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Chapter 258
ٍةﺪﺴﻔﻣ ِفﻮَﺨَآ ٌﺔﺟﺎﺣ ﻪﻴﻟإ ُعْﺪﺗ ﻢﻟ اذإ ِرﻮﻣﻷا ةﻻو ﻰﻟإ سﺎﻨﻟا مﻼآو ِﺚﻳﺪﺤﻟا ﻞْﻘَﻧ ﻦﻋ ﻲﻬﻨﻟا بﺎﺑ
Prohibition of Carrying tales of the Officers
Allah, the Exalted, says:
... Do not help one another in sin and transgression
.'' (5:2)
َﻣ ﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
َلﺎﻗ ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍدﻮُﻌْﺴ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳَر َلﺎﻗ
ﻦﻣ ٌﺪﺣأ ﻲﻨْﻐﱢﻠَﺒُﻳ ﻻ
ِرْﺪﱠﺼﻟا ُﻢﻴﻠﺳ ﺎﻧأو ْﻢُﻜْﻴﻟِإ َجُﺮْﺧَأ ْنأ ﱡﺐِﺣُأ ﻲﱢﻧﺈَﻓ ، ًﺎﺌْﻴَﺷ ٍﺪَﺣأ ْﻦﻋ ﻲﺑﺎﺤْﺻأ
يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟاو دواد ﻮﺑأ ﻩاور
ﻒﻴﻌﺿ ] . (
ﺸه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﺑ ﺪﻴﻟﻮﻟا ﻪﻴﻓ
لﻮﻬﺠﻣ ﻮهو ، مﺎ
. [
Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
None of my
Companions should convey to me anything regarding another because I desire to meet everyone of you with a clean
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
Should not convey to me anything
' here signifies anything undesirable or which is harmful for the
person concerned. Thus, this Hadith stresses that defects of people should not be unnecessarily reported to those
who are at the helm of affairs, as is evident from the caption given to this chapter by Imam An-Nawawi.