Hadith on Revenge: Khubayb does not take revenge on his captors

Abu Huraira reported: The tribe of Al-Harith ibn ‘Amir had purchased Khubayb, may Allah be pleased with him, as a slave since he had killed Al-Harith during the battle of Badr. They took him prisoner until they agreed they would execute him. Khubayb wanted to borrow a razor from the daughter of Harith so he could shave and she allowed it. A small boy of hers drew close to Khubayb while she was unaware, then she came to him and found Khubayb with the boy in his lap and the razor in his hand. She became terrified and he noticed her fear. Khubayb said, “Are you afraid that I would kill him? I would never do that.” She said, “By Allah, I have never seen a prisoner behave better than Khubayb.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3767

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ ابْتَاعَ بَنُو الْحَارِثِ بْنِ عَامِرِ بْنِ نَوْفَلٍ خُبَيْبًا رضي الله عنه وَكَانَ خُبَيْبٌ هُوَ قَتَلَ الْحَارِثَ بْنَ عَامِرٍ يَوْمَ بَدْرٍ فَلَبِثَ خُبَيْبٌ عِنْدَهُمْ أَسِيرًا حَتَّى أَجْمَعُوا لِقَتْلِهِ فَاسْتَعَارَ مِنْ ابْنَةِ الْحَارِثِ مُوسًى يَسْتَحِدُّ بِهَا فَأَعَارَتْهُ فَدَرَجَ بُنَيٌّ لَهَا وَهِيَ غَافِلَةٌ حَتَّى أَتَتْهُ فَوَجَدَتْهُ مُخْلِيًا وَهُوَ عَلَى فَخْذِهِ وَالْمُوسَى بِيَدِهِ فَفَزِعَتْ فَزْعَةً عَرَفَهَا فِيهَا فَقَالَ أَتَخْشَيْنَ أَنْ أَقْتُلَهُ مَا كُنْتُ لِأَفْعَلَ ذَلِكَ قَالَتْ وَاللَّهِ مَا رَأَيْتُ أَسِيرًا قَطُّ خَيْرًا مِنْ خُبَيْبٍ

3767 صحيح البخاري كتاب المغازي باب فضل من شهد بدرا