A man insulted Salman Al-Farisi (May Allah be well pleased with him) so he told him:

If my deeds fall short [on the day of Judgment] then I am indeed worse than what you have said, but if my [good deeds] will be heavy on the Scale, then what you said won’t harm me [1].


[1] Al-Tarbiya ‘ala Manhaj Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jamaa’ah p. 129; Ihyaa Uloom Al-Deen 3/171

شتم رجل سلمان الفارسي رضي الله عنه فقال له: إن خفت موازيني فأنا شر مما تقول وإن ثقلت موازيني لم يضرني ما تقول