BACKBITING AND SPEAKING ILL OF OTHERS

ٌ»ْ`ِ إ ّ ِ .´='ا َ .ْ·َ- ´ نِ إ ّ ِ .´='ا َ .ّ ِ- اً ·-ِ`َآ ا·ُ-ِ-َ-ْ=ا ا·ُ-َ-' َ .-ِ -´'ا 'َ+´-َ أ 'َ- ۖ ﺎﹶ ﻟ ﻭ
ﺎ ﻀ ﻌ ﺑ ﻢﹸ ﻜ ﻀ ﻌ ﺑ ﺐ ﺘ ﻐﻳ ﺎﹶ ﻟ ﻭ ﺍﻮ ﺴ ﺴ ﺠ ﺗ ۚ ﺎ ﺘ ﻴ ﻣ  ﻪﻴ ﺧﹶ ﺃ  ﻢ ﺤﹶ ﻟ ﹶ ﻞﹸ ﻛﹾ ﺄﻳ ﻥﹶ ﺃ  ﻢﹸ ﻛ ﺪ ﺣﹶ ﺃ  ﺐﺤﻳﹶ ﺃ
 ﻫﹺ ﺮﹶ ﻜﹶ ﻓ  ﻩﻮ ﻤ ﺘ ۚ  ﻪﱠ ﻠﻟﺍ ﺍﻮﹸ ﻘ ﺗﺍ ﻭ ۚ  ﻢﻴ ﺣ ﺭ  ﺏﺍ ﻮ ﺗ  ﻪﱠ ﻠﻟﺍ ﱠ ﻥﹺ ﺇ ] ٤٩:١٢ [
O you who believe, avoid most suspicions: Some
suspicions are indeed sins. So do not pry into others'
secrets and do not backbite. Would any of you like to
eat a dead brother's flesh? You would surely be
revolted by it Then fear God. He is certainly forgiving
and kind. (49:12)

Those who do not commit sins and have been gifted with safety (from sins) should
take pity on sinners and other disobedient people. Gratefulness should be mostly
their indulgence and it should prevent them from (finding faults with) others. What
about the backbiter who blames his brother and finds fault with him? Does he not
remember that Allah has concealed the sins which he committed while they were
bigger than his brother’s sins pointed out by him? How can he vilify him about his
sins when he has himself committed one like it? Even if he has not committed a
similar sin he must have committed bigger ones. By Allah, even if he did not commit
big sins but committed only small sins, his exposing the sins of people is itself a big
sin.


O’ creature of Allah, do not be quick in exposition anyone’s sin for he may be
forgiven for it, and do not feel yourself safe even for a small sin because you may be
punished for it. Therefore, every one of you who comes to know the faults of others
should not expose them in view of what he knows about his own faults, and he
should remain busy in thanks that he has been saved from what others have been
indulging in.

“Do you know what backbiting is?” People said, “Allah and His Prophet know better.”
Then he said, “Backbiting means that you say about your brother a thing which pains
him.” Someone said, “But what if I say what is actually true about him?” The Prophet
replied, “It is backbiting only when it is factually true, otherwise you would be
accusing him falsely.”

Brothers and sisters, family and friends, let us all take this as a lesson. Speak only of
others if you
have something good to say, otherwise keep your comments to yourself, to stop
yourself from back biting which
is itself a great and severe sin.

It has been Narrated that the Prophet (SAWA) stating
1. “The best of your brothers is the one who helps you to obey Allah,
prevents you from disobeying Him, and orders you to please Him”.
2. “The best of my community are those who when treated foolishly they
are tolerant, and when wronged they forgive, and when they are hurt they
are patient”.
3. “To keep ties with those that break them with you – To forgive the one
that oppressed you – To do good to the one that treated you badly – To give
to the one that deprived you – To tell the truth even if it is against yourself.”


PASS THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE ON, TO HELP OTHERS
AND ONESELF.

MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU ALL

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