Question: What is the Masaa’il concerning verification?
Answer: Verification is not a necessity for every occurrence. Qaraa-in and Shahaadah of an aadil is also sufficient. Furthermore, just as it is extremely important to verify, so is it important also not to give cause for suspicion. Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam was once walking with his wife Hadhrat Safiya Radhiallahu anha. Two Sahaabah walked past. Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam immediately clarified that the lady in Hijaab was his wife and not a stranger. From this we understand that at times it is important to clarify ourselves. Nowadays, there is an attempt to escape responsibility and placate the public’s rightful outrage by seeking to cover up wrongs with a cry of citing “verification process”. It is ridiculous to seek verification from robbers, from adulterers, from America for it’s Zulm and from Israel for it’s barbarism. Similarly it is ridiculous to demand that the public verify why the Halaal Shi-aar appeared on packaging containing the word pork. The Ummah has all the right to feel annoyed and disgusted as the “Halaal” Shi-aar should not have been there in the first place, especially after all the flowery language of “strict supervision, the Amaanah of Halaal , etc.” being flouted around.