CHAPTER: WHEN ANYONE ATTACKS THE LIFE OF A PERSON, OR HIS LIMB, AND THE VICTIM WARDS OFF THE ATTACK AND IN SELFDEFENCE EITHER THE LIFE OF THE ASSAILANT IS LOST OR HIS LIMB BROKEN, THERE WOULD BE NO PENALTY ON THE VICTIM
Imran b. Husain reported: Ya'la b. Munya or Ibn Umayya fought with a person, and the one bit the hand of the other. And he tried to draw his hand from his mouth and thus his foreteeth ware pulled out. They referred their dispute to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), whereupon he said: Does any one of you bite as the camel bites? So there is no blood-wit for it.
This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Ya'la.
'Imran b. Husain reported that a person bit the arm of another person; he pulled it out and his foretooth fell down. This matter was taken to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), and he turned it down saying: Did you want to eat his flesh?
Safwan b. Ya'la reported that a person bit the arm of the servant of Ya'la b. Munya. He pulled it and his foretooth fell. The matter was referred to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he turned it down and said: Did you intend to bite his hand, as the camel bites?
'Imran b. Husain reported that a person bit the hand of a person. He withdrew his hand and his foretooth or foreteeth fell down. He (the man who lost his teeth) referred the matter to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he said, What do you want me to do? Do you ask me that I should order him to put his hand in your month, and you should bite it as the camel bites? (If you want retaliation, then the only way out is) that you put your hand in his mouth (allow him) to bite that and then draw it away.
Safwan b. Ya'la b. Munya reported on the authority of his father that there came to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) a person who had bitten the hand of another person and who had withdrawn his hand (and as a result thereof) his foreteeth had fallen (those which had bitten). The Prophet of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) turned down his (claim), and said: Do you wish to bite as the camel bites?
Safwan b. Ya'la b. Umayya thus reported from his father: I participated in the expedition to Tabuk with Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). And Ya'la used to say: That was the most weighty of my deeds, in my opinion. Safwan said that Ya'la had stated: I had a servant; he quarrelled with another person, and the one bit the hand of the other. ('Ata' said that Safwan had told him which one had bitten the hand of the other.) So he whose hand was bitten drew ill from (the mouth) of the one who had bitten it and (in this scuffle) one of his foreteeth was also drawn out. They both came to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he declared his (claim for the compensation of) tooth as invalid.
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Juraij with the same chain of transmitters.