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Muwatta Malik / Book 28 / Hadith 1148

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Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu'z-Zubayr al-Makki that somebody asked a man for his sister in marriage and the man mentioned that she had committed fornication. Umar ibn al-Khattab heard about it and he beat the man or almost beat him, and said, "What did you mean by giving him such information?"

وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ الْمَكِّيِّ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، خَطَبَ إِلَى رَجُلٍ أُخْتَهُ فَذَكَرَ أَنَّهَا قَدْ كَانَتْ أَحْدَثَتْ فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ فَضَرَبَهُ - أَوْ كَادَ يَضْرِبُهُ - ثُمَّ قَالَ مَا لَكَ وَلِلْخَبَرِ