Hadith on Scandal: Calumny to corrupt people’s relationships

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you know what calumny is?” They said, “Allah and his messenger know best.” The Prophet said, “It is spreading news between people to ruin their relationships.

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 425

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قَالَ أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الْعِضَةُ قَالُوا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ قَالَ نَقْلُ الْحَدِيثِ مِنْ بَعْضِ النَّاسِ إِلَى بَعْضٍ لِيُفْسِدَ بَيْنَهُمْ

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