Muslim Blood more Sacred than the Holy Ka`ba
In the Targhib wa’ l-Tarhib of Imam al-Mundhiri, 3/276 it has the following hadith from `Abd Allah ibn `Amr ibn al-`As (Allah be well pleased with him) that he said:
“I saw the Messenger of Allah (saw) performing tawaf around the Holy Ka`ba saying to it: ‘how pure and good you are! how pure and good your fragrance is! how great and exalted you are! and how great and exalted your sanctity is! But by Him in Whose hand is Muhammad’s soul, the sanctity of a believer’s blood and property in the sight of Allah is greater than your sanctity!’“
رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يطوف بالكعبة ويقول ما أطيبك وما أطيب ريحك ما أعظمك وما أعظم حرمتك والذي نفس محمد بيده لحرمه المؤمن عند الله أعظم من حرمتك ماله ودمه
– The blood of a Muslim is sacred.
– Spilling Muslim blood is unlawful – without right.
– It’s sanctity is compared to that of the Holy Ka`ba and declared greater.
– The Muslim life and property must require protection and safeguarding.
And Allah knows best.
Source: Dar al-Nacosia – Hadith: Muslim blood more sacred than the Ka`ba Musharrafa