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Meaning of ‘mujahir’

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Question

What is the meaning of ‘mujahir’ in the following Hadith?

كل أمتي معافاة إلا المجاهرين وإن من الإجهار أن يعمل العبد بالليل عملا ثم يصبح قد ستره ربه فيقول: يا فلان قد عملت البارحة كذا وكذا وقد بات يستره ربه فيبيت يستره ربه ويصبح يكشف ستر الله عنه

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. ‘Mujahir’ refers to the person who exposes and announces his sins whereas Allah has concealed it. The Hadith in question explicitly mentions this.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6069 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2990)

 

See the translation of the Hadith here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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