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810 What does it say in Islam about accusing someone of saying something while not witnessing yourself? Is there anything Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says about this topic?
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) repeatedly ordered us to safeguard our tongues from lewd, inaccurate and harmful talk. Certainly, our Messenger viewed false accusations in the same serious light that He (S.W.T) did lying, backbiting and swearing.

In one famous Hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) warned us to refrain from the ‘seven major sins’, of which ‘Qazaf’ (false accusations) was one of them. In other Hadith, he told us that it is sufficient for a person to be deemed a liar when he reports to others everything he hears, without checking its authenticity and validity.

(Answered by: Alims at Islamic Centre, Leicester, UK.)
Category (Islam / Muslims)