Accuracy is essential when reporting and transmitting knowledge

When reporting and transmitting knowledge, accuracy is an essential value for anyone who works with Islamic scholarship or speaks about Islam. It isn’t an obstacle to avoid or an inconvenience to ignore. And it is not pedantry.

Inaccurate transmission is disrespectful towards one’s audience and, if discovered, will likely lead to distrust.

Inaccuracies tend to compound, and correcting inaccurate transmissions once they are out is difficult. This is especially the case when an inaccurate transmission comes from an individual or institute with a large following.

Trivializing accurate transmission and dismissing it as pedantry reflects one’s level of esteem for the material and subject matter.

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