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26 June 2017 CE | 01 Shawwal 1438 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Slaughtered without a Knife


Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever is appointed to judge between people is as though slaughtered without a knife.” [Abu Dawud]

Disputes occur at home, at work, in government and foreign relations, internationally... Passing a judgement as to who is in the right and who isn’t, is not a matter to be taken lightly. It could land the person in Hell. This is because anyone who judges without knowledge of the facts of the case, and without using Allah’s given criteria of right and wrong, judges unjustly, and will be sent to Hell as recompense.

Never hasten to judge. Always refer the case to one more qualified than yourself. If you have to judge, first ascertain all the facts. Hear all parties out completely. Then refer to Allah’s Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger to see what the Divine law is concerning such a situation. Then pray to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) with all sincerity to guide you and bless your judgement.

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “One judge shall go to Paradise, and two to Hell. The judge who knows what is right and judges accordingly shall be in Paradise. The one who knows what is right but intentionally judges unjustly will go to Hell, and so will the judge who judges without knowledge.” [Hakim]

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