Defending a Muslim’s Honor

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Among deeds that are beneficial, that point to a love for what’s good, is your defending your brother’s honor.

How many a statement you’ve made in defense of your brother [in Islam] by which you’ve prevented some evil [from happening], brought about some good, or thwarted some [evil] scheming.

So don’t be tightfisted with yourself about [doing an act of] charity that involves no work or effort, or about [doing] good deeds that involve no difficulties in acquiring them.

There’s [a] ḥadīth: “Whoever defends his [Muslim] brother’s honor from backbiting [against him], it becomes a right upon Allāh to free him from the Fire.”¹

¹Rated authentic due to supporting chains of narrations [ṣaḥīḥ li ghairihi] by Shaikh Al-Albānī, Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Targhīb wa-l-Tarhīb, no. 2847 (tr.)

Source: 21 Jun 22. 06:55 GMT+3.