Scrutinizing Hadith is a Religious Duty of Muslims

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence, and tell others the stories of Bani Israel (which have been taught to you), for it is not sinful to do so. And whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely take his place in the (Hell) Fire.”

(Sahih Bukhari 3461) [Sahih]

Similar narrations,

Narrated `Abdullah bin Az-Zubair:

I said to my father, “I do not hear from you any narration (Hadith) of Allah s Apostle as I hear (his narration) from so and so?” Az-Zubair replied. l was always with him (the Prophet) and I heard him saying “Whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally) then (surely) let him occupy, his seat in Hellfire.”

(Sahih Bukhari 107) [Sahih]

It was narrated from ‘Amir bin ‘Abdullah bin Zubair that his father said:

“I said to Zubair bin Awwam: ‘Why do I not hear you narrating Ahadith from the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as I hear Ibn Mas’ud and so-and-so and so-and-so?’ He said: ‘I never left him from the time I became Muslim, but I heard him say a word: ‘Whoever tells a lie about me deliberately, let him take his place in Hell.”

(Ibn Majah 36) [Sahih]

It is clear that only hadiths supported by Islam can be narrated from Bani Israel. It is not appropriate to accept all kinds of hadiths widely. And it is strictly forbidden to attribute falsehood to the name of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

Therefore, while narrating hadiths one needs to be very careful. It is necessary and moral duty to refrain from fake and weak hadith. Sahih-Daif hadith books and computer programs are now available almost everywhere. So it is a religious duty of Muslims to verify the hadith as well.

Also know:
1. Hadith Grades
2. Some Hadith terminologies
3. Denying the Hadith

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