Ibn Al-Mubarak (May Allah shower him with Mercy) said:

An oppressive [ruler] from among Banu Israel used to kill people for not eating the meat of swine. He remained upon this, until he got hold of a worshipper from among the people of piety from Banu Israel.

The people were greatly stressed by that.

The police commissioner told [that worshipper]: I shall slaughter for you a lamb, so that if that transgressor orders you to eat it, then eat [and do not worry].

When he was later ordered to eat, he refused, so the oppressor [ruler] said: Take him from here and cut his neck.

The police commissioner said to him: What prevented you from eating a roasted lamb?

So he answered: I am a man who is looked up to, and I hate to be imitated in a the disobedience of Allah!

Then he was killed.


[1] Al-Bassaer wa Al-Zakhaaer p. 114

[2] Benefitted from Br. Abu Laila Al-Baqellany: https://www.facebook.com/ALBaQeLLany/posts/620753201352516


قال ابن المبارك: كان في بني إسرائيل جبار يقتل الناس على أكل لحم الخنزير، فلم يزل الأمر يترقى حتى بلغ إلى عابد من عبادهم، فشق ذلك على الناس، فقال له صاحب الشرطة: إني ذابح لك جدياً، فإذا دعاك الجبار لتأكل فكل، فلما دعاه ليأكل أبى أن يأكل فقال: أخرجوه وآضربوا عنقه، فقال الشرطي: ما منعك أن تأكل جدياً مشوياً؟ فقال: إني رجل منظور إليه، وإني كرهت أن يتأسى بي في معاصي الله، ثم قتله