Punishment For The One Who Slandered ‘Ā`ishah

A Perfect Punishment For The One Who Slandered ‘Ā`ishah (Allāh Be Pleased With Her).

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله : ولما جاء الوحىُ ببراءتها ، أمرَ رسولُ الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بمن صرَّح بالإفك ، فَحُدُّوا ثمانين ثمانين ، ولم يُحد الخبيثُ عبد الله بن أُبَى بن سلول ، مع أنه رأسُ أهل الإفك ، فقيل : لأن الحدودَ تخفيفٌ عن أهلها وكفَّارة ، والخبيثُ ليس أهلاً لذلك ، وقد وَعَدَهُ الله بالعذابِ العظيمِ فى الآخرة ِ، فيكفيهِ ذلك عن الحد…

Imām Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:

“When the revelation came regarding (‘Ā`ishah, رضي الله عنها) freeing her (from the slander of Zinā), the Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم commanded that whoever stated the slander publicly, then the punishment of one hundred and sixty lashes should be established upon him.

The filthy ‘Abd-Allāh b. ‘Ubayy b. Salūl was not punished despite being that he was from the heads of those who slandered ‘Ā`ishah.

It is said that it was because legal punishments serve as a concession and expiation for its people, and the filthy was not deserving of being from those and Allāh has promised a great torture in the Hereafter so it will suffice as a punishment…”

● [زاد المعاد]



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