18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation


Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Cursing a believer is like killing him.” [Sahih Bukhari]

“Curse (la’n)” means to put someone far from divine mercy. Such a person, who does not get Allah’s forgiveness, will be ruined on the Day of Judgement. This is a very serious thing. We are not used to guarding our tongues and enormous utterances roll off them easily while the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) guaranteed Jannah to those who could control their tongues.

How grave the condition is of one cursed, can be judged by Rasul Allah’s orders regarding the camel that had been cursed. Once “while Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was on a journey, there was a woman of the Ansar riding a camel which annoyed her, whereupon she cursed it. Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) heard this and said, ‘Take off what is on its back and release it, for it has been cursed.’” The camel walked along among the people and no one would stop it. [Sahih Muslim]

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