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Sharing Hadith

Fatwaa ID: 791

Question:
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh

I hope you’re doing well Mufti Saab.

Is it permissible to share hadiths to people

If so, do we have limitations of what to share

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is permissible, rather advisable, for one to share the Ahaadith of Nabi ﷺ with others. We have been instructed to convey even if a single verse. Doing so is a form of ‘ibaadah and one is greatly rewarded for this. Nabi ﷺ made du’aa for the one who narrates his Ahaadith that Allaah Ta’aala keeps him radiant. At the same time, stern warning has come in regards to those who attribute to Nabi ﷺ that which he did not say. Consider the following Hadith,

من يقل علي ما لم أقل فليتبوأ مقعده من النار
“Whoever attributes to me that which I did not say, then let him make his abode in Hellfire.” [Bukhaari 110]

Hence, one should not share and narrate anything and everything that he comes across. Rather, he must verify or share only that which is coming from reliable sources. One should take out time and sit at the feet of the mashaayikh and learn.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/15/1444 AH – 03/07/2023 CE | AMG3-3468

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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