Forwarding News on Social Media

An excerpt from the talk, ‘The Madinan Society: A Tafsir of Surat al-Hujurat – Part 3
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 29th April 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

Full talk with FREE audio download: The Madinan Society: A Tafsir of Surat al-Hujurat – Part 3

We receive news all the time, some of it may be beneficial, some it frivolous and the rest could be outright lies. It is difficult to differentiate between truth and falsehood when we have little knowledge on a subject, but Allah and his Messenger ﷺ have instructed us to verify facts and ascertain the truth before forwarding information on to others.

We currently live in an age where social media is booming. Messages from around the world can be sent in an instant and this often leads to false or old information being forwarded to others without any care taken. Rasulullah ﷺ says, “It is sufficient for a man to be a liar that he repeats everything that he hears.” [Muslim]

Find out in this excerpt how the above hadith can apply to us and what we should do when we receive information on social media.

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