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Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) on seeking excuses for a Muslim brother

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What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration?

Muhammad ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) said: “If some news reaches you about your brother [i.e. an error or sin of his] then seek an excuse for him. If you do not find an excuse for him, then you should still say: He [definitely] has an excuse.’

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) lifting and hugging a Sahabi from behind

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Could you kindly assist with the source for this?

Once Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) hugged Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) from behind out of love. On doing this Bilal said: “Who is it it? ‘Umar? Abu Bakr? ‘Uthman? ‘Ali?”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) let go and said: ‘O Bilal did you not know it was me? Bilal replied, ‘I did O Prophet of Allah, I just wanted you to hold me longer.'”

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Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) explains what causes disgrace

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Kindly provide the reference and Arabic text for this:

Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) was asked, “What makes a man lose his honour? He replied, ‘Talking too much, exposing people’s secrets and placing [hopes] and trust in every single person.'” (Ibn ‘Abdil Barr)

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