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Translation of a statement of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding judging people

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Please translate the following:

عن عمر رضي الله عنه قال: ومن يظهر منكم شرا ظننا به شرا وأبغضناه عليه سرائركم فيما بينكم وبين ربكم

 

Answer

This is part of a narration recorded in Mustadrak Hakim.

(Mustadrak Hakim vol. 4 pg. 439)

 

A similar narration has also appeared in Sahih Bukhari.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2641)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is reported to have said: ‘Whoever amongst you exposes evil [deeds] then we will think evil of him and detest him for it [he will be held accountable for his actions, and as a result lose reliability and trustworthiness]. Your secrets [inner feelings, motives, and/or excuses that you may have] are between you and your Rabb.’ [You will be judged and dealt with amongst the people in accordance to what is manifest through your actions]

(Refer Fathul Bari, Hadith: 2641)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

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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