Ibn Umar on Salaam: Offer peace to deviant Muslims, do not kill any Muslim

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to offer greetings of peace to the Khashabiyya and Khawarij sects, even though they were fighting each other. Ibn Umar said, “Whoever calls to the prayer, I have responded to him. Whoever calls to salvation, I have responded to him. Whoever calls to killing his Muslim brother and seizing his wealth, I have said no.”

Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 5180

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ نَافِعٍ قَالَ كَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه يُسَلِّمُ عَلَى الْخَشَبِيَّةِ وَالْخَوَارِجِ وَهُمْ يَقْتَتِلُونَ فَقَالَ مَنْ قَالَ حِيَّ عَلَى الصَّلاةِ أَجَبْتُهُ وَمَنْ قَالَ حِيَّ عَلَى الْفَلاحِ أَجَبْتُهُ وَمَنْ قَالَ حِيَّ عَلَى قَتْلِ أَخِيكَ الْمُسْلِمِ وَأَخْذِ مَالِهِ قُلْتُ لا

5180 السنن الكبرى كتاب الصلاة جماع أبواب صلاة الإمام وصفة الأئمة

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