How sound is the Hadith
“Seek seventy excuses for your brother”?
I have not come across this as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration as the statement of Hamdun ibn Ahmad Al Qassar (rahimahullah) who says:
“When one of your brothers slips up [commits an error], then seek seventy excuses for him. If your hearts do not accept it, then know that the fault is with your own self”
(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 10684)
This narration should be quoted as recorded.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar