Ibrahim on Backbiting: Fear of speaking about other’s faults, tested like them

Al-A’mash reported: Ibrahim al-Nakha’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, I will see something I dislike in someone, and nothing stops me from speaking about it except fear of being put to trial in the same way.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6353

عن الْأَعْمَشُ قَالَ قَالَ إبراهيم النخعي رحمه الله إِنِّي لَأَرَى الشَّيْءَ أَكْرَهُهُ فَمَا يَمْنَعُنِي أَنْ أَتَكَلَّمَ فِيهِ إِلَّا مَخَافَةَ أَنْ أُبْتَلَى بِمِثْلِهِ

6353 شعب الإيمان