Hadith on Justice: Preserving Unity and Avoiding Violence

📖Sunan an-Nasa’i 4131
It was narrated from Jarir that : During the Farewell Pilgrimage, the Messenger of Allah [SAW] asked the people to be quiet and listen, and said: “Do not revert to disbelievers after I am gone, striking the necks of one another (killing one another).”

  • This hadith narrated in Sunan an-Nasa’i 4131 reports that during the Farewell Pilgrimage, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) asked the people to be silent and listen to him carefully. He then delivered an important message, warning the believers not to turn away from Islam and return to disbelief after he is gone. The Prophet emphasized the severity of such an act by using the metaphor of “striking the necks of one another,” which refers to killing one another. This statement highlights the importance of maintaining unity among Muslims and avoiding conflicts and violence that could potentially lead to harm and destruction within the Muslim community. Therefore, the message of this hadith urges Muslims to stay firm in their faith and to work towards building a peaceful and harmonious society based on Islamic values even after the Prophet’s departure.