The severity of murdering a single believer

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Is the following a Hadith? If so, please can you give the Arabic and the authenticity?

“If all the inhabitants of the heavens, and all the inhabitants on the earth, were to all conspire and join together to spill the blood of a single believer, Allah will definitely drag every single one of them into the Fire.”



Yes, this is a Hadith and is reported by several Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum).  Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded it on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudry and Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhuma). Imam Tirmidhi has declared it sound (hasan gharib) – as quoted by ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah).

Refer: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1398 and Targhib, Hadith: 3592. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 296-297.


Below is the Arabic text of the Hadith in Sunan Tirmidhi:

لو ان أهل السماء وأهل الأرض اشتركوا في دم مؤمن لأكبهم الله في النار


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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