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Cleansing Our Hearts from A Blameworthy Trait Passing on the Lie

  • “O you who believe! If a troublemaker brings you any news, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become regretful for what you have done.” [Surah Al-Hujarat verse 6]
  • In today’s world where information spreads like wildfire, everything that we say or post on social media sites, websites, blogs and so on, can easily be read and accessed by others. In fact, it can spread fast, and even those who do not know us personally can come to find out about it. This makes the reminder in surah al-Hujuraat earlier to be extremely critical in today’s times, and is something that we have to pay close attention and adhere to.
  • If we study the verse in surah Al-Hujurat, we will understand that we need to question the information before we spread it along, as well as to ask ourselves whether it is of any benefit to spread news that may not be true in the first place. It is worse if the “news” turns out to be fake and we end up slandering the people involved.