Hadith on Justice: The Prophet accepts retaliation by his companion

April 24, 2017

Usaid ibn Hudair reported: While he was talking to people and telling jokes to make them laugh, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, poked him in the side with a staff. Usaid said, “Let me retaliate!” The Prophet said, “Take retaliation.” Usaid said, “Indeed, you are wearing a shirt and I am not.” The Prophet lifted up his shirt, so he hugged him and kissed his side. Usaid said, “This is all I wanted, O Messenger of Allah.”

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 5224

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أُسَيْدِ بْنِ حُضَيْرٍ رَجُلٍ مِنْ الْأَنْصَارِ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا هُوَ يُحَدِّثُ الْقَوْمَ وَكَانَ فِيهِ مِزَاحٌ بَيْنَا يُضْحِكُهُمْ فَطَعَنَهُ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي خَاصِرَتِهِ بِعُودٍ فَقَالَ أَصْبِرْنِي فَقَالَ اصْطَبِرْ قَالَ إِنَّ عَلَيْكَ قَمِيصًا وَلَيْسَ عَلَيَّ قَمِيصٌ فَرَفَعَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ قَمِيصِهِ فَاحْتَضَنَهُ وَجَعَلَ يُقَبِّلُ كَشْحَهُ قَالَ إِنَّمَا أَرَدْتُ هَذَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ

5224 سنن أبي داود أبواب النوم باب في قبلة الجسد

5224 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في صحيح أبي داود