64. Punishment of exposing the defects of a believer

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بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِی الْجَارُودِ عَنْ أَبِی بُرْدَهَ قَالَ: صَلَّی بِنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص ثُمَّ انْصَرَفَ مُسْرِعاً حَتَّی وَضَعَ یَدَهُ عَلَی بَابِ الْمَسْجِدِ ثُمَّ نَادَی بِأَعْلَی صَوْتِهِ یَا مَعْشَرَ النَّاسِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِلِسَانِهِ وَ لَمْ یُخْلِصْ إِلَی قَلْبِهِ لَا تَتَبَّعُوا عَوْرَاتِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ تَتَبَّعَ عَوْرَاتِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ تَتَبَّعَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ وَ مَنْ تَتَبَّعَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ فَضَحَهُ وَ لَوْ فِی جَوْفِ بَیْتِهِ.


1. From the previous chain from Muhammad b. Sinan from Abi al-Jarud from Abi Burdah who said: “O those who have accepted faith apparently but the faith has not reached their hearts! Do not expose the defects of the believers. One who tries to find the faults of a believer, Allah brings out faults in him. If Allah brings out faults in a person, he will be disgraced even if he is inside the Holy Kaaba.”