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Fudayl’s ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) quote on harming a believer

Question

Can you mention the reference and Arabic text for this narration?

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) said: “By Allah! It is not permissible for you to harm a dog or swine without reason, then how is it that you harm a believer?”

 

Answer

Imams Kharaiti and Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahumallah) have recorded this statement of Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah).

(Makarimul Akhlaq, Maktabatur Rushd edition: 472, Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 48, pg. 421. Also see: Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 8 pg. 427)

 

Arabic text:

والله ما يحل لك أن تؤذي كلبا ولا خنزيرا بغير حق، فكيف تؤذي مسلما

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar