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Correct wording of the Hadith regarding searching for faults of the Muslims

Question

Kindly inform me if these are the words of the Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not seek faults of other Muslims or Allah will humiliate you even if you hide in your homes”

 

Answer

The correct wording is as follows:

“Sayyiduna Abu Barzah Al Aslami (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…Do not search for their [The Muslims] faults, for verily the one who searches for their faults, Allah Ta’ala will take him to task for his faults and the one who Allah takes to task, Allah will disgrace him in his home.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4846)

 

See the full Hadith and further references here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar