What will we do the next time we are tempted to backbite or hear slander in our presence? However, Islam has a detailed ruling on backbiting the non-muslims. For, I saw that almost everything I said or listened to was in the scope of backbiting in terms of my criteria. لا تَذُمُّوا المُسْلِمِينَ وَلا تَتَّبِعُوا عَوُرَاتِهِمْ فَإنَّهُ مَنْ تَتَبَّعَ عَوْرَاتِهِمْ تَتَبَّعَ اللهُ عَوْرَتَهُ، وَمَنْ تَتَبَّعَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَوْرَتَهُ يَفْضَحْهُ وَلَوْ فِي بَيْتِهِ. How do I obtain my rights? قُلْتُ: وَلِمَ ذَاكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ؟ قَالَ: لأنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَزْنِي فَيَتُوبُ إلى اللهِ فَيَتُوبُ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ، وَالغِيبَةُ لا تُغْفَرُ حَتَّى يَغْفِرَهُا صَاحِبُهُا. Using your study of this religion, assess this statement. Thus, he will leave this world with enmity of God and His angels and depart to everlasting ignominy and wretchedness. And verily, more heinous than usury is violating the honor of a Muslim.
Al-Majlisi says: وَالأكْلَةُ كَفَرْحَة، دَاءٌ في العُضوِ يأتَكِلُ منهُ، كما في القاموسِ وغيرِهِ. Islam is accused of promoting and advocating for violence. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Lack of fear of Allah. We do not receive revelation from Allah; therefore, even if we say our sincere thoughts, we do not have the right to criticize the people who think and believe differently by disdaining them. It is mentioned in another tradition that the perpetrator of ghibah would devour his own flesh on the Day of Resurrection.
Man must restrain his self as far as possible from these matters and refrain from everything when there is a possibility of its becoming unruly. We can all analyse ourselves to see if this is the case. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. We are taught how to repent and how to ask Allah, al-Ghafur, al-Raheem, for forgiveness. That is, it is not a sin to disdain in his absence a person who is proud to tell people the sins he commits due to his disgusting deeds. God teaches us to speak out against Slander and try to put a stop to it Allah swt said: And why did you not, when you heard it, say? Your privacy is affected by the privacy of your partner.
In fact, they are considered amongst the most destructive of major sins. When someone hears the ghibah of his Muslim brother and it is committed in his presence, yet he does not rally to his assistance despite being capable of doing so, God shall humiliate him in the world and the Hereafter. But if dhikr were taken to mean something wider than oral speech, as it does literally signify, the two definitions become similar. Hence, understand well the extent of the power of the Omnipotent with Whom you are at war and beware of His enmity! What Does Backbiting Ghaybah Mean? Life is governed by karma, what goes around comes around. In which situations is backbiting permissible? I thought about how women were forced to stay home, and were not allowed to drive vehicles. عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ: المُسْتَمِعُ أَحَدُ المُغْتَابِينَ.
Timeline of Muhammad's Life A. . Thus, he will leave this world with enmity of God in his heart, and enter everlasting wretchedness. Nor backbite one another; would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? According to al-Misbah al-munir: إغْتَابَهُ إذَا ذَكَرَهُ بِمَا يَكْرَهُهُ مِنَ العُيُوبِ، وَهُوَ حَقٌّ. Some situations allow us to inform others of what someone has done.
If televisions and newspapers start their broadcast by backbiting every day, if people start work by backbiting every morning and if our most sincere friends got stuck in backbiting, it is very difficult to reach the evening without being infected. If your intention is to change evil things or to prevent a person from committing a sin. How dare we do that, when we are looking forward for the day we meet our Maker. If it is a bad deed that does not violate your or anybody else's right, you do not have the right to complain about him. In short, backbiting gheebah is prohibited in Islam and is considered a major sin.
If you open your mouth and speak at that time, you will also be affected by it and be dragged to the spiritual hell with him. Verily Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. If silencing the backbiter is likely to harm us, we need to leave that place immediately by indicating that we are disturbed. And if Allah exposes his faults, his faults will be open for everyone even if he would hide inside his house. Blessed is the man who has been detained by his own defects from noticing the defects of other people. A secret pain and even a fear will be sent to the heart of a person who makes fun of a person who prevents himself from backbiting.
If the secret and private life of a person does not affect me, I cannot say that we have a relationship of partnership with him. Perhaps, he might have gone for hajj and he might have fasted in the month of ramadan and he might have engaged in the voluntary fast. Islam teaches us and emphasized on to give respect other Muslims honor. But it is not permitted to use these names if the intention is to insult the person. Somebody I know picked his nose continually. It is necessary to try not to talk unjustly while criticizing the people in history except disdaining oppressors.