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A narration regarding abandoning a Muslim and defending a Muslim’s honour

Question

What is the reference for this Hadith?

“No Muslim will desert a man who is confronted with a situation where his respect and honour is being violated but Allah will desert him in a situation when he will be in need of His help.”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah and Sayyiduna Abu Talhah ibn Sahl Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

The full narration is as follows:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any Muslim who will desert/abandon a Muslim who is confronted with a situation wherein his respect and honour is being violated, Allah Ta’ala will desert him in a situation when [he will be in need] of His help. Any Muslim who will come to the aid/defence of a Muslim in a situation wherein his respect and honour is being violated, Allah will assist him in a situation when [he will be in need] of His help.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4850)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar