Article Number: DRJSSES57382910
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJSSES57382910
ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 10(4), Pp. 53-59, June 2022

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Original Research Article

An Analysis on the Dispersion of Fabricated Hadith in Social Media:  Ethics, Guidelines and Solutions from Islamic Perspectives

Jabir Sani Maihula*

Sani Abdulmalik


Abstract

The fabricated hadith is the least recognized hadith in Islam. The scholars are in unison in their decision to reject this hadith besides forbidding it from being narrated without stating its status. The main corruption of fabricated hadith is its false justification against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him). The falsification of hadith caused a negative effect on many aspects such as faith, religious law and acts of worship. Furthermore, the number of fabricated hadiths are increasing from day to day. This chilling reality is becoming a concern when the dispersion of such hadiths with the application of the latest technology we have today. The dispersion of fabricated hadiths through social media has become a new threat that must be seriously combatted by new-age Muslims, especially in the matters of awareness, knowledge, ethics, and moral that are possessed by all individuals. This article will stress on the history and falsification factors of the hadith as well as analyzing the dispersion trends through a more sophisticated medium and suggesting several guidelines to inhibit it from spreading further.


Keywords: Hadith, fabrication, social media, society, Islamic ethics


 Received: May 1, 2022  Accepted: June 20, 2022  Published: June 27, 2022


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