What is the reference and Arabic text of this narration?
Ibn Manazil (rahimahullah) said: “A believer seeks excuses for his brother while the hypocrite seeks mistakes.”
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Manazil, an ascetic. [Demise: 331 A.H.]
(Shu’abul Iman: 10683)
المؤمن يطلب معاذير إخوانه والمنافق يطلب عثرات إخوانه
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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