Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of approach (to sex), impiety and arguing
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن أبي جميلة المفضل بن صالح، عن زيد الشحام، قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن الرفث والفسوق والجدال. قال: أما الرفث فالجماع، وأما الفسوق فهو الكذب، ألا تسمع قول الله عز وجل: " يا أيها الذين آمنوا إن جاءكم فاسق بنبأ فتبينوا أن تصيبوا قوما بجهالة " ؟ والجدال هو قول الرجل: لا والله، وبلى والله، وسباب الرجل الرجل.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Hasan bin Ali bin Faddal, from Abu Jamela, Mufaddal bin Saleh, from Zaid al-Shahham, that he said: I asked Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, about approach (to sex), impiety and arguing. He said: As for approach (to sex), it is sexual intercourse, and as for impiety, it is lying. Do you not hear the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «O you who have believed, if an impious comes to you with news, then investigate from having accused a people out of ignorance.» (49:6) Arguing is the saying of a man: «No, by Allah» and «Sure, by Allah», and the verbal insult of a man to another man.