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A warning against spreading rumors and carrying tales

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Verily, carrying tales and bearing malice are the deeds of Jahannam and they both cannot be gathered in a Muslim’s heart

Answer

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) says, “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Verily, carrying tales, spreading rumors and bearing hate/malice will be in the fire of Jahannam. They cannot be gathered in a Muslim’s heart.’

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 4650 with a weak chain, but suitable to quote. Refer: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 498 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 102)

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar