The Importance of Verifying information – 4

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Question: Some of the Du’aat accuse another Daa’ee; if they are then asked regarding this, they will say: ‘a man who is known for his knowledge and trustworthiness narrated it to us.’

If you then say to them: ‘[Let us] verify,’

They respond: ‘verification only applies when the narrator is a Faasiq (disobedient).’

What is your opinion with regards to this?

Response: This is correct, this speech is correct in its apparent sense. If a trustworthy person informs you of something, then there is no need to verify it. This is because Allaah said,

{O you who believe, if a disobedient person comes to you with a information, then verify it…} [49:06]

However it is possible that a trustworthy person may have some personal desires and due to this possibility his trustworthiness is deficient. Yes.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire and is the Imam of Masijd Sunnah.

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