Treatment of Hateful Speech in the Light of the Prophetic Sunnah

Ali Ajeen, Mohammed Al-Khateeb, Aisha Al-Khateeb

Abstract


If you look at the situation of Islamic societies in recent times, the spread of hateful speech, especially on social media sites, is affecting peaceful communities. This is against the Prophetic guidance, which emphases the importance of respect, love, care and peace. The researchers tackle the subject of hateful speech from the perspective of the Prophetic Sunnah on a preventative level and also dealing with situations after they have occurred. According to the Sunnah, it is forbidden to harm others verbally, physically and financially. This prevents disrespect and humiliation by preventing the tongue from uttering words that would be tools of hatred. Being kind is a methodology of dealing of Believers in dealing with others.
Whenever hateful speech had occurred, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to handle the situation in the best way he could. He called for reconciliation and calm, which made some people use hateful speech against him, in order to prevent him from spreading the message of Islam.

Keywords


Prophet, Sunnah, Hateful Speech

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