Did the Prophet kill anyone who insulted him?

Q:

Salaam Wrb shayk, I’ve read a hadith in abu dawud and nasa’i that abu bakr said that no one has the right to kill anyone for insults but the prophet. Is this sahih? because this contridicts what the quran says and what aisha said about the prophet in tirmidi, and that is that he does not repay evil with evil but would overlook and pardon.

A:

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was not so petty as to kill people who insulted him. There are dozens of people who insulted him during his lifetime, even those who physically harmed him, but he did not retaliate.

The only time he ever took action was when someone was a danger to the Muslim society, like those enemies who fought the Muslims in battle or plotted wars against them.

Almighty Allah knows best.

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