Hadith on Truth: Avoid gossip, scandal, and fake news

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you about calumny? It is gossip that is spread among people.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2606

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَلَا أُنَبِّئُكُمْ مَا الْعَضْهُ هِيَ النَّمِيمَةُ الْقَالَةُ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ

2606 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب تحريم النميمة