Prohibition of Cursing one Particular Man or Animal

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 264
Prohibition of Cursing one Particular Man or Animal

1551. Abu Zaid Thabit bin Ad-Dahhak Al-Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him( (he is one of those who gave their pledge of allegiance to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) under the Tree) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who swears by a religion other than that of Islam, is like what he has professed. He who kills himself with something, will be tormented with it on the Day of Resurrection. A person is not bound to fulfill a vow about something which he does not possess. Cursing a believer is like murdering him.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1552. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said: “It does not befit a Siddiq (righteous Muslim) to frequently curse others.”
[Muslim]

1553. Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Those who frequently resort to cursing (people) would neither be accepted as witnesses nor as intercessors on the Day of Resurrection.
[Muslim].

1554. Samurah bin Jundub (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not curse one another, invoking Curse of Allah or Wrath of Allah or the fire of Hell.’
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

1555. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “A true believer is not involved in taunting, or frequently cursing (others) or in indecency or abusing.
[At-Tirmidhi].

1556. Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “When a person curses somebody or something, the curse goes up to heaven and the gates of heaven get closed. Then it comes down to the earth and its gates get closed. Then it turns right and left, and if it does not find an entrance to go anywhere, it returns to the person or thing that was cursed; if he or it deserves to be cursed; otherwise it returns to the person who uttered it.
[Abu Dawud].

1557. `Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with him) said: We were with the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) on a journey and there was a woman from the Ansar riding a she-camel. She abused and invoked curse upon it. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) heard it and said, “Off load the she-camel and set it free because it has been cursed.”
[Muslim].

1558. Abu Barzah Nadlah bin `Ubaid Al-Aslami (May Allah be pleased with him) said: A young woman was riding a she-camel on which there was the luggage of people. Suddenly she saw the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). The pass of the mountain became narrow for her people (because of fear). The young woman said to the she-camel: “Go ahead.” When it did not move, she said, “O Allah! Curse it.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The she-camel that has been cursed should not accompany us.
[Muslim].