In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allah have mercy upon him] was asked, “The believer does not get stung in the same hole twice”. Is this a hadeeth?
Response: “Yes, it is an authentic hadeeth, and its meaning is that a believer has a duty to use caution if someone harmed him. He takes precautions to ensure that Zayd does not deceive him again after being duped by him previously. He is wary of a subsequent mutual dealing with Amr if he was treated unjustly in the previous one. This is what the affair is, which means that he has a duty to prevent the evil of the person who deceived or harmed him the first time. (1)
Those who forewarned us about the media’s exaggeration of certain issues—such as viruses, contagion, lockdowns, social isolation, and vaccines—from May 15th, 2020, weren’t just any people speaking ignorantly; rather, they were trustworthy experts in their field and adherents of sound Aqeedah who had previously examined the swine flu incidents many years prior to the Covid lockdowns. As a result, they were prepared to offer sound advice in the West when the fearmongers in the media and some politicians began terrifying many vulnerable people. Indeed, all they were saying was that events in the UK are different from events elsewhere and that they will not stop clarifying this reality; however, they were attacked and vilified, their sincere advice considered that of conspiracy theorists, accused of opposing scholars in Muslim lands, told to get off their high horses, not worthy of speaking in this affair, and so on. Some people who opposed these sincere advisers even went as far as saying that social distancing is an obligation from Allah! Download one of the responses to this claim by clicking on the following link:
Hopefully, we’ve all learned something from this unpleasant experience.
Ref 1: https://binbaz.org.sa/fatwas/12579/%D9%87%D9%84-%D9%87%D8%B0%D8%A7-%D8%AD%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%AB-%D9%84%D8%A7-%D9%8A%D9%84%D8%AF%D8%BA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D9%85%D9%86-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AC%D8%AD%D8%B1