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PostSubject: Saying, "Yes, him - the Cripple."    Saying, "Yes, him - the Cripple."  EmptyThu Jul 08, 2010 12:30 pm

As Salamu Alaikum


When I am having a discussion about a person who is absent, is it permissible to say about him, "So and so, the cripple or one-eyed?"


If by calling him this you are simply identifying who he is, this is permissible; in certain narrations, we come across "so and so Al-'Amash (blear-eyed)" and "so and so Al-'Araj (cripple)." But if it is done out of scorn or backbiting then it is not allowed.

Shaikh Ibn Baz (Rahimahullah)

Reference: Fatawa Islamiyah Volume 8 Page 213

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