If a Muslim Defends His Brother’s Honor


1528: On the authority of Abu ad-Dardaa’, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“If a Muslim defends his brother’s honor in his absence, Allah will protect his face from the Hell-fire on the Day of Resurrection.”

Related by At-Tirmidhi (1931) and authenticated by Al-Albaani in Saheeh At- Tirmidhi.

The Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“If a Muslim defends his brother’s honor in his absence…”

Meaning: At the time when his brother isn’t present. So if a person is present in a gathering and his Muslim brother is mentioned therein with a sin that he may have committed or by belittling him then he is supposed to defend him just like he would defend his own honor.

This is because his brother’s honor is equivalent to his honor and thus he must defend it by chastising those backbiters and preventing them from indulging in speaking about his Muslim brother’s honor.

He should not give in and be silent, letting them bad-mouth (his brother). This is an obligation upon (every) Muslim. It is not permissible for him to be mute and submit (to that which they are doing). If he does this, then he falls into sin and consequently

[Shaikh Saalih Al-Fouzaan (hafithahullah)|Source: Explanation of Buloogh al-Maraam|Vol.6 Kitaab al-Jaami’; Chapter: At-Targheeb fee Makaarimil Akhlaaq. Pg-291|Translator: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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