There's a story I've at least once saying that during his Caliphate 'Omar ibn al-Khattab unmasked some people drinking alcohol in secrete -at night- when he wanted accused them for committing a sin they answered we have committed a single sin while you've committed three:

  • You didn't ask for permission before entering our house while Allah says:

    O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you ascertain welcome and greet their inhabitants. That is best for you; perhaps you will be reminded. (24:27)

  • You didn't come from the door, while Allah says:

    ... And enter houses from their doors. And fear Allah that you may succeed. (2:189)

  • and finally you spied us, while Allah says:

    O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. ... (49:12)

Where or in which book does this story appear is there any source for it?

Is this story authentic?


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Al Sunnan Al Kubrah - Al Baihaqi book 8 page 333 The book is written in Arabic I could not find a translation, here it is anyway: http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/1761_السنن-الكبرى-البيهقي-ج-٨/الصفحة_333

  • If it was in al-Mustadrak then finding it in al-Bayhaqis work doesn't surprise me as he was al-Hakims student. But what surprises me is the source of your link. Actually this only tangentially answers my question.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 28, 2018 at 18:22

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