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Prohibition of Conferring a Title of Honor upon a Sinner, a Hypocrite,and the Like

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 321
Prohibition of Conferring a Title of Honor upon a Sinner, a Hypocrite, and the
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1725. Buraidah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not address a hypocrite with the title of chief, (or similar titles of respect) for even if he deserves this title you will invite Allah’s Wrath by using it for him.”
[Abu Dawud].

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