Download PDF: [S] To Seek Justice from your Opponent

Hadrat Sayyiduna Amar bin Shuaib – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that once a person stabbed another with his spear and injured this person’s foot. This person then entered the court of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and asked that he be given justice. However, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – advised him, “Do not be hasty in seeking retribution until your injury becomes better.”

 

However, this person insisted that he be given justice. After seeing the insistence of this person, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – allowed him to seek justice from the other person. After he did the same thing with the other person, the other person remained healthy after this, but the person complaining had become lame.

 

He again appeared in front of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and said, “I have become lame, but nothing has happened to my friend.”

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – declared, “I did command you not to take retribution on your friend in such haste, but you did not listen, therefore Allah Almighty has distanced a cure for you and has also distanced your right from you.”

 

After this incident, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – then informed everyone, “As long as the injury of a person is not cured, he should not seek Qisas or justice from his opponent.” (Musannaf Abdur Razak. 9/454; Daar-e-Qutni. 2/88; Musnad-e-Imam Ahmed. 2/217; Majma’us Zawaaid 6/296)

 

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