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HADITH DOES NOT PROMOTE BAD BEHAVIOUR AMONG MUSLIMS

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Submitted by Manchi Fandi (Singapore), Jun 23, 2011 at 09:02

Hadith calls those liars, betrayers and those that like to quarrel as hypocrites. The following is the extract:

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet said, "Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up. 1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays. 2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous. 4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner." (Sahih Bukhari, Book #2, Hadith #33)

The same is mentioned in the Hadith as follows:

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet said, "Whoever has (the following) four characters will be a hypocrite, and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy until he gives it up. These are: (1 ) Whenever he talks, he tells a lie; (2) whenever he makes a promise, he breaks it; (3) whenever he makes a covenant he proves treacherous; (4) and whenever he quarrels, he behaves impudently in an evil insulting manner." (See Hadith No. 33 Vol. 1) (Sahih Bukhari, Book #43, Hadith #639)

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