📖Sahih al-Bukhari 7352
Narrated `Amr bin Al-`As: That he heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, “If a judge gives a verdict according to the best of his knowledge and his verdict is correct (i.e. agrees with Allah and His Apostle’s verdict) he will receive a double reward, and if he gives a verdict according to the best of his knowledge and his verdict is wrong, (i.e. against that of Allah and His Apostle) even then he will get a reward .
- This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari 7352 highlights the importance of the role of judges in Islamic society. According to the hadith, if a judge makes a correct verdict based on the best of their knowledge, they will be rewarded twice, while even if the verdict is incorrect, they will still receive a reward for their effort. This hadith emphasizes the importance of striving for justice, fairness, and knowledge when making judgments. It also highlights the mercy and forgiveness of Allah, who rewards even those who make mistakes but put forth their best effort. Muslims learn from this hadith the importance of seeking knowledge, striving for fairness and justice, and the significance of even small efforts in the path of Allah. It also serves as a reminder that judges must always seek to do what is right, regardless of the outcome or external pressure.