Is it a sin for a good man to curse a bad man?

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Is it a sin for a good man to curse a bad man?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

It is not a sin for a person who is oppressed to curse the person who oppresses him. However, it is not appropriate to curse without a reason.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

"I was not sent as a curser." (Muslim, Birr 87)

He states that to curse a believer is like to kill him. (Bukhari, Adab 44)

The Prophet (pbuh) also said, "If a curse is unjust, it will return to the person who has cursed." (Tirmidhi, Birr 48; Abu Dawud, Adab 45)

We do not advise you to curse even if you are right.

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