Muslim Seeks to Make Excuses for Other Muslims
Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s
Messenger () said:
there is no one who loves to accept an excuse more than Allaah, and because of
this he sent the bringers of good news and the warners…
a Muslim seeking to make excuse for his brothers and those whom he loves will
cause good will to spread instead of antagonism, and will bring about ties of
relationship instead of estrangement. Since if Allaah, He who is free of all
imperfections, grants excuse, and He is the Creator and the Most Great, then how
can you O servant of Allaah, a weak creation of his, not seek to make excuse for
others? Rather as is said: Seek an excuse for your brother.
Likewise there is the saying: The believers seek to make excuses for others,
whereas the hypocrites hope for the downfall of others. So the fact that the
Muslim seeks to excuse his brothers emphasises that:
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 Reported by
al-Bukhaaree (Eng. Trans. 9/378/no.512) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. 2/782/no. 3572).
 Some people quote this as being a hadeeth but it has no basis as such.