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Forbidding beating unjustly

Related from al-Halabi, from Imam Saadiq (A), who said: 'The worst of people in the sight of Allah is he who kills one who is not fighting him, or he who beats someone who has not beaten him.'

Related from al-Muthanna, from Imam Saadiq (A) who said: 'In the scabbard of the Messenger of Allah's sword was found a document which said: 'The worst of men in the sight of Allah is th e killer of one who does not fight him, o r he who strikes someone who has not struck him, or one who claims lineage from someone other than his rightful father, for he does not believe in what has been revealed to Muhammad (S).'

Related from al-Washa who said: 'I heard Imam al-Ridha (A) saying:

'The Messenger of Allah (S) said: 'Allah has cursed he who kills one who does not fight him, or strikes one who does not strike him.'

Related from al-Thumali who said: The Imam (A) said:

'If a man beats another with a whip, Allah will beat him with a whip of fire.' Related from al-Fudeil ibn Sa'dan, from Imam Saadiq (A) who said: 'In the scabbard of the sword of the Messenger of Allah (S) was found a document which read: 'The curse of Allah and the Angels and the People be upon the killer of one who does not fight him, or one who strikes one who does not strike him, or commits a crime, or gives refuge to a criminal.'

Related from al-Hussein ibn Zayd, from al-Saadiq (A), from his forefathers, from the Prophet (S) in the hadith of the prohibitions that he said:

'He who strikes the cheek of a Muslim or his fa ce, Allah will scatter his bones on the Day of Resurrection and he will be brought in chains to enter Hell, except if he has repented.' Related from al-Ridha (A), from his forefathers (A), from Imam 'Ali (A) who said:

'I inherited from the Messenger of Allah (S) two books; the book of Allah and a document in the scabbard of my sword.' He was asked: 'O Commander of the Faithful, what is this document in the scabbard of your sword?' He said: 'He who kills one not killing him, or strikes one not striking him will have the curse of Allah upon him.'

Related from Imam 'Ali ibn Ja'far al-Ridha (A), from his brother Musa ibn Ja'far (A) who said:

'The people rushed to the scabbard of the sword of the Messenger of Allah after his death where they found a small document which read: 'He who gives refuge to a criminal is an unbeliever, and whoever pledges allegiance to other than his rightful allies will have the curse of Allah upon him. The worst of people in the sight of Allah is on e who kills one not killing him or strikes one not striking him.'

Adapted from the book: "War, Peace & Non-Violence" by: "Sayyid Muhammad Sadiq Shirazi"