Many suggest it is permissible to slander someone simply based upon the fact that they are not Muslims, even if not provoked in any such way. But do the Imams (as) sanction this?
Ali Bin Ibrahim, from Muhammad Bin Isa, from Yunus, from Abdullah Bin Sinan,
(It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (as) that he forbid from slandering one who is not upon Al-Islam except that he emerges upon that, from them’. And he (as) said: ‘The easiest of what could happen is that he would happen to have lied’.
Ali Bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Hammad, from Al Halby,
(It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (as) that he (as) forbid from slandering one who was upon other than Al-Islam, except that he happened to have been notified upon that, from him’.
Ali, from his father, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Abu Al Hassan Al Haza’a who said,
‘I was in the presence of Abu Abdullah (as), so a man said to me, ‘What did your creditor do?’ I said, ‘That one is a son of a ‘sexually active (immoral) woman’ . So Abu Abdullah (as) looked at me with a harsh look. So I said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you! He is a Magian. His mother is his sister’. So he (as) said: ‘Or is that not (considered a valid) marriage in their religion?’
Source: Furu’ Al-Kafi, Volume 7, Chapter 47, Hadiths #1 – #3
Grading: Allaamah Majlisi (rh) has said:
#1 – Sahih
#2 – Hasan
#3 – Majhool
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