As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 4

 

Defaming someone's lineage is prohibited

Abu Hurayrah (radhi allahu anhu) narrated, 'The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) said, 'Two matters are signs of disbelief on the part of those who indulge in them; defaming and speaking evil of a person's lineage, and wailing over the dead.'' [Saheeh Muslim] To defame someone's lineage is to disgrace and humiliate somebody saying to him/her, 'Your father belongs to such and such profession,' or 'Your mother is such and such / so and so' or, 'You are a weaver, blacksmith, launderer, cobbler, etc.'

Once Abu Dharr al-Ghifaree (radhi allahu anhu) in a state of anger called Bilal (radhi allahu anhu), 'You son of black woman.' The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) angrily turned to him and said, 'You are a man who still has in him (practices of) Jahiliyah (pre-Islamic period).' [Saheeh al-Bukharee (8/76)]


Taken from As-Sunnah Newsletter - http://www.qsep.com

 

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