Burning Someone With Fire, Part 6
Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari reported that the Prophet (saw) sent both him and Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal (ra) to Yemen, and instructed them to teach the people the Quraan. Mu’aadh came one day to visit Abu Musa and found with him a man who was chained up, so he said, “O my brother, were we sent to punish the people or were we sent to teach them and order them with what would benefit them?”
So Abu Musa said, “He embraced Islam and then disbelieved.”
So Mu’aadh said, “By He who sent Muhammad with the truth, I will not leave until I burn him with fire.”
So Abu Musa said, “We still have some unfinished business with him.”
So Mu’aadh said, “By Allaah, I will never leave!”
Then some firewood was brought and a fire was lit, and he threw him in.
[Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabeer – At-Tabarani]