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Hadith on Truth: Importance of verifying information

📖Sahih Muslim 5
Ubayd Allah bin Mu’ādh al-Anbarī narrated to us, my father narrated to us; and Muhammad bin ul-Muthannā narrated to us, Abd ur-Rahman bin Mahdī both narrated to us: Shu’bah narrated to us, on authority of Khubayb bin Abd ir-Rahman, on authority of Hafs bin Āsim, on authority of Abī Hurayrah, he said, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah upon him, said: ‘It is enough of a lie for a man to narrate everything he hears’.

  • This hadith highlights the importance of verifying information before sharing it with others. It is a reminder to be cautious and not to hastily accept or repeat everything we hear without proper investigation. By doing so, we can avoid spreading false information and causing harm to others.

In summary, this hadith teaches us the importance of being truthful and careful with the information we share. We should always verify information before passing it on to others to avoid spreading falsehood and causing harm.