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Seek an excuse for your brother

Question

Can you provide the reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna Ja’far ibn Muhammad As Sadiq (rahimahullah) said: “If something that you dislike reaches you about your brother then search for an excuse for him, up to seventy excuses. If it hits the mark, [then good]. If not, Then say, ‘Perhaps he has an excuse that I am not aware of.'”

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Shu’abul Iman.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 7991)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar