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Hadith on Tribalism: Whoever supports his people’s injustice is like a rotting dead camel

February 13, 2012

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever supports his people in oppression is like a dead camel that falls into a well and is pulled out by its tail.”

Source: Musnad Ahmad 4141, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

In another narration, the Prophet said, “The parable of the one who supports his people upon other than the truth is that of a dead camel that falls into a well and is pulled out by its tail.”

Source: Musnad Ahmad 3670, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Al-Khattabi said, “The meaning is that he has fallen into sin and been destroyed.”

Source: ʻAwn al-Maʻbūd 5117

عن عبد الله بن مسعود قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَعَانَ قَوْمَهُ عَلَى ظُلْمٍ فَهُوَ كَالْبَعِيرِ الْمُتَرَدِّي يَنْزِعُ بِذَنَبِهِ

4141 مسند أحمد بن حنبل مسند العشرة المبشرين بالجنة

6/144 المحدث أحمد شاكر خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في مسند أحمد

وفي رواية أخرى قال وَمَثَلُ الَّذِي يُعِينُ قَوْمَهُ عَلَى غَيْرِ الْحَقِّ كَمَثَلِ بَعِيرٍ رُدِّيَ فِي بِئْرٍ فَهُوَ يَنْزِعُ مِنْهَا بِذَنَبِهِ

3670 مسند أحمد بن حنبل مسند العشرة المبشرين بالجنة

2249 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترغيب

قَالَ الْخَطَّابِيُّ مَعْنَاهُ أَنَّهُ قَدْ وَقَعَ فِي الْإِثْمِ وَهَلَكَ

5117 عون المعبود شرح سنن أبي داود