The beloved Muhammad ﷺ, may Divine Peace be upon him, once reported:
On the Day of Resurrection, the Most High will extend His Mercy upon a member of my community whose errors surpass those of other created beings. Allah will unroll before this soul ninety-nine scrolls documenting its wrong actions, each scroll reaching as far as the eye can see. Then Allah will question: Do you contest anything recorded here? Have the angels who witnessed your deeds been unjust to you?
"No, my Lord."
Do you have any argument to bring in your favor?"
"No, my Lord."
Yet you have a single good deed that is cherished by the Divine Presence. This Day, no chastisement will touch you.
A small page will then be brought forth, on which is inscribed: "I witness that there is no reality apart from the One Reality, Allah Most High, and I witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger."
Allah will command: Come close, O My servant, and weigh this page on the Balance of Truth.
The soul will inquire: "My Lord, what weight has this small page compared to those extensive scrolls?"
Allah will assure the soul: You will be not be treated unfairly.
Thereupon, the scrolls will be placed on one side of the vast scale, the single sheet of paper on the other. The ninety-nine scrolls will be light, and the small page will weight heavily. Nothing has true weight or substance other than the Divine Name.
(This hadith, collected by the sage at-Tirmidhi, comes from the transmission of the noble companion 'Abd-Allah 'Amr ibn al-'As, may Allah be pleased with him. It is recorded in Ibn Arabi's Mishkat al-Anwar.)
'Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi - The Mishkat Al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi'
By Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (Author)
A collection of 101 hadith sayings, this work is one of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi. Falling into three categories, the first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra hadith, orally transmitted. Comprised of a full introduction explaining the meaning of Hadith, the text stresses the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing.
"Stephen Hirtenstein and Martin Notcutt have produced in "Divine Sayings" a beautifully translated version of Ibn 'Arabi's best known collection of "Hadith," based not only on the published Arabic text but also several important manuscripts, with full scholarly apparatus."
(William C. Chittick, professor, Stony Brook University)
"This classic collection (and first critical edition) of 101 memorable Divine Sayings' related by the Prophet, translated in full for the first time in English, is not just an indispensable key to the teachings of Ibn 'Arabi and the wider traditions of Islamic spirituality. These short sayings are also a simple, direct, immediately accessible summary of the most universal spiritual lessons."
(James W. Morris, professor, Boston College)