O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful. [Al Hujaraat:6]
I think as Muslims we really need to act on this verse as many of our families have problems that are the root cause of not doing what is mentioned in the verse. I will give an example; when someone comes to your family member and tells them something such as “Your cousin told me that such and such thing happened” everyone is very quick to accept this point without making sure it is actually correct. We become so hot headed and make irrational decisions at the last minute. If only we could actually verify to see if the information is correct because in the end when the truth comes out the one who has made the irrational judgment is the one who is blamed.