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Assume the best about your brother

Question

Please mention the source of this narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“Assume the best about your brother until what comes to you from him overcomes you (and you have to change your opinion).”

 

Answer

This statement is part of a longer narration recorded by Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) and others. The narration is suitable to quote as reported.

(Az Zuhd of Imam Abu Dawud, Hadith: 89, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 7992)

 

See another part of the narration here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar