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Whoever defends his brother’s honor in his absence, Allaah will protect his face from the Hellfire


imagesAbu ad-Darda’ رضي اللّه عنـه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:

“Whoever defends his brother’s honor in his absence, Allaah will protect his face from the Fire of Hell on the Day of Resurrection.”

[Related by At-Tirmidhee who graded it to be Hasan. Ahmad has something similar from the Hadeeth of Asmaa’ bint Yazeed]

Explanation: “Whoever defends his brother’s honor in his absence…”
Meaning: In the state of his brother’s absence. If he happens to attend a gathering and his Muslim brother is being mentioned with sin or being degraded, then he defends him as he would defend his own honor, because his brother’s honor is like his own.
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