Beware of Fake Hadiths on Social Media

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With the advent of social media, we can see many people sharing quotes that they claim are from the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), when in fact, these sayings have no source in any Hadith book. This is indeed a major sin. Attributing falsehood to the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was severely condemned in many Hadiths. These Hadiths were graded as Mutawaatir as about 200 Sahabas reported them.

One such Hadith is the saying of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “Whoever (intentionally) ascribes to me what I have not said then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.” [Al-Bukhari 109]
In another Hadith, He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not tell lies about me, for whoever tells lies about me will enter Hell.” [Al-Bukhari 106]

A few scholars are of the view that the one who deliberately tells lies about the…

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