Hadith on War: The Prohibitions

On the authority of Buraida, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him reported that: Whenever the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would send a commander to the army, he would enjoin him personally to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him, and he would say:

“Go forth in the name of Allah and in the cause of Allah. Fight whoever disbelieves (and rejects terms of peace). Go forth and do not steal, do not commit treachery, do not mutilate, and do not kill children.”

عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا بَعَثَ أَمِيرًا عَلَى جَيْشٍ أَوْصَاهُ فِي خَاصَّةِ نَفْسِهِ بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ وَمَنْ مَعَهُ مِنْ الْمُسْلِمِينَ خَيْرًا فَقَالَ اغْزُوا بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ قَاتِلُوا مَنْ كَفَرَ اغْزُوا وَلَا تَغُلُّوا وَلَا تَغْدِرُوا وَلَا تُمَثِّلُوا وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا وَلِيدًا

 “The people of knowledge hate mutilation.” said At-Tirmidhi

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1408

Authenticity: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi




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