Is it ethical to share on social media a photo of an alleged attacker without first verifying the facts?
And is this habit Shariah-compliant with regards to the manners of bearing witness, taking evidence and judging equitably?
It seems that in these troubled times, the politics of identity have completely replaced the moral framework which underpins our faith.
What if, after the photo has been shared 30,000 times, it turns out that the alleged attacker was innocent?
Does anyone have regrets and repent, or do we just write it off as a case of collateral damage? Mere fallout of the new vigilante religion we have made?