عن معقل بن يسار -رضي الله عنه- مرفوعاً: «ما من عبد يَسْتَرْعِيْهِ الله رَعِيَّةً, يموت يوم يموت, وهو غاشٌّ لِرَعِيَّتِهِ؛ إلا حرَّم الله عليه الجنة».
[صحيح.] - [متفق عليه.]
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Ma‘qil ibn Yasār (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "There is no one whom Allah has put in a position of authority and he dies on the day he dies cheating those under his authority, but Allah will forbid Paradise for him."
[Sahih/Authentic] - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

This Hadīth reported by Ma‘qil ibn Yasār warns against cheating one's subjects; i.e. the people under one's authority. It warns those who are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for others not to breach this trust. If the responsible person dies while being dishonest toward his subjects without repenting before his death, then "Allah will make Paradise forbidden for him" if he believes that his actions were lawful. Or perhaps the intended meaning is that he will not be admitted into Paradise with the first forerunners (in faith).

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1: It gives a stern warning to rulers who do not care about the interests of their subjects.
2: The Hadīth is not exclusively pertinent to rulers and their deputies; rather, it generally applies to everyone assuming some sort of authority, like the father and headmaster and the like.
3: If such a dishonest person repents before his death, he is no longer subject to this warning.
4: Rulers are warned not to neglect the rights and affairs of their subjects.
5: It demonstrates the duty of rulers to make their best effort in giving sincere advice to their people and that whoever neglects this duty will be deprived of being among the winners of Paradise.
6: It highlights the significance of the ruler post in Islam.