Muhammad Nasir-Deen Al-Albaani (d.1420A.H) – rahimullaah -said:
The scholars say:
‘From the blessings of knowledge is referencing every statement to the one who said it.’
Forgery and falsification is kept away through referencing works.
The Prophet – sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam – indicated to this in his saying:
‘The one who makes a statement with that which he was not given is like the one who wears a garment of falsehood.’
[Collected by Bukhari and Muslim]
Taken from: ‘Kalimah Tayyib’ p.11 – Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya