A man from among those who were before you was called to account. Nothing in the way of good was found for him except that he used to have dealings with people and, being well-to-do, he would order his servants to let off the man in straitened circumstances [from repaying his debt]. He [the Prophet Muhammad Shalallhu Alayhi Wassalam said that Allah said, We are worthier than you of that [of being so generous]. Let him off.
[Collected by Imam Muslim [also by Imam Al-Bukhari and an-Nasa’i].