Wednesday 4 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1440 - 12 December 2018
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Insulting a Fellow Muslim

Question

What should be done with a person who calls a Muslim a dog, pig, or other offensive word? Is it a sin?

Answer

Praise be to Allah

It is a sin and he should be punished (ta’zeer – punishment to be specified by the qadhu/Muslim judge). He also has to repent.

And Allah knows best.

Source: Fatawa al-Imam al-Nawawi, p. 224

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