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  • Her Female Cousins Misunderstood Her Act of Goodness and Accused Her of Backbiting Date: 4-10-2020

    A few months ago I asked one of my older cousins to relate to my younger female cousins to maintain distance from our male cousins as they touch each other too much and think "they are like our brothers". After my older cousin did, the younger cousins have been accusing me of backbiting and have been treating me in an estranged manner. It feels like.. More

  • Evil Inner Thoughts of Others Isn't Backbiting Date: 9-2-2020

    Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullah Is there any scholar that allowed backbiting inside heart (the backbiting here is based with data and facts, not only baseless bad thought). I am someone who studied social science professionally, and of course we need to examine why people are like this and that. Of course we thought a lot about their bads, not for entertainme.. More

  • The Definition of Backbiting Date: 9-7-2019

    If i tell someone about funny speech of my wife (if she hear about it she may mind) while i am sure that they will never meet each other, that means my wife wont know about that in future. Is this haram geebah? .. More

  • Backbiting a Muslim in Front of a non-Muslim Date: 11-11-2018

    Is backbiting and disrespecting a Muslim in front of non Muslims kufr? .. More

  • Issues Related to Backbiting Date: 22-2-2018

    I live in a non Muslim country. Is the following considered backbiting?1. My driving instructor backbites people in another car. I don't know the people in that car but I can see them2. My mother backbites a teacher at the school she works at. I do not personally know that teacher. 3. My mother backbites a teacher at the school she works at. This time.. More

  • Warning people about cheaters is not backbiting Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. We have come here in India for medical treatment, and my father was explaining his problem and treatment until it reached the point of gossip. People usually use translators because they do not know Urdu. So he was explaining about them how they trick people, obtain money, etc. even though they are Muslim, but they have gone as far.. More

  • Hearing backbiting unintentionally Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum Scholars. A few days ago, I was in the masjid, and I was praying a voluntary prayer on the second floor. On the first floor, there were two imams who were having a discussion. I think I heard clear backbiting (and Allaah knows best) while I was praying. Do I bear the sin of the listener to backbiting despite the fact that I was praying.. More

  • Whether recounting person's injustice constitutes backbiting Date: 28-12-2017

    Hi, Shaykh. I have a question. Please advise me on what to do. I am a married Muslim woman; I have been married for three years now. I have a sister-in-law who has been treating me really bad, and I used to tell people,like her cousins and so, what she used to do to me. I never said anything false and never added anything to what she did, and they reported.. More

  • Talking about one who wronged you is not backbiting Date: 27-12-2017

    If I narrate something (i.e. some wrongdoing) that someone or some people did to me without specifying their names and their appearances, and I use general terms like “they”, “some people” etc. because I do not want to fall into the sin of backbiting and I talk about it with some people and then they tell me that they know who I am talking about.. More

  • Changing people's names in autobiography frees it of backbiting Date: 20-11-2017

    I plan to write an autobiography about my life and all the injustice that I suffered throughout it. Of course, I do plan to change people's names in my book so that it is not associated with them and hurts their privacy. Would this be a form of backbiting given that I am talking about all bad things those people did to me (even though their names are.. More

  • Unintentional backbiting Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have two questions regarding backbiting: 1. If a person backbites another person accidentally, unintentionally or out of forgetfulness, does he still bear the sin of backbiting? 2. If the backbitten person does not get offended of what was said behind his back, then does the backbiter still bear the sin of backbiting? May.. More

  • Joking about bad conditions in one's country Date: 8-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholar. In Algeria, things do not work well. Algeria is very dirty (I mean the streets and the roads), and there are many other things. Sometimes we make fun of the country regarding the things that happen in Algeria which should be the opposite of what actually happens in Algeria. We also make jokes. However, notice that we do so.. More

  • Failing to forbid backbiting out of shyness Date: 24-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholar. First, I want to thank you all for answering my questions. I have a problem: whenever I hear Gheebah (backbiting), I almost always feel to shy to react. However, this does not happen with everyone; there are situations in which I do not feel shy to correct certain people. And as we know, Gheebah may be the most common sin.. More

  • Failing to denounce backbiting out of shyness Date: 7-5-2017

    If someone backbites to me about another person and I do not protest or anything (out of shyness) but I utterly resent the act in my heart, would some of my good deeds still be taken away by the person about whom I heard the backbiting on the Day of Judgment? Also, would I be punished in the grave for listening to it? .. More

  • Say something good about person not backbiting even if he dislikes it Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it backbiting if you say something that the person would not like you to say even if you are actually giving him a compliment? For example, you say that a person looks very strong behind their backbut that person hates to look strong and keeps getting compliments all the time. Would that be backbiting, or is it only backbiting.. More