The Dangers of Allegations and Accusations
أَبُو مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ : مَا سَمِعْتَ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي ( زَعَمَ ) ؟ قَالَ : بِئْسَ مَطِيَّةُ الرَّجُلِ
Abu Mas’ud (radi Allahu anhu) said to Abu Abdullah: What did you hear the Messenger of Allah say about “a claim?” He said:” I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wa salam) say: “What a bad way for a man.”
Collected by Abu Dawud (4972) and Bukhari in Adab (762) graded as being Sahih by Shaykh Al-Albani
Benefits for this hadeeth:
- ” A Claim “ means a person says something about someone or something blindly following a person. He doesn’t confirm what he says and as a result he practices lying. (An-Nihiya by Ibn Athir)
- The topic of this hadith is about the obligation to maintain honesty and be absolutely certain about something when speaking in general. Also, the person talking must reject all suspicion. In fact, the believer always speaks the truth when speaking. He doesn’t assume a person to be someone or something based on a possibly correct or incorrect belief.
- On the contrary, if he knows what’s correct he says it, otherwise he keeps his mouth shut. He doesn’t rely on what he sees the person doing and at the same time forgets about what says. Hence, he claims and alleges, such and such is this, or claims such and such did this or that. The person who really fears Allah avoids this kind of behavior in the news and speech he conveys.
- Allah dispraised the disbelievers who deny resurrection. He says:”Those who disbelieve have claimed that they will never be resurrected. Say, “Yes, by my Lord, you will surely be resurrected. (AT-Taghabun 7) The usage of this word claim is blameworthy .(Awunul Ahadis Samad sharhul Adabul Mufrad vol 2/390 by Shaykh Zayd Al-Madkhali )
Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle
Doha, Qatar ,14th, Safar 1435H