Hadeeth Nineteen: The Muslim Does not Pry into the Matters that do not Concern Him


From Aboo Hurairah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger () said:

From the perfection of a person’s Islaam is that he leaves alone that which does not concern him.[1]


So he halts at his limits and does not exceed and pass beyond them. He knows that prying into that which does not concern him and asking about it is not fitting for him. Rather it is forbidden for him and something he has to avoid. So he complies with Allaah’s orders and keeps away from what he has forbidden, since:


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[1] Reported by at-Tirmidhee (no.2318), Ibn Maajah (no.3976) and others and its chain of narration contains Qurrah ibn ‘Abdur Rahmaan who is weak. However his narration is supported by other narrations, amongst them what Ahmad (no.1737) and others report with a saheeh chain of narration. Its like is also reported from a number of the Companions.