Spreading unverified hadeeth

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/14793

Question: Is it permissible to spread ahaadeeth of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) via [the various] means of communication without verifying the authenticity of the hadeeth?

Response: No, it is not permissible for you to spread a hadeeth until you have verified its authenticity by referring to the published works of the Sunnah to learn about who from the imaams narrated it, and whether the book in which it is found is from the authentic or unauthentic; it is imperative you clarify this and not deceive the people.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. 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 2004.