Taking one’s time before issuing a fatwa/legal verdict

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What is the grading of the following Hadith?

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Imam Darimi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration mursalan (i.e. when the Tabi’i omits his source).

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 159)


The narration is suitable to quote.



‘Ubaydullah ibn Ja’far (rahimahullah) reports, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The one who is the most hasty to give a fatwa/ruling [without pondering and carefully considering] will enter the Fire first.”

(Refer: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 183)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar