We know that the majority of scholars say if anyone leaves the religion of Islam the punishment is death but according to this hadith he pardoned them can you explain this hadith?

Narrated Jabir: that a Bedouin gave the pledge to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) for Islam, then he was afflicted by the sickness in Al-Madinah. So the Bedouin went to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said: "Take back my pledge." But the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) refused. Then the Bedouin left and came back and said: "Take back my pledge," and he refused. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Al-Madinah is but like bellows, it expels its filth and purifies its good."

Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)
English reference : Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3920 Arabic reference : Book 49, Hadith 4299

  • if you speak arabic, i recommend this: youtube.com/watch?v=m5GdzA7zVWw
    – Kilise
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 19:47
  • or this: youtube.com/watch?v=EonUAQ3ztgM by the scholar (rahimahu Allah)
    – Kilise
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 20:00
  • @Kilise i think adnan ibrahim is not considered a good source for Islamic scholars view !!
    – melbx
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 19:40
  • @MustaphaElbazi define good source. You can disagree with him as most of the salafi scholars do. That is OK.
    – Kilise
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 20:16
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    @MustaphaElbazi what is a good source?
    – Kilise
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 17:32


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