Quran announced about a Companion as FASIQ (evil-doer) قرآن نے ایک صحابی کو فاسق کہا

The Holy Quran announced about a Companion Walid bin Uqba as a Fasiq which means evil-doer or a person who publically commits sins.

In Surah al Hujrat verse 6 Quran says " O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes to you with a report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in ignorance, then be sorry for what you have done." 

This verse was revealed when a Companion Walid bin Uqba gave false news to the Holy Prophet against a trible that they refused to give Zakat to the Islam Govt. There was a possibility of war between Islamic army and that tribe. But later on the people of that tribe came to the Prophet and explained to the Holy Prophet that we never refuse to him for the giving of Zakat. Then the above verse was revealed.

Although this is also a general rule for all the Muslims that if a evil doer brings news to us, we need to make sure about it before we atke any action. But specifically this verse was revealed on that occasion and it is proven in the Sunni sources. It is written in the narration of Musnad Ahmad bin Hunbal with an authentic chain of narartors. We can read this story in almost all the famous Sunni Quranic commentary books.

We want to mention here that Walid bin Uqba is the companion who was the Governor of the third Caliph Uthman. He came in the mosque as drunk and lead the morning prayer, after the prayer he said I can increase more prayer because he was drunk.

Please read the story from Sahih Muslim in the link.

We have posted some proofs with chain of narrators about the story of Walid that he gave false news to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) from a famous Sunni website.

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Please also read more references from the Sunni Commentary books of Holy Quran. Tafseer Ibn e Kathir, Tafseer Tabari etc.

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