Question: What is your advice to the one who shares everything that reaches him on social media?

Answer: This is not allowed. It is not allowed for someone to share everything that reaches him. Rather, upon him is to spread the truth – that which will benefit the people – and to repel falsehood – that which will harm the people.

He must differentiate between the two (truth and falsehood). And if he is not able to do so, then he informs those who do have the ability so that they may combat it (i.e. the falsehood).

“Co-operate upon righteousness and piety and do not co-operate upon sin and transgression.” 5:2


Footnote: The Prophet [Peace and Blessings of Allah upon him] said:

“It is enough sin for a person to speak of everything that he hears.”

Muqadimah Sahih Muslim, Authenticated by Imam Al-Albaani in Silsilah As-Sahihah nos. 2025

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