Don’t Be Assistants to the Devil Against Your Brothers

Ibn Masʿūd, may Allāh be pleased with him, said:

If you see your brother engaging in a sin, don’t be assistants to the Devil against him, saying, “O Allāh, bring humiliation upon him,” “O Allāh, curse him [and keep Your mercy away from him].”

Instead, ask Allāh for protection against all harms and evils, for indeed, we Companions of Muḥammad [ﷺ] would never say anything about a person until we came to know what he had died upon. Then if [his life] had come to a close [upon] good, we’d know he’d come upon good, and if [his life] had come to a close [upon] evil, we’d fear for him [what] his deeds [had brought upon him].

Ṣaḥīḥ [authentic]. Jāmiʿ Maʿmar, 20266.

Quoted by Shaikh ʿArafāt ibn Ḥasan Al-Muḥammadī. 16 Apr 23.