Praise be to Allaah.
We have not come across any hadeeth with this meaning, and we
do not think that that is saheeh or acceptable. There are many saheeh
hadeeths which warnn the Muslim against forsaking or ignoring his fellow
Muslim. There are also many verses and hadeeths which encourage forgiving
mistakes, overlooking faults and forgiving brothers and friends if they make
any mistake. So how can a hadeeth which encourages forsaking a Muslim for no
legitimate reason be saheeh?
Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be
pleased with him) said:
It is not permissible for a Muslim who hears a word from his
brother to think bad of it when he can find something good about it.
Al-Tamheed by Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr
Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays said: The right of a friend is that three
things should be put up with from him: offences when he is angry, offences
due to familiarity and offences made in error. Someone else said: I never
reviled anyone, because if a dignified person reviled me, it is more
incumbent on me to adopt a forgiving towards him, and if an ignoble person
reviled me, I would not give him any extra reason to insult my honour.
See: Ihya’ ‘Uloom al-Deen (2/183-186).
You should understand that one of the greatest aims of the
accursed shaytaan and one of his worst tricks is to instil resentment and
enmity among Muslims.
It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (May Allaah be
pleased with him) said: I heard the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah
be upon him) said: “Shaytaan has despaired of being worshipped by the
worshippers in the Arabian Peninsula, but his aim is to create troubles
Hence Allaah has forbidden everything that may lead to enmity
and resentment among the Muslims. Allaah says (interpretation of the
“Shaytaan (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred
between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you
from the remembrance of Allaah and from As‑Salaah (the prayer). So, will you
not then abstain?”
You can read the hadeeths which criticise the one who
forsakes another in the book of Imam al-Mundhiri entitled al-Targheeb
wa’l-Tarheeb (3/304). In it he has a chapter entitled: Warning against
forsaking one another, bearing grudges against one another and turning away
from one another, in which he compiled most of what is narrated in the
Sunnah on this topic.
Please see also the answers to questions number
And Allaah knows best.