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Abstaining from places of suspicion


Can you provide a reference for this statement?

من عرّض نفسه للتهمة، فلا يلومن من أساء به الظن



Imam Abu Dawud, Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumullah) have recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Az Zuhd of Imam Abu Dawud, Hadith: 89, As Samt Wa Adabul Lisan, 752, Rawdatul ‘Uqala, pg. 90. Also see: Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 7992)



Whoever exposes himself/presents himself in places of suspicion should not blame those who harbour ill thoughts about him



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar