Enormities: Excesses Against Others

This is another article in the chapter Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.

p48.0 EXCESSES AGAINST OTHERS
p48.1 Allah Most High says,
“The dispute is only with those who oppress people and wrongfully commit aggression in the land: these will have a painful torment” (Koran 42:42).
p48.2 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,
(1) “Allah has inspired to me that you are all to be humble towards each other, such that no one transgresses against or exalts himself above another.”
(2) Malik Rahawi said: “Oh Messenger of Allah, I have been given of beauty that which you see, and I do not like anyone to wear better sandals than I. Is this of presumptuous pride?” He answered, “This is not of presumptuousness, which rather consists of refusing to admit the truth and considering people inferior.”
(3) “A woman was tortured for a cat she imprisoned until it died. She went to hell because of it, having neither fed nor watered it, for she confined it; nor yet having let it go to forage on the small creatures of the earth.”
(4) “Allah will certainly torture those who torture people in this world.”

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