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Chapter 262
ﻪﻴﻜﺤﻳو ﻪﻟﻮﻘﻳ ﺎﻤﻴﻓ ﺖﺒﱡﺜﺘﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ﱠﺚﺤﻟا بﺎﺑ
Ascertainment of what one Hears and Narrates
Allah, the Exalted, says:
And follow not (O man, i.e., say not or do not or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge.
'' (17:36)
Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)
.'' (50:18)
ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﱠنأ ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮْﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ْﻦﻋو
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ
َثﱢﺪَﺤُﻳ ْنأ ًﺎﺑِﺬَآ ِءﺮَﻤﻟﺎﺑ ﻲﻔآ
ِﻊﻤﺳ ﺎﻣ ﱢﻞُﻜِﺑ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
It is enough for a man to
prove himself a liar when he goes on narrating whatever he hears
We learn from this Hadith that it is not fair to accept everything one hears as true without verifying
it. Nor it is right to communicate it to others because it is quite possible that what one has heard is untrue and by
communicating it to others, he adds it to his own lies. It is, therefore, necessary that one should make sure that what
he is communicating to others is true.
لﺎﻗ ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮُﻤﺳ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر لﺎﻗ
ٍﺚﻳِﺪَﺤِﺑ ﻲﱢﻨﻋ ثﱠﺪﺣ ْﻦﻣ
ﻦﻴﺑِذﺎَﻜﻟا ُﺪﺣأ ﻮُﻬَﻓ ، ٌبِﺬآ ُﻪﱠﻧأ ىَﺮﻳ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Samurah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
He who relates
from me something which he deems false is one of the liars
In some of the narrations of this Hadith, the word used is "
'' which means "
two liars
'' One
is that person who tells a lie and attributes his statement to the Prophet (PBUH). The second is that person who
conveys it to others. Thus, this Hadith has a stern warning for those `Ulama' and preachers who feel no hesitation in
relating false and fabricated Ahadith.
ْﺖَﻟﺎﻗ ةأﺮْﻣا نأ ﺎﻬْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َءﺎﻤﺳأ ْﻦﻋو
ُﺖْﻌﺒﺸَﺗ ْنإ ٌحﺎﻨﺟ ﱠﻲَﻠﻋ ﻞﻬﻓ َةﱠﺮﺿ ﻲﻟ ﱠنإ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮُﺳَر ﺎﻳ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱡﻲﺒﻨﻟا لﺎﻘﻓ ؟ ﻲﻨﻴِﻄﻌُﻳ يﺬﻟا َﺮْﻴﻏ ﻲﺟوز ﻦﻣ
ٍروُز ﻲَﺑْﻮَﺛ ﺲِﺑﻼَآ َﻂْﻌُﻳ ﻢـﻟ ﺎﻤِﺑ ُﻊﱢﺒﺸﺘُﻤﻟا
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ﺎﻨُه ﺎهﺎﻨﻌﻣو ، نﺎﻌﺒﺸﺑ ﺲﻴﻟو ﻊﺒﱠﺸﻟا ُﺮﻬﻈُﻳ يﺬﻟا ﻮه
ْﺖﺴْﻴﻟو ٌﺔﻠﻴِﻀﻓ ﻪﻟ َﻞﺼَﺣ ﻪﻧأ ُﺮﻬﻈُﻳ ُﻪﱠﻧأ
ﺔﻠِﺻﺎﺣ .
ٍروز ﻲﺑْﻮَﺛ ﺲِﺑﻻو
ِﺪهﱡﺰﻟا ﻞهأ ﱢيﺰِﺑ ﻰﱠﻳَﺰَﺘَﻳ نﺄﺑ ، سﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ُرﱢوَﺰﻳ يﺬﻟا ﻮهو ، ٍروُز يِذ
ﱠﺮﺘْﻐﻴﻟ ، ِةوْﺮﺜﻟا وأ ﻢﻠِﻌﻟا وأ
ﻢﻠﻋأ ﻪﱠﻠﻟاو ﻚﻟذ ُﺮْﻴَﻏ ﻞﻴﻗو ، ِﺔﻔﱢﺼﻟا ﻚﻠِﺘِﺑ ﻮه ﺲْﻴﻟو ُسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ِﻪِﺑ
Asma' (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and said:
"I have a co-wife. "Is there any harm for me if I give her the false impression of getting something from my husband
which he has not in fact given me?'' The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
The one who creates a false impression
of receiving what one has not been given is like one who wears two garments of falsehood
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Some people disguise themselves as pious to create a false impression of their piety; some put up the
appearance of scholars to establish their scholarship; and some take to highly expensive clothes to give the
impression of being rich. Since these things are fabricated and false, they constitute great sins. One should live as
one really is. Similarly, the second wife should not invent false stories to give wrong impression of herself to the
other wife. Nor should make false claims of greater love and attention of the husband only to incite the jealousy of
the other one while the real position is far from that. In fact, even if this is so, she should not expose the weakness of
the husband so that the feelings of his other wife are not injured.