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The Thirty Ninth Narration

Rifa’ah al Ansari narrates that Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam exclaimed:


أيها الناس ! إنّ قريشاً أهل أمانة ، فمن بغاها العواثر أكبه الله لمنخريه يقولها ثلاث مرات

O People! The Quraysh are people of trustworthiness. If anyone seeks to finds fault with them, Allah will upend him on his face. He repeated that three times.[1]


This narration has been recorded with a sound chain of narration in Musnad al Imam al Shafi’i. Imam al Bukhari has recorded it in al Adab al Mufrad. It has also been recorded in Musannaf ‘Abdul Razzaq, Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, al Mustadrak and others. Al Hakim has authenticated it and al Bazzar has deemed it sound.


Commentary and Lessons Learnt from this Narration:

  1. One who seeks to find fault with the Quraysh will be overturned by Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala on his face. What of those then that attempt to harm them by speech and action?


  1. This hadith deals with the general people of the Quraysh, what of the chosen amongst them, the Ahlul Bayt? What of those who hurt or harm the Ahlul Bayt? What will their punishment be?


  1. The narration proves that the predisposition of the Quraysh is honesty and trustworthiness. This will stand true until otherwise proven.


  1. This and other similar narrations serve as a shield for the Ahlul Bayt. The Quraysh serve as a protection for the Ahlul Bayt.


  1. An encouragement to protect and keep track of the lineage of both the Quraysh and the Ahlul Bayt.


  1. The desirability of using men and women of the Ahlul Bayt due to their strength and trust; invaluable traits when hiring someone.


  1. The impermissibility of seeking faults of others. Such an act is a major sin and is the character of the people headed for Jahannam.


  1. A person who seeks out the faults of others will be rendered despicable in his eyes and others.


  1. The virtue of the Quraysh over all other tribes.


  1. Dishonesty and distrust is found to a much lesser degree amongst the Quraysh.


  1. Trustworthiness and honesty forms part of sublime character. This is why every Prophet had these qualities to the highest degree.


  1. Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would only repeat statements of great importance.


  1. One who intends explaining a matter of great importance should first turn the people’s attention towards him so that they may understand its gravity and pass it on in the same manner.


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[1] Musnad al Imam al Shafi’i Tartib al Sindi, Hadith: 695.

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