The reward for defending a Muslim’s honour in his absence

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Kindly confirm me is this Hadith correct.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever defends the honour of his brother in his absence, then it is (his) right from Allah that he be freed from Jahannam.”

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Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyidah Asma bint Yazid (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 461)

‘Allamahs Mundhiri and Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the chain sound (hasan).

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 516-517, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 95)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar