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Hadrat Sayyiduna Ubay bin Ka’ab – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that once a person appeared in front of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and mentioned that he notices someone who visits the wife of his father.
When Hadrat Sayyiduna Ubay heard this, he replied, “If I was there, I would have removed his head.” When the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – heard this, he smiled and declared, “O Ubay! You are full of honour.”
Hadrat Sayyiduna Mughayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that once Hadrat Sayyiduna Sa’ad bin Abaadah – may Allah be pleased with him – declared, “If I see someone with my wife, I will not wait for four witnesses to be prepared and for them to testify, I will immediately remove his head.”
When the Ansaar mentioned this to the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, he declared, “Do not reprimand Sa’ad bin Abaadah, he is filled with honour. He has also never married any female who was not a virgin. And whoever he has divorced, due to his honour, we have never remarried those females.”
The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him –also declared, “You are surprised by the honour of Sa’ad bin Abaadah, listen, I possess more honour than that and the Allah Almighty has more Honour than me.”
Once Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – mentioned, “Has this report not reached me that your females are mixing (or touching the shoulders) of the non-Arabs in the market place. Do you people not feel ashamed of this, (that your females are walking in the market place). Remember he who has no honour has no good. (Ibn Asaakir, Hayaat As Sahaabah)