عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن العاص رضي الله عنهما : أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «بلغوا عني ولو آية، وحدثوا عن بني إسرائيل ولا حرج، ومن كذب علي متعمدا فَلْيَتَبَوَّأْ مقعده من النار». [صحيح] - [رواه البخاري] المزيــد ...
ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAmr ibn al-ʿās (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Convey from me even one verse, and narrate from the Children of Israel, and there is no sin in that. And whoever intentionally tells a lie against me, let him assume his seat in Hellfire." Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari]
Meaning of Hadīth: The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) says to his nation: Convey to people the knowledge you have inherited from me, from the Qur'an or the Sunnah, even if what you convey is as little as one single verse from the Qur'an, on condition that the conveyer is knowledgeable of what he conveys and comprehends it. The command to convey applies when it is an obligation to do so. If it is not an obligation, such as in case there are preachers in his town who call to Allah and teach people about their religion, then he is not obliged to convey; rather, it is only recommended that he does so. Also, there is no harm on you or sin in narrating what you heard from the Children of Israel about real events that happened to them, such as the fire that came down from the sky and consumed the offering, or the story of killing themselves as repentance from calf worship, or the details of the stories mentioned in the Qur'an which contain lessons and admonitions. Moreover, the one who lies against me, let him take his place in Hellfire, because lying against the Messenger of Allah is not like lying against anyone else. Lying against the Messenger of Allah is equivalent to lying against Allah and against the Shariah, because the revelation that the Messenger of Allah conveys is Allah’s legislation, hence the punishment of the one who tells such lies is more intense.
Conveying the Shariah of Allah is a duty. A person should convey what he learns and understands well, even if it is little.
A Muslim is required to seek knowledge so as to be able to convey the Shariah of Allah. It is a collective duty that, if discharged by some, ceases to be mandatory on the rest. But if no one observes it, everyone is sinful.
It is permissible to speak about what had happened to the Children of Israel in order to take lessons, provided that the report in question is not proved to be false. One should seek out reports that are authentic and closer to the Muslim Shariah.
Telling lies about the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is prohibited and is one of the major sins.
We are urged to be truthful and cautious in our speech, lest we unknowingly tell lies, particularly about the Shariah of Allah. This requires correct and accurate knowledge.