoning
Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن يحيى، عن حماد بن عثمان، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام أنه قال لرجل: يا فلان مالك و لأخيك؟ قال: جعلت فداك كان لي عليه شئ فاستقصيت في حقي، فقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: أخبرني عن قول الله عز وجل: " ويخافون سوء الحساب " أتراهم خافوا أن يجور عليهم أو يظلمهم؟ لا، ولكنهم خافوا الاستقصاء والمداقة.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from his father, from Muhammed bin Yahya, from Hammad bin Uthman, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said to a man: O such-a-person, what is it with you and your brother? He said: May I be sacrificed for you, there was something to me upon him (to fulfil), so I inquired about my right. Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, then said: Inform me about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «and they fear a bad (result from the) reckoning» (13:21). Do you see that they feared that He will tyrannize against them or wrong them? No, however, they feared inquiry and detailing (in questioning).