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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 18 / Hadith 1572

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It has been reported that a man was brought before Abdullah bin Mas'ud (May Allah be pleased with him) because his beard was giving out smell of wine. Ibn Mas'ud said:

"We have been prohibited from spying (on Muslims) and finding faults (with them). But we can take to task only and only if the sin is overt.[Abu Dawud].

وعن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه أنه أتي برجل فقيل له، هذا فلان تقطر لحيته خمرًا، فقال‏:‏ إنَّا قد نهينا عن التجسس، ولكن إن يظهر لنا شئ، نأخذ به‏"‏‏.‏ حديث حسن صحيح رواه أبو داود بإسناد على شرط البخاري ومسلم‏.‏