309. The reason due to which when the husband slanders his wife, his testimony would amount to four testimonies, and if other than her husband were to slander her, would be whipped the Limit - Hadith #1

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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار عن ابراهيم ابن هاشم عن الاصبغ بن نباته قال: حدثنا محمد بن سليمان المصري عن مروان بن مسلم عن عبيد بن زرارة عن بريد العجلي الشك من محمد بن سليمان قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام عبد زنا، قال: يضرب نصف الحد، قلت: فان عاد، قال: لا يزاد على نصف الحد، قال: قلت فهل يجري عليه الرجم في شئ من فعله قال: نعم يقتل في الثامنة أن فعل ذلك ثمان مرات، قلت: فما الفرق بينه وبين الحر وانما فعلهما واحد، قال: لان الله تبارك وتعالى رحمه أن يجعل عليه ربق الرق وحد الحر، قال: ثم قال وعلى إمام المسلمين أن يدفع ثمنه إلى مولاه من سهم الرقاب.

1. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Ibrahim Ibn Hashim, from Al Asbagh Bin Nabata, from Muhammad Bin Suleyman Al Misry, from Marwan Bin Muslim, from Ubeyd Bin Zarara, from Bureyd Al Ajaly Al Shak, from Muhammad Bin Suleyman who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘The slave commits adultery’. He (a.s.) said: ‘He would be hit half the Limit’. I said, ‘So if he were to repeat it?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘He would not be increase more than half the Limit’. I said, ‘So will the stoning be done against him with regards to anything which he does?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes, he would be killed during the eighth, if he were to do that for the eight time’. I said, ‘So what is the difference between him and the free man, but rather both their deeds are one (the same)?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Because Allah Blessed and High is more Merciful than to Make the rope of slavery upon him and the Limit of the free one’. He (the narrator) said, ‘Then he (a.s.) said: ‘And it is upon the Imam (a.s.) of the Muslim that he (a.s.) should hand over his price (after the stoning), to his master, from the portion of the slaves’.