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He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, even endured their poor etiquette

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
109 2024/02/15 2024/04/22
Article translated to : العربية

Jaabir (a Companion) narrated

“A man came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in Ji’raanah returning from Hunayn. Bilaal (a Companion) was carrying some silver in his garment which the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was distributing to the people. The man said: ‘O Muhammad, be just!’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Woe to you! Who is just if I am not, you would have been lost and destroyed if I were not just.’ ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab said: ‘O Messenger ofnAllah, leave me to kill this hypocrite!’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied: ‘I seek the refuge of Allah that the people say that I kill my Companions.’”

Reported by Al-Bukhaari (3138) and Muslim (1063) and the wording is for Muslim


In another narration the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam,said

“I was not ordered to open the hearts of people or to rip open their stomachs.”2 An-Nawawi (a scholar) said: “This narration shows the forbearance of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It also shows that one may have patience with some lesser evil, out of fear that correcting this mistake will lead to an evil that is greater than it. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to try to bring people to Islam, and he would endure the bad manners of the Bedouins and others. This was so that faith would (strongly) enter the hearts of the new Muslims and the disbelievers would want to enter into Islam.

Reported by Al-Bukhaari (4351) and Muslim (1064).The explanation of An-Nawawi on the book of Muslim (139/16)

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