The man whom the Messenger of Allah killed

Q 4: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) killed a man during the course of his battles. Will the man he (peace be upon him) killed carry more sins than those who were killed by other than the Messenger?

A: It is related in a Hadith that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, The people who will be punished the most on the Day of Resurrection will be: a man who was killed by a prophet or who killed a prophet, one who leads others to follow misguidance, and a man who mutilates (the dead). (Related by Imam Ahmad on the authority of Ibn Mas‘ud) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.