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A Believer seeks excuses for his brother and a hypocrite seeks faults

Question

What is the reference and Arabic text of this narration?

Ibn Manazil (rahimahullah) said: “A believer seeks excuses for his brother while the hypocrite seeks mistakes.”

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Manazil, an ascetic. [Demise: 331 A.H.]

(Shu’abul Iman: 10683)

 

Arabic text

المؤمن يطلب معاذير إخوانه والمنافق يطلب عثرات إخوانه

 

See other narrations of this nature here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar