Hadith on Curses: He who frequently condemns people is in reality the most condemned of among them

May 26, 2011

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man says the people are destroyed, then he himself is the most destroyed among them.

Source: Sahih Muslim 2623, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “The scholars agree that this tradition refers to those who say this to belittle people, denigrate them, claim themselves superior to them, and claim there is evil within their hearts, for only Allah knows the inner secrets of His creation.”

Source: Sharh Sahih Muslim 2623

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ إِذَا قَالَ الرَّجُلُ هَلَكَ النَّاسُ ‏ فَهُوَ أَهْلَكُهُمْ

2623 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْبِرِّ وَالصِّلَةِ وَالْآدَابِ بَاب النَّهْيِ عَنْ قَوْلِ هَلَكَ النَّاسُ

قال النووي وَاتَّفَقَ الْعُلَمَاءُ عَلَى أَنَّ هَذَا الذَّمَّ إِنَّمَا هُوَ فِيمَنْ قَالَهُ عَلَى سَبِيلِ الْإِزْرَاءِ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَاحْتِقَارِهِمْ وَتَفْضِيلِ نَفْسِهِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَتَقْبِيحِ أَحْوَالِهِمْ لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَعْلَمُ سِرَّ اللَّهِ فِي خَلْقِهِ

صحيح مسلم بشرح النووي 2623