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On Praising and Complementing

On Praising and Complementing (232)
Abi Bakrata related by way of his father that a man was mentioned in the presence of the Prophet ; thereupon, a man praised him well. The Prophet , thus said "Woe to you, you have cut the neck of your friend. Whoever among you is, unavoidable, going to praise his brother then let him say: 'Ahsabu <the person>, was 'allăhu haseebuhu, wa lă 'uzakkee `ală 'allăhi 'ahadan, 'ahsabuhu <as such and as such>, if he knows that of him."(238)
 
Footnotes

(238) I reckon <the person>, where Allah is his reckoner and I do not praise anyone over Allah's praise of him, I reckon him to be as <<such and as such>, if he knows that of him.

Reporters

Al-Albăni said that it was reported by 'Ahmad, 'Al-Bayhaqi, 'Abu Dăwood, and 'Ibn Măjah, and in his Saheeh Al-Jămi` as-Sagheer wa Ziyădatih (#7140), he said it was sound.

 

On Praising and Complementing (233)
A man started to praise one of his commanders so 'Al-Miqdăd started throwing sand in his face, and he said: The Messenger of Allah ordered us to throw sand in the faces of the eulogizers.
Reporters

'Al-`Adawee said it was sound, and that it was reported by Imăm Muslim, page 127 of volume 18; `Abu Dawood, page 153 of volume 5; Ibn Măjah abbreviated, #3472; At-Tirmithi, page 73 of volume 7, and he said it was comely-sound; and Muslim also reported it through different channels.

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