Tarique bin Shahab (ra) said:
Once a dispute arose between Khalid (ra) and Saad (ra). A person went to
Saad and spoke against Khalid. Thereupon Saad said, 'Hold yourself! (i.e.
stop) Our differences cannot affect our religion'.
[Abu Naim in Al Hiliya Vol I p 94; At Tabarani]

Abu Huraira (ra) said:
Once Maiz Aslami (ra) appeared before the Prophet (pbuh) and bore witness against himself 4 times that he had committed adultery with a woman Everytime he made his statement the Prophet turned his face away from Maiz.
After the forth time, the Prophet took action and he was ordered to be
stoned to death. Later on, the Prophet heard a companion say to another,
'See Maiz, he disclosed the matter, even though Allah covered the matter, and so he was stoned like a dog'. The Prophet however kept quiet and continued walking. After a certain distance the Prophet arrived to a place where there was a dead ass with one of its legs sticking up. Seeing this the Prophet asked 'Where are so-and-so' (i.e. the two men talking about maiz). They replied, 'We are here'. The Prophet told them to eat the dead ass. But they replied, 'May Allah forgive you O Messenger of Allah! Who can eat a dead ass?'. Thereupon the Prophet observed, 'What both of you said by mud-slinging your brother (Maiz) is more disgusting than eating this dead ass. By the One who holds my life, he (Maiz) is now diving into the canals of paradise'.
[Ibn Hibban in Al Kanz Vol III p 93]


1. When a person commits a sin, it is between them and Allah. We as muslims are told not to disclose our sins, rather to ask Allah to forgive us for our wrong; as He is the One to forgive, ameen.

2. When a person commits a sin, and then recieves the punishment for that sin. The punishment is the expiation of the crime. Meaning, that if you steal something, and it meets the condition where your hand is chopped off, then when your hand is chopped off, then you are forgiven for the theft - and Allah knows best.

NB It should be noted that Allah forgives who He wills, when He wills. So it may be that a person commits a sin, and DOESNT get the punishment for it,but is sincere in repentance and Allah forgives them - and Allah knows best.

3. It is ok to talk about matters, of those which happened in the past and those which happen today.But there is a difference between talking about matters in a bad way i.e. backbiting and talking about matters for
consultation, learning from example etc. - and Allah knows best.

Ibn Munkadar (ra) said:
Once the Prophet ordered a woman to be stoned to death. Thereupon some of the Muslims said that her good deeds had become null and void. But the Prophet said, 'Of course not! This stoning has become an expiation of her sin, and you o speaker will be accountable for your claim'.
[Abdur Razaque in Al Kanz Vol III p 93]

Aisha (ra) said:
Once the camel of Safiya (ra) became ill. Zainab (ra) had a spare camel. The Prophet asked Zainab to give her spare camel to Safiya. But Zainab said, 'Should I give my camel to that Jew!'. Hearing this, the Prophet became angry with her and did not visit herfor 3 months.
[Al Targhib Vol IV p 284]


1. Kind treatment is not only between Muslims, but it is cross faith e.g. in this example Muslim to Jew

2. Safiya and Zainab were both wives of the Prophet

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