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Hadith on Mercy: The Prophet was sent as mercy to humanity, not to invoke curses

April 7, 2011

Abu Huraira reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, pray against the idolaters!” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, I was not sent to invoke curses, but rather I was only sent as mercy.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2599

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ادْعُ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ‏‏ إِنِّي لَمْ أُبْعَثْ لَعَّانًا وَإِنَّمَا بُعِثْتُ رَحْمَةً

2599 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب النهي عن لعن الدواب وغيرها