Hadith on Gheerah: Protective jealousy that Allah loves and hates

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among protective jealousy is what Allah loves and hates. As for what Allah loves, it is jealousy when there is probable cause. As for what Allah hates, it is jealousy without probable cause.

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 1996

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Al-Sindi said, “Protective jealousy with probable cause is suspicion of corruption, meaning, if there are signs of corruption in a situation, acting upon necessary jealousy is praiseworthy. As for when it is acted upon without any sign, acting upon it is blameworthy as it involves accusing Muslims of evil without evidence.”

Source: Ḥāshiyat al-Sindī 1996

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنَ الْغَيْرَةِ مَا يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ وَمِنْهَا مَا يَكْرَهُ اللَّهُ فَأَمَّا مَا يُحِبُّ فَالْغَيْرَةُ فِي الرِّيبَةِ وَأَمَّا مَا يَكْرَهُ فَالْغَيْرَةُ فِي غَيْرِ رِيبَةٍ

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قال السندي فَالْغَيْرَةُ فِي الرِّيبَةِ أَيْ فِي مَظِنَّةِ الْفَسَادِ أَيْ إِذَا ظَهَرَتْ أَمَارَاتُ الْفَسَادِ فِي مَحَلٍّ فَالْقِيَامُ بِمُقْتَضَى الْغَيْرَةِ مَحْمُودٌ وَأَمَّا إِذَا قَامَ بِدُونِ ظُهُورِ شَيْءٍ فَالْقِيَامُ بِهِ مَذْمُومٌ لِمَا فِيهِ مِنَ اتِّهَامِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ بِالسُّوءِ مِنْ غَيْرِ وَجْهٍ

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