Fear of people should not prevent you from speaking the truth

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Is this a Hadith?

“Fear of people should not prevent a man from speaking the truth, if he knows it”



Yes. This is a Hadith recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi and Sunan Ibn Majah on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2191 as part of a longer narration, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4007)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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