Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of the scholar, peace be upon him: «The blemish of a believer upon another believer is forbidden»
Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن سنان، عن الحسين بن مختار، عن زيد الشحام، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله: " عورة المؤمن على المؤمن حرام " قال: ليس هو أن ينكشف ويرى منه شيئا إنما هو أن يروي عليه.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Khalid, from his father, from Muhammed bin Sinan, from Hussain bin Mukhtar, from Zaid al-Shahham, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, with regards to his saying: «The blemish of a believer upon another believer is forbidden» that he said: It is not that he is uncovered and that something (of his private organs) is seen. It is only that it is narrated something bad about him.



Hadith #2

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن الحسن بن محبوب عن عبد الله بن سنان عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال له: عورة المؤمن على المؤمن حرام؟ قال: نعم. قلت: يعني سفليه؟ قال: ليس هو حيث تذهب إنما هو إذاعة سره.

2. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from Hasan bin Mahbub, from Abdullah bin Sinan, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: Did he say: «The blemish of a believer upon another believer is forbidden»? He said: Yes. I said: Does he mean the two lower organs (of him). He said: It is not as you think. It is only the disclosure of his secret.



Hadith #3

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن سنان: عن حذيفة بن منصور قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله عليه السلام: شئ يقوله الناس: " عورة المؤمن على المؤمن حرام " قال: ليس حيث تذهب، إنما عورة المؤمن أن يراه يتكلم بكلام يعاب عليه فيحفظه عليه ليعيره به يوما إذا غضب.

3. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from his father, from Muhammed bin Sinan, from Hudhaifa bin Mansur, that he said: I said to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him: There is something said by the people: «The blemish of a believer upon another believer is forbidden.» He said: It is not as you think. The blemish of a believer is only that one sees him speak with speech that he will be disgraced with, and that one saves it for him in order to distress him if he is angered (at him) one day.