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Saying, "Yes, him - the Cripple."

When I am having a discussion about a person who is absent, is it permissible to say about him, "So and so, the cripple or one-eyed?"

If by calling him this you are simply identifying who he is, this is permissible; in certain narrations, we come across "so and so Al-'Amash (blear-eyed)" and "so and so Al-'Araj (cripple)." But if it is done out of scorn or backbiting then it is not allowed.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.8, p.213, DARUSSALAM
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