Tuesday 20 Rajab 1440 - 26 March 2019

Insulting a Fellow Muslim


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


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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